Virgin Mary unveils with rainbow-colored sanctuary «kleinezeitung.at

In the central Polish city of Plock, a trial started on Wednesday against three lesbian women who showed the Virgin Mary, venerated by Catholics, with a rainbow-colored halo in 2019.

20.49, 13 January 2021

A picture of the “desecrated” Maria at the first Gay Pride parade in Plock, Poland in August 2019 © AFP

If the defendants Elzbieta P., Anna P. and Joanna G. are found guilty of violating religious sentiments, they must contact a Up to two years’ imprisonment calculate. “For God’s sake, I will not plead guilty to having hurt religious feelings,” said Elzbieta P. before the start of the trial.

I don’t think a rainbow can hurt anyone. I haven’t committed a crime.

Elzbieta P.

The Rainbow flag symbolizes the struggle of people different sexual orientation for equality. The Catholic Church in Poland and the government majority in Warsaw are at war with the LGBTQ movement.

The controversial images first appeared on garbage cans and near a church in Plock. The image of Mary resembled the Black Madonna in Czestochowa, a Catholic pilgrimage site. Just a few days ago, the leader of the PiS party in power in Poland, Jaroslaw Kaczynski, described the LRBTQ movement as a “danger”.

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