Lech Walesa shocks some Poles with an...

Lech Walesa shocks some Poles with anti-gay words

There are 106 comments on the Bellingham Herald story from Mar 3, 2013, titled Lech Walesa shocks some Poles with anti-gay words. In it, Bellingham Herald reports that:

In this Sept. 30, 2003 file photo Lech Walesa, Poland's Solidarity leader and former president, gets a kiss from his wife Danuta, during a birthday party in Gdansk, Poland.

Join the discussion below, or Read more at Bellingham Herald.

Since: Jun 11

AOL

#94 Mar 4, 2013
It should be clear to everyone who is paying attention, prejudice remains a problem throughout civilization. You would think we would have learned better by now, but we keep repeating the mistakes of our past.

One of the problems is that while prejudice has to be learned, it is taught to very young children. When learned at an early age before the ability for critical thinking is developed, it is learned on an emotional level rather than an intellectual level. Emotional beliefs are more difficult to overcome, even when presented with clear evidence of the harm it causes, and how irrational it is when the facts are considered.

While many continue to teach prejudice to their children, more are learning the mistakes of the past and teaching tolerance and acceptance of those who are somewhat different from ourselves. But then everyone is at least a little different from everyone else, so that is perfectly logical, rational, and encourages personal growth rather than stagnation.

It is time to overcome the destructive, dehumanizing prejudices of the past, and learn to live together before we destroy ourselves.

"The divide of race has been America's constant curse. Each new wave of immigrants gives new targets to old prejudices. Prejudice and contempt, cloaked in the pretense of religious or political conviction, are no different. They have nearly destroyed us in the past. They plague us still. They fuel the fanaticism of terror. They torment the lives of millions in fractured nations around the world. These obsessions cripple both those who are hated and, of course, those who hate, robbing both of what they might become.” Bill Clinton

Since: Jun 11

AOL

#98 Mar 4, 2013
"Festivals, of many types, serve to meet specific needs, as well as to provide entertainment. These times of celebration offer a sense of belonging for religious, social, or geographical groups. Modern festivals that focus on cultural or ethnic topics seek to inform members of their traditions. In past times, festivals were times when the elderly shared stories and transferred certain knowledge to the next generation. Historic feasts often provided a means for unity among families and for people to find mates. Select anniversaries have annual festivals to commemorate previous significant occurrences.

Types of festivals: There are numerous types of festivals in the world. Though many have religious origins, others involve seasonal change or have some cultural significance. Also, certain institutions celebrate their own festival (often called "fests") to mark some significant occasions in their history. These occasions could be the day these institutions were founded or any other event which they decide to commemorate periodically, usually annually." (wiki)

Pride festivals and parades are simply another example of the many cultural celebrations intended to promote self worth and participation in community. The primary difference is the LGBT population has not yet achieved full legal equality, while most of the other traditionally punished groups have. Yet Those who were legally punished within the lifetime of a large segment of the population, have not yet overcome the prejudice which supported their legal disenfranchisement. The multitude of mainstream cultural celebrations, celebrate aspects of culture other than overcoming legal disenfranchisement, because they were not legally disenfranchised as Americans, though many celebrations have their roots in overcoming some form of hardship. Celebrations help us get to know each other better, both within the community and within the larger culture.

Since: Mar 09

Location hidden

#99 Mar 4, 2013
Oliver Cromwell wrote:
<quoted text>
That Bitch destroyed Britain, one of her Friends was General Pinochet,she called Mandela a terrorist,she waged War on the working people such as the miners and did more damage to our Industrial base than Hitlers Luftwaffe.
For the first time we are in agreement.
Klaus

Lithuania

#100 Mar 4, 2013
Way to go Lech Walesa!

I applaud and commend you!

“Luke laughs at hypocrites!”

Since: Sep 10

Palm Springs, California

#101 Mar 4, 2013
Lukashenko is Dr Phil wrote:
Homo from California. Who would have taught. Some say Ape's favorite destination is Castro District in San Francisco, also known as the new Sodom. Can you confirm it curly.
Get with it, gramps. The Castro is NOT the gay mecca it was in days of yore. In the 70's it was hip for young guys who had no money to move there and repair the old beat houses. As usual, the gays move in and fix the tired neighborhood up and then the wealthy yuppies appear and buy up the place and price the gays out, who are busy redoing some new area.

