Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Moscow Patriarchate Grateful to Government for Stopping Homo-Parade

Moscow, May 30, Interfax - The Russian Orthodox Church is grateful to the Moscow city authorities and law enforcers for preventing a gay parade attempted in the city last Saturday.

Responding to questions from Interfax-Religion on Monday, head of the Synodal Department for Church and Society Relations Archpriest Vsevolod Chaplin said the authorities "quite politely prevented an instance of propaganda of homosexuality which could have been witnessed by children and teenagers who crowded the two venues of the action."

He expressed hope that in the future the authorities of Russia and Moscow in similar cases "will listen to the voice of their own people, the majority of whom do not accept the propaganda of homosexuality, instead of foreign pressure that was exerted before the action and continues now."


1 comment:

  1. It is heartening to see something like this happen, and I commend our Orthodox friends and the Moscow authorities for doing what they did.

    And then I look at our own Catholic Bishops. Here in Milwaukee we have just suffered yet another "PrideFest" complete with parade and music festival without a single peep being heard by our Ordinary, Jerome Listecki. Silence from the chancery while these horrors are paraded before us. Incredible. Did Bishop Listecki go before the cameras and violently denouce this unnatural farce? No. Did he require a letter denouncing this thing along with a recommended prayer to be read from the pulpits of all the churches in his diocese? No. Did he meet with City officials to voice his opposition to this? No.

    This is the sad type of leadership that is all-too-common in the Church: no leadership. We never hear any clear, courageous, unequivocal voices emanating from the Church, all the way to the very top, denouncing the homosexual agenda, and followed up by concrete actions. But hopefully Benedict and the Bishops under him could look to Moscow and the Orthodox for a lesson in righteous anger, and in courage.

    Let us hope so.