To say that Poland is an old school Catholic nation would be a huge understatement. At the risk of a groan-worthy response, Poland could probably better be described as an old school Catholic country of Biblical proportions (insert groan here).
After all, not all that long ago the Polish Republic officially declared in 2016 that Jesus Christ is their reigning sovereign. Fittingly enough, this happened during the Catholic feast of Christ the King (see tweet below).
Bishops and President Proclaim Jesus Christ King of Poland https://t.co/ZOEsB5U7oi
— Thomas D. Williams, PhD (@tdwilliamsrome) November 22, 2016
In case you were wondering, the enthronement of Christ happened under the watch of President Andrzej Duda. The reason his name was brought up is due to his remarks at a recent re-election speech.
Leaving little to the imagination, Pres. Duda plainly stated that he considers homosexuality a dangerous “ideology.”
Sure to anger his progressive counterparts in Paris, Berlin and London, Duda also opined that the LGBT movement was worse than communism.
As reported by The Globe and Mail of Toronto, Canada;
While gays and lesbians have never had the legal right to marry or to form civil unions in Poland, as they can in much of Europe, many [liberals] felt confident until not long ago that Polish society was becoming more accepting and that those rights would one day come.
They have instead faced a furious backlash from the Catholic Church and the government. Duda proposed a constitutional amendment to prevent same-sex couples from adopting children. Last year, the Roman Catholic archbishop of Krakow warned of a “rainbow plague,” and the ruling Law and Justice party has described LGBT rights as a threat to families and Poland’s Catholic identity.
As Duda faced a tough electoral challenge from Warsaw Mayor Rafal Trzaskowski, the rhetoric grew harsher. He called the LGBT movement an “ideology” worse than communism and declared that LGBT was “not people.” He formally proposed the same-sex adoption ban.