Former Polish Prez Skirts Hate Crimes Charge
Lech Walesa sparked outrage with anti-gay words
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Mar 13, 2013 3:37 PM CDT
In this Monday, April 23, 2012 file photo former Polish President Lech Walesa speaks during a panel discussion at the World Summit of Nobel Peace Laureates, in Chicago.   (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast, file)

(Newser) – Former Polish President Lech Walesa sparked outrage earlier this month when he said gays have no right to a prominent role in politics, adding that any gay lawmakers should sit in the back of Parliament or "even behind the wall." But, though an activist filed a formal complaint against the Nobel Peace Prize laureate for promoting the hatred of a sexual minority, prosecutors announced today that he did not commit a crime under Polish law.

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Pointy01
Mar 16, 2013 1:12 AM CDT
He is as entitled to his own views as is anyone else in the USA, under that Constitution he is entitled to express those views. So long as he does not damage anyone by expressing his views, I see no reason to charge him with any crime. I AGREE WITH HIS VIEWS REGARDING hOMOSEXUALS.
right2dave
Mar 14, 2013 3:15 AM CDT
I swear I saw this guy in my store a few days ago with 120,00 worth of shirts. He smelled of Vodka and said, "I buy if I get 20% discount." He no buy.
sweetg
Mar 13, 2013 9:24 PM CDT
walesa is another media myth grat freedom fighter etc. he is anti semite,racist homophobe. he met and kissed every american president butt except obama. then said it was just a photo opto. true but you met every white president. he is like mel gibson true real catholic not the fake politically correct .