28/03/2023 | Writer: Selma Koçak
Temel Karamollaoğlu, Chair of Saadet Party which is a member of the main opposition coalition Nation’s Alliance, discriminated against families out of heterosexual families.
Temel Karamollaoğlu, Chair of Saadet Party (Felicity Party), which is a member of Nation’s Alliance, participated in Extended Provincial Council Meeting held at Haliç Congress Center in İstanbul by his party.
Karamollaoğlu targeted LGBTI+s within the scope of his speech. Speaking on “family” concept” Karamollaoğlu discriminated against families which are not in harmony with heterosexual families and said:
“If the concept of ‘family’ destroys, you cannot keep a society alive. We cannot agree to degeneration of the family concept. We have to know this. And we should not forget that a family consists of a man, a woman and children. Two men or two women gather and say ‘We are a family’, all my eye! We consider the concept of family essential to keep a society alive.”
Not the first time!
This is not the first time Karamollaoğlu targeted LGBTI+s. Saadet Party Chair Karamollaoğlu, referring to LGBTI+s, had said: “These are a handful of people. If you consider the fuss made by them, you would suppose that 90 percent of humanity are like them, but in reality they are a handful of people. You cannot build a civilization by destroying the family” within the scope of the interview made by Nihal Bengisu Karaca from Habertürk, on the last day of 2022.
Karamollaoğlu had also said the followings, while hate rallies against LGBTI+s were organized in the country, regarding “LGBT and the İstanbul Convention” on Halk TV:
“What is gender? Will somebody tell me? Family consists of a man and a woman. Two men cannot form a family, it is called heresy, no need to beg pardon!”
Tags: human rights, family