Poland – In a well-practiced ritual, 48 foreign diplomats based in Poland published on May 17 – “on the occasion of the International Day against Homophobia, Biphobia and Transphobia (IDAHOT)” – a new open letter in support of LGBT demands in Poland. This time, the open letter was initiated by the Danish embassy.
On the occasion of the “International Day against Homophobia, Biphobia and Transphobia”…
This is a tradition that has been going on since 2012 (!), and this year the Danish ambassador, Ursula Eriksen, has taken up the torch and is coordinating the action of international support for the LGBT agenda that is encountering strong resistance in the country of the late pope John Paul II: “We affirm the inherent dignity of each individual as expressed in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.. Respect for these fundamental rights, which are also enshrined in OSCE commitments and the obligations and standards of the Council of Europe and the European Union as communities of rights and values, obliges governments to protect all citizens from violence and discrimination and to ensure they enjoy equal opportunities,” the document reads. “On the occasion of the International Day against Homophobia, Biphobia and Transphobia (IDAHOT),
we express our support for the efforts to raise public awareness of issues affecting the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex (LGBTI) community and other communities in Poland facing similar challenges.
[…] To shield communities in need of protection from verbal and physical abuse and hate speech, we need to jointly work on an environment of non-discrimination, tolerance and mutual acceptance.”
The letter’s signatories highlight “the hard work of LGBTI and other communities in Poland and around the world, as well as the work of all those who seek to ensure human rights for LGBTI and other persons belonging to communities facing similar challenges, and to end discrimination in particular on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity.”
They also “acknowledge the efforts of the organisers of the equality parade and marches in Białystok, Bydgoszcz, Częstochowa, Gdynia, Gniezno, Gorzów Wielkopolski, Kalisz, Katowice, Kielce, Konin, Koszalin, Kraków, Lublin, Łódź, Olsztyn, Opole, Piła, Płock, Poznań, Radomsko, Rzeszów, Szczecin, Toruń, Trójmiasto, Warsaw, Włocławek, Wrocław and Zielona Góra”, but forget to mention that last time they took place in 2019 some of those equality parades to which the letter’s signatories pay tribute were scenes of violently anti-Catholic provocations, including insulting behavior by LGBT activists and obscene parodies of Catholic masses and processions of the Blessed Sacrament.
A document signed by representatives of 48 countries in Poland
This new letter of support for the LGBT movement and its neo-Marxist ideology in Poland was signed by the ambassadors of “Argentina, Australia, Austria, Canada, Chile, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Ecuador, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Iceland, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Montenegro, The Netherlands, New Zealand, North Macedonia, Norway, Portugal, San Marino, Serbia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Ukraine, United Kingdom, Venezuela, as well as the General Representative of the Government of Flanders, the CEO of Wallonie-Bruxelles International, the Head of the European Parliament Liaison Office in Poland, the Representatives in Poland of the European Commission and of the UNHCR, the Director of The OSCE Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights, the Chief of Mission of the International Organization for Migration and the Secretary General of the Community of Democracies, and, as members of the troika of coordinating embassies: Belgium, Denmark and the United States.”
The last such initiative had been taken by the former American Ambassador, Georgette Mosbacher, in September 2020.
Enormous pressure from the embassies organizing the action…
The conservative Polish news website wPolityce reports that pressure has been put on certain diplomats to convince them to sign the letter:
“Many diplomats know very well that this letter wrongly suggests LGBT people in Poland are in a bad situation. They see around them the complete freedom and tolerance that prevail in Poland. They know how defamatory [this letter] is for the country in which they work. There is a large group that does not want to sign up. However, they are under enormous pressure from the embassies organizing the action: Scandinavian countries, Germany, Belgium and France.
[…] They are put in a very difficult situation; they are told that if they do not sign, the vital interests of their country may be threatened.”