Shalom Life | December 21, 2014

Latvian Politician: "Thank God" the Nazis Killed Homosexuals

A member of Latvia's ruling Unity party, Inga Priede, has resigned after her offensive anti-homosexual tweet

By: Daniel Koren

Published: December 3rd, 2014 in News » World

Photo Caption: Inga Priede


While Twitter has become the go-to platform for racist, discriminatory and derogatory banter, particularly for dimwitted politicians, it's also provided us with a platform to identify and condemn these politicians for their backwards, archaic agendas.

The latest to join the long list of ignorant government officials is a Latvian politician, a member of the country's ruling Unity party, Inga Priede.

On Monday night, Priede, who represents the Kandava district in western Latvia, was involved in a Twitter discussion regarding the the possibility of legalizing same-sex marriage within the country, which, as most progressive democrats know, would be a big step in the right direction.

Priede, however, tweeted: “Thank God! The Germans shot them in their time. Birth rate was going up."

She continued her rant, saying that Latvian citizens were "in shock" about the potential of such legislature being enforced as law, adding that homosexuals in Latvia were "not proud" of being gay, since "there are basic values."

Other members of the Twitter discussion included fellow party members, including the country's welfare minister Ilze Vinkele.

the possibility of same-sex marriage legislation being introduced, and that homosexuals living in these regions were "not proud" of their sexuality because "there are basic values".

Ms Priede, who represents the Kandava district in western Latvia, made the comments in a discussion on Twitter including fellow party members including Ilze Viņķele, the country's welfare minister.

After coming under fire for her inappropriate and offensive tweets, Priede first denied having posting them, before deleting them from her account.

Eventually, she apologized and resigned from the party's leadership.

Needless to say, the Unity government has tried to distance itself from Priede's comments, which is no doubt a public relations disaster for Latvia's ruling party.

Unity general secretary Artis Kampars commented that Priede's comments were "categorically unacceptable and contrary to the position of Unity."

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