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Jakub Baryła, who describes himself as „Catholic, traditionalist, conservative and patriotic” on Twitter, has become a social media sensation after standing in the path of a 1,000-strong LGBT equality march in the city of Płock on Saturday.Jesus and the cross stood against evil and sins. Our holy faith commands us to counteract evil deeds.Tweet
Baryła, who is a councilor at Płock Youth Council, said that he decided to block the march with a crucifix after he was inspired by „a similar gesture by Fr. Ignacy Skorupko during the Warsaw battle with the Bolsheviks in 1920.”
Father Skorupko was a Polish army chaplain who was killed on Aug. 14, 1920, at the Battle of Ossów during the Polish counter-attack. Standing with soldiers leading a charge on the front lines, the priest was holding a cross to encourage Polish soldiers.
Baryła says he initially gave up this idea „because of social consequences. I was afraid of how people would react,” he told the conservative media website wPolityce.pl.
However, he changed his mind and decided to act when he saw a blasphemous icon of Our Lady of Częstochowa with a rainbow halo at the Płock LGBT parade:
I asked for a cross from a priest from a Płock parish. The priest was afraid of atheists profaning the Holy Cross, but he gave me a crucifix. I wanted as many people as possible to see my gesture. I wanted to make them reflect and discuss. First, I walked with a cross in my hand in front of the police cordon protecting the Equality March.
Later I sat on the pavement and prayed in Latin with the words Salve Regina. I directed my prayer to the Mother of God, the ideal of purity. Policemen came to me and asked me to get out of the way. I said I couldn’t do it because the participants of the march are destroying my Catholic faith and profaning the Polish flag by placing a rainbow on it.
Riot police in body armor bodily lifted Baryła after he refused to get out of the path of the marchers.
„I didn’t think about fear. I was focused on the cross I was holding. I am Catholic, so I focused on God who gives me strength. I have the impression that God was directing me,” he said, adding that the police behaved „impeccably.”
Baryła is being praised around the world for his courage.
„Thank you Jakub Baryła for your courageous witness to Christ before armed police and an LGBT 'pride' march,” English writer and Catholic deacon Nick Donnelly tweeted.
Thank you Jakub Baryła @JakubBary for your courageous witness to Christ before armed police and an LGBT 'pride' march