Wednesday, December 23, 2020

Member of Polish Parliament to lose her immunity and eventually her freedom

 Prosecutor General Zbigniew Ziobro asked the Marshal of the Sejm (speaker of the lower of house of parliament) to waive the immunity of Joanna Scheuring-Wielgus, left-wing deputy, the National Prosecutor's Office informed Polish Press Agency (PAP) on Monday. The investigators want to prosecute her for "maliciously obstructing the public performance of a religious act and offending religious feelings."

The national prosecutor told PAP the matter involves an event that occurred during morning mass on October 25 at St Jakub the Apostle church in Toruń, northern Poland.

"During the course of devotions, Joanna Scheuring-Wielgus MP entered the church with her husband," the prosecutor said. "They went up to the altar, after which, standing in front of the faithful, they presented pro-abortion signs with the slogans saying 'Woman! You know how to decide yourself' and 'Women should have the right to decide whether to give birth or not, not the state on the basis of Catholic ideology.'"

We have all seen that Mrs. Scheuring-Wielgus violated and disrupted the religious rite, the Holy Mass, in an absolutely brazen manner. These are things that are punishable by Polish law - said the Minister of Education and Science Przemysław Czarnek.

In the beginning of the week the MP claimed that she is proud of her actions and that she would do that again. Unfortunately for Mrs. Scheuring-Wielgus the longer it takes the more obvious it becomes that she will be prosecuted for her actions, so she changed her tune. For two days in subsequent interviews, Joanna Scheuring-Wielgus emphasized that as a believer, she has the right to go to church. Well, it is not exactly the truth. Mrs. Scheuring-Wielgus quite loudly announced, several times actually, that she formally exited the church in the act of apostasy.

The MP faces up to two years in prison.