Editor’s note: This article details a conversation between an independent reporter and a police officer that some may find disturbing.
(LifeSiteNews) — Toronto Police has appeared to confirm that officers allow nudity in front of children at the annual gay “Pride March” but not in other situations.
On June 27, a Toronto police officer told political commentator Rob Primo via phone call that, while public nudity is usually illegal, an exception is made for the “Pride March,” which this year saw multiple men fully exposed in front of young children.
“Yesterday I seen (sic) a bunch of people naked in front of children and police officers seeing men with their penises out in front of kids. And I’m just wondering if that’s acceptable,” Primo asked the officer, according to a video he posted to social media.
Upon learning that it was at the “Pride March,” the officer commented, “That happens every year.”
“So it’s okay when it’s at the ‘Pride Parade’ but not in other situations obviously?” Primo questioned.
“Yes, exactly,” the officer responded. “I would say so.”
The Toronto “Pride March,” which took place over the weekend, featured nudist men and performers dressed in grotesquely sexual costumes, causing many to question why police did not prevent the public displays of indecency, especially since many children were in attendance.
Video footage shows a group of naked men carrying signs reading, “Life is short: Play naked. Be bare, be proud” and “TNTMEN: Totally Naked Toronto Men. Good things happen when you are naked.”
Another video shows a young child sitting in a stroller staring towards a performer wearing a giant penis costume covering his entire head.
Other clips reveal a group of nude men playing and rinsing themselves off beside a fountain surrounded by young children.
Furthermore, a stage with Bud Light branding featured scantily-clad dancers wearing fishnets, nipple pasties, and stocking masks.
Another photo shows a young girl and a man who is likely her father walking by two naked men.
In addition to facing backlash on social media, Bishop Strickland of Tyler Texas condemned the nude men exposing themselves to children at Toronto “Pride March,” declaring, “These atrocities against our innocent children CANNOT be tolerated.”
The public displays of indecency, permitted by Toronto Police, were in direct contradiction to the Canadian Criminal Code, which states, “Every person who, in any place, for a sexual purpose, exposes his or her genital organs to a person who is under the age of 16 years
(a) is guilty of an indictable offence and is liable to imprisonment for a term of not more than two years and to a minimum punishment of imprisonment for a term of 90 days; or
(b) is guilty of an offence punishable on summary conviction and is liable to imprisonment for a term of not more than six months and to a minimum punishment of imprisonment for a term of 30 days.”
The Toronto Police failed to respond to LifeSiteNews’ questions asking why those exposing themselves at the march were not arrested.