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Neighbors Defend Gay Couple Against Church Group

Neighbors Defend Gay Couple Against Church Group

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Residents of a Toronto neighborhood confronted a group of church members accused of preaching hate outside the home of a gay couple last weekend, reports CTV News. About a dozen members of the Highfield Road Gospel Hall were met with shouts of "Stay the hell out of my neighborhood" by about 10 residents of Toronto's Leslieville neighborhood. The church group eventually departed.

As the church group prayed outside the home of a gay couple and condemned them as sinners, one of the local residents, Geoff Skelding, recorded a portion of the confrontation and later posted it online. Describing the video on YouTube, Skelding writes that the group has been reading the Bible loudly in front of the couple's house for seven years. "They may have also driven another couple from the area as well by doing the same thing," he writes. "Tonight most of our neighbors came out and were successful in getting them to leave. The people who go to that church don't even live in our area!"

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