Skip to comments.Presbyterian Church minister defends anti-gay protest at Belfast Pride
Posted on 08/01/2011 10:38:45 PM PDT by Cronos
A Free Presbyterian Church minister who sparked protest at Belfast Pride on Saturday has defended his actions, calling the parade a very unpleasant experience.
Rev David McIlveen, of Sandown Free Presbyterian Church, amassed a crowd of protesters at the corner of Waring Street and North Street on the parade route.
He criticized the Pride event claiming: I certainly do not see it as an asset to Belfast in any way. It is something that is grieving to a good number of people.
The Irish Times report that McIlveen, who organizes an annual anti-Pride protest, did not see his actions as a protest but as a service of thanksgiving about what the Bible teaches on sodomy.
Speaking of the parade, McIlveen added: We found that some of the floats were so obscene and the music so loud it was a very unpleasant experience for anyone that would not be thinking the way the parade organisers would want you to think. He labelled the event an in-your-face situation which will always bring reaction.
The Belfast News Letter newspaper reports that the Belfast Pride organisers make significant efforts to make it a family friendly event.
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That individual needs to read the Westminster Larger Catechism Question and Answer 139 which Presbyterian teaching elders are required to give assent to in their ordination vows:
Q. 139. What are the sins forbidden in the seventh commandment?
A. The sins forbidden in the seventh commandment, besides the neglect of the duties required, are, adultery, fornication,rape, incest, sodomy, and all unnatural lusts; all unclean imaginations, thoughts, purposes, and affections; all corrupt or filthy communications, or listening thereunto; wanton looks, impudent or light behaviour, immodest apparel; prohibiting of lawful, and dispensing with unlawful marriages; allowing, tolerating, keeping of stews, and resorting to them; entangling vows of single life, undue delay of marriage, having more wives or husbands than one at the same time; unjust divorce, or desertion; idleness, gluttony, drunkenness, unchaste company; lascivious songs, books, pictures, dancings, stage plays; and all other provocations to, or acts of uncleanness, either in ourselves or others.
it’s just another move by the gays to push out conservatives. Now they tell the conservative Free Presbyterians to stop using the term Presbyterian, next they’ll say we Christians should not use the term “church” except if it is “gay=friendly”...
Some things may have gotten slightly mangled in translation.
"Keeping of stews"? What about the toleration and keeping of chowders, or even lowly soups?