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Riga: Representatives of the four churches have stopped the march sodomites

July 20 2005

In connection with the protests of the churches and the public, and after the intervention of the Prime Minister of Latvia Aigars Kalvitis in Riga canceled scheduled for July 23 gay pride parade . On the eve of Prime Minister expressed concern that the planned event that caused an unhealthy resonance in the society, can cause riots.

Representatives of the four major Christian denominations in Latvia called yesterday deputies of Riga City Council to consider that measure of responsibility that falls on their shoulders for a permit for a gay parade. Most priests resent the fact that the planned action was to take service at the Anglican Church with "pervertov.

"The heads of the largest Latvian Churches urge all Christians to pray for those people whose mistakes are so dangerous, that God enlighten their minds and would not have allowed to lead others, particularly young people," - said in an open letter to representatives of Christian denominations in Latvia.

A letter signed by the head of the Latvian Evangelical Lutheran Church, head of the Roman Catholic Church of Latvia, the head of the Latvian Orthodox Church and Bishop of the Association of Latvian Baptist congregations.

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