Post-communist MP should be reported to the Parliamentary Ethics Committee for upsetting Catholics, say Catholics.
The League of Polish Families (LPR) is to file a motion with the Parliamentary Ethics Committee for disciplinary action against MP Joanna Senyszyn from the post-Communist Democratic Left Alliance.
On Saturday, during the Gay Pride parade in Warsaw, Senyszyn stated to the crowd: ‘May this parade change the face of the land, this land’.
In the opinion of the LPR leadership this is clear mockery of the historic words of John Paul II in a homily to his compatriots during the late Pope’s first pilgrimage to then Communist ruled Poland in 1979.
Addressing hundreds of thousands of faithful on the occasion, he said ‘May Your Spirit descend and change the face of the land, this land’.
The League of Polish Families argues the phrasing used by the Democratic Left Alliance MP has been disrespectful and offended the religious feelings of Catholics.
Replying to the charges Joanna Senyszyn explained that she had no intention of hurting or insulting anyone, but had been guided by concern over recent attempts to limit freedoms of sexual minorities.
One of the slogans on banners on Saturday, saying ‘Do not be afraid’ is another reference to words asscociated with JP II.
I suppose what the people who chose those words were trying to say was that the freedom John Paul II was offering Poles back then should be applied to everyone, equally.
Or maybe they were just taking the piss?