Skip to comments.Hundreds of Christians walked in LGBT Pride march in London
Posted on 07/08/2012 4:09:36 PM PDT by scottjewell
[picture from "Queering the Church"]
Around 200 Christians marched as a group in the Pride procession in London yesterday (7 July) to show their support for the dignity and equality of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) people. Many wore T-shirts declaring "Christian and proud".
Many other Christians joined other parts of the parade. A small number of Christians stood at the side of the march with placards expressing their sorrow for Christian homophobia. Later, a Christian service for Pride participants was hosted at Bloomsbury Central Baptist Church. There were also participants of other faiths at the event, including Jews and Muslims.
Meanwhile, about forty Christians opposed to same-sex relationships staged a protest against Pride.
The Pride celebrations included veterans of the first Pride march in London, forty years ago. . .
While some lamented the 'scaled down' version, others said it was an opportunity to take Pride back to its origins as a campaigning demonstration. The commercialisation of Pride has been strongly criticised in recent years.
Christians Together at Pride said the day before the march that they saw the developments "as a helpful reminder of what Pride is all about".
Christians Together at Pride is a coalition of nine groups, including the Lesbian and Gay Christian Movement, Accepting Evangelicals, Inclusive Church and Changing Attitude. Other Christian groups with members at the event included Quest, a network of gay and lesbian Catholics.
They pointed out that Pride originated as a protest rally, with the first participants expressing a demand to be recognised publicly as they defined themselves, not withholding their sexuality.
(Excerpt) Read more at ekklesia.co.uk ...
I wonder, too, if the scaled back World Pride event in London yesterday - due to economic troubles - is a sign that as things get less glitzy, the hype of LGBTQ Pride will wither away?
I follow this topic not only on a national but on a global scale, because globalization has made the world far smaller.
Next it will be “Christians” in support of goat boinking.
This is such a yawn...
and how many were wearing : Gay but chaste” teeshirts?
“Queening” the Church?
Actually, it is not ‘queening’ but ‘queering’ - but its just as sick.
Right: “Pride goeth before a fall.”
Ok, I missed that Bible message, just when did sin become dignified?
My glasses are dirty...
Maybe my mind too.
Right, well I search these topics via Google, come what may. ;)
Romans 1:20 - 32shalom b'SHEM Yah'shua HaMashiach
“This is such a yawn...”
I do not think so.
I think it is a call to action for those Christians who maintain an essentialist belief in natural law and first things to counter this movement, and to make sure their voices are heard.
I reckon it depends on how one defines what Christianity is and who Christians are. I can’t think of a way one can reconcile Chritianity with particpation in a “pride” parade and all that entails. I just don’t see it!
Wonder what it would take to really piss Jesus off?..
“Wonder what it would take to really piss Jesus off?..”
Not a matter of pissing anyone off.
More of a matter of deciding where to stand, what it means to be Christian, what a Christian-based culture would emphasize. I suppose I have the TS Eliot view of Christianity as essential to culture.
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