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Orthodox Christians Clash With Gay Activists In Tbilisi

Georgia's ombudsman has called on his countrymen to show some understanding and tolerance for sexual minorities in the country.
Georgia's ombudsman has called on his countrymen to show some understanding and tolerance for sexual minorities in the country.
Some 200 activists of a Georgian Orthodox antihomosexual group attacked gay activists in Tbilisi on May 17, during an event to mark the International Day Against Homophobia.

Police had to intervene to stop the clashes between Orthodox Parents’ Union activists and gay rights defenders.

There were no reports of serious injuries.

Tbilisi city authorities had sanctioned the gathering organized by nongovernmental organization Identity and gay rights defenders.

Earlier on May 17, Georgian Ombudsman Georgy Tugushi called on his compatriots, the, media, and politicians to show understanding for the problems faced by sexual minorities in the country.

May 17 is the International Day Against Homophobia.

Based on reporting by Novosti-Gruziya and Interfax

PHOTO GALLERY: Clashes erupt at a gay rights rally in Tbilisi
  • Dozens of gay rights activists took to the streets of the Georgian capital to mark The International Day Against Homophobia on May 17.

  • Gay rights activists speak with an Orthodox priest during the International Day Against Homophobia in Tbilisi on May 17.
  • Orthodox antihomosexual activists confronted those taking part in the gay-pride rally.
  • A gay rights activist (right) clashes with an Orthodox Christian activist in Tbilisi during the rally
  • Georgian police intervened to stop the violence. There were no reports of any serious injuries.
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by: Sey from: World
May 17, 2012 14:59
Well done Georgians, better to take a hand-on approach to these shows of unmorality before they grow bigger..
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by: Cat from: my computer
May 17, 2012 18:12
You re so right! It is completely immoral for someone to deny someone else the basic right of being able to love someone. Those orthodox groups should really take a good long look at themselves.
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by: brian c from: u.k
May 17, 2012 20:42
Ya know, i dont know which part of your brain has the christian gene to tell you to hate, but dude,you have a long journey to the front door of the right to judge house.
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by: bill s from: usa
May 27, 2012 21:24
The part of the brain that tells me in the usa gay males are 40 to 50 times more likely to be hiv positive,that a gay activist was the founder of the "north american man boy love association".The part of the brain the tells me that that pedofile organization was given a permit to march in usa gay rights parade for 10 years b4 outside pressure finally put a stop to it!!I thank God every day for my "Christian gene"that helps discern right from wrong.However I will accept your description of me as a "hater" but b4 you do just dispute any of the facts i just laid out!!!
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by: John from: USA
May 18, 2012 21:53
Absolutely right....
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by: Tom in Lazybrook from: USA
May 19, 2012 15:20
Sey,

Just so were clear, you are cheerleading the complete abrogation of freedom of speech, protest, petition, assembly, and association rights for minorites.

Why does my Government (the USA) support Georgia? Don't see that it is a good value for money here.

And the Georgian police have had problems in the past. They invaded the offices of Georgia's only LGBT organization (the Inclusive Foundation) a while back (without a warrent or legal authorization) to rough up and abuse Gay persons.

No more aid to Georgia. If they want to act like Russia, I don't care if they get swallowed up by them.
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by: Sey from: World
May 21, 2012 16:03
Did they do that Tom? Well, I now support them even more. Thank you for the info.

Oh, and don't mix up human rights with the desire of these people to force their sexual preferences over our throats, and criticize us if we won't tolerate their depravations.

Finally, your government does not give money to countries who respect human rights, they give money to countries who simply shut up and do what they say. Tolerating these people is not on that list.
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by: Konstantin from: Los Angeles
May 21, 2012 15:56
You and commentaries to your comment
Remind me times of Gorgasali and Visant,
Which prists visited, but being expelled
For trying mallest boys in quier runks.

Visant was absolute tiranny over soul
And bodies of populations raping kids,
Secretly harassing in shame them all
As in ultimate mafia - finger to the lips.

Georgian position was a main reason
For attack - half million Visant's army
Lost, Emperor hardly escaped prison.
Playing a Visantian gambit dammies?

by: Jim from: Portugal
May 17, 2012 17:36
Great job Georgians! You're true Christians! Don't let this immorality happen to your nation! You have my respect. Jim
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by: Anonymous
May 18, 2012 05:27
İmmorality is Government-Religion = Christian Orthodoxism. Leave people alone you "self-suicided Christ's" sons. Leave people, their bodies are theirs, your 3 god have no rights to manage them with their holy-shit rules. İ support any humen, who want to feel and live free.
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by: Konstantin from: Los Angeles
May 22, 2012 02:31
Here another pair, playing Russian gambit
Replaying Visant's attack, with Russian fleet,
Air and ballistic A-H-Bombs - against Georgia,
Waiting approval from US's Russian Borgios.

All Christians against be swayed by Russia,
As by pact of 1954 with Brits and Prussia,
Using homosexual-influx, Russian spies,
Mobilize US abandone Georgian skies.

by: Vakhtang from: Moscow
May 18, 2012 07:24
The gentlemen must remember that Georgia is not France, Britain or the U.S.and there will be always a bad attitude to gays....This is the Caucasus Gentlemen!... blood feuds and everything what is not in the West...
On the other hand
Orthodox Christians pray from morning to evening hurt they foreheads on the asphalt but for some reason God does not appear and does not help Georgia to release the captured territory by Putin and primitive аpsua..

Therefore, the best option is to form of Orthodox and gays battalions,and sent to fight for the liberation of Georgian territory.
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by: potgeo
May 18, 2012 20:15
Hey, Vakhtang, what the f**k, man, where are you going with your cynical remark? By your name I assume you must by Georgian, but
by your comment one could assume you are either gay activist or
Georgian orthodox christian hater, are you?
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by: Konstantin from: Los Angeles
May 22, 2012 03:10
Vakhtang, you miught be right, thought, your language
Might carry less graphic-sizing Caucasians laggage.
"His hand didn't tremble shoot enemies of peope!"
Russians wrote about "abolisher of executions",
Than blaim crimes of Russia on his nations!

During patriotic wars all Georgians took parts,
Even small minorities sent a hundred knights.
Former USSR, later USA adapted simple rule:
Don't ask - don't tell - don't play appoling fools.

Do not join the leuring of Russian pairs above,
Time for Abkhazia and South Osetia - will yet be,
But armed by usurped from USSR weapons "udav"
Isn't leaving, provoking, and Russia isn't "bambu-bee".

One would wonder - how many generals and "Shtaby"
"Jirinovskiys"? Did they plan it when they did it to USA?
Along with nerve gas "Cheremushka"? Or long before,
When Mafia bought "PPSH" and Hoover's back door?

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