It is quite hetero now and the last time I was there they were doing a special showing of "Beauty and The Beast" at the Castro Theater on the corner of Castro and Market and hundreds of little girls in princess dresses were there with their moms, wandering the streets. It was adorable, but it made me realize the Castro is no longer the gay place it once was.

“Luke laughs at hypocrites!”

Since: Sep 10

Palm Springs, California

#102 Mar 4, 2013
Klaus wrote:
Way to go Lech Walesa!
I applaud and commend you!
Pick a name and country, liar. You are fooling no one.

Quick liar, what does "Wie Geht's" mean?

“Luke laughs at hypocrites!”

Since: Sep 10

Palm Springs, California

#104 Mar 4, 2013
DNF wrote:
<quoted text>Did I ever tell you a story about one of my favorite nieces and her neighbor from Texas.
Well, the lady gave her some static one day while her and her friends were sitting out on the front porch listening to a CD. Without missing a beat my "dear niece" tells her maybe she better go inside before someone drops a house on her like they did her sister!
True story.
Next time she should toss a bucket of water on her.

“Dimitri at the races in Russia”

Since: Jan 10

Location hidden

#105 Mar 4, 2013
Curteese wrote:
<quoted text>Pick a name and country, liar. You are fooling no one.
Quick liar, what does "Wie Geht's" mean?
It means, you want to chew on his knackwurst.
Lukashenko is Dr Phil

Finland

#106 Mar 4, 2013
Curteese wrote:
<quoted text>Get with it, gramps. The Castro is NOT the gay mecca it was in days of yore. In the 70's it was hip for young guys who had no money to move there and repair the old beat houses. As usual, the gays move in and fix the tired neighborhood up and then the wealthy yuppies appear and buy up the place and price the gays out, who are busy redoing some new area.
It is quite hetero now and the last time I was there they were doing a special showing of "Beauty and The Beast" at the Castro Theater on the corner of Castro and Market and hundreds of little girls in princess dresses were there with their moms, wandering the streets. It was adorable, but it made me realize the Castro is no longer the gay place it once was.
Your whole state is one big sewer. Black slave childs ran your sport teams, kosher kielsabas like Ape direct porn and other movies, half of the population is Mexican burritos, twenty percent is gay and rest are Hick Towns. Is it any wonder why your steroid leader Arnold behave like a girly man after poking that fat maid of his. You also have the most debt of all states. You might as well let dumb polaks and somalis in. That all it needs now.

“Luke laughs at hypocrites!”

Since: Sep 10

Palm Springs, California

#108 Mar 4, 2013
Pesky army wrote:
<quoted text>
It means, you want to chew on his knackwurst.
It means "how's it going?" you idiot.

ALWAYS takin' it to the vulgar side, aren't you, dolt?

Since: Dec 08

El Paso, TX

#109 Mar 5, 2013
Lukashenko is Dr Phil wrote:
<quoted text>
Your whole state is one big sewer. Black slave childs ran your sport teams, kosher kielsabas like Ape direct porn and other movies, half of the population is Mexican burritos, twenty percent is gay and rest are Hick Towns. Is it any wonder why your steroid leader Arnold behave like a girly man after poking that fat maid of his. You also have the most debt of all states. You might as well let dumb polaks and somalis in. That all it needs now.
Your racist, homophobic persona really knows no limits does it?

“Dimitri at the races in Russia”

Since: Jan 10

Location hidden

#110 Mar 5, 2013
perhaps, Luky´s words were a bit too harsh for your liking but has he not told you the truth ?
Precisely, what your US sewer is all about.
Chinese Power Ranger

Podgorica, Montenegro

#112 Mar 5, 2013
TomInElPaso wrote:
<quoted text>
Your racist, homophobic persona really knows no limits does it?
Homosexaul garbage from USA.
And no one is scared of Homosexaul freak.
Phobia?
You are scared to have Girlfriend?

