(Baptist Press) Two Southern Baptist Convention entity heads have joined pro-family leaders from 11 countries to protest participation in a “gay pride” parade by the U.S. Embassy in the Czech Republic.

Richard Land, president of the Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission, and Paige Patterson, president of Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, signed onto a letter opposing the embassy’s involvement in the parade, which will be Aug. 18 in Prague. Nearly 120 others signed the letter, which was released Aug. 14.

Also endorsing the letter was Patterson’s wife, Dorothy, who is professor of theology in women’s studies at the seminary in Fort Worth, Texas.

The signers said in the letter, which was sponsored by the World Congress of Families (WCF), they could not “imagine a worse form of cultural imperialism than Washington trying to force approval of the ‘gay’ agenda on societies with traditional values.”

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