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Sun Aug 4, 2019, 10:07 AM

Why 'LGBT-free zones' are on the rise in Poland

Why 'LGBT-free zones' are on the rise in Poland
https://www.cbc.ca/radio/day6/britain-s-other-new-leader-impeach-o-meter-mister-rogers-radical-theology-lgbt-free-zones-in-poland-more-1.5224060/why-lgbt-free-zones-are-on-the-rise-in-poland-1.5224067

Activists in Poland say so-called LGBT-free zones across the predominantly Catholic country point to efforts by the ruling Law and Justice (PiS) party to stoke anti-LGBT sentiment ahead of a parliamentary election this fall.

Local media reports suggest that across Poland, more than two dozen cities and towns some led by PiS members have declared their regions LGBT-free zones in recent months. The majority are situated in the historically conservative southeastern part of the country.

While the declarations are not enforceable, activists say they signal a targeted effort to exclude LGBT residents.

"It's a statement saying that a specific kind of people is not welcome there," said Ola Kaczorek, co-president of the Warsaw-based Love Does Not Exclude Association.

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Ahead of last weekend's events in Białystok, Archbishop Tadeusz Wojda opposed the march, in a statement, calling it "foreign" to the region. Wojda also expressed "gratitude" for those who "defend Christian values."

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Response to Odoreida (Original post)

Sun Aug 4, 2019, 10:10 AM

1. Hate is not a family value

"What you do to the least of my brethren, you do unto me".

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Response to Odoreida (Original post)

Sun Aug 4, 2019, 10:38 AM

2. Catholics have been persecuting people for ages, less physical torture today.

Not surprised at all by this.

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Thu Aug 8, 2019, 01:47 AM

3. That party started as anti-immigrant but then they needed a new target:

"Officials of the nationalist PiS party, which won a majority in 2015 running on an anti-immigration platform, have been vocal in their opposition to LGBT rights. Activists say that with migration to Poland slowing significantly since 2015, the party is looking for a new group to target."

I saw this on Facebook and someone replied, saying they took more immigrants than idk--every country in Europe or something. But it turns out they've been focusing on taking white christians:

[link:https://www.nytimes.com/2019/03/26/world/europe/immigration-poland-ukraine-christian.html|

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