Bishop wants EuroPride visitors "curse"    VOL.

Bishop wants EuroPride visitors "curse" VOL.

08/19/2022 17:42 (act 08/19/2022 20:30)

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Serbian Orthodox Bishop Nikanor Bogunovic made national headlines with drastic words about the upcoming EuroPride in Belgrade.

According to consistent media reports, the cleric said he would “curse” all participants in the gay parade (September 12-18), Kathpress reported Friday. The event is a disgrace to Serbia’s capital.

wave of indignation

“If I had a gun, I would use it,” the bishop said. But he has none. The words provoked a wave of indignation. An LGBTI organization has filed a criminal complaint.

“taunt”, “attack”

President Aleksandar Vucic distanced himself in a statement. However, there was also approval from right-wing conservative circles advocating a ban on Europride. They see the gay parade as a provocation and an attack on traditional values.