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Bulgaria: Government ‘should condemn priest’s call for stoning at Pride’

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  1. I do not care who you are and what you believe but to insight harm to anyone is just wrong and unacceptable!

    This is a person trained to teach love and has a responsibility higher then the normal person to live that kind of life. He is just sick and should be removed from his church.

  2. There is a petition to get the Mayor to prevent the hate demonstration from taking place at the same time as Bulgaria gay pride. PLEASE SIGN, these people need as much help as they can get.

    1. done..

    2. David Myers 29 Jun 2012, 9:05am

      Done and shared on Facebook.

  3. What century is Father Evgeni Yanakiev living in? Does he not realise that it is 2012 not 12AD?

    How he can claim to be a man of god and incite such hatred is clearly against the teaching of the bible as I understand it.

    I’m also sickened by the claim that after the events of the Pride 2011 events, no one has been arrested and charged with assault and goes to show that the police service in Bulgaria is homophobic

  4. That There Other David 27 Jun 2012, 2:16pm

    Wow. Stay classy, Bulgaria. Up there with all the “moral” nations, like Uganda and Iran.

    Oh, and a note to the Synod. If you’re gay having feelings towards the same sex is NOT an unnatural passion!!! It is only unnatural if you’re straight!!!

    Some people are so bloody dense it’s a wonder they don’t sink through the Earth.

  5. I’d say ordering your congregation to physically assault a group of people and endangering lives constitutes something more than hate speech. He must be held criminally responsible for the inevitable wave of violence.

  6. What????!!!!! Stoning! And I thought I had heard it all. Every church leader around the world needs to condemn the statements of this savage. Let’s see how many do so.

    1. That There Other David 27 Jun 2012, 4:06pm

      All we’ll hear is crickets chirping.

  7. Peter & Michael 27 Jun 2012, 4:11pm

    Well, lets face it if john sentamu replaces the present archbishop of canterbury, we assume we can expect more of the same. We feel sure that Gay serving vicars, etc are presently quaking in their boots if he gets elected. We can see a witch hunt within the church with many losing their jobs, without any chance of going to an industrial tribunal, because the church states that god is their employer.

    1. Well he had better think about that. There are barely enough vicars to go round as it is. Many communities are having to share a vicar with 3 or more villages. Poor dears are run ragged

  8. Janet Lameck 27 Jun 2012, 10:14pm

    Hey MR priest, let him who is WITH OUT sin, toss the first stone!

  9. Bulgaria’s government must condemn this and must investigate the priest for inciting riot – which is a criminal offence under their criminal code. Failure to do so, is a failure to protect their citizens (as required by UN, EU and other international conventions).

    Worryingly, one person on PN is encouraging riot in Scotland on another comments page – that would also be inexcusable and his conduct should be dealt with appropriately.

  10. “harmful demonstration that violates the rights of Orthodox Christians”.

    How exactly does a voluntary Gay Pride violate anyones rights?? This religious group is a disgrace and should not be allowed to call themselves christians

  11. …those who consider themselves Christians … throwing stones … appropriate.

    And some people actually wonder why organised religion is increasingly discredited in advanced parts of the world.

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