A Dutch court has turned down a request to ban a political party with a paedophile agenda.
Judge HFM Hofhuis ruled that the Brotherly Love, Freedom and Diversity Party (PNVD) had the same right to exist as any other political party.
Isn't that nice. And aren't the Orwellian overtones in this political party name just great, given their origin and aims:
The PNVD was formed by three paedophiles in May, prompting outrage in Dutch society.
It seeks to lower the age of sexual consent from 16 to 12 and legalise child pornography and sex with animals. . . .
The PNVD - which has only three known members - says its aim is to break taboos and fight intolerance.
And also, as they (deliberately) don't mention, to have sex with children.
In order to take part in elections set for 22 November, the PNVD needs to submit a list of candidates and signatures of at least 30 supporters.
And that list should be promptly supplied to local law enforcement. Assuming that would be legal, and I don't see why not, since in the Netherlands, practically everything else is.
(H/T: Pros Apologian.)