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  1. scudpipe says

    I think Poland is rapidly changing. On one hand many still think of it as one of the old guard eastern bloc countries with nationalist hate groups, but on the other hand they do have openly LGBT parliament members. I am even aware of a transgender woman in public service. Even having a rainbow sculpture up since March shows some public change in progress, even if it was not originally meant as a LGBT equality symbol.
    The nationalist groups also attacked squats, so I am assuming this was maybe an attack on immigrants or the Roma community? Even though we see a lot of these reports, I think there is still hope for change in Poland.

  2. Bryan L says

    It’s unbelievable that in a country invaded by the Nazis in 1939 that there are fascist organizations taking to the streets. No one has learned anything, have they? History repeats itself.

  3. JackFknTwist says

    Rebuild the Rainbow !

    As for the Far Right using a “Celtic Cross”…..WTF is that about ?

    Phuck off Slavs…..Everything Celtic is ours…..not some right wing Swastika substitute.

    Rebuild the Rainbow.
    And we need to encourage a counter fascist group over there.

  4. JackFknTwist says

    @ ODDBET :

    Well, we want it back !

    Seriously, this is absurd……….if any fascist misused the Celtic Cross in a Celtic country, Ireland, Scotland, Wales, Brittany, Galicia they would have the living $h1t beaten out of them.
    We must not allow the rise of the fascists to intimidate us.

  5. bear says

    sad…just sad. Considering that Nov. 11th was our Veteran’s Day and many gays and lesbians fought and lost their lives trying to free Poland from fascism’s grip…TWICE!

  6. says

    Make them pay. Literally. These groups are organized Christian mobs that have committed criminal acts. No different than if they had attacked another religious group or minority they disagreed with. They’re organized and can be traced for membership. Collected films & use them to identify rioters. Demand justice.

  7. NothingsChanged says

    Nothing has changed in Poland. Just research a little on what the country did to it’s ethnic “minorities”. The Wends, Sorbs, Kashubs, Lemkos, Ukrainians, Belarusians, Lithuanians, Russians, Germans, Roma and Jews. It’s a sad history with an ingrained xenophobic element.

    It’s even more disheartening considering that the first written democratic constitution on the European continent came from this country. An action the Poles paid a dearly for; it resulted in their country being wiped from the European map.

    In the words of the iconic Bette Midler “God is watching us” Poland. It’s time to repent and embrace your history of all people being created equal that is quite apparently lost in your present day hearts and souls.

  8. NothingsChanged says

    Nothing has changed in Poland. Just research a little on what the country did to it’s ethnic “minorities”. The Wends, Sorbs, Kashubs, Lemkos, Ukrainians, Belarusians, Lithuanians, Russians, Germans, Roma and Jews. It’s a sad history with an ingrained xenophobic element.

    It’s even more disheartening considering that the first written democratic constitution on the European continent came from this country. An action the Poles paid a dearly for; it resulted in their country being wiped from the European map.

    In the words of the iconic Bette Midler “God is watching us” Poland. It’s time to repent and embrace your history of all people being created equal that is quite apparently lost in your present day hearts and souls.

  9. BiggityWitch says

    “…disgusting gesture, offensive to Catholics… ‘It’s a provocation.’”

    – … Arranging a fascist mob 15000 strong, and burning down a LGBT symbol to terrorize LGBT communities ISN’T a disgusting, offensive, provocation of LGBTs? Are we supposed to start burning things now too in response? Is that how this is supposed to work?

  10. Bill says

    Stanislaw Pieta (pretending to be worried about offending Christians) apparently has not read Genesis 9:12-16 – ‘And God said, “This is the sign of the covenant I am making between me and you and every living creature with you, a covenant for all generations to come: 13 I have set my rainbow in the clouds, and it will be the sign of the covenant between me and the earth. 14 Whenever I bring clouds over the earth and the rainbow appears in the clouds, 15 I will remember my covenant between me and you and all living creatures of every kind. Never again will the waters become a flood to destroy all life. 16 Whenever the rainbow appears in the clouds, I will see it and remember the everlasting covenant between God and all living creatures of every kind on the earth.”’

    It’s kind of funny when the Bible thumpers obviously don’t know what is in the Bible (and can’t admit the obvious – that this rainbow thing is a myth that attempts to explain natural phenomena that they could not understand at the time).

  11. walter says

    you would after what poland went through under both hitler and the soviet union people would be more tolerant but i guess ignorance for some people is a way of life

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