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Hundreds of Christians walked in LGBT Pride march in London
Ekklesia ^ | 8 July 2012 | Staff writers

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 ...


TOPICS: Culture/Society; News/Current Events; United Kingdom
KEYWORDS: cinos; europeanchristians; fdrq; homosexualagenda; religiousleft
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I wonder if the idea that homosexual activists have had of "Queering the Church" is actually a vehicle to what Cardinal Keith O’Brien leader of Scottish Roman Catholic Church has warned of : "an unprecedented backlash"?

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.

1 posted on 07/08/2012 4:09:46 PM PDT by scottjewell
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To: scottjewell
"Queening" the Church?

Sick.

2 posted on 07/08/2012 4:12:33 PM PDT by Jagdgewehr (It will take blood)
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To: scottjewell
Somebody needs to remind those psuedo-Christians that Pride is one of the Seven Deadly Sins!



Genuflectimus non ad principem sed ad Principem Pacis!

Listen, O isles, unto me; and hearken, ye people, from far; The LORD hath called me from the womb; from the bowels of my mother hath he made mention of my name. (Isaiah 49:1 KJV)

3 posted on 07/08/2012 4:13:11 PM PDT by ConorMacNessa (HM/2 USN, 3/5 Marines RVN 1969 - St. Michael the Archangel defend us in Battle!)
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To: scottjewell

Next it will be “Christians” in support of goat boinking.


4 posted on 07/08/2012 4:15:02 PM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both)
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To: scottjewell
Ekklesia Affiliations....I'm just sayin'....
5 posted on 07/08/2012 4:16:35 PM PDT by Tainan (Cogito, ergo conservatus sum)
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To: scottjewell

This is such a yawn...


6 posted on 07/08/2012 4:16:39 PM PDT by GOPJ (Speak truth to lies - to ignorance. Speak honesty to corruption . Stand-up to liberal elite liars..)
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To: scottjewell

and how many were wearing : Gay but chaste” teeshirts?


7 posted on 07/08/2012 4:17:05 PM PDT by LadyDoc
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To: Jagdgewehr

“Queening” the Church?
Sick.”

Actually, it is not ‘queening’ but ‘queering’ - but its just as sick.


8 posted on 07/08/2012 4:18:14 PM PDT by scottjewell
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To: ConorMacNessa

Right: “Pride goeth before a fall.”


9 posted on 07/08/2012 4:19:17 PM PDT by scottjewell
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To: scottjewell

Ok, I missed that Bible message, just when did sin become dignified?


10 posted on 07/08/2012 4:19:46 PM PDT by svcw (If one living cell on another planet is life, why isn't it life in the womb?)
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To: scottjewell
oh....

My glasses are dirty...

Maybe my mind too.

11 posted on 07/08/2012 4:20:13 PM PDT by Jagdgewehr (It will take blood)
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To: Tainan

Right, well I search these topics via Google, come what may. ;)


12 posted on 07/08/2012 4:20:45 PM PDT by scottjewell
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To: scottjewell
Romans 1:20 - 32
shalom b'SHEM Yah'shua HaMashiach

13 posted on 07/08/2012 4:21:12 PM PDT by Uri’el-2012 (Psalm 119:174 I long for Your salvation, YHvH, Your law is my delight.)
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To: Jagdgewehr

LOL.


14 posted on 07/08/2012 4:21:40 PM PDT by scottjewell
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To: GOPJ

“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.


15 posted on 07/08/2012 4:24:27 PM PDT by scottjewell
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To: scottjewell

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!


16 posted on 07/08/2012 4:24:38 PM PDT by old school
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To: scottjewell

Wonder what it would take to really piss Jesus off?..


17 posted on 07/08/2012 4:25:03 PM PDT by hosepipe (This propaganda has been edited to include some fully orbed hyperbole..)
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Addendum: For example I believe a picture such as this one taken last week at the Appellate Court of the State of New York, which rejected a challenge to Gay Marriage, to be an ominous call to action: (just the way I view the situation).
18 posted on 07/08/2012 4:29:05 PM PDT by scottjewell
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To: scottjewell
This will happen in America - going the way of GB and Londonstan. What with BO and Hillary said she wanted to be the first US Prez to march in a Gay Pride parade.

