This morning His Eminence Vladimir chaired extraordinary Synod meeting. The Arch-pastors of the Orthodox Church of Moldova joined to discuss one of the most actual problem approached by the national public opinion – the Anti-discrimination Law and its effects.
Special attention was given to the announced attempt of the gay society to hold a gay pride on the 19th of March, and the actions that the Metropolis of Moldova should take in order to stop this vicious event.
The Synod unanimously decided to hold a peaceful protest action on Sunday morning, in the square of the Metropolitan Cathedral, with the participation of the clergy and laity from the country, in sign of disagreement with the initiative of LGBT Moldova to organize public events with the participation of sexual minorities. At the event, an open letter to the President of the Republic of Moldova, Interim Parliament Speaker, and Interim Prime-Minister will be read out, containing the requirement to amend the Anti-Discrimination Law.
After the Synod meeting, His Eminence Vladimir had a discussion with the laity gathered at the Metropolitan Residence, ensuring them that the Metropolis will continue to fight firmly for the protection of the Orthodox Christian majority, to make sure that the multi-centuries moral and spiritual values that represent us as a nation and identify us as members of Orthodoxy are not trampled