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Mi Hazánk to Hold Demo against LGBTQ Community over ‘Aberrant’ Fairy Tale

MTI-Hungary Today 2020.09.30.

The Mi Hazánk (Our Homeland) party has vowed to hold a demonstration on Saturday against Hungary’s LGBTQ community in connection with a book which it claims is an “aberrant distortion” of a classic fairy tale.

László Toroczkai, the leader of the non-parliamentary party, told a press conference on Wednesday that the book, which retells fairy tales with sexual and ethnic minorities as main characters, amounted to “an attack on the soul and healthy development of young children”.

Mi Hazánk Politician Rips 'Homosexual Propaganda Children's Book' Apart, Reminds Publishers of Nazi Book Burnings
Mi Hazánk Politician Rips 'Homosexual Propaganda Children's Book' Apart, Reminds Publishers of Nazi Book Burnings

In the wake of far-right Mi Hazánk deputy leader Dóra Dúró’s move to publicly shred one of the copies of a recently-published book, the Hungarian Publishers and Booksellers’ Association (MKKE) firmly condemned the action. While Dúró pointed to ‘homosexual propaganda,’ her move only generated publicity for the book, resulting in higher sales. The book, titled […]Continue reading

Mi Hazánk deputy leader Dóra Dúró last week shredded a copy of the book, igniting controversy and condemnation. Toroczkai insisted that the LGBTQ community had “made death threats” against the politician. He claimed that “mothers” were threatened by self-styled victims of discrimination who “are actually aggressively attacking a healthy society”.

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