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Popular Gay Band The XX To Sue Croatian Hate Group For Using Their Music In Anti-Gay Ad

Leave it to an imbecilic anti-gay hate group to accidentally steal music from one of the world's most popular bands, The XX (with two out of three openly gay members), to use in a homophobic commercial. 

In the Name of the Family, a Christian anti-gay hate group in Croatia, is being sued for using the British band's song "Intro" in a new commercial supporting a ban on marriage equality, which is up for referendum in the country on December 1. 

According to Gay Star News, a representative for the band sent a letter to members of the Croatian Parliament for advice on moving forward with a lawsuit. "Management are looking to pursue this. Obviously the band are completely at odds with what the movement stands for and want to take appropriate action," reads part of the letter. 

The XX is quite popular in Croatia, actually, and performed at the Terraneo Festival in 2012.

(Source: Gay Star News)




You are talking about Christianity not Chatolic chrch

Please be careful when labeling things you quote (Ljubi bližnjega svoga kao samoga sebe.) because in same time somebody can quote (Treća knjiga Mojsijeva 20:13: "Ko bi muškarca obukao kao ženu, učiniše grijeh obojica; da se pogube; krv njihova na njih".) or (ne lijegaj s muškarcem kako se liježe sa ženom! To bi bila grozota. (Levitski zakonik 18,22 JB)

Na tvoje pitanje o bibliji:

P.S. možda bi trebala više vremen provest čitajuć o kršćanstvu jer meni se čini da ono i nije baš za tebe tj. tvoje stavove

I'm talking about both, because Christianity is divided in Catholic Church,  the Eastern Orthodox Church, and various forms of Protestantism. (Katolici, pravoslavci i protestanti. Uči se na vjeronauku i povijesti u osnovnoj školi.) But this issue is mainly about Catholic Church.

Levitski je zakonik sastavljen kako bi se čovječanstvo kaznilo zbog istočnoga grijeha. On je prestao vrijediti nakon što je Isus poginuo za nas na križu.

Uzmimo sada Treću knjigu Mojsijevu. Ako želimo poštovati taj dio, moramo i sve druge, zar ne? Naposlijetku, ne smijemo samo birati rečenice koje nam se sviđaju. Da vidimo što još u njoj ima.

If anyone curses his father or mother, he must be put to death. If a man commits adultery with another man's wife--with the wife of his neighbor--both the adulterer and the adulteress must be put to death. If a man lies with a woman during her monthly period and has sexual relations with her, he has exposed the source of her flow, and she has also uncovered it. Both of them must be cut off from their people. 

Amo se jednostavno složit da se ne slažemo.

As a Croatian, I must add, that most of the campaign is financed by greedy, wealthy Catholic church who is dedicated in besmirching gay population and especially gay activism, who is openly accusing them of being satanic and "the reason the society is falling apart". so taking some of the "In the name of the family's" money is also taking some from the Catholic church who gave the most in this awful campaign. I say fingers crossed and sue their asses off :D

I apologise for my english and I hope my message got through :)

Your English is crap but your hate for the Catholic church is even bigger. 60 years we lived under your rule (communist) you killed our priests you jailed us just for christening our children, You made us emigrate because we couldn’t get any employment if we even where suspected of being religious.

Now you want to do it again! But this time it will not work because people of Croatia are awake. Anybody from the west who thinks this has anything to do with LGBT people is mistaken. Just not the biggest "supporter" of LGBT is an ex communist party (SDP) they are using them for their own agenda and the stupid LBGT people don’t get it!.

Kiva's English is not even remotely "crap" (actually, you'd do well to check your own spelling and punctuation), and you got it all exactly the wrong way around.

No-one is endangering the Croatian Catholic Church, which is sitting on unimaginable amounts of property, is being financed up the wazoo (and that in one of the poorest countries of the EU) out of all taxpayers' pockets, regardless of whether they are Catholics or agree with what their money is being spent on, is drumming a mediaeval mindset into our children's heads in state-sponsored Religious Education classes (twice a week for all twelve years of primary and secondary education), is sticking its nose into politics and into all nooks and crannies of society, and works itself into a paranoid lather whenever anyone has the temerity to point out Church and State should be separated. 

