The activists have published online a so-called Atlas of Hate that includes a map stigmatizing nearly100 local governments. LGBT activists Pawel Preneta, Paulina Pajak and Jakub Gawron presented it to the European Parliament in Brussels in November 2019.
Areas marked in red on the map indicate locations the activists claim discriminate against people with homosexual lifestyles and orientations — coincidentally the same areas that have adopted the Charter of the Rights of the Family, a document promoting constitutional principles of family protection, marriage, parenthood and motherhood.
According to Ordo Iuris, an institute devoted to respect for human dignity, the presentation of the Atlas of Hate in Brussels, “as well as numerous speeches by both its author [Jakub Gawron] and leftist politicians supporting him, resulted in domestic and foreign publications citing false information about local governments branded in the atlas, depicting them as places of hatred and discrimination, or ‘LGBT-free zones.’”
The Ordo Iuris legal team notes that references to sexual orientation do not appear in any form in the charter and maintain that it does not incite hatred or discrimination in any regard.
They argue the onslaught is based on false premises and is “a deliberate and consciously manipulated attack on the reputation of local governments” that “violates their good name.”
“Defending the reputation of local government units is a necessary action,” explained Maciej Kryczka from Ordo Iuris, “given the scale of distribution of false information about the content of the local government charter on family rights.”
Kryczka cites the precedent of the Supreme Court in its 2016 judgment confirming that “the violation of the personal rights of the local government unit is undermining the trust necessary for the proper performance of local government tasks.”
Some of these targeted local governments have decided to defend themselves in court. Lawyers from Ordu Iuris will be demanding that Gawron stop infringing personal rights and publish an apology statement during a conference at the Polish Press Agency and the European Parliament and even pay social compensation.
All it takes is one country to lead the way. LGBT activists all around the world are watching this and you can bet they think it’s a genius idea. It’s only a matter of time before an “Atlas of Hate” is published for America.