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Fri Jun 7, 2019, 02:04 AM

Christians surprise Pride parade marchers with signs apologizing for anti-LGBTQ views

PUBLISHED: 06/05/19 02:35 PM EDTUPDATED: 06/05/19 02:38 PM EDT
Jamilah Salvador was walking in her first ever Pride parade this weekend in the Philippines when she came across something unexpected at the finish. Christians were holding signs apologizing for ways the religion had hurt the LGBTQ community.

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"My heart really felt light upon seeing them," Salvador told CBS News. "I stopped when I saw them and read all of their messages and immediately felt goosebumps all over my body, then my tears started to build up."

The main banners held by the group listed the ways "Christians harmed the LGBT community," including statements, such as "I've rejected and hurt your family in the name of 'family values.'" The other individual signs varied with messages like, "God loves you, so do we," and "I used to be a Bible-banging homophobe Sorry!!"

Salvador said, "people absolutely loved" the group's display, explaining that many marching in the parade had intense reactions to the messages. The teenager told CBS News that some "started bursting into tears upon seeing the signs. Some hugged and talked to these Christians. Some took photos, like what I did, and others just stood there in awe."

https://www.10tv.com/article/christians-surprise-pride-parade-marchers-signs-apologizing-anti-lgbtq-views-2019-jun


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