Nobel Prize Winner Lech Walesa Slammed Gay People With Serious Hate Speach
This is when I have to question the Nobel Prize altogether. How could they give away a peace prize to someone who would make comments like this? It doesn't make sense, yet they do it all the time.
In short, Walesa said gay people have no right in prominent politics and they should stick to smaller things. He even said gay people should even sit on backbenches. And, he refused to apologize.
Here's more. This all dates back to 2013, and there was even more written about this.
"They have to know that they are a minority and adjust to smaller things, and not rise to the greatest heights," he told the private broadcaster TVN during a discussion of gay rights. "A minority should not impose itself on the majority."
Here's this link. Interesting now how so many gay people are now in politics. As far as I know, Walesa had never retracted his words and he's never made an apology. And even his own son didn't agree with him. Jaroslaw Walesa, a European Parliament Law Maker, said his father's words, "should not have been said."
And to this day, almost 10 years later, Poland has the worst reputation for LGBTQ rights among European countries.
But what's really interesting is that Walesa was too dumb to realize that there are already LGBTQ people in politics, but in the closet, and he didn't even consider it a possibility.