I find it rather sad that Lech Walesa, the Polish union leader who provided such a profile in courage in standing up to the Soviet Union in the 1980s and later became Poland’s first democratic president, turns out to be a religious bigot who thinks gay people should be treated as second class citizens.
Walesa said in a television interview on Friday that he believed gay people had no right to sit on the front benches in parliament and, if there at all, should sit in the back “or even behind a wall”.
“They have to know that they are a minority and adjust to smaller things, and not rise to the greatest heights,” he told the private broadcaster TVN during a discussion of gay rights. “A minority should not impose itself on the majority.”
Funny, we hear that same language from American bigots, that gays are “imposing themselves” on Christians by, you know, existing and thinking that they’re human beings with equal rights and stuff.