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Pro-Family Leaders Protest U.S. Embassy's Participation in Prague Gay Pride Parade

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  • 2012 Aug 17
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More than 120 pro-family and pro-life leaders from 11 countries signed a letter initiated by the World Congress of Families protesting the U.S. Embassy's participation in the Prague "Gay Pride" parade on August 18, WORLD News Service reports. According to a statement released by the World Congress of Families, the letter notes that the Obama administration has made promoting gay rights -- including same-sex marriage -- a foreign policy priority. It further comments that "the United Nations has never affirmed homosexual marriage or rights" and that the U.N. Universal Declaration of Human Rights specifically says that "men and women ... have a right to marry and found a family." Family is described as "the natural and fundamental group unit of society" and, as such, "is entitled to protection by society and the state." Signers of the letter include Paige Patterson, president of Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary and former president of the Southern Baptist Convention; Dr. Janice Shaw Crouse of Concerned Women for America; Father Frank Pavone, president of Priests for Life; Mike Huckabee; and Rabbi Yehuda Levin, spokesman for the Rabbinical Alliance of America.