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Posted on 04/26/2007 2:59:26 PM PDT by SDGOP
WARSAW, Poland (AP) - Poland's conservative prime minister rejected European Union criticism Thursday of a proposal to fire teachers for "homosexual propaganda," saying it was not in the interest of society to have more gay people.
Prime Minister Jaroslaw Kaczynski said homosexuals did not face discrimination in his country, responding to an EU parliament vote to send a mission to Poland to investigate recent anti-gay comments by senior officials.
"Nobody is limiting gay rights in Poland," Kaczynski told reporters hours after the vote.
"However, if we're talking about not having homosexual propaganda in Polish schools, I fully agree with those who feel this way," he said. "Such propaganda should not be in schools; it definitely doesn't serve youth well."
"It's not in the interest of any society to increase the number of homosexualsthat's obvious."
Last month, Deputy Education Minister Miroslaw Orzechowski said teachers deemed to be promoting "homosexual culture" in schools would be fired, and the ministry announced it would draw up corresponding legislation.
The ministry has not defined what it means by efforts to promote homosexuality and has yet to submit the legislation, according to the parliamentary press office.
The EU parliament called on Polish authorities to publicly condemn and take measures against declarations by officials "inciting discrimination and hatred based on sexual orientation."
The assembly asked the EU's anti-racism center in Vienna to look into "the emerging climate of racist, xenophobic and homophobic intolerance in Poland," and to determine whether the bloc's anti-discrimination rules were being violated.
The resolutionsponsored by the Socialists, Liberals and Greens but largely opposed by conservative lawmakerswas likely to strain EU- Poland relations further. Since joining the EU in 2004, Poland has clashed with the bloc on a variety of issues, from the environment to the economy.
The vast majority of Poland's 38 million people are members of the Roman Catholic church, which considers homosexual behavior sinful. Kaczynski's Law and Justice party, which won parliamentary elections in September 2005, has stressed Catholic values. The party governs with the small, right-wing League of Polish Families, which is militantly anti-abortion and anti-gay rights.
Robert Biedron, the head of Poland's Campaign Against Homophobia, condemned Kaczynski's statements, calling them "old homophobic comments, full of hatred and intolerance toward homosexuals."
"It's an old tune from this government," he said.
During a visit to Germany earlier this year, Education Minister Roman Giertych, the leader of the League of Polish Families, said "one must limit homosexual propaganda so that children won't have an improper view of family."
Human Rights Watch has sent a letter to Kaczynski saying it fears the measure would bar safe sex education and lead to the expulsion or dropping out of gay students.
President Lech Kaczynksithe prime minister's brotherrefused to grant parade permits for gay rights marches while he served as mayor of Warsaw, although a gathering was held anyway, in front of his office.
Wow, you can almost see them frothing at the mouth as they say this.
Of course. Just watch, the liberals in this country want to make it a crime to think homosexuality is a sin.
Damn, I never thought I’d say this but I might not mind living in Poland.
If Mexicans are doing the jobs Americans won’t, then Polish PMs are saying the things American politicians are too cowardly to say.
Mr Prime Minister, you've apparently not been studying your U.N. anti population growth protocols. Any leftist will tell you humans that propagate are bad... for dear mother gaia and the worship of the holy secular.
Not a big deal. You will just simply see more gays boarding LOT flights to Chicago and New York, to say nothing of cheaper flights to London, where they can join the large gay Polish communities in those cities.
Did this Polish PM just committ a hate crime?
So what? Homos are now a race?
Gays have caused a worldwide disease epidemic called AIDS. I guess the liberal lunatics don’t understand that, even though the evidence is overwhelming.
GOD BLESS THE POLISH PEOPLE!
One small step for common sense, one giant leap for mankind.
I’m Polish and I continue to be more and more proud of that fact every day.
It’s one of the very few things I agree with Muslims about. They just won’t and don’t put up with this kind of crap.
God Bless Poland bump!
Dam! I want Aussie PM John Howard for Prez for hies stance on muzzies, and this Polish PM as veep for his stance on queers.
You can ping me to relevant articles too, I’m pretty much back on the job. Will get to pinging out later tonight.