No-one is endangering or persecuting Croatian Catholics (plenty of whom are, incidentally, gay themselves, in case it has not occurred to you - and I'm sure it hasn't - that one can be both Christian and gay). It's not the priests or the faithful whose rights are being denied, who are being called every insane name you can think of, whose deaths ("put a bullet in his forehead," "they should all be shot," "they should be tied to stakes and burnt," "they don't deserve to live") or imprisonment are routinely called for in public discussion, who get beaten up simply for being what they are, with the police then laughing in their faces.

Not even LGBT groups, and certainly not the ruling coalition, ever breathed a word about gay marriage until the "In the Name of the Family" campaign started. All Prime Minister Milanovic had thought fit to offer to gay people in Croatia is a promise not to criminalise homosexuality again! And then you people started your idiotic hate-fest and suddenly gay marriage is the most discussed thing in Croatia. It is clear to anyone who a) actually lives here and b) has two brain cells to rub together that this Church offensive (it started about a year ago with the hysteria about Health Education) is aimed at putting HDZ back in power. It's amazing how quiet the Church keeps about everything it's now telling us is a terrible problem - from gays to the use of minority languages and scripts - when HDZ is the ruling party. So now, yes, the "gay marriage issue" (again, no-one is campaigning FOR it even now - a PROTIV vote means not putting a ban on it in the Constitution, where it fricking does not belong even if you are dead set against it, and from where it will be very difficult and costly to remove once the Croatian people finally join the 21st century, perhaps around 2067 or so) is being used for political manipulation, but not by the "Communists" (plenty of actual ex-members of the Communist Party, and even UDBA spies, are in right-wing parties, but that somehow never bothers people like you... Why?). In that situation, what precisely is the LGBT community supposed to do? Decline the support of anyone who is not squeaky clean in every possible way (are there such people in Croatian political life? Of course not) and say: "Oh, we're fine with all this hatred and the denial of rights, we're perfectly happy hiding and trying to figure out how to leave the country. Have your festival of hatred and stupidity by all means, we're as happy as all our fellow citizens to fork out 7 million euros for it."

Also, I don't know what your parents told you, but it's laughable to claim anyone was put in prison for christening their children, even during the darkest days of Yugoslavia. It was a shit place, but that is so ridiculously untrue. You need a bullshit filter and you need to start using your head instead of just parroting nonsense.

One thing I can agree with you is (it started about a year ago with the hysteria about Health Education), you can sac its only a small group of U ime Obitelji, but truly there is a huge support among ordinary people. We are sick and tired to be pushed around by a government that don’t value democracy and a small loud grope there is honestly simply not tolerant! You are talking about taking rights?? Witch rights will be taken away from LGBT that are no implemented.

I written before and I will repit myself again instead of you fighting for your rights you are stubbornly fighting for a NAME - Brand! You are used by SDP for diversion from real problems. And one day if that day comes why do you think its expressive to spend 7 000 000€ again to change the constitution?? Our government spends 10 time more on cell phones.

Regarding Yugoslavia my experiences and yes the situation got better in 80's but my family is coming from Dalmatian zagora and there is numerous times priests, and prominent people where never seen again just because of there religion or love for Croatia. There is even today "Jame" where we know who is in them and I am not talking of people killed after the WWII but in late 50's ask you parents again and stop believing in fairytales. May mother just to get education had to go true questioning of UDBA and vouches of promrnt communists!

But at least you are a polite person, and we can agree that we don’t agree, the only thing is that I don’t understand why LGBT is so against democracy, and referendum is the direct democracy!

well that is a lot of disinformation on your behalf. I've lived 12 years in ex-Yugoslavia and my grandmother was a catholic and she vent to church every day during this regime you are talking about, and we celebrated christmas and eastern with her although we rejected religion but we respected it, and my neighbors were baptized and vent also through other sacraments without a scratch from this so called evil regime you are talking about.

