Polish Pride marches unleash a series of 'exorcisms'
THE Catholic Church in Poland is planning ‘services of reparation’ across the country on Sunday, June 23, because of the ‘profane’ use of the image of Our Lady of Częstochowa by LGBT activists during a Pride march on Sunday in the city of Częstochowa.
The marchers, according to this report, were about to descend on a religious pilgrimage for kids – the 20th Pilgrimage of the Children’s Backyard Rosary Circles (phew) – but were kept away by police and a bunch of homophobic extremists.
The marchers were reportedly heading towards the Shrine of Jasna Góra but their path was blocked by police and the right wing demonstrators.
According to Polish website Polonia Christiana, there were fears that the LGBT march would “invade” the sanctuary of Jasna Góra, where the icon of the Black Madonna of Częstochowa is housed.
Members of a group calling itself the Men’s Defence of Jasna Góra (Męska Obrona Jasnej Góry)were among those who blocked paths to the shrine while police lined the marchers’ official route, keeping them far from the children’s event.
Polonia Christiana reported that Częstochowa’s Archbishop Wacław Depo, had judged the city’s second LGBT parade to be:
A deliberate provocation aimed at the children in the whole of Catholic Poland.
The website also mentioned that the LGBT marchers ‘profaned’ the image of Our Lady of Częstochowa by depicting her with a rainbow for a halo and also carried banners combining the national symbol of the eagle with the Pride flag.
On Sunday afternoon, Radio Maryja, one of Poland’s most prominent media organisations, thanked the Catholics who guarded the shrine. Its affiliate Nasz Dziennik (Our Daily) reported that there will be services of reparation across the country on June 23.
Nasz Dziennik reported this week that Archbishop Gądecki, the Chairman of the Polish Episcopal Conference, observed that the incidences of “profanation” have increased as a consequences of Pride marches in Poland. He said:
The official reason for organizing [these] marches is concern for greater tolerance in society. Meanwhile they become a place of obscene displays as well as an opportunity to show contempt for Christianity, including parodies of liturgy of the Eucharist, and to incite hatred towards the Church and clergy.
Last month an LGBT activist was arrested in connection with the Easter weekend appearance of the “adulterated” Black Madonna of Częstochowa on public toilets and trash cans near a Catholic church in the central Polish city of Płock.
Offending religious sensibilities is a crime in Poland, and there are few more potent symbols in Poland of the Catholic faith than the icon of Our Lady of Częstochowa.
Polish Catholics also prevented LGBT activists from disrupting a mass pilgrimage at Częstochowa’s Jasna Góra shrine during the city’s first Pride March in 2018.
June 20, 2019
they have balls big enough to offend Christians, but will they do similar with prophet Muhammed, Moses, or Hindu gods ? No, in this case their balls immediately shrink and become like peanuts; they’re bunch of ”useful idiots” (Joseph Stalin’s expression) on someone else’s orders (and most probably pay);
Poland is free country and opened to everyone, throughout centuries it has been proven, and this kind of provocation I believe has nothing to do with LGBT movement, but discourages and instigates hatred towards LGBT people; if that’s the aim of the movement (I doubt it), then be sure that the Polish will turn their backs on them
June 20, 2019
and would you (the author) call prophet Muhammed ”a silly icon” ?
I can bet no (!!)
so, please remove or change the title of the article
I understand it is easy to offend Christians, but when it comes to other religions balls do shrink quickly and become like peanuts, am I wrong ?
June 21, 2019
Totally wrong! When other religions do stupid things we expose and belittle them with equal vigour. No religions get a free pass here.
June 21, 2019
If there were Muhammed icons I would call them silly. But there aren’t because Islam does not permit any imagery of the “prophet”.
June 21, 2019
well, there are, just google them, there are Hindu gods, Buddhists’ gods or Jewish prophets, but I understand reprisal from the believers and followers would be enormous in case they had been used, hence no one will risk it and it’s being unlawfully accepted; with regards to Christians, and I am one, despite us objecting to this kind of iconoclasm, offending our feelings, it’s being ignored, in the name of what ? freedom of expression ?
therefore, we have got here two religious groups, treated differently, and when I see people marching and fighting in the name of LGBT movement demanding ”rights” and simultaneously offending and introducing anarchy by depreciating others, then what should I make of this ? rights/law and anarchy exclude themselves