An international conference will be held in Budapest for Christian journalists from 4-6 September, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade’s State Secretary for the International Representation of Hungary Tamás Menczer said on Hungarian M1 television’s Monday morning current affairs program.

Mr. Menczer said the conference is not only for religious people, but for everyone for whom the preservation of Christian culture is important, and who is interested to see what responses Christian democracy is providing to current challenges.

Democracy is under external and internal attack. Migration, the reality and danger of the introduction of huge numbers of people with an alien culture and religion, represents the external attack, while the internal attack is the liberal approach that is “so liberal that it will not tolerate any other system of values apart from its own”, he added.

According to the State Secretary, the representatives of liberal democracy have driven out all other value systems, as a result of which they alone have had the opportunity to dictate what others should think about, for instance, the family, nation, culture, traditions and border protection. “According to the liberal approach, all these must be done away with, but according to Christian democracy these are values that must be preserved. In the spirit of Christian freedom, we need opportunities to talk about these issues”, Mr. Menczer said.

“It is the responsibility of the media to report on reality. Certain groups are attempting to regulate what can and cannot be stated, but according to the Hungarian Government a spade must be called a spade, because this is the only way to find true solutions”, the State Secretary said.

(Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade/MTI)