While we were strolling in the square in front of the Louvre Museum, the sound of drums coming from the near street caught our attention. We crossed over the square and walked to the direction of the drumming. To our surprise, we came across a long human river made of gays that paraded along the street.

I filmed the scene with my smartphone and then pondered for a while on that chance encounter unusual to me.

Never and ever I could imagine that so many people took part in that parade. I recalled what had happened to Sodom and Gomorrah 5000 years ago. According to legend, those cities were destroyed by God because they practiced sex between men.

Since then, humanity has gone a long way. These days, the values of tolerance and respect for human rights are common.

A journalist asked Pope Francis to give an answer on this topic, and he answered: if a person in this situation comes to Jesus, Jesus will not say to him “Go away because you are homosexual.”

I agree with Pope Francis. I respect human freedom regardless of the sexual proclivities one may have.

Ettore Grillo, author of these books:
– A Hidden Sicilian History
– The Vibrations of Words
– Travels of the Mind

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