Dutch Bishop to Host ‘Pink Saturday’ Prayer Service for Gay Pride Parade

Netherlands first nation in the world to legalize same-sex marriage and euthanasia

[An example of SchizoChurch: His Excellency was among the Dutch bishops who recently consecrated the Netherlands to the Immaculate Heart of Mary with a rousing sermon by Cardinal Eck on the Fatima apparitions and message; now this bishop panders to perverts]

by Trey Elmore • ChurchMilitant • June 2, 2017

GRONINGEN, Netherlands – Dutch media is reporting that Bp. Gerard de Korte of the diocese of Groningen-Leeuwarden is giving his blessing to the Dutch gay pride celebration. Known as Pink Saturday, or Roze Zaterdag, the bishop will also host a LGBT ecumenical celebration at the cathedral of the diocese on June 24, the feast of Saint John the Baptist.

Bishop de Korte said, “We want to show that everyone is welcome. … It is a great honor and a wonderful sign of joining that the ecumenical prayer celebration should take place this time in the cathedral basilica.”

The Roze Zaterdag’s page describing the prayer service reads, “We are inspired by the story of Moses at the burning bush.” The website goes on, “God makes Himself known in this story by the name I-Will-Be-There. Anytime, anywhere, for you, for everyone. The celebration is room for joy, gratitude and hope, but also pain, impotence and struggle. These are interconnected and the party for everyone.”

Previous years’ Roze Zaterdag festivals have included the same trappings as gay pride parades around the world: public nudity, S&M costumes and drag queens, among other things. Bishop de Korte’s blessing presumably covers all of this.

The Netherlands is one of the most secularized states in Europe. A 2015 Gallup International poll found that the Netherlands was second only to Hong Kong in the number of non-religious and atheists in their population, coming in with a 66-percent secular population. Catholics make up less than 12 percent, and among Dutch Catholics, Mass attendance was at 5 percent as of 2013.

In an interview with Vatican Radio in 2013, Cdl. Wim Eijk, known for orthodoxy, cited projections by the Dutch government that Islam would become the country’s second largest religion by 2020. In 2010, an organization called the Future of Religious Heritage also reported that, at the time, the rate of church closures were two a week and that 150 of the then-170 monasteries would be closed by 2020.

The Netherlands is on the leading edge of all assaults against life and family. The Netherlands was the first country in the world to legalize so-called “same-sex marriage” in April 2001, two years before Massachusetts became the first U.S. state to legalize it. On euthanasia, again, the Netherlands was the first country to introduce the practice in 2002, and since then has only seen increases in people opting to kill themselves. These include 650 babies a year killed under the country’s euthanasia law.

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  1. NewChurch despises St. John the Baptist. “He got it wrong,” I heard from a pulpit.

    Hear this from the greatest of the Old Testament saints (Luke 3):

    Who was it that taught you, brood of vipers, to flee from the vengeance that draws near? Come then, yield the acceptable fruit of repentance; do not think to say, We have Abraham for our father; I tell you, God has power to raise up children to Abraham out of these very stones. Already the axe has been put to the root of the trees, so that every tree which does not shew good fruit will be hewn down and cast into the fire.

  2. I suspect that medical research into dissociative cognitive pathologies may see increased funding as a result of publicity surrounding these manifestly mad-as-a-hatter antics.

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