THREE MORE POLISH REGIONS RENOUNCE 'LGBT-FREE ZONE' STATUS
THREE MORE POLISH REGIONS RENOUNCE 'LGBT-FREE ZONE' STATUS
The Małopolska, Lublin, and Podkarpackie regions follow Świętokrzyskie in backtracking on the declarations they made in 2019 after the threat of losing EU funding.
Words: Alastair James;
John Bellamy responds below
Three more Polish regions have renounced a homophobic declaration that they are “LGBT-free zones” after the threat of losing out on EU funding.
Małopolska, Lublin, and Podkarpackie have moved away from the 2019 declaration, following the region of Świętokrzyskie which became the first to do so on 22 September.
The 'LGBT-free' declaration was largely symbolic but drew strong criticism from EU leaders, who voted in March (2021) to declare the EU an “LGBTQ Freedom Zone” in response. “Małopolska is a strong region”
The Polish declaration stated an “opposition to the attempts to introduce LGBT ideology to local government communities and the promotion of this ideology in public life,” after the government had warned of an import of LGBT ideology that “threatened” the nation’s identity.
But following the blocking of millions of Euros-worth of funding to several Polish regions, the Polish government asked regions to remove the declaration.
In a statement following a vote on Monday (27 September) Małopolska Councillor Witold Kozłowski said local development had to be “financially secured”. He added that he didn’t want to take responsibility for leaving the region in a bad place. But he also reiterated support for protecting family values, which he said led to the 2019 declaration and that, “Małopolska is a strong region, built on values and based on centuries-old Christian tradition.”
While the news of the regions renouncing their anti-LGBTQ stance here is being celebrated by LGBTQ activists, many of them are warning that much more needs doing in countries such as Poland.
Rémy Bonny, the Executive Director of Forbidden Colours, a group that campaigns on LGBTQ issues in Europe, says “This is not the end! LGBTIQ+ people across the EU still face harsh discrimination,” and pledged to continue fighting anti-LGBTQ discrimination.
Poland does not recognise same-sex relationships and same-sex couples are banned from adopting children.
In July, the EU began legal action against Hungary and Poland for their anti-LGBTQ policies. Not long before, Hungary had introduced a homophobic piece of legislation preventing under-18s from seeing LGBTQ-related content.
The EU asked Poland for more information on the “LGBT-free zones,” but Poland said there were no such things.
Comment by John Bellamy
When it states :- “Małopolska is a strong region, built on values and based on centuries-old Christian tradition.”
Is that the Christian tradition of molesting the choir boys and abusing them ? Is that the Christian tradition of hunting down nonbelievers and mass murdering or burning on the fires innocent men, women and children ? Is that the Christian tradition of taking indigenous children away from their parents ( Australia, New Zealand and anywhere we had an empire ) where indigenous people were seen as heathen and their children could be saved - Is this the Christian tradition where Nuns beat and murder children taken from their homes as slaves within the Magdalene Laundries ? Is this the Christian tradition where the Christian Church is GUILTY of genocide - mass murder, torture and so much more - and so much worse than you can ever imagine, and I assume THAT is the centuries old Christian traditions he is talking about. The abuse - the murder at the hands of the Christian Church, the shared intolerance and bigotry aimed at anyone of another faith, colour, sexuality and - just about anyone different.
Is that the Christian tradition he is talking about as clearly, assuming the Christian tradition is about love and enlightenment IS WRONG - IT IS NOT, IT IS ABOUT HATE AND BULLYING AND DENYING OTHERS THEIR RIGHT TO LIVE FREE AND EASY AND TO FOLLOW THEIR OWN BELIEF STRUCTURE WITHOUT BEING MASS MURDERED BY THE CHRISTIAN BROTHERS.
Is this the Christian traditions he is talking about ?
'But following the blocking of millions of Euros-worth of funding to several Polish regions, the Polish government asked regions to remove the declaration.'
Shameful that growth only comes in this instance because the people are afraid of loosing funding from the EU. It was / is the law of the EU that all countries sign up to 30 different laws and legislation ranging from financial to LGBT - and after joining the EU - for Poland and Hungary to then back track MASSIVELY and not just take back some of the things agreed with for entry into the EU, but to make them even together and more stringent than before, is a wonder Poland and Hungary are not instantly thrown out of the EU - and a slap on the wrist is not enough of a punishment, as clearly, they will do what they want until made to make changes because of lack of funding and like Greece, THEY LIED TO GAIN ACCESS TO OUR MONEY REVENUE.
'opposition to the attempts to introduce LGBT ideology to local government communities and the promotion of this ideology in public life,” after the government had warned of an import of LGBT ideology that “threatened” the nation’s identity.'
Here we go again with these morons going on about the gay agenda, how we want to turn all men gay and make it a gay world - and this bollocks - this ranting this rabid rant about the gay agenda is exactly why these people are so dangerous, as THERE IS NO SUCH THING AS A GAY AGENDA - and as an out gay man for over 50 years and running numerous gay business' over the last 40 years, I have never - ever - heard of anyone or any organisations set to promote the gay agenda into taking over the World - it is just BOLLOCKS.
What we do wish to promote and [promote freely - is the acceptance that ALL sexualities are accepted and values - all religions, all colours, all belief structures and all shapes and sizes - ALL AS WORTHY AS EACH OTHER and yet it is man who discriminates - it is man who finds fault with others and not God and not Buddha and not Allah but the men and women who are in His/Her employ - who mistranslate and misread the holy words and damn and destroy another of God's creatures out of their own fear and nothing else, their own fear.
It's all bollocks hiding their fear behind religion that is as evil as anything you can think of.
Polans and Hungary need throwing out of the EU but the EU are afraid to do just that as more countries will follow as the decline in the EU takes hold now we are out and it will fall apart now the people have witnessed for themselves the absolute and complete incompetence offered with the Covid Vaccine fuck up and how the EU made a complete and utter mess of vaccinating their people and were lightyears behind the UK - and just as well we left when we did or many more would be dead here as the vaccine rollout would have been months behind what it was, and all down to arrogance and incompetence at the hands of the EU .