AUCCRO calls on the government to stop funding films promoting homosexuality and demands an investigation of the incident
Spiritual leaders of Ukraine note that this is a mockery of things sacred to millions of Ukrainian citizens, insults their religious beliefs, outrages believers and provokes them to active protest actions.
The chairman of the AUCCRO, Hryhoriy Komendant, sent this message to the president of Ukraine, the Prime Minister and the chairman of the State Committee of Ukraine.
The document says that the presented teaser of the film "My Young Prince" and an erotic photo project dedicated to the future film with the participation of actors who will star in it indicate signs of violation of the requirements of Article 2 of the law of Ukraine "On the Protection of Public Morals", which provides for: "The production and distribution of products that promote fanaticism, blasphemy, disrespect for national and religious shrines is prohibited."
The AUCCRO is convinced that this film project does not contain cultural significance for the people of Ukraine in the understanding of culture as a set of material and spiritual property (Article 1 of the law of Ukraine "On Culture") to be included in the winners of the Derzhkino competition for state support of cinematography in the category "feature films of artistic and cultural significance".
The AUCCRO notes that it is even more outraged by the fact that many other historical, patriotic, moral and educational film projects that are really important for the development of Ukrainian statehood and nation-building remain without state funding.
According to the AUCCRO, the government and Derzhkino should review the decision of the Council for State Support of Cinematography No. 314 of 09.09.2021, namely, to cancel the financing of the mentioned immoral film project that promotes homosexuality (producer – LLC "REAL PICTURES", director – Khachatur Vasilyan, producer – Oleksiy Gladushevsky).
The All-Ukrainian Council of Churches also expects the government to conduct an investigation into this incident on the grounds of violation of Article 2 of the law of Ukraine "On the Protection of Public Morals", as a result of which the perpetrators must be brought to the responsibility established by law (criminal, administrative, disciplinary).