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http://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Luke+17:26-37&version=KJV

Luke 17:26-37

King James Version (KJV)

26 And as it was in the days of Noe, so shall it be also in the days of the Son of man.

27 They did eat, they drank, they married wives, they were given in marriage, until the day that Noah entered into the ark, and the flood came, and destroyed them all.

28 Likewise also as it was in the days of Lot; they did eat, they drank, they bought, they sold, they planted, they builded;

29 But the same day that Lot went out of Sodom it rained fire and brimstone from heaven, and destroyed them all.

30 Even thus shall it be in the day when the Son of man is revealed.

31 In that day, he which shall be upon the housetop, and his stuff in the house, let him not come down to take it away: and he that is in the field, let him likewise not return back.

32 Remember Lot's wife.

33 Whosoever shall seek to save his life shall lose it; and whosoever shall lose his life shall preserve it.

34 I tell you, in that night there shall be two men in one bed; the one shall be taken, and the other shall be left.

35 Two women shall be grinding together; the one shall be taken, and the other left.

36 Two men shall be in the field; the one shall be taken, and the other left.

37 And they answered and said unto him, Where, Lord? And he said unto them, Wheresoever the body is, thither will the eagles be gathered together.


http://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Matthew%2024:42,44&version=KJV

Matthew 24:42,44

King James Version (KJV)

42 Watch therefore: for ye know not what hour your Lord doth come.

44 Therefore be ye also ready: for in such an hour as ye think not the Son of man cometh.

19 posted on 07/08/2012 4:31:00 PM PDT by F15Eagle (1 John 5:4-5, 4:15, 5:13; John 3:17-18, 6:69, 11:25, 14:6, 20:31; Rom10:8-11; 1 Tim 2:5; Titus 3:4-5)
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To: hosepipe

“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.


20 posted on 07/08/2012 4:31:12 PM PDT by scottjewell
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To: scottjewell

IT’S the leafy London suburb that’s gearing up to be one of the host local authorities for next year’s Olympics.

But yesterday bemused residents of Waltham Forest were reacting to news the borough had been declared an Islamic emirate by a fringe group of fundamentalists.

The group Muslims Against Crusades has demanded strict Sharia law in the east London community — banning gambling, smoking and alcohol.

Dozens of posters had been put up — quickly removed by the council — insisting: “You are entering a Shariah controlled zone — Islamic rules enforced.”

The group’s Islamic Emirates Project aims to establish independent Muslim states within Britain and has also earmarked Bradford and Dewsbury in West Yorks, and Luton, Beds.

The Islamic group’s website said: “Muslims Against Crusades would like to announce that Waltham Forest is to be the first borough to be targeted for an intense Shariah-led campaign.”

Yesterday supporter of the group Abu Izzadeen, 36, insisted he wants to see the stoning of adulterers and women forced to cover up their bodies on the streets of Waltham Forest, which has one of the country’s highest Muslim populations.

The radical — an electrician called Trevor Brooks before converting to Islam — said last night: “It would be changed to the Islamic Emirate of Waltham Forest. Why not? We need Sharia law here.

“We have a big problem with prostitution here, a huge problem with drugs, we have an infestation of gambling shops on the High Road and the free mixing of males and females.

Me:Whatta Zoo!!! UK gone. Church of England gone. Bank Of England gone. That’s all Folks.


21 posted on 07/08/2012 4:32:51 PM PDT by Calusa (The pump don't work cause the vandals took the handles. Quoth Bob Dylan.)
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To: scottjewell

Hell is coming to the topside of the terra ferma at warp speed.


22 posted on 07/08/2012 4:33:12 PM PDT by tflabo (Truth or tyranny)
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To: scottjewell

God is not mocked.


23 posted on 07/08/2012 4:33:33 PM PDT by sauropod (You can elect your very own tyranny - Mark Levin)
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To: scottjewell

They are not Christians in any sense of the word, not any more then Jeffery Dahmer was a christian, he loved those he ate.

