St. Petersburg, March 1, Interfax – Number of public organizations request Petersburg authorities not to allow a gay pride parade in the “North capital.”
“We do not urge to hunt down homosexuals. However, we are categorically against any public events that can somehow promote sexual perversions,” the statement conveyed to Interfax reads.
Authors of the document urged the authorities “to show discretion and in no way allow a gay pride or any similar blasphemous “event.”
They point out that any parade is demonstration and promotion, “thus gay parade is promotion of homosexuality.”
The statement notes that all main religions practiced by millions of Russian citizens “consider homosexuality mortal sin equaled to a murder.”