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In Belgrade, priests ‘cleanse’ the streets after Pride event

In Belgrade, priests ‘cleanse’ the streets after Pride event

Yesterday Belgrade’s third Pride Parade took place, much to the fury of a group of Serbian Orthodox priests and their supporters who moved in afterwards to ‘spiritually cleanse’ the streets along which the revellers had passed.

Photos of priests carrying anti-gay banners appeared on the this Serbian site. One showed a homosexual being driven into the fires of a EU hell by a figure bearing a cross.

However, one unnamed Orthodox monk criticised the priests’ stunt, arguing here that there are so few gays in Serbia that they don’t merit such attention.

The visible gay community in Serbia is tiny, and most of the people in it are foreign, of only partial Serb ancestry, or otherwise just kind of elite/foreign-minded – definitely not average Serbs by any stretch of the imagination.

It is largely due to this that Serbs feel pressured into accepting something they don’t want. The parade almost certainly came about due to foreign influences and not from a request from Serbs themselves. Serbs are generally not interested in and not tempted by this particular aspect of Western influence.

He added:

In Serbia I have met exactly two openly gay people. I have met about as many who at least openly state that homosexual acts are acceptable. The general culture is very openly against homosexuality.

So how can anyone say with a straight face … that the troubles which have befallen Serbia are due to punishment from God for allowing gay pride parades, when every day in Serbia thousands of children are murdered through abortion, and no one really cares?

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According to this report. a number of Serbian politicians – including Ana Brnabic, above, the Serbian Minister for Administration and Local Government who is also the first openly gay minister in the country – joined “several hundred LGBT rights supporters” on the march through the Serbian capital.

The group was protected by some 5,000 police officers who had the city centre in lockdown to ensure participants’ safety.

The gay rights supporters marched behind a truck decorated with balloons and blasting music, waving rainbow flags and carrying banners bearing not only the official slogan of the event – “Love Changes the World” – but also those in support of refugees, including “Solidarity with refugees” and “No borders no fences”.

Serbian actress Mirjana Karanovic, and “godmother” of this year’s Pride Parade, officially opened the event, congratulating all those who gathered for the march, telling those present that she believes it is important for everyone to find a way to overcome fear, referring to the fact that LGBT rights have not become normalised in Serbian society and violence against LGBT people still occurs.

Belgrade’s first Pride Parade took place in 2001, but the event was disrupted by violence when a large number of far-right nationalists turned up and attacked participants.

The parade was banned in 2009, but took place again the following year. However, violence again ensued; thousands of young people rioted on the streets, throwing stones and missiles, injuring police officers and setting alight buildings and vehicles. Over 130 policemen and 25 members of the public were injured in the mayhem, while 250 people were arrested.

From 2011-2013, the Pride marches were banned as authorities said they could not protect the participants.

Finally, in 2014, the march was held again, and passed off without incident, as it did the following year, too. Police had warned that violence would not be tolerated and a high police presence was deployed onto the streets, as well as armoured vehicles and a helicopter to prevent any attacks.

Boban Stojanovic, one of the organisers of the Pride event, said last week that despite the fact that Pride appears to have managed to establish itself as an annual event, violence against LGBT people remains a big problem, while attacks are rarely registered as hate crimes.

He claimed that around three-quarters of the LGBT population in Serbia has faced some kind of violence because of their gender or sexual orientation at some point in their lives.

19 responses to “In Belgrade, priests ‘cleanse’ the streets after Pride event”

  1. Caute says:

    What on earth do the black clad fuckwits think they are doing. Primitive …absolutely primitive.

  2. Caute says:

    And I bet one of them is a repressed gay boy.

  3. Alan says:

    Serbian Orthodox priests – what crass ignorance. An embarrassment to humanity.

  4. Why are so many Eastern Europeans so thoroughly primitive? Keep these dumb f–ks OUT of Western Europe. Thank God I voted Brexit so as to please Saint Nigel, like so many other wise working-class people.

