A Polish court on Wednesday began hearing charges against three gay rights activists accused of offending religious sentiment by putting up posters of the Virgin Mary with a rainbow halo.
The 3 defendants face two years in prison. It’s a crime in Poland to offend religious sentiment.
The Polish Catholic church and governing nationalists oppose gay rights, which the rainbow flag symbolises.
“God forbid, no, I’m not pleading guilty to having offended religious sentiment,” Elzbieta P told reporters before the hearing began.
I don’t believe that a rainbow can offend anything or anyone. I didn’t commit a crime,” she added, quoted by the Polish news agency PAP.
No scriptures and/or proselytizing.