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Warsaw Poland 2009 gay pride parade
Polish schools have cancelled upcoming ‘Rainbow Friday’ celebrations in-country due to government pressure.
More than 200 schools had planned to take part in “Rainbow Friday,” an anti-discrimination event that a civic rights group, the Campaign Against Homophobia, had promoted in hopes of building greater acceptance for LGBT students.
Private broadcaster TVN reported that some schools pulled out of the event following an outcry. The education minister of Poland’s conservative government, Anna Zalewska, had warned ahead of time that any principals who allowed such events to take place could face negative consequences. She also asked parents to report any such activities to authorities, reported Associated Press.
Central Europe has pushed back against the LGBT and ‘progressive’ agenda in Europe in favor of protecting its conservative and Christian culture. This has drawn the ire of the European Union, which has instigated legal procedures against the Visegrad nations for not following the dictates of Brussels.
The most striking example of this phenomenon is Poland’s refusal to admit hundreds of thousands of economic migrants from North Africa and the Middle East.