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In comments reminiscent of criticism by the late U.S. evangelist Jerry Falwell, she was quoted as saying: “I noticed (Tinky Winky) has a lady’s purse, but I didn’t realize he’s a boy.””At first I thought the purse would be a burden for this Teletubby … Later I learned that this may have a homosexual undertone.”
Poland’s rightist government has upset human rights groups and drawn criticism within the European Union by apparent discrimination against homosexuals.
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Just two weeks ago, Sowinksa was at the World Congress of Families, an international gathering that brought stars of the American Christian right together with leading Polish politicians, Vatican officials and sundry other crusaders from all over the US, Europe, Latin America and Africa. Ellen Sauerbrey, US assistant secretary of state for population, refugees and migration, was there to lend the imprimatur of the Bush White House.
For three days, in the monumental Palace of Science and Culture that Stalin built in the center of Warsaw, many of the frauds and canards of the American religious right – that homosexuality is a curable disorder; that abortion causes breast cancer and birth control pills cause abortion; that sex education leads children to debauchery – were translated into many languages and transmitted to politicians, pundits and preachers who will carry them, virus like, to their own countries.
A senior Polish official has ordered psychologists to investigate whether the popular BBC TV show Teletubbies promotes a homosexual lifestyle.
The spokesperson for children’s rights in Poland, Ewa Sowinska, singled out Tinky Winky, the purple character with a triangular aerial on his head.
“I noticed he was carrying a woman’s handbag,” she told a magazine. “At first, I didn’t realise he was a boy.”
EU officials have criticised Polish government policy towards homosexuals.