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Spainís largest gay rights group condemns homosexual Ďkiss-iní protests at World Youth Day
Life Site News ^ | August 26, 2011 | MATTHEW CULLINAN HOFFMAN

Posted on 08/26/2011 4:13:45 PM PDT by NYer

MADRID, August 26, 2011 (LifeSiteNews.com) - Spain’s largest homosexual organization, the Spanish Confederation of Lesbians, Gays, Bisexuals, and Transgender People (COLEGAS), has issued a statement condemning “kiss-ins” and other forms of protest carried out by homosexuals against the pope and Catholics at the country’s recently-concluded World Youth Day.

The organization has issued a communiqué not only denouncing the protests, but has called for the “immediate dismissal” of the government’s delegate to Madrid, Dolores Carrión, for allowing the vulgar protests to take place.

The organization noted its differences with the Catholic Church on sexual morals and condoms, but added, “we cannot remain in silence in the face of the violent events against some pilgrims.”

“Whether or not we accept their message, they have come in peace and the public celebration of their faith,” added COLEGAS.

According to COLEGAS the homosexual protesters, who are “profusely subsidized by certain public administrations,” are actually “strongly and violently anticlerical and want to impose their unique way of seeing the world, where there is no liberty or space for religion, not only in the government, but in all facets of public life.”

COLEGAS President Rafael Salazar told the La Vanguardia newspaper during the event that “some of the gay and lesbian groups who are carrying out gratuitous provocations with kisses and distribution of condoms to the pilgrims, and are the same who are always asking for respect, tolerance, and acceptance.”

“How would they react if the government were to accept a counter-protest during Gay Pride in the same Plaza de Chueca out of respect for differing opinions on homosexuality or homosexual marriage?” he asked, and added that the same “tough guys” should go to a mosque, “and see if they have the gall to carry out the same provocation that they do to the Catholics.”

Catholic news sources and blogs have complained that pilgrims were harassed by homosexuals and other anti-Catholic groups with foul language, epithets, “kiss-ins” and promises to “burn” the nation’s episcopal conference.


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Foreign Affairs; Government; Philosophy
KEYWORDS: catholic; glbt; spain; wyd

1 posted on 08/26/2011 4:13:48 PM PDT by NYer
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To: NYer

Tolerance for ya, huh? =.=


2 posted on 08/26/2011 4:15:34 PM PDT by cranked
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To: netmilsmom; thefrankbaum; Tax-chick; GregB; saradippity; Berlin_Freeper; Litany; SumProVita; ...
According to COLEGAS the homosexual protesters, who are “profusely subsidized by certain public administrations,” are actually “strongly and violently anticlerical and want to impose their unique way of seeing the world, where there is no liberty or space for religion, not only in the government, but in all facets of public life.”

For those who missed the posts, here are some images.

Anti-Catholic Protestors Taunt Pilgrims in Madrid (Photo Journal)

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3 posted on 08/26/2011 4:15:43 PM PDT by NYer ("Be kind to every person you meet. For every person is fighting a great battle." St. Ephraim)
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All of this vulgarity seems aimed at corrupting children.


4 posted on 08/26/2011 4:16:37 PM PDT by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Happiness)
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To: GeronL

The apology is, as we used to say, “a day late and a dollar short”. Were they so sincere, they should have barred their adherents from abusing children and clergy as they did.


5 posted on 08/26/2011 4:33:35 PM PDT by NYer ("Be kind to every person you meet. For every person is fighting a great battle." St. Ephraim)
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This is all because the reaction to the gay demonstrations was so negative that they began backpedaling almost immediately.

I saw a very good editorial cartoon in a Madrid paper: it showed spittle-flecked, hate-filled, screaming gays shouting and waving their fists, and the title was “...and we would also like to thank the volunteers who worked so hard to make the position of the Pope and the Church so rational and appealing to all the young people...”

And that was really the effect of their ugly behavior, and they know it.


6 posted on 08/26/2011 5:05:22 PM PDT by livius
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These out of control, militant provocateur LGTG people are true dare-devils, imo. They are daring God to give them their righteous come-upance. And doing the Devil's work.

I have absolutely no problem with any sexual deviates as long as they practice the respect toward others that they demand for themselves. Although sometimes I wonder if any homosexual can truely respect his/herself, deep down inside.

7 posted on 08/26/2011 6:39:55 PM PDT by ARepublicanForAllReasons (The world will be a better place when humanity learns not to try to make it a perfect place)
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“he... added that the same “tough guys” should go to a mosque, “and see if they have the gall to carry out the same provocation that they do to the Catholics.”

A good question.


8 posted on 08/26/2011 8:50:05 PM PDT by jocon307
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To: livius

exactly — they realise it backfired badly. But too late.


9 posted on 08/27/2011 3:41:47 AM PDT by Cronos ( W Szczebrzeszynie chrzaszcz brzmi w trzcinie I Szczebrzeszyn z tego slynie.)
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