Polish Activists on Trial For Picturing The Virgin Mary, Baby Jesus as LGBT-Affiliates

Published January 14th, 2021 - 10:43 GMT
Some in the LGBT Equality March carried pictures of the Black Madonna of Częstochowa, Poland's most revered icon, with a rainbow added to the Virgin Mary and Jesus's halos. (Twitter)
Some in the LGBT Equality March carried pictures of the Black Madonna of Częstochowa, Poland's most revered icon, with a rainbow added to the Virgin Mary and Jesus's halos. (Twitter)

Authorities in Poland kick off the trial of three human rights' activists for defiling religious symbols and insulting religious sentiments as they printed out posters of the Virgin Mary with the LGBT flag on her head.

During the trial the female-activists, Elżbieta, Anna and Joanna, revealed they edited the original pictures of the Black Madonna of Częstochowa carrying baby Jesus back in 2019. They currently face a two-year sentence.

According to Article 196 of the Polish Criminal Code offending any religious sentiments is prohibited. The Polish Catholic Church and ruling nationalists also oppose any gay rights, which are symbolized by the rainbow flag.

Users across the social media spectrum shared different opinions on this with some referring to it as shameful, while others supporting the women and their rights of expression.

The case originally dates back to 2019 with the posters found in a garbage and toilet boxes beside a church in Płock, Poland.


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