“The plans of Tbilisi Pride Week organizers are incompatible with our morality and contradict the values formed by coexistence,” Tbilisi Great Synagogue declared on Sunday, urging the government to ban the Pride Week.
“The LGBT community have never been persecuted for their way of life and such Prides aim at obtaining financial benefits, not protecting their rights,” Great Synagogue stressed in its Facebook statement.
“Freedom is paramount for us, we respect the freedom of expression, but when it comes to the so-called LGBTQ Pride, we face public propaganda of one’s own intimate life, not the freedom of expression,” the statement claims.
Great Synagogue calls on the international organizations and the diplomatic corps not to disappoint Georgian citizens by supporting such events.
“We appeal to the representatives of international organizations and the diplomatic corps not to disappoint Georgian citizens, whose hopes are linked to Georgia’s western orientation,” the statement reads.
Tbilisi Pride Week has kicked off amid tension on July 1. It will end on July 5.