Monday, February 20, 2006

Web-blog of ROCOR(L) priest closed for the appeal to assault participants of gay-parade in Moscow

(Portal-Credo.Ru - Vertograd, Moscow)

Web-blog of Father Dimitry Kaplun, ROCOR(L) priest in Birobidzhan (Siberia), was closed by the administration of LiveJournal.Com on the 17th of February. The reason was the message of Father Dimitry dated February 16, where he blessed to resist gay-parade in Moscow by any means, “including physical violence”.

“They say, Moscow authorities allowed gay-parade in Moscow? I, as an Orthodox priest, completely openly and officially bless with the Name of God those who is planning to scatter this detestable-to-God demonstration or to resist this parade by any means, including physical violence. If it violates the laws of Russian Federation, than Orthodox Russians should not be afraid to violate the law when it contradicts the Law of God”, writes Father Dimitry, who lives in one of the most distant regions of Russia. The appeal in his LiveJournal got several thousand replies in 24 hours and got the first line in the rating of religious web sites of Russia.