The Pope denounces Gay Pride

Last Sunday (July 9, 2000), from his balcony , the Pope bitterly denounced Rome's international gay-pride festival as offensive to Christians. The event's parade, which the Pope tried to get canceled, capped a week of activities that included tens of thousands of gays and lesbians from around the world. Organizers said they chose Rome for the festival to make a statement and try to start a dialogue with the church.

But the Pope chose not to engage in such a discussion. He took a firm stand against the lesbians and gay lifestyle in his weekly address to the faithful, saying, "Homosexual acts are against nature's laws. The church cannot silence the truth, because this ... would not help discern what is good from what is evil.'' However, in the same speech, the Pope added that homosexuals should not be treated as victims of discrimination. Gays, he said, should be treated with, "respect, compassion, delicacy because homosexuality is a disorder."

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