By Jonathon Van Maren
The European Conservative is reporting that two gay and lesbian child daycare centers, founded for the purpose of “educating” children from the age of five about LGBTQ lifestyles, will be opening in Berlin in early 2023. According to Marcel de Root, the “managing director of the Berlin gay counseling center” and manager of the initiative, stated that: “It should be easier for the little ones to come out later if they are not heterosexual. In itself, our concept is the same as that of other daycare centers. The LGBTI* way of life should simply be a little more visible.” (The asterisk refers to “all other gender identities and is an integral part of the abbreviation,” de Root stated.)
In an interview with the German media, De Root explained that these daycare centers will literally be places where children are taught “what it is like to be gay or lesbian.” Everything will be oriented towards that end, with nearly all books featuring gay protagonists. But there is an even darker side to this project. From The European Conservative:
Perhaps more surprising than the development itself, however, is the fact that Rüdiger Lautman, a sociologist who has been accused of advocating for pedophilia for decades, sits on the board of directors of the organization responsible for the new child daycare centers, the German news outlet FOCUS Online reports. [In 1979, Lautman] was involved in an attempt to abolish the German law which criminalizes sexual acts on children under the age of 14. Some years later, in 1994, Lautman published a book titled: Die Lust am Kind: Porträt eines Pädophilen (Desire for a Child: Portrait of a Pedophile). In 1997, he contributed to a pamphlet titled “Childhood and Sexuality” which claimed that sexuality between adults and children is “basically affirmed.” When faced with accusations of advocating for promoting pedophilia, Lautman has insisted that he has merely attempted “to understand the pedophile perpetrators and to describe their modus operandi.”
Even de Root apparently does not quite buy that, as he emphasized to the German media that Lautman, although on the board, would not be involved in operations because that would be “too problematic,” although he did not specify why. He also noted that the idea did not come from Lautman; nonetheless, the Senate Department for Education has requested a detailed organizational chart for the centers, which plan to enroll 93 children.