I see you never lived in Yugoslavia! And in any regime you can celebrate Christmas and ester in your own home with closed door. Also pleas don’t lecture me on how it was to live under communism my family felt the "gentle" hand of communism first hand. My mother when she wanted to go to college she and whole family was questioned by UDBA, also 2 prominent communist had to vouch for her, because we weren’t "the perfect" communist family. My grandfather had to emigrate to Germany because he couldn’t get any job anywhere the reason was he didn’t want to join the communist party which was obligatory for getting employment in government companies and in communism 99% of them are government owned. So pleas don’t tell me how it was. As in any regime there was people having a great time and lot of opportunities but lot so them didn’t. Even today in my village they vespers of young people who were taken in middle of the night in late 50's and never saw again. My friends crisend there children in secret so they wouldn’t have trouble in their companies! And soo on.

By the way you support LBGT as I can see did you know that it was panelized up to 5 years of jail if you her guy in your beloved communist Yugoslavia

Actually, their leader is part of OPUS DEI. There they get the money. A foreign sect trying to ruin another country with their primitivenes and financial interets.

I'm a Croatian too,mother of three children,married to a man.I belong to the part od Croatia that is against this so called circus that is going on at the moment in our contry...I'm acctually very pleased to see that there are so many people who speak against this initiative..That's why I hope from the 1th of December we will be news as the nation who choose not to be anti human...
Too much money is spent to protect 'family' that is already protected...and making sure that nobody else gets the 'privilege' we have.
That's why I hope there will be enough people to say WE ARE AGAINST!!!!
Forgive my english,I wasn't using the translator :-)

Your english is better without translator, belive me ;)


On what ground they will sue them? Somehow I don't see legal ground in "We hate them beacuse they hate gays". 

ever heard of copyright infringement 

Hell yeah! Sue them! They've got money. Take it all and make something useful with it! Help us wash off the shame they've put us to.

Cheers from Croatia 

well, I don't know how well you've been informed about "in the name of family" - let's call it what it is - political orientation - but - you should most definitely sue.
You can thank whomever you're thanking, on the fact that you are not from Croatia, and can't read Croatian articles. Because - omg - it's so disgusting, discriminating (even though they're constantly repeating that they are not - when you ask for arguments - you get that they are just not.), lying, filthy, lack of imagination even, stealing scumbags with ->
that - as their leader.
That reproducted too - that info made me very sad. 
So, in the name of HEALTY REASON and reason at all, and all the people who know what the true values on this little ball are, PLEASE, sue the hell out of them. PLEASE.
Take this, homophobic people story to any magazine, make a complete fools of our country (because we obviously deserve it), and let the world take it's course. MAYBE then this sheeps with which i share the air that i breathe, could realize that not every scientific fact, or in fact, any sign of reason isn't conspiracy after "all the good they want for us" - it's what it is - like I said before - disgusting, homophobic, cheating, stealing, lying political organisation witch should be stooped asap.

Thank you for reading, with respect,

one person from Croatia who is sick with all the crap.

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an just because it matters if you're fricken croatian - i'm straight - and no - that wasn't my choice!

i was praying the guys would do that :) the fact that the anti-gay community is a bunch of bored lying manipulators isn't going to stop the referendum but i am honestly happy to give them trouble and sleepless nights like they gave it to a lot of croatian people

even though i am a minor and i am currently on another continent alone, i spent last week going through all of the interviews and stuff about referendum and after getting irritated and annoyed so many time because of their ignorance this is the first good and happy news

As a Croat, I am deeply ashamed to be living there because of this stupid "U ime obitelji" organization (an anti-gay hate group rather, as you call it). Please, sue their fat discriminative asses and take as much money from them as you can! 
Lots of love for the LGBTQ community from Croatia <3

You call them discriminative XD let’s go true your post:

- stupid

-hate group

- fat asses

And all of this just because they don't agree with you!

And for you not living in Croatia this is just a small part how they "the tolerant and fill of love" talk to anybody not agreeing with them. But again that is good because thy do this in this way 50% more people will vote "ZA" i know even some gay people will vote ZA just because thy are sick of this manipulative, small, aggressive group!

