Bishop Schneider explains the correct Catholic response to ‘Gay Pride’

Bishop Schneider explains the correct Catholic response to ‘Gay Pride’


ASTANA, Kazakhstan, August 1, 2018 (LifeSiteNews) — The totalitarianism of homosexual and gender ideology is actively working to conquer the Catholic Church, the “last bastion of resistance,” a respected bishop has said.

In a statement dated July 28, and published here in full in English, Bishop Athanasius Schneider has said it cannot be ruled out that the Church, in the not too distant future, “will be faced with a situation similar to the situation of persecution by the Roman Empire in the first three centuries, when adherence to the totalitarian ideology of idolatry was also obligatory for Christians.”

Today, however, instead of burning incense to idols, the acceptable libation poured out to prove one’s adherence to the homosexual and gender ideology agenda is offered through the warm acceptance of “gay pride” parades and other similar events by some Catholic priests, bishops and even cardinals.

Schneider, an auxiliary bishop of Astana, Kazakhstan who grew up in the underground Church under Soviet communism, has therefore decided to issue a statement on “the correct Catholic response to ‘gay pride’ events.”

In comments to LifeSiteNews regarding the reason and timing of his statement, Bishop Schneider said:

A Catholic bishop has the grave moral duty to raise his voice and take a stand regarding the phenomenon of ‘gay pride’ parades. There is a systematic spread of ‘gay pride’ parades throughout the entire Western world. Furthermore, one can also see a growing support for the ‘gay pride’ phenomenon among representatives of the Catholic clergy. At the same time, there is a widespread situation of silence, passivity and fear among those in the Church who should unambiguously address this situation and protect the life of the Church from the infiltration of the poison of the ideology of homosexuality and gender, and proclaim the truth of God’s creation and of His holy commandments.

Here we publish in full the official English text of Bishop Athanasius Schneider’s statement.

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