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Sam Adams Pulls Its Sponsorship of St Patrick's Day Parade Over Gay Rights
Guardian (UK) ^ | March 14, 2014

Posted on 03/14/2014 8:51:06 PM PDT by Steelfish

Sam Adams Pulls Its Sponsorship of St Patrick's Day Parade Over Gay Rights Boston parade organisers failed to reach an agreement with gay rights advocacy group, causing beer brewer to withdraw support

14 March 2014

The New York parade organisers have also come under fire for their policy toward LGBT people.

The maker of Sam Adams beer says it is withdrawing its sponsorship of Boston’s St Patrick’s Day parade a day after negotiations to allow gay groups to march broke down.

Boston Beer Co said in a statement Friday that it is disappointed that an agreement couldn’t be reached between the gay rights advocacy group MassEquality and parade organizers that would have allowed gay veterans to march. The parade is scheduled for Sunday.

(Excerpt) Read more at theguardian.com ...


TOPICS: Culture/Society; News/Current Events; US: Massachusetts
KEYWORDS: alcohol; anticatholicbigotry; beer; homosexualagenda
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1 posted on 03/14/2014 8:51:06 PM PDT by Steelfish
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To: Steelfish
Sam Adams Pulls Its Sponsorship of St Patrick's Day Parade

And I pull my patronage of Sam Adams beer. Permanently.

2 posted on 03/14/2014 8:53:48 PM PDT by Leaning Right (Why am I holding this lantern? I am looking for the next Reagan.)
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To: Steelfish

Guinness! Smithwicks!


3 posted on 03/14/2014 8:56:27 PM PDT by Darren McCarty (Abortion - legalized murder for convenience)
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To: Leaning Right

It’s sad to see folks falling in with this, but it’s also sobering (pun perhaps intended with respect to a beer manufacturer).

Human sexuality was created by God and it was intended to bear the awe of God. What’s happening is that the awe of the devil is replacing that. God can still win but He has to be asked into the situation. God won’t force Himself down the throat of stubborn sinners.


4 posted on 03/14/2014 8:57:22 PM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (Embrace the Lion of Judah and He will roar for you and teach you to roar too. See my page.)
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To: Darren McCarty

Enough already!! No more about gays, gay “marriage”, rascism, and being “bossy”. ENOUGH ALREADY!!! Fer Crissakes!! The country is going down the crapper and THIS is what the press dwells upon??!? AAARRRGGGHHHH!!!


5 posted on 03/14/2014 9:00:29 PM PDT by szweig (HYHEY!! (Have You Had Enough Yet))
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To: Steelfish

I went to Sam Adams website and left them my feelings via there contact us link at the bottom of the page.


6 posted on 03/14/2014 9:02:16 PM PDT by Pox (Good Night. I expect more respect tomorrow.)
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To: Leaning Right

Me too. I am sick of this crap. They can get their money to support homosexuality from someone other than me.


7 posted on 03/14/2014 9:02:20 PM PDT by rlmorel ("A nation, despicable by its weakness, forfeits even the privilege of being neutral." A. Hamilton)
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To: Steelfish

I don’t drink beer. If I did, I wouldn’t drink Sam Adams.


8 posted on 03/14/2014 9:02:38 PM PDT by Bryan24 (When in doubt, move to the right..........)
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To: Leaning Right

I think everyone should let them know how they feel about their decision.


9 posted on 03/14/2014 9:03:17 PM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (Resist We Much)
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To: HiTech RedNeck
You need to brush up a bit on your theology there champ.

God can still win but ...

Guess what? I read the last chapter of the Bible and God does and will win (no might about it).

God won’t force Himself down the throat of stubborn sinners.

Ever read the story of Sodom and Gomorrah? God will only take so much before he forces Himself.

10 posted on 03/14/2014 9:04:51 PM PDT by Justice
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To: Darren McCarty
"Guinness! Smithwicks!

Yes! and Yesss!

11 posted on 03/14/2014 9:05:03 PM PDT by who_would_fardels_bear
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To: Steelfish

Dear Sam,

Your beer is gay.

Signed,

Former customer


12 posted on 03/14/2014 9:05:12 PM PDT by bigbob (The best way to get a bad law repealed is to enforce it strictly. Abraham Lincoln)
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To: HiTech RedNeck

I AM SO SICK TO DEATH OF THIS CRAP BEING SHOVED DOWN OUR THROATS(no pun intended)!!!!!!! Why in the hell can’t these people just be gay and leave the rest of us the hell alone!!!! This is a CATHOLIC
SAINT for peets sake!!!!!


13 posted on 03/14/2014 9:05:21 PM PDT by Kit cat (OBummer must go)
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To: Steelfish
I don't always drink beer

But when I do I prefer Sam Adams LGBT Irish Ale

14 posted on 03/14/2014 9:06:09 PM PDT by Slyfox (When Jesus sees a momma holding her little baby, it reminds him of his own momma.)
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To: Darren McCarty

Dang-it-all! Their Blueberry beer in their summer pack was REALLY good.


