József Kardos, a former Fidesz founder who openly speaks about his homosexuality, spoke in a recent interview about gay politicians living a double life. In his opinion, Viktor Orbán as a private person has no problem with homosexuals.
Speaking about the paedophile law passed on Monday, Kardos gave an interview to Partizán condemning the bill for blending paedophilia with homosexuality.
The former Fidesz founder told Partizán that he broke away from the party in 1998 because he believed that while the truth could always be told from the opposition, the same cannot be said about the governing party.
According to Telex, he was the president of Fidesz in Sopron. Before the 1990 elections, Kardos became the campaign manager of József Szájer (born in Sopron), a candidate for MP from Sopron, and helped him win a parliamentary seat in the colours of Fidesz. Szájer was the only Fidesz politician who succeeded at the time. In 1994, Kardos became the personal secretary of József Szájer, and they had a close relationship.
“I’ve known the whole family, and I owe him quite a lot,”
According to Kardos, Szájer never lied to his family. They knew about the politician’s sexuality. “It wasn’t about him leading a double life behind anyone’s back. He lived a double life in front of the general public,” he stated. He considers them a normal, intellectual family, who love each other, though he also told Blikk that he does not know how the Brussels case was settled in the family.
He also talked about Fidesz founders being quite accepting of gay party members.
“Orbán and everyone in Fidesz knew very well about József Szájer’s sexuality, and he was accepted that way,” he says. According to Kardos, sexual orientation was not a problem, as long as it was private: it only became a scandal when Szájer’s case was brought to public attention.
“I never thought they had a problem with gay people, and I still don’t think they do.”
Kardos claims there are other politicians in high positions who hide their sexuality while assisting with the homophobic bill. He says he knows about at least two or three members of the governing party.
He has now agreed to speak publicly about Fidesz’s inner circles because he is outraged by the hypocrisy of the government’s attitude towards gays. Kardos also spoke of his own struggles in accepting his homosexuality. According to him, the demonisation of an innocent minority and attacking them within the framework of the law is evil, and Fidesz and Jobbik are homophobic, turning people against gays.
Source: Partizán, Telex, Blikk