Priest who told Christians to avoid LGBT Pride stands by message despite severe backlash

LifeSiteNews | 6/17/2019 | Staff
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PICTON, Ontario, June 17, 2019 (LifeSiteNews) – A Catholic priest who told his parishioners last week that they should “not attend” pro-homosexual pride events in June is standing by his message despite pushback from LGBT activists and even his own archbishop.

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Fr. Robert Chisholm of St. Gregory the Great Parish in Picton, Ontario refused to apologize this weekend for the anti-Pride bulletin announcement despite more than a hundred LGBT protesters in rainbow regalia showing up outside his church doors on Sunday to protest and despite being publicly reproached by his archbishop.

Last week, Fr. Chisholm told parishioners, as reported by LifeSiteNews, that “Catholics and all other Christians should not attend LGBTQ2 'Pride Month' events held this month.”

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“They promote a culture and encourage activities that are contrary to Christian faith and morals. This is especially harmful to children because it could lead them away from God’s revealed Truth,” he wrote in his June 9 bulletin.

Fr. Robert Chisholm bulletin announcement, June 9, 2019.

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The announcement provoked immediate backlash from LGBT activists who organized a demonstration outside the parish during the 10 AM Mass on Sunday.

"Let’s keep it loving... the words of one bigot don’t follow the congregation. He does have to know that this is a loving and accepting community,” stated LGBT supporter Tabitha Kay about the protest in a Facebook post.

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Faithful Catholics within the Church prior to the 10 AM Mass responded by praying the rosary and the St. Michael’s prayer for safety and protection.

Kingston Archbishop Michael Mulhall issued a statement on the archdiocese’s website late Friday afternoon, calling the priest’s statement “inappropriate.”

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“I did not sanction this message, and it does not reflect the spirit of accompanying charity and compassion that should always characterize...
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