2010-09-17 15:19:00

Orthodox activists to hold protests against gay festival in Petersburg

Moscow, September 17, Interfax - The Corporation of Orthodox Action (COA) jointly with other public organizations plans to hold protest actions against the second International queer culture festival in Petersburg from September 16 to 25 that, according to activists, is the "crowd of gays, lesbians and transgenders".

"It will be acting, but legal measures - pickets, marches, media addresses and dialogue with authorities and society. St. Petersburg has clever, strong and active youth that will stand for moral values in the city of St. Peter," COA head Kirill Frolov told an Interfax-Religion correspondent on Friday.

Orthodox activists are thankful to Moscow mayor Yury Luzhkov as "for many years in spite of pressure from some "post-Christian" European politicians he does not allow gay parades and other "queer-culture" events in Moscow".

The Corporation of Orthodox Action is a public organization established in 2004.