Lithuanian lawmakers have passed an updated version to the ‘Law on the Protection of Minors Against Detrimental Effect of Public Information’..basically, the law bans making ‘unsavory’ information available to children, including public discussions, school programs and the media. The information ban includes gay and lesbian information, bisexuality, polygamy, and images of heterosexual intercourse. Also among the taboo topics are death and severe injury, foul language, gambling, making of explosives, bad eating habits, and, of course, the paranormal.
All paranormal subjects are a taboo topic in Lithuania, no better than pornography and gambling. No hypnosis, no psychics, no ghosts, UFO’s, or horror movies…period. Did I miss a Communist take over of Lithuania?
Groups such as Amnesty International and gay & lesbian rights groups are fighting this legislation. Critics claim the bill violates the freedom of speech and international standards of human rights…let alone, it’ll be nearly impossible to enforce.
Source: Phantoms and Monsters