protests, countered

Posted: June 27, 2018 in events, people
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Near the end of the Pride Parade route, at Dundas and Victoria, a small group of people (all men?) congregate to protest the parade. One man has a megaphone and he uses it constantly. If you are watching the parade, it’s not a comfortable place to be unless you like the incessant high decibel assault on your ears. They have the right to be there. But supporters of the parade, and the people who participate in the parade, have found a peaceful yet effective way to counter that protest…. by quietly standing in front of them with their own signs.

two protestors hold up hand written signs to block the protest behind them. One sign, on brown cardboard, says The Christian right is neither. THe other sign, on white bristol board says These 5 lovebirds are so intimate with each other they should cum and join the fun.  One of the anti-pride posters says Jesus opposes your pride. repent.

protest signs and counter protest signs at the prode parade

large sign that says I also read the bible I think these dudes missed the point. It is in front of other signs protesting agains the pride parade and the gay lifestyle

These protests have occurred at this location for a number of years.  It is not uncommon for parade participants to stop here for their own counter-protest.

a young man in the pride parade stops to hold up a banner that says one voice. He is facing anti pride parade protestors

Comments
  1. Margie from Toronto says:

    Well I’m glad to say that our Associate Minister lead a group from our church to march with the Presbyterians for Pride group – which were in turn – a part of religious congregations from varied denominations who participated so I hope that people don’t think that all religious people are the same as these protestors!

    • Mary C says:

      I just posted the pictures from the parade itself and you will notice that there is photo of part of the Presbyterian group
      !

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