Kate Connolly in Berlin
Tuesday March 20, 2007
The Polish government is to ban discussions on homosexuality in schools and educational institutions across the country, with teachers facing the sack, fines or imprisonment.
Poland's education minister, Roman Giertych, has said he hopes to introduce a similar ban across the entire EU.
Mr Giertych, the leader of the ultra-conservative League of Polish Families, a junior coalition partner in the government of prime minister Jaroslaw Kaczynski, said the aim of the proposed law would be to "prohibit the promotion of homosexuality and other deviance."
Radio Maryja, an ultra-nationalist Catholic radio station supported by the government, views the EU as a gay conspiracy and frequently refers in its broadcasts to "homosexual terror" and "sodomitical unions."
The European Commission has condemned the Polish government, whose motto is "moral renewal," for its homophobic views.---
(No, you're not seeing double. The corrupt government in Poland is such that the doofus Prime Minister got his twin brother elected President.)