Polands president andrzej duda claimed on saturday that lgbt ideology ended up being more destructive than communism, as main european country heads towards a bitterly contested presidential election.

Speaking at a promotion event in brzeg, a little town when you look at the south-west for the strongly catholic nation, mr duda, who is supported by the conservative-nationalist legislation and justice celebration, stated he agreed with another politician through the ruling camp just who stated that lgbt is certainly not individuals, its an ideology.

The generation of my moms and dads couldn't combat for forty many years to kick the communist ideology out of schools...in order for us to today accept that another ideology should show up, this is certainly even more destructive for individuals, mr duda said, describing the lgbt rights motion as neo-bolshevism.

We our tradition. we our culture that is considering over 1,050 many years of history...we wont enable [poland] to be taken far from united states. we wont allow any ideology, neither communist, nor socialist, nor some other go on it far from united states, because this is our identity. and let nobody try to lead our youngsters in the incorrect path, because we wont allow it.

Mr dudas comments come two weeks prior to the first round of something likely to be an in depth battle between him and the liberal mayor of warsaw, rafal trzaskowski, that has been supporting of lgbt rights and emerged from an industry of 10 candidates to be mr dudas closest challenger.

Poland does not legitimately understand same-sex partnerships, in the last few years attitudes towards lgbt legal rights have started to shift. one poll a year ago found that 56 per cent of participants were in favour of municipal partnerships, and 41 per cent backed same-sex marriages, both record highs.

However, especially in smaller towns and outlying areas, more traditional values nonetheless hold sway. and merely as it did before the european and polish parliamentary elections last year, law and justice has actually sought to make use of the lgbt legal rights action which it portrays as something of foreign values inimical to polish practices to rally its traditional base prior to the june 28 presidential poll.

Earlier in the day recently, mr duda signed a statement which he pledged to protect young ones against lgbt ideology and ban the propagation of lgbt ideology in public areas establishments.

His allies have gone more. joachim brudzinski, regulations and justice mep who is mind of mr dudas promotion, tweeted earlier on recently that poland was most breathtaking without lgbt while another legislation and justice mp, tomasz rzymkowski, last week tweeted a cartoon comparing same-sex marriages to a wedding between a man and a goat.

Mr dudas reviews received criticism from resistance politicians. robert biedron, a rival presidential applicant and polands first openly homosexual politician, called on mr duda in order to complete using this hate. agnieszka dziemianowicz-bk, from leftwing grouping lewica, urged the lgbt community to disregard mr dudas words. lgbt are men and women. just what the government is performing is inhuman, she tweeted.

Donald tusk, polands centrist former prime minister, in addition criticised mr duda, tweeting your president associated with republic should take care of its reputation. andrzej duda is doing every thing to destroy it. their promotion is an embarrassment while watching entire world.

Mr duda struck back, phoning mr tusk a coward for not working against him, to which mr tusk responded which he had been contemplating operating against mr dudas superior a mention of the jaroslaw kaczynski, the founder of law and justice commonly viewed as polands most effective politician.