  5. barriejohn says:

    Caute: Or paedophile – maybe practising for all anyone knows. My immediate thought was that if the streets need “cleansing” it is due to the passage of these people, not out and proud Serbs (to whom be much kudos).

    http://www.rferl.org/content/serbia-orthodox-church-bishop-orgies-rape-scandal/24965214.html

    Bojan Jovanovic, a former theological student in Bijeljina, the seat of Kacavenda’s diocese, says he observed numerous orgies organized by the 74-year-old bishop and attended by fellow clerics and prominent businessmen.

    Jovanovic says Kacavenda personally appealed to him to supply young children for sexual purposes and frequently called on high-ranking church officials to organize trysts with young theological students.

  6. Paul says:

    What are the streets being cleansed of?
    I’m a bit confused.
    Do homosexual people leave traces of some mysterious ‘thing’ that would somehow damage those of us who aren’t ? Or turn us all into paedophiles perhaps. Not sure how it would but remain open to evidence of that.

    And OT but how nice a Muslim football player is leaving football to concentrate on religion. Clearly alleyah wasn’t watching his progress closely enough and providing goal scoring opportunities so he’s given up – I presume so they can have more time with each other.

    http://m.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/37408517

  7. barriejohn says:

    Paul: You’re coming dangerously close to equating homosexuality with paedophilia with that question!

  8. L.Long says:

    The preachers blessing worked 100%!!! They used imaginary prayers and actions to help an imaginary gawd cleanse the street of an imaginary evil!!! Can’t ask for better results!

  9. Caute says:

    Yes …Or paedophile … thats very likely too. Maybe more likely. No human unless they have some important physical parts missing or malfunctioning is immune to the sex drive. And priests are usually a bit unhinged and socially inadequate anyway so kiddie fucking is very likely. But I still maintain that some of them are homosexuals and desperate to cover it up with publically ostentacious displays of hostility towards gays.So they are either bigots or peadophiles.

  10. Paul says:

    Barriejohn!
    I can’t believe it comes across like that! It wasn’t the intent.
    It was a push on my thoughts that I’m always reading on here that gays cause paedophilia! And floods and crises and gawd knows what ever else goes wrong in the world – there must be eveidence. Maybe the Babble has a clear authoritative section on it – apart from soddom and Gomorrah.
    Or it just isn’t true.

  11. Caute says:

    Or onanists addicted to internet porn.

  12. Serbian Orthodox priests like taking it up the jacksie. Fact.

  13. Paul says:

    Look closely at the photo and the person on the right holding the Jesus book (blue ish colour) is Terry Gillam from Life Of Brian. (Brian’s mum).
    Fact.

  14. Stonyground says:

    Terry Jones not Gilliam Paul.

  15. Matthew Carr says:

    I noticed that not one of the priests wanting to cleanse the streets managed to pick up a broom.

  16. barriejohn says:

    Paul: Yes – Terry Jones. Actually, I think it’s Ronnie Corbett come back to haunt us (“It’s Goodbye from Him Upstairs”).

    It was clumsy to link gays with the danger of converting us to paedophiles – even if you meant that that was what THEY might be thinking. That’s what I was pointing out.

    Caute: Did you follow that link that I posted? Who knows what is going on? Are they homosexual, are they paedophiles, or is this some bizarre reaction to years of sexual repression and control of every aspect of their lives? Sometimes, people like Rasputin and Aleister Crowley seem to feel the need to flagrantly throw off the shackles of conventionality and behave in the most outrageous manner, usually involving “sexual liberation”. Why can you never find a psychologist when you need one?

  17. I’m closer to the Golden Dawn, immersed in Crowley’s uniform of imagery. I’m living in a silent film portraying Himmler’s sacred realm of dream reality….Wonderful songwriter, old Cliff, isn’t he?

  18. Robster says:

    Perhaps what’s really needed in Serbia is for the gay community to cleanse the streets of priests and other assorted clergy versions. That way child rape figures would plummet, general delusions amongst the population reduced, in other words “faith” would be put to bed and as proved by the stats, their society would greatly improve. I’m sure most of the population would approve.

  19. Newspaniard says:

    They could have cleansed the streets of litter and dog poo while they were at it. Is that a nun in a burka or a confused muslim?