“We have become Europe’s laughing stock” –

All cars are back! But Reversing the trend is not so simple in Krasnick, A city in southeastern Poland of 35,000, was proud for two years of being “gay free” and was purged through the dangerous extravagance of homosexual sympathy. All in all, however, “straight pride” is costing her millions of euros in European financing as well A somewhat ridiculous picture in the eyes of the world.

When the city council decided in May 2019 to declare its community “free from LGBT ideology,” it had alluded and predicted the electoral merits of Wink in most conservative circles and Catholic fundamentalists. He might have also taken into account the international disapproval, but he had not calculated the economic consequences of showing his testimony of heterosexual purity.

Nor was it the only municipal administration that lowered until the shadow of the rainbow flag in Poland. Dozens of other municipalities preceded it, and dozens of others followedWith the approval – somewhat frankly – of the ecclesiastical leaders, of President Andrzej Duda)‘Gay ideology is worse than communism’ During the election campaign), he said of the (large) majority party, “Law and Justice” (PiS), in power with Prime Minister Matthews Murawiecki and thanks to his allies from the far right.

in front of An opportunity to reconsider their position, The city council opposed by a vote of 11 to 9. However, tensions increased a month ago when, on an official visit to Poland, the French Minister of State for European Affairs, Clement Boone, who is homosexual, felt that he had advised against referring to Krasnik or another of Eighty municipalities are officially immune to ‘gay ideology’. Bonn preferred to avoid the diplomatic incident, and limited himself to meeting groups of activists for the rights of the LGBT community in Warsaw and reporting the incident to microphones. France Inter.

For Wojciech Wilk, the mayor of Krasnick, the hour of doubt began after that Norway, Iceland and Liechtenstein told him not to rely too much on the 10 million euros allocated for the municipality. As a share of European funds to develop local projects against social and economic inequalities. The Polish government promised to compensate for the loss of money, but Wilcke also feared that the irreparable face:We have become a laughing stock in Europe – Poles complain The New York Times -. It is the citizens, not the politicians, who suffered the most ».

April 14, 2021 (Change to April 14, 2021 | 4:30 pm)

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