Deputy Speaker of the Senate, Gabriela Morawska-Stanecka from the Left, filed notifications with the prosecutor’s office regarding Krzysztof Kasprzak’s statement from the October debate in the Sejm on the “Stop LGBT” project. He accuses Kasprzak of inciting hatred and publicly insulting a group of the population. – What is happening today, this hate, requires a reaction. I know situations where LGBT people are beaten up, persecuted, and I know what hate speech can lead to. This is unthinkable in a European democratic country, she said.
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– The notification was sent to the prosecutor’s office Warsaw – Śródmieście and concerns the possibility of committing a crime by the citizen representative of the “Stop LGBT” Legislative Initiative Committee, Mr. Krzysztof Kasprzak during the parliamentary debate that took place on October 28, 2021. I request the prosecutor’s office to investigate his words under with regard to the crime of inciting to hatred under Art. 256 of the Criminal Code and public insulting a population group – i.e. Art. 257 – Morawska-Stanecka informed in an interview with the Polish Press Agency.
“Whoever publicly promotes a fascist or other totalitarian system of the state or incites hatred on the basis of national, ethnic, racial or religious differences or due to lack of religion, shall be subject to a fine, the penalty of restriction of liberty or imprisonment for up to 2 years.”
“Whoever publicly insults a group of the population or a particular person because of their national, ethnic, racial or religious affiliation or because of their non-denominational status or for such reasons violates the physical integrity of another person, shall be punishable by imprisonment of up to 3 years”.
“This hate requires a reaction”
– I am aware that the prosecutor’s office may say that there are no grounds for insulting nationality here, but I believe that this notification may be the first step to perhaps finally try to make such changes to the Criminal Code to hatred and insulting people regarding sexual orientation were also prosecuted. Perhaps some prosecutor will look at the case, said the Deputy Speaker of the Senate.
She emphasized that, as a lawyer, she had repeatedly helped people from the LGBT community overcome various administrative obstacles. – But what is happening today – this hate – requires a reaction. I know situations where LGBT people are beaten up, persecuted, and I know what hate speech can lead to. This is unthinkable in a European democratic country, she said.
– I believe that it would be best if – as we are dealing with a young man – Mr. Kasprzak was assigned to social work. Kara should teach. I think he could learn a lot from working with teenagers who have suffered suicide attempts as LGBT people, for example, she said.
Kasprzak’s controversial statements in the Sejm
Morawska-Stanecka recalled that when presenting the project, Kasprzyk said, inter alia, that “the long-term goal of the LBGT lobby is to destroy marriage and family and all natural social order”, and that there are people behind every ideology, “as they were, for example, for communist or Nazi ideology “.
She also quoted Kasprzak’s other statements from the debate: “people are carriers of certain ideas, sometimes they are good, sometimes bad. In the case of LGBT ideology they are extremely bad, as we are dealing with another version of nascent totalitarianism.” She recalled that he said that in his opinion pedophilia is more common in homosexual people than among heterosexuals, and that same-sex couples “want to adopt children in order to molest and rape them”.
Morawska-Stanecka pointed out that Kasprzak also said that “LGBT parades are a key element in spreading homopropaganda, without them the LGBT movement will not be able to achieve its goals, it will not be able to turn Poland into a rainbow dictatorship, just as they changed the countries of Western Europe and the USA. “.
The civic project of changes in the Law on Assemblies, called “Stop LGBT”, by the Life and Family Foundation Kai Godek envisages, inter alia, ban on gatherings of LGBT people
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