You Satanic Dirty Paraiste...

We Chinese do not allow Homosexuality but steel we are to much Nice.
In Africa and Muslim Nation they would destroy Sick Parasites.

“Trust no one in politics.”

Since: Apr 08

Pompano Beach, FL

#114 Mar 5, 2013
snyper wrote:
<quoted text>
Do you want to have relations with him? Is it really any of your business, or germaine to the topic?

If not (or if), does it matter if his reasoning is valid?
The topic here is whether Walesa or anyone else has the right to freedom of speech or even thought... or whether PC queers can now cram it in anywhere and molest as many little boys as they want publicly and no one has the right to...

American homo-fascists should butt out of other nations internal political debates. Imperialism is so 19th century.

DNF

“Judge less, Love more”

Since: Apr 07

Born in Newark Ohio

#115 Mar 5, 2013
uther pendragon wrote:
<quoted text>
The topic here is whether Walesa or anyone else has the right to freedom of speech or even thought... or whether PC queers can now cram it in anywhere and molest as many little boys as they want publicly and no one has the right to...
American homo-fascists should butt out of other nations internal political debates. Imperialism is so 19th century.
OK here's what scares me with people like you.

The sex with children thing.

We both agree he has every right to say that even though you and I are under the law of the USA and he is under polish law. Either way I know we both agree ANTONE has the right to speak their feelings on this issue, pro or con.

The second thing that scares me is you accusing me of being a fascist because I won't endorse YOUR fascist groups.

Good lord Im close to posting the YouTube video of the greatest tap dancers of all time (IMHO).
China for Chinese

Podgorica, Montenegro

#117 Mar 5, 2013
The Worlds Biggest Lie wrote:
<quoted text>
Please send China and The Russians to save this land before it is too late.
America cannot save the world until America can save itself.
Thank you.
China and Russia will save you.
We are not like Western-American Garbage!!!

Since: Jan 13

Your time is coming!!!!!

#119 Mar 5, 2013
Pesky army wrote:
So, if I understand it well, you like them old & wrinkled then ?
Yes he likes you.....LOL

hahaha

“Luke laughs at hypocrites!”

Since: Sep 10

Palm Springs, California

#121 Mar 6, 2013
Pesky Jew Baboon wrote:
<quoted text>

too terrible to repeat.
Reported. Bye bye.

“Dimitri at the races in Russia”

Since: Jan 10

Location hidden

#122 Mar 6, 2013
Howdy Curtee,

have you scored lately ?
Most likely, you´re saving yourself for the weekend in San F, eh ?
Martix

Kraków, Poland

#123 Mar 6, 2013
Why aren't you so indignant over discriminating Catholics in Poland by the Polish state. For example by not granting TV Trwam a place on the digital multiplex or by attempts to remove corsses from the public sphere etc.

Tell me when this thread is updated:

Subscribe Now Add to my Tracker

Add your comments below

Characters left: 4000

Please note by submitting this form you acknowledge that you have read the Terms of Service and the comment you are posting is in compliance with such terms. Be polite. Inappropriate posts may be removed by the moderator. Send us your feedback.

Gay/Lesbian Discussions

Title Updated Last By Comments
News Clooney's restraining order 4 min stoned luck aka ... 20
News Almost one year since gay marriage ruling, LGBT... 5 min Christsharian Col... 202
Little Robbie's Happy Place 5 min Buford 15
Is Little Robbie safe and sound? 7 min Buford 10
News 'Free Kim Davis': This is just what gay rights ... (Sep '15) 11 min Frankie Rizzo 14,576
News Colo. gay discrimination alleged over wedding cake (Jun '13) 17 min EdmondWA 38,376
News Justicea s gay marriage order halts licenses in... (Jan '16) 48 min DaveinMass 466
News NBA Moves All-Star Game Out of North Carolina O... 1 hr Christsharian Col... 27
News Judge to monitor Kansas' actions on gay marriag... 4 hr Frankie Rizzo 27
More from around the web