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Two Women Arrested for Same-Sex Kiss at Brazil Evangelical Event: VIDEO


Marco Feliciano, a Brazilian lawmaker and pastor, ordered two women arrested at Glorifica Litoral, an evangelical festival in mid-September in the city of São Sebastião,

Feliciano stopped the event to make the arrest, Opposing Views reports:

“Those two girls have to leave here handcuffed” said Feliciano, who is also president of the House Commission for Human Rights and Minorities. “No use trying to run; guards are headed there now. This here isn’t a place where anything goes. It’s the house of God.”

The two young women, Yunka Mihura, 20, and Joana Palhares, 18, were taken by the Municipal Civil Guard to the First District Police Station of São Sebastião. Mihura and Palhares claimed that they were physically assaulted by the police during the incident, PRI reported.

During an interview after their arrest, the women said they had kissed multiple times during the event and that nobody seemed to mind. “The event was public, paid for with our taxes,” Mihura said. “That stage, that microphone, everything was with public money. It was also an open space, on Beach Street. It was our right to be there.”

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  1. The guy behind the girls (to the left) didn't seem bothered by their kissing. :)

    Posted by: Gigi | Sep 30, 2013 11:36:27 AM

  2. Evangelical christians have made great inroads into what was once a very Catholic country. They are poisoning and corrupting Brasilian society. But then, that's what they do anywhere, including America. Kudos to those two brave women.

    Posted by: jamal49 | Sep 30, 2013 11:42:11 AM

  3. Clearly that so-called "Commission for Human Rights" is a useless joke.

    Posted by: Steve | Sep 30, 2013 11:44:12 AM

  4. Brazil seems to be suffering from the "American disease" - mixing christianity with politics.

    Posted by: John Freeman | Sep 30, 2013 11:45:31 AM

  5. so - now the church dictates whom can kiss whom? ..and in a public forum no less, PAID by Public tax dollars????? aaargh - I hate religion

    Posted by: disgusted american | Sep 30, 2013 11:46:48 AM

  6. so - now the church dictates whom can kiss whom? ..and in a public forum no less, PAID by Public tax dollars????? aaargh - I hate religion

    Posted by: disgusted american | Sep 30, 2013 11:47:42 AM

  7. under what authority can he "order" the arrest of those two citizens? feliciano should be fired for abuse of authority.

    Posted by: jed | Sep 30, 2013 12:14:00 PM

  8. Let's just turn back the clock to the Dark Ages when a self-anointed clique of psychopathic ideologues presumed to dictate the mores of the public with threats to their person.

    Any takers?

    Posted by: Gil | Sep 30, 2013 12:15:57 PM

  9. Fake lesbians.

    Posted by: adrenan p | Sep 30, 2013 1:23:08 PM

  10. @jed: he shouldn't just be fired. He should be sued for false arrest and prosecuted along with whoever handcuffed them for assault. Plus the police should be investigated as well.

    Posted by: Bill | Sep 30, 2013 4:55:53 PM

  11. God should have blown them up!!!!

    Posted by: jarago | Sep 30, 2013 5:22:24 PM

  12. Dear Evangelicals in Brazil:

    Leave the hot Brazilian men alone, do not to suppress their natural sensuality.


    Posted by: Carlos | Sep 30, 2013 7:37:40 PM

  13. @adrenan. bc no lesbian or bisexual woman can possibly be feminine, and no straight women are allowed to make out with each other, ever the identity police are on the case.

    also, guy fawkes in the house

    Posted by: gomez | Sep 30, 2013 8:11:44 PM

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