VIDEO: Raw footage of 15-year-old Jakub Baryła holding up a crucifix and praying out loud before riot police and a gay pride parade in Poland. [Aug 12, 2019]
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.
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.
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