A scaled-down version of Gay Pride, without the usual motorised floats, snaked through London earlier today, funded by Tesco and the Mayor of London. BBC Report here.
Tesco’s announcement in November last year of funding of £30,000 for the event led to a Christmas boycott, followed by disastrous trading figures and a 16% mark-down in their share price. Everything that could go wrong since has gone wrong for the supermarket giant.
Homosexual employees of Tesco and KPMG took part in the parade, while bankers were represented by Barclays and Lloyds TSB. The prison service, the police, and the environment agency were among those representing Her Majesty’s Government. Amnesty International also took part.
The Stonewall lobby group is working overtime trying to present homosexuals as normal people whose love should be recognised by allowing them to ‘marry’, but even in today’s scaled-back event, sex and bizarre forms of sexual expression were to the fore as usual.
The parade featured drag queens, people with their backsides on show, men in what we understand is ‘bondage gear’, sexually-charged costumes, the hostility of Stonewall and Queer Resistance, under-age participants and people whose tee-shirts said: ‘I’ll bet you’re thinking about sex’.
It was an in-your-face offensive onslaught of aggression, intolerance, depravity and division designed to intimidate and assault the mind.
It comes as no surprise that people with such a slender hold on morality should also be incapable of financial stability.
Gay-friendly organisations and individuals failed to come up with money they had promised the organisers. Pride London admitted the funding shortfall which led to the scaling-back of the parade had arisen “not because we have a lack of pledged funds, but because we were unable to collect enough funds from those pledged to provide the strict financial assurances”.
It was those financial shortages which led to a panic last month culminating in the Greater London Authority, the Metropolitan Police, Westminster Council, London Fire Brigade and Transport for London asking, for the first time, for “concrete assurances” that Pride London had the cash to pay the upfront costs associated with the event.
Despite £100,000 of public money from the Mayor of London’s office and £30,000 from Tesco and an offer of support from Diageo, the makers of Smirnoff vodka, the event in its original form became ‘unsalvageable’.
As a result, the parade was scaled down to a ‘protest’ march in which floats could not be allowed, the start time was brought forward by two hours and street parties were banned.
Mr Peter Tatchell, who took part in the first gay pride protest march in 1972, described the organisation of the event as a ‘shambles’.
The campaigning angle of this year’s parade was on gay marriage in the UK, and on those nations, some 40 Commonwealth countries among them, which still maintain sodomy as a criminal offence in the face of huge financial foreign aid pressure from the likes of Britain and the United States.
Normal people will be shocked and saddened that fellow human beings, made in the image of God, could fall so low – and that certain of our politicians encourage them. Earlier in the day, our youth worker helped with the giving out of evangelistic leaflets near the start of the parade. Please pray for souls to be saved from hell through that witness.
Please pray also for the many children who took part in the parade and viewed it from the pavement. May the Lord heal and protect them and forgive their parents for assaulting young minds with such images as we have seen.
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