If they support abortion they aren’t Christians. If they support socialism they are not Christians.


24 posted on 07/08/2012 4:34:55 PM PDT by stockpirate (Slaves to the collective! SCOTUS is just as corrupt as congress. IMPEACH ROBERTS!)
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To: Calusa

Yet it could be an insurrection, a sort of self-destruction from within. There is a sense perhaps in which UK has brought the Muslim problem on itself, by not keeping its own house in order?


25 posted on 07/08/2012 4:35:15 PM PDT by scottjewell
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To: stockpirate

Right, a Christian name does not a true Christian make.

Just as there are RINOs, there are also CINOs (Christian in Name Only).


26 posted on 07/08/2012 4:36:54 PM PDT by scottjewell
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To: sauropod

Psalm 9:17, ”The wicked shall be turned into Hell, and all the nations that forget God.”


27 posted on 07/08/2012 4:39:03 PM PDT by tflabo (Truth or tyranny)
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To: scottjewell
Later, a Christian service for Pride participants was hosted at Bloomsbury Blasphemy Central Baptist Church
28 posted on 07/08/2012 4:39:58 PM PDT by reg45 (Barack 0bama: Implementing class warfare by having no class!)
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To: tflabo

Psalm 9:17, ”The wicked shall be turned into Hell, and all the nations that forget God.”

Apt words for these times. The Psalmist spoke well.


29 posted on 07/08/2012 4:40:23 PM PDT by scottjewell
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To: scottjewell

The solution seems to be “smote the men that were at the door of the house with blindness, both small and great: so that they wearied themselves to find the door.”


30 posted on 07/08/2012 4:42:04 PM PDT by donna (Mitt quote: ...gay couples raising kids. That's the American way...)
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To: scottjewell

Just the thought of hell scares the devil out of me... blood of Jesus is truly precious salvation.


31 posted on 07/08/2012 4:42:04 PM PDT by tflabo (Truth or tyranny)
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To: scottjewell

Haven’t they espoused a wide open immigration policy for 50 years. Perhaps ‘white guilt’ for 500 years of empire building. But, the lesson is that surrender to multiculturalism never works. It will destroy you in the end. Too late for them. Maybe not yet so for US.


32 posted on 07/08/2012 4:43:09 PM PDT by Calusa (The pump don't work cause the vandals took the handles. Quoth Bob Dylan.)
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To: scottjewell
And I quote...

Don’t you realize that those who do wrong will NOT inherit the Kingdom of God? Don’t fool yourselves. Those who indulge in sexual sin, or who worship idols, or commit adultery, or are male prostitutes, or practice homosexuality, or are thieves, or greedy people, or drunkards, or are abusive, or cheat people—none of these will inherit the Kingdom of God.

33 posted on 07/08/2012 4:52:49 PM PDT by BigFinn (The King is coming and He isn't riding a donkey this time.)
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To: scottjewell

There is a world full of sick people out there.


34 posted on 07/08/2012 4:54:02 PM PDT by Venturer
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To: GOPJ

“This is such a yawn...”

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Easy for you to say. Try working in our Hollywood studio where these sick pukes come into budget meetings and blast conservatives and Republicans while still IN the meeting, and has nothing to do with our upcoming projects. We had to hold back our boys for beating the living sh*t out of these faggots if it weren’t for the protection of the fudgepacker mafia in this town...


35 posted on 07/08/2012 4:54:53 PM PDT by max americana (Make the world a better place by punching a liberal in the face)
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To: donna

“The solution seems to be “smote the men that were at the door of the house with blindness, both small and great: so that they wearied themselves to find the door.”

Wise words , very applicable here.


36 posted on 07/08/2012 4:56:02 PM PDT by scottjewell
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To: scottjewell

So called ‘Christians’


37 posted on 07/08/2012 4:56:33 PM PDT by fortheDeclaration (Pr 14:34 Righteousness exalteth a nation:but sin is a reproach to any people)
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To: scottjewell
HEADLINE: Hundreds of "Christians" walked in LGBT Pride march in London

There I fixed it.

