American Anti-Gay Extremists Claim Credit for Cancellation of Belgrade Pride

Jim Burroway

October 2nd, 2013

The Rockford, Illinois-based World Congress of Families is claiming credit for Serbia’s last-minute decision last week to cancel Belgrade Pride. In a press released issued yesterday, WCF described a rally they held in Saturday, September 28 (the day the Belgarde Pride march had been scheduled to take place), which brought together anti-gay activists from the U.S., France and Russia to celebrate the march’s cancellation:

A September 28th rally in the center of Belgrade was attended by several thousand pro-family activists. It was addressed by leaders of Dveri [a Serb anti-gay group], including Srdjan Nogo and Jugoslav Kiprijanovic.

World Congress of Families was represented by Communications Director Don Feder and Alexey Komov, WCF Representative in Russia and the CIS, and head of the organizing committee for World Congress of Families VIII, in Moscow, the Kremlin, September 10-12, 2014. Fabrice Sorlin, a French pro-family activist, also spoke.

Feder told the crowd: “Your fight is our fight. The fight for the family is a fight for civilization. World Congress of Families and its more than 40 Partners in 16 countries is proud to stand with the Serbian people for the natural family — the fundamental unit of society which is guaranteed protection under the 1948 United Nations Universal Declaration of Human Rights.”

Komov mentioned Russia’s adoption of a law banning the distribution of LGBT propaganda to minors and invited participants to Moscow next year for World Congress of Families VIII (www.worldcongress.ru).

“The Serbian people are not alone. There are millions of people on all continents supporting the natural family and traditional values. World Congress of Families is happy to be in Belgrade at this historic moment and to be helping to build an international pro-family movement,” Komov declared (see his full speech at www.familypolicy.ru).

Sorlin reminded the rally: “In France, more than two million people marched for the natural family and against ‘gay marriage.’ The assault on the family is a global phenomenon and must be answered by a global movement. Long live free Serbia! Long live free France.”

Don Feder

Feder reportedly “participated in two press conferences and a roundtable discussion at Belgrade’s international press center, as well as being interviewed by Swedish public radio. The day of the march, he was a guest on Focus, the nation’s largest radio station.”

Feder, who once described himself as making “the legendary Atilla look like a “a limousine liberal”, was a featured speaker at the Watchmen On the Wall’s 2007 conference in Riga, Latvia, alongside Massachusetts extremist Scott Lively. Fabrice Sorlin heads the French nationalist group, Dies Irae. In 2007, Sorlin stood as a National Front candidate for the National Assembly elections. According to a documenatry that aired on France 2 in 2010, Dies Irae, which takes its name from the 13th-century Latin hymn “Day of Wrath” which became a popular component of the Requiem Mass, had been working to create autonomous militias in France under the inspiration of American white nationalist Luther Pierce’s conspiracy-laden novel The Turner Diaries.

Lord_Byron

October 2nd, 2013

They want to act like they are a persecuted minority well I say lets give them a reason to. There is only so long that you can let this stand before you have to do something. If your actions lead to the persecution and murder of others I feel you don’t deserve rights. They are celebrating the denial of an entire group.

I am aware that some right-wing groups patrol gay websites looking for comments to prove that gay people want to stifle their views and all I can say is if you want to promote ideas that the nazis would have loved you are the scum of the earth.

Richard Rush

October 2nd, 2013

Any organization with the word “Family” in it’s name should have that word replaced with “Fascist” for the sake of improved accuracy and credibility. For example, the corrected name of World Congress of Families should obviously be World Congress of Fascists.

TampaZeke

October 2nd, 2013

Bigotry and hate have always made for the strangest bedfellows!

Marcus

October 3rd, 2013

Mr. Feder isn’t even the first to coopt the UN Universal Declaration of Human Rights for their fight against human rights.

http://blog.newhumanist.org.uk/2012/03/gay-marriage-cardinal-obriens.html

The doublespeak drives me nuts.

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