ALIANTA FAMILIILOR DIN ROMANIA
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30 Ianuarie 2016
PENTRU ROMANII DIN TEXAS
Romanii din Texas organizeaza un rally pentru Familia Bodnariu Simbata, februarie 6, 2016 la orele 10 in fata Consulatului Norvegian din Houston. Adresa: 3410 West Dallas Street, Houston, Texas 77019. Asteptam si solicitam participarea a sute de romani din tot statul. Romani din Arkansas si Louisiana si-au anuntat si ei participarea. Rugam pe toti romanii din Texas si statele adiacente sa participe.
Mentionam ca evenimentul nu este un mars ori un eveniment de strada ci un Rally – adica un eveniment care se va tine pe trotuarele strazii din fata Consulatului. El va incepe la timp si anticipam ca va dura 2 ore ori chiar mai mult. Si-au anuntat participarea si avocati americani crestini care pledeaza pentru drepturile copiilor si ale parintilor. Se anticipeaza prezenta la eveniment a mass mediei locale.
Initiatorii si organizatorii principali ai evenimentului sunt toate bisericile romane din Houston.
Rally de la Houston e deosebit de important deoarece Norvegia deriva profituri uriase din afacerile care le face in Houston. Peste 200 de companii norvegiene fac afaceri in Houston, iar comunitatea norvegiana din Houston e cea mai mare din afara Norvegiei, in jur de 10.000 de norvegieni. Mari companii din Houston (Baker Hughes, Halliburton, KBR ori Exxon) investesc sume uriase in industria energetica a Norvegiei. Texasul deci e strategic in eforturile noastre comune de a demasca aspectele intunecate ale Norvegiei si abuzurile pe care Barnevernet le face impotriva familiei si a copiilor.
Cu ocazia acestui Rally, organizatorii au emis comunicatul de presa de mai jos. Rugam pe cititorii nostri sa-l publice in media sociala si sa-si contacteze toti prietenii, cunostintele ori membrii de familie din Texas cu rugamintea de a participa.
Va reamintim ca tot pe 6 februarie sunt programate proteste similare la Brasov si Brisbane (Australia). Pe 13 februarie romanii din San Francisco au organizat un protest al lor. Va rugam participati.
P R E S S R E L E A S E
For Immediate Release
February 1, 2016
National Contact: Rev. Cristian Ionescu (Chicago, Tel. 847-636-1744; Email firstname.lastname@example.org)
Houston Contact: Attorney Peter Costea (Tel. 713-337-4304; Email email@example.com)
Hundreds of Romanian-Americans from all over Texas will peacefully rally in front of the Norwegian Consulate General of Houston to protest the unlawful seizure by the Norwegian Government of the five (5) children of Marius and Ruth Bodnariu, a Pentecostal Romanian-Norwegian family living in Norway.
Date and time: Saturday, February 6, 2016, from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon
Location: In front of the Norwegian Consulate General of Houston, at 3410 W. Dallas Street, Houston, Texas 77019
Why: Millions of Romanians have left their homeland in the last several decades to escape political and religious persecution at the hands of the Communist regime. Many others left seeking a better life abroad. Thousands resettled in Norway as well where, as everywhere else in the world, they have maintained their deeply held religious beliefs and traditional values.
On November 16, 2015 Norway’s Child Protective Services, known in Norway as Barnevernet, seized the five (5) children of Marius and Ruth Bodnariu under cover of darkness and without court order. Four police officers and two social workers stormed the family farm, accused the parents of abusing their children, and seized the children, aged between three (3) months and 9 years old at that time. Inappropriate comments were made about the family’s faith, including the allegation that religion inhibits the proper development of the children. Three of the children were born in January. Their unlawful abduction has deprived them of the family birthday celebrations to which they are rightly entitled.
Norway had long targeted the natural family and has a systematic policy of removing ethnic children from their immigrant parents and placing them in foster homes, depriving the parents of their parental rights, and then putting the children up for adoption.
Since November 16, 2015 tens of thousands of Romanians have held peaceful rallies in Romania, Europe, North America, and Australia to protest the violation of the Bodnariu family’s parental rights and parental autonomy. More demonstrations are planned in support of the family in Poland, Russia, the Czeck Republic, and other countries where families which have also been victimized by Norway’s Child Protective Services live.
On February 6, 2016 Texas’ Romanian-Americans will join this international protest.
Houston is home to 10,000 Norwegian citizens, the largest Norwegian community outside of Norway. Some 200 Norwegian companies do business in the Houston Greater Metropolitan Area.