I still can't find the article that caused the controversy--not even in German or Polish, let alone English.
However, I have found out more about the supposed hate-filled priest, Fr Dariusz Oko. I am quite familiar with him and his position on homosexuality within the Church and I've never heard him saying anything hateful. His whole starting point is about having a faithful Church that pastors the faithful to Christ. He has identified a major cause of the moral confusion within the Church coming from the homosexual lobby within the Church--he has stated this explicitly and has provided examples and stats to support his claims. He sees these priests and bishops within the homosexual clique as hypocrites who do untold damage to the veracity of the church's pastoral mission. I've never heard him call for the persecution of homosexuals or inciting violence against homosexuals.
Just recently it has been uncovered that apps for gay hookups have been used within the Vatican, in places where only clergy and official staff are allowed. Just recently the general secretary of the US Bishops Conference resigned because he was found to frequent gay hookup apps. Not to mention the many stories that have come to light since the turn of the millennium of homosexuals within the Church, including within the episcopacy.
I'd hope that anyone who may even disagree with the Church's teaching, hate the Church, or be full-fledged pro-homosexuality can see where this would be a problem of hypocrisy that does damage to the mission of an institution that does not accept homosexuality as normative.
open calls for discrimination.
The law, even good ones, are discriminatory. They are in place to ensure certain behaviors are protected and others are disallowed and penalized, i.e. discriminated against. So, it's not so much about discrimination as it is about the values of a society that are to be promoted and protected. So, can we not have an open exchange of ideas about discrimination without it devolving into hatred and violence? Can it not be a discussion that works out a society's values--arguing the pros and cons? I'd think, in a democracy, that's kind of how it works.
is our little Wolfgang not a part of the problem or a group that just have been called out?
Well, it's conjecture, but if I had to place odds, I'd go with 2:1 he is.
I'm still confused about how all the laws of EU and individual countries work. Is the EU Charter of Fundamental Rights actual law or more of a guiding principles type of thing?