Conservative Anti-LGBTQ Hungarian MEP Admits To “Strictly” Personal Mistake, After Being Caught At 25-Man Gay Orgy Violating COVID Restrictions

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Conservative Anti-LGBTQ Hungarian MEP Admits To “Strictly” Personal Mistake, After Being Caught At 25-Man Gay Orgy Violating COVID Restrictions

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On November 28th, a conservative Hungarian MEP and member of Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban’s Fidesz party resigned from his post after a scandal related to a 25-man orgy.

Jozsef Szajer, who helped write Hungary’s ultra-conservative constitution, allegedly tried to flee the 25-person orgy by climbing through a window and shinning down a drainpipe.

He reportedly hurt himself in the process and was caught by police, when he then tried to claim diplomatic immunity before being let off with a warning.

Belgian police detained about 20 people at the house party in a central Brussels apartment on November 27th.

Another, undisclosed person also claimed diplomatic immunity.

On December 1st, Jozsef Szajer apologized for the incident and denied taking drugs the party, which he did not mention when he announced he was resigning as an MEP for the Fidesz party, which portrays itself as a staunch defender of “traditional” values.

“After the police asked for my identity – since I did not have ID on me – I declared that I was a MEP. The police continued the process and finally issued an official verbal warning and transported me home,” Szajer said in a statement.

“I deeply regret violating the Covid restrictions, it was irresponsible on my part,” he added, without giving any details of the party.

“I did not use drugs, I offered to the police to undergo an official test, but they did not do one. Police said an ecstasy pill was found. It is not mine, I do not know who placed it there or how,” he said.

“The misstep is strictly personal, I am the only one who has responsibility for it. I ask everyone not to extend it to my homeland, or to my political community,” said Szajer, who is married to a prominent judge on Hungary’s constitutional court.

There will be no prosecution unless the European Parliament is persuaded to waive the MEP’s immunity.

“I was present,” Szajer admitted, in a statement distributed by his conservative political group the EPP.

Szajer has been elected four times to the Hungarian parliament between 1990 and 2002, and four times to the European Parliament since 2004.

His party called him “the best-known and most-recognised Hungarian member of the European Parliament”.

After Orban came to power in 2010 Szajer was put in charge of drafting a new constitution, which he said he partly wrote on an Apple iPad on the train between Brussels and Strasbourg.

The socially conservative text sparked controversy, including a definition of “the institution of marriage as between a man and a woman” as well as “the basis of the family and national survival”.

Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban condemned the actions of Szajer.

Orban described his actions as “unacceptable and indefensible” and said they had “no place in the values of our political family”, according to a statement from his office.

“We will not forget nor repudiate his 30  years of work, but his deed is unacceptable and indefensible. Following this, he took the only appropriate decision when he apologised and resigned from his position as member of the European Parliament and left Fidesz,” Orban said.

Szajer is a known proponent of anti-LGBT measures.

“While Fidesz politicians are teaching us about Christianity, family, traditional gender roles and morality, they are actually living a completely different life, as far away as possible from the values they voice,” leader of the DK opposition party Ferenc Gyurcsany said.

The arrest’s circumstances are quite embarrassing for the hardcore conservative agenda-following politician.

“While he was enjoying himself in LGBT-friendly Brussels, he made life for LGBT people in Hungary miserable,” tweeted Szabolcs Panyi, a journalist for the Direkt36 investigative site.

Szajer’s fall from grace comes shortly after Orban lost two other key players in his Europe policy, MEP Gyorgy Schopflin and adviser Peter Gottfried.

“These people will be missing from very important meetings and won’t be able to convey information back home,” says Zoltan Lakner, analyst and owner of the independent Jelen weekly.

At the party itself, everybody was “very careful” and that the only rule for the party was that everyone had to have previously contracted the coronavirus, according to the organizer David Manzheley, a 29-year-old doctoral student.

“To be honest, I don’t see the problem. There were two nurses there, and they didn’t think it was dangerous either,” he said.

Manzheley said it was like any other party.

“We talk, we have a drink – just like at the cafe. The only difference is that in the meantime, we’re having sex with each other. I don’t see what’s wrong with that. We’re all adults, everything is by mutual consent,” he said.

Regardless of what the party was, Szajer is actually avoiding any actual prosecution against him or a fine, since he has diplomatic immunity.

It turns out that the anti-COVID restrictions are only for the ordinary people, and they are the ones who need to adhere them.

The double-standard and quite double-faced approach is a cornerstone of modern European and American politics. Since every time a story such as this breaks out it reveals that the claims and vows of freedom and justice that are constantly propagated are simply lies, used to push a control-oriented agenda that strongly resembles a totalitarian rule.

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