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Police investigate attack by skinheads [on Anglicans] in Riga
The Church of England Newspaper ^ | 5/12/2006

Posted on 05/11/2006 7:09:07 PM PDT by sionnsar

LATVIAN police are investigating an attack by ‘skinheads’ on worshippers at the Church of England parish in Riga on April 9.

St Saviour’s was hosting a service for an ‘Open Evangelical Congregation’ of the Lutheran Church when two men entered the service and began to cause a disturbance.

Asked to leave, the two assaulted one worshipper, injuring him slightly. Founded by Maris Sants, former minister of the Latvian Evangelical Lutheran Church (LELC) who was dismissed from the ministry after he announced he was ‘gay’, the ‘Open’ congregation meets at St Saviour’s with the support of Riga’s Anglican vicar, Dr Juris Calitis. On July 23, St Saviour’s became a political flashpoint in the Baltic nation, hosting Riga Pride 2005, the nation’s first gay rights parade.

After the parade, LELC leaders dismissed Dr Calitis from the ministry of the Lutheran Church for his involvement with the ‘Open’ congregation. Dr Calitis remains a priest of the Church of England in good standing, however. According to a press release, the assault at St Saviour’s is part of a campaign of intimidation waged against supporters and members of the ‘Open’ congregation dating back to last summer’s gay pride march, when neo-nazis and skinheads pelted the marchers at St Saviour’s with eggs and filth. Latvia’s State Police are continuing their investigation.

TOPICS: Mainline Protestant
[Gee. Might this be an answer? If registration is good enough for sex offenders, it's good enough for skinheads
(I dunno... but click on through) --sionnsar]

1 posted on 05/11/2006 7:09:10 PM PDT by sionnsar
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2 posted on 05/11/2006 7:10:30 PM PDT by sionnsar (†† | Iran Azadi 2006 | SONY: 5yst3m 0wn3d - it's N0t Y0urs)
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Neo-nazi Latvian Skinheads vs. Gay Latvian Anglicans....

hmmmmmm....who to cheer for...

3 posted on 05/11/2006 10:16:22 PM PDT by vladimir998 (Ignorance of Scripture is ignorance of Christ. St. Jerome)
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for an ‘Open Evangelical Congregation’ of the Lutheran Church

Gay Latvian Lutherans, who just happened to be meeting in an Anglican church.

4 posted on 05/12/2006 4:43:23 AM PDT by Tax-chick (Dump the 1967 Outer Space Treaty! I'll weigh 50% less on Mars!)
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