Poland’s ruling party leader Jaroslaw Kaczynski used anti-LGBT rhetoric to rile up his socially conservative Polish base last week as elections approach.
Jaroslaw Kaczynski spoke to Law and Justice party activists and government members at a convention in Katowice, ahead of both the European Parliament election, slated in Poland for May 26, and of Poland’s general election in the fall. The elections will decide whether Law and Justice, which is critical of European Union ways and values, will preserve the control of Poland’s parliament it has since 2015, reported ABC News.
“This is not about tolerance. This is about the affirmation of same-sex unions, about their marriage, and their right to adopt children,” Kaczynski said emphatically. “We want to say it clearly. We are saying ‘No!,’ especially when it concerns children. Stay away from our children!”
Poland is a mostly Catholic country and the Law and Justice Party (PiS) is in sync with its Christian teachings.