"KD-top defends his participation: ”issues of concern”"
"An opinion-makers who believe that homosexuality is a disease, an agitator who harass journalists – and the christian democrat mp Lars Adaktusson. "
"Partitoppen was one of the keynote speakers when the ultra-conservative organization Political Network for Values met in Colombia, reports ETC."
"– I had spoken before the communist leader also if I was invited, " says Adaktusson to Aftonbladet."
"Lars Adaktusson bar kritstrecksrandig suit, white shirt and purple-like tie when he, last Friday, stood at the pulpit, in parliament, in the Colombian capital of Bogotá."
"– Let me begin by expressing my deep gratitude to the organizers and our fabulous hosts here in Bogotá. "
" Thank you for the opportunity to speak at this important event."
"the Meeting that the 63-year-old mp and former mep participated in was organized by the ultra-conservative organization Political Network for Values. "
"Describe homosexuality as a disease"
"the keynote speakers were Brian Brown, one of the heaviest profiles in the Political Network for Values. In his speech because he was against journalists and support the businessman George Soros as one of the operating huvudfiender. "
"According to the ETC organized Brown recently, the World Congress of Families, WCF, in the Italian city of Verona. The human rights organisation Amnesty international has stamped the WCF as a hate."
"In Bogotá spoke also Sharon Slater, an american opinion leaders and the chairman of the group of Family Watch. She has described homosexuality as a disease. "
"the Defense: ”Important topic”"
"RFSU-president Hans Linde says that many who participated in the meeting engaged in hate speech against lgbtq people."
"– I find it hard to understand why any american politician would like to have anything at all to do with these extreme groups, " he says to ETC."
"Lars Adaktusson defending, however, his participation in the conference. "
"– The part that I participated in was about religious freedom in the world. It is an important topic that I worked with for a long time and that is important to talk about in different contexts, " he says to Aftonbladet."
"– to Participate in international meetings, it is not uncommon that there are participants with views that are far removed from my own. It is a fact. So it is often. "
"How do you see the risk that you, as the established politicians provide legitimacy to the extreme views by participating in such events?"
" As I said, in the international context, often groups and individuals whose values one does not share. If you have the opportunity to speak on important and pressing issues, so I think you should take the occasions. "
"– Had I been invited to a conference with a number of communist leaders had I gone there and spoken about religious persecution for them also."
"Lifted questions about gay rights during the meeting?"
"– the Concept for the conference was such that speakers and topics were booked in advance. I kept to the topic which I was invited to talk about."
"if you Have an understanding for the criticism that you received?"
"– It will to a great extent from socialist opponents to it as I and the Christian democratic party stands for. It is not particularly surprising. You may take it with equanimity."