Polish president makes re-election promise to protect kids from LGBT propaganda

Polish president makes re-election promise to protect kids from LGBT propaganda

The Polish president has pledged to protect children from the LGBT agenda.

President Andrzej Duda, 48, is running for re-election on June 28. His campaign includes a “Family Card” listing his many pro-family policies. The manifesto includes a subheading called “Protection of children from LGBT ideology.”

This section promises “an end to ideological LGBT propaganda in public institutions” and “the right of parents to decide in what spirit to shape their children.” It includes a belief that “parents above all are responsible for the sexual education of their children” and expresses support for “the parents’ decisive influence on the form and substance of optional classes in schools."

It also offers “help for families who want to homeschool.” 

In other sections, the “Family Card” pledges financial support for families, help for senior citizens, and help for single parents.

On June 10, President Duda told supporters that the family is crucial to Poland and that the traditional definition of marriage will prevail.  

“The family deserves special support from the state,” he said. “The family protects and builds society.”

“Our identity has helped us to weather the toughest times in childhood. The Polish family has preserved our values. The family is a special value, which demands special protection from the state. ... Marriage is a relationship between women and men, and so it will remain.”

Leading Polish pro-life activist Jacek Kotula, a councilor for the Karpackie region in the southeastern city of Rzeszów, told LifeSiteNews that Duda is sincere in his pro-family beliefs.

“Duda is a very religious man and will never sign a law for LGBT,” Kotula said.

“There is a fight going on for the future of the Polish people, for the souls of the young generation of Poles. President Duda supports, just like the majority of Poles, the traditional form of the family.”

In contrast, Duda’s principal rival for the presidency, Warsaw’s Mayor Rafał Trzaskowski, 48, is known for promoting the LGBT agenda. As mayor, he has already introduced 'progressive' sexual education in some Warsaw schools.

The great majority of Poles are antithetical to the LGBT agenda, pointing to surveys that show that only 27.2% support same-sex “marriage.” Whereas 75.8% have no problem with civil partnerships for heterosexual couples, 50% oppose them for same-sex couples. In addition, 73.1% of Poles are against same-sex couples’ adopting children; only 16.7% support the practice.