Gay Pride Parade demeans Christianity

Country: Italy

Date of incident: June 19, 2009

Category: Social Hostility / Intolerance

Attack against: Faith / Morals

Area of case: Private



Gay Pride parade in Rome depicts crosses with sex items, ridicules the suffering Jesus by live imitations and carries anti-Catholic flags.

On June 13th, a Gay Pride parade tok place in Rome. In that manifestation, participants depicted crosses with sex items. One person dressed as the suffering Jesus tied to a rock (see image below). The office of the bishop was disrespected by several participants wearing specific clergy clothes. Anti-Catholic flags saying "No Vat", with a cross out St. Peter's basilica were carried.