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Pro-family Israelis protest Pride parade in port city

James Risdon James Risdon

ASHDOD, Israel. July 12, 2018 (LifeSiteNews) — Just a half-hour drive from where Jesus taught, dozens of residents of the Israeli port city of Ashdod stood fast against a gay Pride parade last week, calling it a modern-day attempt to recall Sodom and Gomorrah.

Zionist rabbis, residents and other protestors stood along the road with signs to drive home the message that a family with a father and mother is the rightful norm and that any attempts to crush that family structure will harm all of society, reported JewsNews.

The pushback by Israelis against the LGBTQ agenda and Pride parades comes during the same week Polish Catholics stopped another such parade from disrupting a famous Catholic shrine.

Although synonymous in the Catholic mind with the Jasna Góra monastery and its icon of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Częstochowa is also a modern Polish city with a population of more than 200,000.

Sunday, that city held its first Pride parade, timed to coincide with a massive Catholic pilgrimage.

But the so-called Equality March in Częstochowa and its roughly 600 participants never made it – as they had planned – to the monastery. When they got to Bieganski Square, they were blocked by dozens of protesters, three of whom lay down in Most Holy Virgin Mary Avenue to stop them.

Police dispersed the Catholics but they regrouped in the park at the foot of the slope to the shrine where the crowds of Catholic pilgrims were praying.

The Pride parade was then redirected to the municipal art gallery.

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