Christian group marches in LGBT pride parade in Philippines with 'I'm Sorry' signs
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Photos of a Christian group are going viral online after they marched in an LGBT pride parade in the Philippines with “I'm Sorry” signs over the weekend. 

The group of Christians from the Church of Freedom in Christ Ministries (FICM), a church based in Makati, Philippines, reportedly stood outside Marikina Stadium, where the march ended, holding signs apologizing for the harm inflicted on the LGBT community by Christians over the years, BuzzFeed reported Monday. 


Jamilah Salvador, a 19-year-old woman from Cainta, shared a photo of the group on Twitter Saturday with the caption: “I literally cried when I saw this kanina. Imagine living in a society with nothing but love and respect for each other.”

Salvador’s tweet has since garnered more than 119,000 likes and over 40,000 retweets in the past two days. 

The woman told the publication that the demonstration made her emotional, so she decided to share her photos of the group with Twitter. 

A pastor at FICM, Val Paminiano, told the outlet that the church has been doing the "I'm Sorry" campaign for almost four years.

"We are apologizing for the way Christians have hurt the LGBT community, especially by using the Bible in condemning and judging them," Paminiano said.

"I used to believe that God condemns homosexuals, but when I studied the scriptures, especially the ones that we call 'clobber scriptures' that are being cherry-picked from the Bible to condemn LGBT people, I realized that there's a lot to discover, including the truth that God is not against anyone," Paminiano said. "God does not discriminate against people based on gender." 

"We pray that more and more Christians will act, speak, and love the LGBT people like Jesus would," he added.