The letter, printed in the York Press newspaper, said: “So called ‘gays’ are apparently planning another summer of bizarre ‘Pride’ activities around our city. Their childish parades and stunts seem to promote immoral, irresponsible and dangerous behaviour. They are also an unnecessary nuisance.” The letter, signed ‘Alexander Ogilvy’, comes after the head of anti-LGBT charity Christian Concern criticized York Minster for ‘blessing’ the city’s Pride last year. The newspaper has since withdrawn the letter.
“This letter should not have been published and we are disappointed that it slipped through our normally very stringent editing processes”, the statement says, “We would like to remind readers that the views expressed in published letters are entirely those of the author and in no way reflect the opinions of this newspaper. “The letter has been removed from our website.”