New “hate speech” law in Poland would punish people who “insult” LGBT ideology with 3 years in prison
04/12/2024 // Ethan Huff // Views

Poland's new left-wing government has proposed legislation that would criminalize the "insulting" of LGBT ideology.

Any person found guilty of committing "hate speech" against someone over "sexual orientation or gender identity" would face three years in prison for the so-called crime.

Just last week, the Polish Ministry of Justice published a draft amendment to the country's penal code that expands the scope of "hate speech" to include "sexual orientation or gender identity," a move that conservative Poles have condemned.

Traditionally, Poland has been a conservative nation centered around Roman Catholicism and the traditional understanding of morality and marriage, as punctuated by the pontificate of the Polish Pope John Paul II. All of that would change under the new hate speech law.

"The introduction of the proposed solutions will ensure enhanced and full criminal law protection against the use of violence or unlawful threats, incitement to hatred, insults and violations of bodily integrity due to the disability, age, gender, sexual orientation or gender identity of the injured party," the draft legislation reads.

(Related: The other day, a United States drone was forced to make an emergency landing in Poland – as usual, Russia was blamed for jamming the aircraft's GPS system.)

"Unlawful threats" could result in five-year prison term

The proposed law contains an additional layer of added punishment for so-called "unlawful threats" made against LGBTs in Poland. Violators of this provision would face up to five years in prison, while those found guilty of "insults" would face just three years in prison.

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Commenting in denunciation of the law was Conservative Confederation Party MP Karina Bosak, who warned that its passage would destroy freedom of speech in Poland as well as criminalize Christian teachings.

On Good Friday, Bosak issued a statement of condemnation from her party:

"The ruling coalition, as part of its coalition agreement, has announced that they want to penalize so-called?hate speech. The current left-wing Deputy Minister of Justice?Krzysztof ?miszek, from the New Left, has stated that his department is currently working on introducing these regulations, which limit freedom of speech and public debate in Poland.?We, as the Confederation, strongly oppose this. The direct consequence of criminalizing certain words will, in fact, be the criminalization of conservative, religious, Christian views."

Fellow Confederation party member Dobromir So?nierz added that the proposed law would be easily manipulated to dub pretty much any speech that liberals do not like as "hate speech," allowing it to be used as a political weapon of lawfare.

"What the left understands by so-called hate speech, in practice, will mean speech hated by Minister ?miszek, not necessarily speech that expresses hatred towards someone, but something that leftists dislike," So?nierz warned.

The proposed law follows a court case from last fall in which a Polish court ruled in favor of Google concerning the removal of two videos on its YouTube platform explaining LGBT ideology through the lens of Catholic teaching.

In short, the videos highlighted the biblical view of LGBT that it is a sin, which Google cited as "hate speech" before removing the videos. A Polish court decided that Google made the correct decision.

The videos in question were first removed back in 2019, prompting Polish weekly Do Rzeczy editor Pawe? Lisicki to sue Google for censorship. The Polish court, failing to give a legal definition of the term, decided that the videos constituted "hate speech" as they presented views that were deemed to be "highly damaging."

Conservative Poles had also been trying to ban transgender surgeries for minors prior to the current left-wing takeover of the nation's government, which threatens to turn Poland into just another bastion of left-wing perversion.

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