“For the first time in Europe, Hungarians have the opportunity to voice their opinion in a referendum,” Varga said in an English-language Facebook post.

“What European value is it when Brussels wants the souls of our children in exchange for money?”, Varga asked.

“We have valid, signed contracts for the resources that belong to the Hungarian people. Yet now the EU wants to re-educate our children in kindergartens and schools!”, she added.

Varga said that “in 2015 we were attacked for defending our borders, now they have launched a war because we want to protect our children”. “Because we won’t let the LGBTQ lobby into our schools. Because we stop the gender madness at the fences of our schools and kindergartens”, she said.

“How Hungarian children are raised remains the exclusive right of Hungarian parents,” she said. “Brussels has no say in that. According to every EU treaty that Hungary has ever adopted, signed and ratified, raising children is a national competence,” she added.

She said the government had explained its position in detail, with legal arguments, “but the Commission ignores it and immediately engages in ideological warfare”.

“That’s why we believe it’s best if people decide in a referendum. For the first time in Europe, Hungarians have the opportunity to voice their opinion in a referendum. In other countries, the left-liberal political elite decides without consulting the people”, she said.

“We insist on the need to curb the increasingly aggressive sexual propaganda targeting children. That’s a position, which was confirmed by the National Consultation too: 97% of the respondents agreed”, she said.

“Hungary has been and will always protect its culture, national identity and the family values rooted in them: as a free and independent country, this right is guaranteed by both EU and international law”, she added.