15 posted on 03/14/2014 9:08:26 PM PDT by Slyfox (When Jesus sees a momma holding her little baby, it reminds him of his own momma.)
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To: Steelfish

I (used) to love their beer.

Not one more penny to them.

I make my own. Eff’um.


16 posted on 03/14/2014 9:09:30 PM PDT by logitech (It is time.)
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To: Kit cat

He’s a noted Christian missionary from before the Catholic-Orthodox split, let alone the Reformation.

All Christians should honor St. Patty for what he did in this world, if not from the next.

As for me. I was baptized (in a Baptist church) on St. Patrick’s day. I got the blessings of the Irish but I also got the snakes to fight!


17 posted on 03/14/2014 9:10:09 PM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (Embrace the Lion of Judah and He will roar for you and teach you to roar too. See my page.)
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To: Justice

No, this is different. They go to hell still rebelling for all eternity. Do not miss my point for the sake of a picky misunderstanding.


18 posted on 03/14/2014 9:11:19 PM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (Embrace the Lion of Judah and He will roar for you and teach you to roar too. See my page.)
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To: Justice

God’s greatest win is not in the damning of sinners. That would be easy. It is in the saving of sinners. That was hard. It needed the Cross. Do not ever, ever, EVER sell that Cross short.


19 posted on 03/14/2014 9:12:42 PM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (Embrace the Lion of Judah and He will roar for you and teach you to roar too. See my page.)
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To: Slyfox

Look for leinenkugel blackberry ale.


20 posted on 03/14/2014 9:13:06 PM PDT by Rio (Proud resident of the State of Jefferson)
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To: Slyfox

Look for leinenkugel blackberry ale.


21 posted on 03/14/2014 9:13:06 PM PDT by Rio (Proud resident of the State of Jefferson)
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To: Steelfish

Yuppie scum beer.


22 posted on 03/14/2014 9:13:54 PM PDT by llevrok (F the government)
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To: Steelfish

Sam Adams was a brewer and a patriot, says so on the bottles. I don’t think a man that played baseball and football would go for this crap.


23 posted on 03/14/2014 9:13:55 PM PDT by o-n-money
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To: Leaning Right
what is with these people?....there must be a very strong nsa component that these businesses are just falling all over themselves to obey the gay masters....

karma will be very unkind I am afraid......

24 posted on 03/14/2014 9:14:06 PM PDT by cherry
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To: Steelfish; All

Why they did it:

http://www.boston.com/lifestyle/blogs/bostonspirit/2014/03/boston_restaurant_drops_sam_ad.html

>>Club Cafe, a South End restaurant fixture for more than 30 years and popular night spot for the city’s LGBT community has posted an open letter on its facebook page stating that it will no longer carry Sam Adams beer “until such time as either the Parade organizers change their position, or Sam Adams removes its support of the St. Patrick Day Parade.”

>>The letter states, in part, “It is hard to understand how a community like Boston, where Gay members of the Police force, military and others have, and continue to, put there lives on the line for ALL BOSTONIAN’s, that organizers of The St.Patrick’s Day Parade feel it is just to discriminate against us as a community,” and is signed by longtime owner Frank Ribaudo as well as longtime General Manager Jim Morgrage.


25 posted on 03/14/2014 9:15:26 PM PDT by raccoonradio
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To: raccoonradio

They can’t give up this victim schtick. It’s starting to look ludicrous.


26 posted on 03/14/2014 9:17:04 PM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (Embrace the Lion of Judah and He will roar for you and teach you to roar too. See my page.)
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To: Steelfish

Tried a sixer of Sam Adams summer ale once. Took a couple is sips, poured that bottle out and pawned the rest off on unwary guests. Took months to find anybody that had a taste for it. Never saw such a highly regarded brew suck so bad. The pole smokers are welcome to it.


27 posted on 03/14/2014 9:18:13 PM PDT by Free in Texas (Member of the Bitter Clingers Association.)
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To: Steelfish
The average homosexual freaks out if he has a spot on his new outfit, if his nails are not manicured to perfection, if he is not clean shaven, if his clothes are not fashionable and matching, if the room is not cleaned to perfection!

Yet these same people have no problem with getting human digestive waste on their privates on a nightly basis.

28 posted on 03/14/2014 9:22:44 PM PDT by Archie Bunker on steroids
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To: Steelfish
The more I read about this BS, the more I move from a simple difference to homosexuality to a hostility towards homosexuality.

I don't need to be reminded that some people have sex with other people of the same gender just like I don't need to be reminded that my parents had sex with each other.

It's not my business and I don't want it to be my business.

29 posted on 03/14/2014 9:23:57 PM PDT by freerepublicchat
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To: raccoonradio

https://www.facebook.com/ClubCafeBostonMA


30 posted on 03/14/2014 9:27:10 PM PDT by raccoonradio
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To: raccoonradio

From the Club Cafe facebook, more reasons to drink Yuengling:

Josh Jumbelic:On the upside, you can replace the Sam Adams with Yuengling and draw in the gay PA expats.

