EbonyandBathory wrote: The problem is not a specific Polish problem, it's a world problem. Gays aren't fully socially accepted nearly all over the world. The situation might be worse in Poland becuase she is a highly Catholic country, therefore the solution starts and ends with the Catholic church and other religions.
JustysiaS wrote: but you must understand that its a catholic country and people will have a problem with gays getting married or adopting kids. many people there dont quite understand that its none of their business whom you sleep with, and are certain that all gays have AIDS
According to Catholics, of which about 95 percent of the population is part of, sex is just a means of reproducing. Catholics do not permit masturbation, contraceptives, premarital sex, in addition to homosexuality. With this perspective in mind, many of the comments I have heard from Polish officials is that homosexuality is unnatural/unproductive.
When a group of people display a sense of sexual freedom publicly, it is concerning to a conservative society. I think it is important for people to be concerned about homosexuality, AIDs, and so forth, because then people have an initiative to learn more about it and protect themselves rather than shun it. I feel that Poland is forcing people into their ideal lifestyle. The reality is that people are diverse, that is why Poland should begin to teach more people about responsible sexual education. You said that in bigger cities people are more tolerant, this is also true among younger people. This is because people are exposed and educated on the topic.
I think the solution can be found in grassroots campaign that spreads a positive message about this group of people. I know that Poland is a predominately Catholic country but Catholics are more lenient in their beliefs because catholicism does not accomidate many modern views/truths. The Catholic Church wont change its mind but people can.