Poland’s Justice Minister enters the fray over a ‘persecuted’ Christian
4 Jul 2019

"POLAND’s Justice Minister, Zbigniew Ziobro, inset, has reportedly ordered the national prosecutor’s office to investigate the ‘unlawful’ sacking of a Christian worker by a branch of IKEA in Krakow.

Identified in local media as Tomasz K, the worker is suing Ikea for allegedly “oppressing” his rights as a Christian to trumpet his homophobia.

The issue arose when employees were asked to attend a pro-LGBT event at the company.

In response, Tomasz used the company’s intranet to say he objected to the promotion of homosexuality. He posted two verses from Scripture: “Woe to him through whom scandals come, it would be better for him to tie a millstone around his neck and plunge him in the depths of the sea,” (Matthew 18:6) and: “If a man lies with a male as with a woman, both of them have committed an abomination; they shall surely be put to death; their blood is upon them.” (Leviticus 20:13).

Ikea then sacked him.

The company said in a statement that he was terminated for:

Using quotes from the Old Testament about death and blood in the context of what fate should meet homosexual people and expressing his opinion in a way that could affect the rights and dignity of LGBT+ people."

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