Wednesday, September 15, 2021

European Parliament passed a non-binding resolution to protect LGBTQ+ people ... in Poland and Hungary

 Why bother in protecting human rights in China, Afghanistan, Middle East, and other countries if you can protect them in Poland. And all of that because LGBTQ activist photographed himself in different parts of it with signs, apparently self-made, that he alleged were posted there declaring LGBT Free zones. 

MEPs on Tuesday voted strongly (387 for, 161 against, and 123 abstentions) in favor of a resolution calling on the European Commission to consider sanctions against Poland and Hungary for breaching European “values” on LGBTQ+ rights as well as “measures against Poland for violating principles of non-discrimination” of LGBTQ+ people.

The European Parliament called “on the Commission to make full use of the tools available to it, to address the clear risk of a serious breach by Poland and Hungary of the values on which the Union is founded,” the text reads.

How does that compare to reality? In the last 12 months (or more) there were several instances where LGBTQ activists attacked and damaged and even destroyed churches and religious monuments. While the perpetrators were identified and in some cases arrested there is not one case that we know of that those responsible, some of them were politicians, were sentenced or even brought to court because judges simply refused to do so. That would be the same judges who complain against Poland violating the "rule of law."