A rift is emerging among Christian groups planning to march on July 1 after the Society for Truth and Light declared it would boycott the proceedings in protest against the march being led by the Women Coalition of HKSAR, which advocates sexual tolerance for lesbians. The coalition, which marks its second anniversary on July 1, will lead the march. It said that the society had always been at odds with its members but that this was the first time the religious group had boycotted it. 'I really don't understand why the Society for Truth and Light is so against marching with us. I think what they are doing is appalling,' coalition spokeswoman Connie Chan Man-wai said. 'We are Hong Kong people, just like they are. If they are for freedom and tolerance, what's wrong with protesting together?' Choi Chi-sum, a spokesman for the society, stressed that the point of contention related to the fact that the coalition was leading the march, which would give the false impression that all other protesters supported their cause. 'All along, the July 1 protest has been about promoting democracy and governance. Now, all of a sudden, a lesbian group is at the front. Marchers who don't support their cause will appear to be doing so because of this. I just can't accept that,' Mr Choi said.