Brazilian Pastor/Politician Makes Sermon, Addresses Gay Rights Protesters

Posted on April 5, 2013 • Filed under: Brazil, Human Rights Latin America, Politics, Social Issues

On April 4, 2013, O Estado de São Paulo reported that pastor Marco Feliciano (PSC-SP), federal deputy and head of the Chamber of Deputies’ Human Rights Commission, traveled to Salvador yesterday and made a sermon to a local Baptist church. He was met at the location by protesters from the Gay Group of Bahia (GGB), one of the oldest and most respected gay rights advocacy groups in the world. Mr. Feliciano has been criticized in the past for comments regarding blacks and homosexuals. Inside the church, Mr. Feliciano criticized journalists for going after his mother, who raised him alone. He told the audience to allow critics to speak and criticize, for “those who mock us will see our victory.”  Read Article

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