LGBT Group Backed by Cardinal Nichols to March in London’s Huge ‘Gay Pride’ Parade
LONDON, June 26, 2015 (LifeSiteNews) — An LGBT group for Catholics supported by Britain’s most influential cardinal will participate as a registered group at a major ‘gay pride’ event this weekend.
Westminster Cardinal Vincent Nichols says LGBT Catholics Westminster is hoping it will serve as an “opportunity for evangelization,” but also notes that they “arranged independently” to march in the event.
The group’s leader, ex-priest Martin Prendergast, has been in a homosexual civil partnership with Julian Filochowski, the former head of Cafod, since 2006. Cafod is the official bishops’ conference charity for overseas development.
Prendergast has claimed on film that “a lot of us who are in civil unions have had services of blessing in Catholic churches.”
The parade, to be held in central London, describes itself as providing “a platform for every part of London’s LGBT+ community (lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans, queer, questioning, intersex, non-binary, asexual, polysexual, genderqueer and gender variant).
The LGBT group will march alongside homosexual and transsexual rights activists, “gay marriage” supporters, drag queens, and a host of semi-nude dancers and sadomasochistic displays, amongst others.
LGBT Catholics Westminster was appointed by Cardinal Nichols to provide pastoral provision to self-identified LGBT Catholics. The group gained notoriety for its “Soho Masses,” before being moved to the Jesuit Church on Farm Street, central London.
In one video, the group is seen during Mass in Soho, with a rainbow flag draped over the lectern, and what appears to be a man with a dress and wig on, reading one of the bidding prayers.
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