Christian activists attack Georgia gay pride parade

May 18, 2012 | Posted by: roboblogger | Full story: The Province

Orthodox priests argue with gay rights activists as they rally in the Georgian capital Tbilisi, on May 17, 2012.

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Mona Lott

Hoboken, NJ

#1 May 18, 2012
Those whacky christians!
Frank Stanton

Omaha, NE

#2 May 18, 2012
Mona Lott wrote:
Those whacky christians!
you mean filthy dirty ignorant ameriKKKan christain terrorists.

pathetic ameriKKKa.
Rainbow Kid

Alpharetta, GA

#3 May 18, 2012
This battle took place in Georgia Europe; not Redneck Georgia
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And the attackers were warmongering orthodox jewish morons; not the usual snarling fundamentalist evangelical douchebags we have here in the States
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Gay people in Georgia Europe need to protect themselves from religious criminals by carrying loaded machine guns during Pride Parades
http://news.bbcimg.co.uk/media/images/6029800...
Rainbow Kid

Alpharetta, GA

#4 May 18, 2012
Here is a video of the attack. The Military definitely needed to clear the path of the parade with flame throwers or carpet bombs
http://www.ibtimes.co.uk/articles/342654/2012...
Tbiliseli

Vienna, VA

#5 May 18, 2012
First of all have some respect when you talk about these people. Their parade was very poorly planned and they themselves did not know what they were doing. Also, what they need to realize is that Georgia is not ready for this yet. They are a minority and the majority is against them. And the fact that Obama is for gay rights does not change Georgian people's stance on this matter. Activists decided to come out immediately after Obama's statement. Georgians don't mind it if you are gay, but what they mind is you BEING gay PLUS asking them to LIKE and APPROVE of your actions. Georgia is suffering a lot with damages from flood and 5 dead, 2 conflict regions, border issues with Azeris, so this protest is the last thing people want to see. Wrong timing, wrong strategy!
Kirk

Lancaster, PA

#6 May 18, 2012
Tbiliseli wrote:
First of all have some respect when you talk about these people. Their parade was very poorly planned and they themselves did not know what they were doing. Also, what they need to realize is that Georgia is not ready for this yet. They are a minority and the majority is against them. And the fact that Obama is for gay rights does not change Georgian people's stance on this matter. Activists decided to come out immediately after Obama's statement. Georgians don't mind it if you are gay, but what they mind is you BEING gay PLUS asking them to LIKE and APPROVE of your actions. Georgia is suffering a lot with damages from flood and 5 dead, 2 conflict regions, border issues with Azeris, so this protest is the last thing people want to see. Wrong timing, wrong strategy!
So you are suggesting the just because the majority doesn't agree with gay people wanted to be accepted as equal members of society it's acceptable for them to be attacked?

I'm very sorry but that argument is as weak in Georgia as it is in the United States.

Georgia has and does suffer from many natural and man-made issues. That still doesn't make it right to attack your fellow citizens for any reason.
wow

United States

#7 May 18, 2012
Orthodox Christians are no better than Mullahs.
uve

Desert Hot Springs, CA

#8 May 18, 2012
Tbiliseli wrote:
First of all have some respect when you talk about these people. Their parade was very poorly planned and they themselves did not know what they were doing. Also, what they need to realize is that Georgia is not ready for this yet. They are a minority and the majority is against them. And the fact that Obama is for gay rights does not change Georgian people's stance on this matter. Activists decided to come out immediately after Obama's statement. Georgians don't mind it if you are gay, but what they mind is you BEING gay PLUS asking them to LIKE and APPROVE of your actions. Georgia is suffering a lot with damages from flood and 5 dead, 2 conflict regions, border issues with Azeris, so this protest is the last thing people want to see. Wrong timing, wrong strategy!
Obviously, they need to focus on their education systems then, and not on the ignorant BS of orthodox church.
Disgusted american

Philadelphia, PA

#9 May 18, 2012
Tbiliseli wrote:
First of all have some respect when you talk about these people. Their parade was very poorly planned and they themselves did not know what they were doing. Also, what they need to realize is that Georgia is not ready for this yet. They are a minority and the majority is against them. And the fact that Obama is for gay rights does not change Georgian people's stance on this matter. Activists decided to come out immediately after Obama's statement. Georgians don't mind it if you are gay, but what they mind is you BEING gay PLUS asking them to LIKE and APPROVE of your actions. Georgia is suffering a lot with damages from flood and 5 dead, 2 conflict regions, border issues with Azeris, so this protest is the last thing people want to see. Wrong timing, wrong strategy!
Bottom Line: Who Attacked who first!!! Could you Imagine IF gay People attacked a Religious Procession cause they (the gays) didn't like it????? The OUTRAGE would be THUNDEROUS across the Globe.....but, somehow its oK for Priest/aka child rapist to attack peaceful marching gays????
Brian

Lacon, IL

#10 May 18, 2012
Orthodox Christians are the largest Christian body after Roman Catholics, and of course both strongly support the Bible's many commands against all homosexual behavior, found in both Testaments, as do Southern Baptists United Methodists, and member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, America's largest non-Catholic religious bodies.

“ WOOF !”