PD MacGuire:Yes the Yuengling family, very well known for their union-busting and contributions to socially conservative organizations, will laugh all the way to the bank.


31 posted on 03/14/2014 9:29:06 PM PDT by raccoonradio
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To: cherry
what is with these people?....

A St. Patrick's Day parade is supposed to be all about the Irish. Period. It's not supposed to be about gay rights, saving the whales, promoting the metric system, or anything else.

Yet liberals get angry if the parade organizers try to keep the focus on just the Irish. Bottom line: liberals are fascists.

32 posted on 03/14/2014 9:31:52 PM PDT by Leaning Right (Why am I holding this lantern? I am looking for the next Reagan.)
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To: Leaning Right

Exactly.

It’s the equivalent of rushing the stage, wresting the microphone away from the presenter, and yelling out your message.

They need to go get their own platform to promote their message. Stop stealing from others.


33 posted on 03/14/2014 9:39:48 PM PDT by Ray76 (How modern liberals think: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eaE98w1KZ-c)
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To: HiTech RedNeck

I don’t see anyone selling the cross short.

God will have his way. You say God “can still win”.

Fact is...God WILL win and when he shows himself with power sinners repent.


34 posted on 03/14/2014 9:41:24 PM PDT by what's up (su)
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To: Leaning Right

At hollow even time we used to have the kids dress up as a fave saint, have a party: for homeschool groups they’d recite an age appropriate breed bio. I always let them go out on holloween ( all saints day eve/all gallows eve). It was fun up to like third grade

This is easy. Have a group go to gay parade dressed as a saints. Some were kings and queens some were stigmatics. And bring a banner. Sprinkle holy water and salt, use it


35 posted on 03/14/2014 9:46:04 PM PDT by stanne
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To: Steelfish
This will hurt no one but Sam Adams. Seems to be a very poor business decision considering this: Queers: "We are the 3.5%."
36 posted on 03/14/2014 9:48:35 PM PDT by upchuck (South Carolina Representative Trey Gowdy for Speaker of the House!!!)
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To: Steelfish

When these faggots insist on participating in the hajj in Mecca we’ll listen to their civil rights bullshit.

Until then they are just ‘gay boys in bondage’ wankers.


37 posted on 03/14/2014 9:51:11 PM PDT by bakeneko
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To: fieldmarshaldj

I’ll drink a Heineken to that!


38 posted on 03/14/2014 9:59:52 PM PDT by Steelfish (ui)
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To: Leaning Right

Was never a sam adams beer fan, but the backlash against these companies choosing perversion and devient behavior over normal Americans is coming.


39 posted on 03/14/2014 10:16:12 PM PDT by mikefive (RLTW)
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To: Steelfish

I have to admit, Sam Adams USED to be a preferred pick for a brew, but now I’ve got a good half dozen small breweries around me, and none of them are actively campaigning for LGBT groups.

But hey, looking down the road, I can see two of them actively supporting it, and one which would passively support it, and the three I actually go to who would reject any suggestion that they’d support such a abomination of a lifestyle.

Actually, considering one I go to, I could see a liberal walk in, look at the gun handle taps, and stare at the constitution that is handed to the customer, and flee lest they be contaminated. Err, rather, I should say I’ve seen this happen, multiple times, and cheered each time.


40 posted on 03/14/2014 10:17:37 PM PDT by kingu (Everything starts with slashing the size and scope of the federal government.)
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To: Steelfish

You might want to hold off on that. Heineken went full fudgepacker, too.

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-religion/3133452/posts


41 posted on 03/14/2014 10:18:14 PM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (Resist We Much)
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To: Steelfish

Sam Adam’s: the Queer Beer?


42 posted on 03/14/2014 10:28:04 PM PDT by Cowboy Bob (They are called "Liberals" because the word "parasite" was already taken.)
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To: Leaning Right

Never liked Sam Adams beer. Too hoppy


43 posted on 03/14/2014 10:32:27 PM PDT by PGR88
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To: Steelfish

Nobody I know drinks that yankee piss water anyway.


44 posted on 03/14/2014 10:35:39 PM PDT by smokingfrog ( sleep with one eye open (<o> ---)
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Sodomy Adams — tastes like ass.


45 posted on 03/14/2014 10:40:17 PM PDT by Gene Eric (Don't be a statist!)
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To: Steelfish

Jim Koch sucker


46 posted on 03/14/2014 10:43:46 PM PDT by dancusa (Molon Labe)
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To: logitech

I *do* like the beer, but ... well, they’ve chosen which customers they want, and I’m not them.

Time to make mead.


47 posted on 03/14/2014 10:47:05 PM PDT by No.6 (www.michigansuibukan.com)
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To: Steelfish

I will not longer sell Sam Adams at my bar.


48 posted on 03/14/2014 10:49:36 PM PDT by jpsb (Believe nothing until it has been officially denied)
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To: Leaning Right

same.

Will never buy a Sam Adams beer for the rest of my days.


49 posted on 03/14/2014 10:53:12 PM PDT by warsaw44
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To: szweig

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50 posted on 03/14/2014 11:18:53 PM PDT by jimsin
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