They are a hate group, and as one you cannot possibly call them smart. Telling the truth is not discriminating them; trying to forbid people in LGBTQ* community from getting married, adopting children, or even telling who they are in public, calling them unnatural and somehow harmful to our country - THAT is discrimination.

And yes, "In the name of family" are a small, agressive, bigoted group, which is why people will for AGAINST.

(Sorry if I said something wrong, English is not my first language, although when I see these things from my fellow countrymen I sure wish it was.)

- trying to forbid people in LGBTQ* community from getting married

You want to say that now in Croatia homosexuals can get marred??

-calling them unnatural

Well don't tell me heterosexuality is natural I know that it is not political correct to say that but for God sake do you know the meaning of the word natural??  Been blind is alos not natural or how you say "unnatural" that doesn’t mean the we have to eat the gay and the blind for breakfast!

(Sorry if I said something wrong, English is not my first language, although when I see these things from my fellow countrymen I sure wish it was.)

You can always move to Ireland they speak English there!

No, they can't, and they never tried to, but this lovely group is trying to make sure they are never able to. 

I think you got it wrong there? I think heterosexuality, homosexuality, in short every sexuality IS natural. What isn't natural is hating people based on their sexuality. Homosexuality is found in many animal species; homophobia is found just in one, and that's us. 

I'm sorry, I lost you there. How is blindness and homosexuality even similar? But I agree with you that we shouldn't, eh, as you put it, eat them for breakfast. We should treat them the same, because they're all human beings and deserve our tolerance, respect and all the equal  rights, don't you agree?

If only living somewhere else would erase the shame I feel because of my countrymen... but it won't.

"every sexuality IS natural."

Pedophilia is also sexual orientation! By what you say that’s natural also??

I agree we should treat them the same, because they're all human beings and deserve our tolerance, respect and all the equal rights!

But note "BRAK" is not a human right nether by UN or by EU human right court! I respect every human being that respects me when I am disrespected I give it back the same way!

No, it is not a sexual orientation. You cannot compare two consent adult having a relationship with an adult molesting a child. 

As I just told you, it is a human by the UN.

How are you disrespected?

*a human right

No marriage is not a human right and it’s not defined as union or men and men or woman and woman in UN! Pleas don spared lies!

I'm all for the artists defending their rights, but its not a gay hate group.

They are trying to forbid gay people from ever getting married, adopting children, having a family... Not a gay hate group, suuuuure.

No, it's just hetero-love-is-the-only-real-love group, they're all about loving and protecting families from evil gays who want to kidnap and rape our children. Dude... C'mon... It's a hate group.

I second that.

Looking forward to the lawsuit! They deserve it for making the lives of the Croatian LGBTQ comunity a living hell these days, including mine.

Good job guys!!! I'm Croatian and I'm against any way of discrimination! Gay love is equal to any other love! Love and be loved, judge and you will be juged! Live and let live! Sue them! They DESERVE IT! L.O.V.E. U!

 I am from Croatia and i want to someone from outside show them where they belong in this world..In the blackest hole of stupidity and ignorance.LGBT <3<3<3

I hope they sue those idiots. This is the first time in my life that I'm ashamed to say I'm from Croatia... 

We're from Croatia, and instead of being proud of our own country, we're all ashamed of what's happening!!! Shame on those people who want to ban gay marriage! We're all equal, and we all have our rights to be happy and in love! I hope Europe and the entire world give a lesson to our corrupted Parliament!!! RESPECT FOR THE GUYS! 

same here..can't believe this is really happening..

I m from croatia, and i can t wait from xx to sue that stupid homofobic group that are trying to get us in 10th century !!

I m from croatia and I'm ashamed for that crazy thigs is going on here.

slažem se! :)

sue their asses off

I agree..sue the hell out of them, they have loads of money and they don't even want to say from where..they are a hateful group of stealing conservatives!

Yes, yes, sue them for everything they've got, stealing bastards. And I know, they have A LOT! Pretty much everything stolen. And now they want to take away human rights. So sad :(

Good going sue them into bankruptcy. I love "Heart Shipped A Beat".

**Skipped rather.


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