Since: Oct 10

Coolidge, AZ

#11 May 18, 2012
Frank Stanton wrote:
<quoted text>
you mean filthy dirty ignorant ameriKKKan christain terrorists.
pathetic ameriKKKa.
You're idiocy never ceases to humor me.

LOL

It says Tiblisi in the first line.

Crawl back under your rock, Frank.

:)

Since: May 12

Location hidden

#12 May 18, 2012
*sigh*
Christians and their gay obsessions.
Frank Stanton

Omaha, NE

#13 May 18, 2012
FaFoxy wrote:
<quoted text>
You're idiocy never ceases to humor me.
LOL
It says Tiblisi in the first line.
Crawl back under your rock, Frank.
:)
get your mouth off my junk looser.

plus, keep on truck'n rasict pedophile.

pathetic ameriKKKa.
Sam Jose

Martinez, CA

#14 May 18, 2012
FaFoxy wrote:
<quoted text>
You're idiocy never ceases to humor me.
LOL
It says Tiblisi in the first line.
Crawl back under your rock, Frank.
:)
Your idiocy never ceases to disgust me.
Not LOL
It says "hypocrite" in your first line.

Crawl back under your rock, Frank/Daniel/Pedofool

Since: Jun 11

AOL

#15 May 18, 2012
"What the Bible forbids is acts of lust, rape, idolatry, violation of religious purity obligations, or pederasty, but not condemnation of homosexuality in relationships of mutual respect and love." Dr. James B. Nelson, Professor of Christian Ethics, United Theological Seminary.

"The New Testament and Homosexuality" Robin Scroggs, Prof of New Testament at Union Theological Seminary is a serious theologian and is favorable reviewed by many theologians. He is a happily married heterosexual with no personal bias. He includes cites from Boswell and expands further especially on pederasty and concludes there is nothing biblically wrong with homosexuality.

"What the Bible Really Says About Homosexuality" by Daniel Helminiask, PH.D., was ordained as a Catholic priest in 1967 and is incardinated in the Diocese of Pittsburgh. From 1981-1985 was Assoc Prof for Systematic Theology at Oblate School of Theology and earlier completed his Ph.D. in systematic theology at Boston College and Andover Newton Theological School. He concludes the Bible says absolutely nothing about homosexuality being sinful when you examine the actual Hebrew/Greek texts."

Baptist Rev Dr. William R. Stayton, Divinity degree from Andover
Newtown Theological School and on faculty of LaSalle University's Grad program in Religious studies:- "There is nothing in the Bible regarding homosexual orientation. In fact, the Bible does not concern itself with sexual orientation. It does speak against gang rape, male prostitution for religious purposes, and pederasty. I lead bible study programs on this subject and am convinced that the Bible does not address the issue of a person's sexual orientation."

"God is not a Homophobe: An unbiased look at Homosexuality in the Bible" by Philo Thelos
http://www.trafford.com/4dcgi/view-item...
Several books already exist attempting to demonstrate that the Christian Bible does not, in fact, condemn consenting-adult homosexuality. But God is Not a Homophobe has a unique perspective in that the author has a lifetime of experience in pastoring hard-core fundamentalist churches. His former bitter opposition to all forms of homosexuality has given way to a rational, unbiased acceptance that the Bible says hardly anything about homosexuality, and what it does say cannot honestly be used to condemn consenting same-sex unions."

"Is The Homosexual My Neighbor?" by Latha Dawson Scanzoni This is the revised edition of the classic book that calls for Christians to reexamine their beliefs and attitudes toward homosexuals. The authors look at homosexuality from biblical, scientific and psychological perspectives. An excellent resource."
Mitt s Dog Crate Roofies

Philadelphia, PA

#16 May 18, 2012
Rainbow Kid wrote:
...not Redneck Georgia....
Naturally that was my first reaction on seeing the headline.

GLBT rights will really have arrived when our talibangelicals switch from their verbal assaults at Pride parades to physical ones.

But they are a disciplined and well lawyered bunch of mullahs.

Since: Mar 11

Location hidden

#17 May 18, 2012
fr "Brian" aka DAVID MOORE FROM PEKIN IL:

>Orthodox Christians are ...<

Again, DAVID? Quit spamming the boards. We all know that it's YOU.

Since: Mar 09

Location hidden

#18 May 18, 2012
From the article:

" ... "The development of tolerant values is one of the most important preconditions for the formation of democratic society," Tugushi said in a statement ... "

"The Russias" in general, and Orthodoxy in particular, don't comprehend pluralism or toleration. They've never known it.

A related story:

http://thestory.org/archive/the_story_051412....

Download the Mp3. Worth the listen.

Also related:



http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Patriarch_Kirill
jmpace

New York, NY

#19 May 18, 2012
this whole thing is not very chistian.
sounds to me like the devil is winning b souls motivated through hatred.
Mona Lott

Hoboken, NJ

#20 May 18, 2012
Brian wrote:
Orthodox Christians are the largest Christian body after Roman Catholics, and of course both strongly support the Bible's many commands against all homosexual behavior, found in both Testaments, as do Southern Baptists United Methodists, and member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, America's largest non-Catholic religious bodies.
Southern Baptists? Aren't they the Baptists that left the convention because the convention disapproved of slavery? Not very credible people.

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