Do not be deceived, God is not mocked;
for whatever a man sows, that he will also reap.

Galatians 6:6-8

I really, really, really would not like to be in the shoes of these froward reprobates when they face the Lord...

38 posted on 07/08/2012 4:57:14 PM PDT by Gritty (The wicked freely strut about when what is vile is honored among men – Psalm 12:8)
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To: svcw
Sin? That is archaic.

We now talk about 'lifestyle choices'

39 posted on 07/08/2012 4:58:00 PM PDT by fortheDeclaration (Pr 14:34 Righteousness exalteth a nation:but sin is a reproach to any people)
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To: BigFinn

“And I quote...
Don’t you realize that those who do wrong will NOT inherit the Kingdom of God? Don’t fool yourselves. Those who indulge in sexual sin, or who worship idols, or commit adultery, or are male prostitutes, or practice homosexuality, or are thieves, or greedy people, or drunkards, or are abusive, or cheat people—none of these will inherit the Kingdom of God.”

Yes. And is what we are now seeing not the very apostasy, the great falling away of the Church from Christ, that is predicted for the end of days?


40 posted on 07/08/2012 4:58:36 PM PDT by scottjewell
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To: max americana
Beating them up resolves nothing.

This evil must be fought on the spiritual level.

41 posted on 07/08/2012 5:01:11 PM PDT by fortheDeclaration (Pr 14:34 Righteousness exalteth a nation:but sin is a reproach to any people)
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To: Gritty

Yes, Christian in name is not the same as the Christian of true faith.

These in London think they are doing something noble and true, such as those white Christians who had the courage to march with Martin Luther King for civil rights.
Exactly what the LGBT activists were banking on.


42 posted on 07/08/2012 5:01:19 PM PDT by scottjewell
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To: scottjewell

“Christian”, as in support group for social rejects, maybe. Christian, no way.


43 posted on 07/08/2012 5:03:55 PM PDT by CodeToad (uired to vote for a treaty.)
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To: fortheDeclaration

“Beating them up resolves nothing.
This evil must be fought on the spiritual level.”

Right you are! All Christians should remember and heed these words:

“For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places. —Ephesians 6:12.”


44 posted on 07/08/2012 5:04:03 PM PDT by scottjewell
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To: scottjewell

[ Not a matter of pissing anyone off. ]

If you’re not pissed off about current social, financial and political events.. domestically and world wide..

Then, You’re probably and evil SOB yourself..
or a craven coward with a evil streak from your toes to your head..
Complicit in the Sodomization of Western Society..


45 posted on 07/08/2012 5:05:00 PM PDT by hosepipe (This propaganda has been edited to include some fully orbed hyperbole..)
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To: hosepipe

“If you’re not pissed off about current social, financial and political events.. domestically and world wide..

Then, You’re probably and evil SOB yourself..
or a craven coward with a evil streak from your toes to your head..
Complicit in the Sodomization of Western Society..”

Of course anger and being “pissed off” is natural, but what good does it do? I am concerned with real action, proper attitudes, to form a bulwark against the rising floodtides of nihilism.


46 posted on 07/08/2012 5:07:11 PM PDT by scottjewell
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To: scottjewell

Lettuce, Garlic, Bacon, and Tomato Pride!


47 posted on 07/08/2012 5:08:52 PM PDT by Right Wing Assault (Dick Obama is more inexperienced now than he was before he was elected.)
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To: Right Wing Assault

“Lettuce, Garlic, Bacon, and Tomato Pride!”

Do not forget to add the Quiche! (LGBTQ Pride: Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer/Questioning).


48 posted on 07/08/2012 5:12:46 PM PDT by scottjewell
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To: scottjewell

Doo doo sniffers. ;/


49 posted on 07/08/2012 5:13:41 PM PDT by SaraJohnson
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To: SaraJohnson

Other men’s butts don’t exactly arouse us normal heteros.
When the sin of lust does arise in me heart its of the female variety.


50 posted on 07/08/2012 5:37:27 PM PDT by tflabo (Truth or tyranny)
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