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‘Diversity float’ will be part of St. Patrick’s Day Parade
Boston Globe ^ | 3-16-14 | Andrew Ryan

Posted on 03/16/2014 4:36:23 PM PDT by smokingfrog

The dank South Boston warehouse held a chill last weekend when the flatbed arrived, a 20-foot-long landscaping trailer with a wood plank floor stained by dirt. Around the flatbed gathered almost a dozen people — predominantly men from the surrounding blocks — wearing winter coats and work gloves.

The job ahead was daunting: transforming the flatbed into a parade float with seven faux cannons. From each cannon would flow a different color of the rainbow — fabric draped over plastic piping — landing in a pot of gold.

Randy Foster and Steve Martin had done this before. They built a 12-foot-long wedding cake float for Provincetown’s Carnival on Aug. 20, 2009, the day they married. This was different. This float was for the South Boston St. Patrick’s Day Parade, which had banned gay organizations for two decades, a precedent enshrined by the US Supreme Court. Related

As a political standoff raged in recent weeks between parade organizers and the statewide gay advocacy group MassEquality, planning for this float continued with little notice. Momentum had been building for a year. There is a lot about this controversy people don’t know.

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


TOPICS: Culture/Society; News/Current Events; US: Massachusetts
KEYWORDS: boston; celebrateperversity; gaybullies; gayprideparade; gaystapotacics; homoagenda; homosexualagenda; massequality; stpatrick

1 posted on 03/16/2014 4:36:23 PM PDT by smokingfrog
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To: smokingfrog

begorrah bejeez


2 posted on 03/16/2014 4:41:09 PM PDT by dennisw (The first principle is to find out who you are then you can achieve anything -- Buddhist monk)
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To: smokingfrog

3 posted on 03/16/2014 4:41:30 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (The Texas judge's decision was to pave the way for same sex divorce for two Massachusetts women.)
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To: smokingfrog

Sick.

If I were a Catholic school or organization, I would pull out of the parade and let it become yet another raunchy, filthy, salacious, prurient “gay pride” fest.


4 posted on 03/16/2014 4:43:01 PM PDT by Westbrook (Children do not divide your love, they multiply it.)
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To: smokingfrog
The job ahead was daunting: transforming the flatbed into a parade float with an emense anal cavity, rigged to pooft rainbow colored ejecta across the gathered crowd.

I'm assuming here that the verb "pooft" and noun "ejecta" are still legally acceptable in the US.

5 posted on 03/16/2014 4:44:35 PM PDT by glock rocks (If you like your health plan, you're a racist !)
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To: smokingfrog

So why can’t they just wear green like every body else?
I guess cause then you might not notice that they
were gay? Huummph, queer little leprechauns...


6 posted on 03/16/2014 4:46:36 PM PDT by tet68 ( " We would not die in that man's company, that fears his fellowship to die with us...." Henry V.)
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To: smokingfrog
‘Diversity float’ will be part of St. Patrick’s Day Parade

All said, ‘Diversity float’ does sound a "hole" lot better than "Anal Sex Float".

7 posted on 03/16/2014 4:48:36 PM PDT by Caipirabob (Communists... Socialists... Democrats...Traitors... Who can tell the difference?)
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To: GeronL

Sheesh.


8 posted on 03/16/2014 4:48:37 PM PDT by Army Air Corps (Four Fried Chickens and a Coke)
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To: smokingfrog

Samuel Adams Beer will support you!


9 posted on 03/16/2014 4:49:41 PM PDT by caver (Obama: Home of the Whopper)
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To: smokingfrog
The queers are smart. They have figured out ways to make a lot of noise despite their tiny minority.

Queers: "We are the 3.5%."

10 posted on 03/16/2014 4:52:08 PM PDT by upchuck (South Carolina Representative Trey Gowdy for Speaker of the House!!!)
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To: smokingfrog

I’m tellin’ ya ... a few lads stationed at strategic spots along the parade route with several bags of pureed dog feces would make the celebration of “diversity” an odorous — and amusing — event.


11 posted on 03/16/2014 4:53:04 PM PDT by IronJack
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To: upchuck

They have figured out ways to make a lot of noise despite their tiny minority.
They learned from other cry baby blacks


12 posted on 03/16/2014 4:55:11 PM PDT by ronnie raygun (Zippy the a##clown sez..............)
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To: tet68
queer little leprechauns...

Imaginary critters, prothema to, say, the Easter Bunny, or, say, the Tooth Fairy. These are children's themes. The homos/perverts want to control those themes.

13 posted on 03/16/2014 4:55:35 PM PDT by glock rocks (If you like your health plan, you're a racist !)
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To: smokingfrog

“In its parade application, the Lower End contingent described its entry as a “diversity float” that would welcome people of all races, ethnicities, and sexual orientations. Marchers are expected to wear suits and ties or other business attire accented with a scarf to celebrate the diversity of South Boston.

Acceptable scarves — which were agreed to by marchers and parade organizers — include colors of any national flag, a peace sign, a rainbow for diversity, or an equal sign for gay rights. The application noted that “this small token of wearing a unique scarf would allow us to move toward inclusion.”

“The only way for this to work was to keep quiet. We had to wait it out and prove what we said when we first started, that we’re not here to make a big statement,”

So they had to hide what they were doing.


14 posted on 03/16/2014 4:56:27 PM PDT by DBrow
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To: Westbrook

Until we have nothing left?


15 posted on 03/16/2014 4:58:19 PM PDT by EEGator
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To: smokingfrog
Where are the Boondock Saints when you need them?
16 posted on 03/16/2014 4:58:47 PM PDT by liberalh8ter (The only difference between flash mob 'urban yutes' and U.S. politicians is the hoodies.)
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To: smokingfrog
The job ahead was daunting: transforming the flatbed into a parade float with seven faux cannons. From each cannon would flow a different color of the rainbow — fabric draped over plastic piping — landing in a pot of gold.

Seven ejaculating phalluses.

No thank you.

17 posted on 03/16/2014 4:59:13 PM PDT by lightman (O Lord, save Thy people and bless Thine inheritance, giving to Thy Church vict'ry o'er Her enemies.)
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To: smokingfrog
What they tell us will be in the parade:

What will show up for the parade:

Any questions?

18 posted on 03/16/2014 5:01:25 PM PDT by Cyber Liberty (H.L. Mencken: "The urge to save humanity is almost always a false front for the urge to rule.")
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To: EEGator

> Until we have nothing left?

There already IS nothing left.

Anytime you want to do something in public, the sodomites will use government “anti-discrimination” law to force you to include them and all their outrageous behavior, basically hijacking your message and making your event a vehicle for their expression.


19 posted on 03/16/2014 5:12:00 PM PDT by Westbrook (Children do not divide your love, they multiply it.)
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To: smokingfrog

Will there be a Mexican float or maybe one about the Russian revolution?


20 posted on 03/16/2014 5:13:23 PM PDT by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans!)
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To: smokingfrog

Sodomites turn everything the touch into filth.


21 posted on 03/16/2014 5:13:23 PM PDT by Eagles6 (Valley Forge Redux)
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To: smokingfrog
Here we go again.

From "The Overhauling Straight America," 1987, by Marshall K. Kirk and Erastes Pill:

Brian R. Mahoney, the parade’s chief marshal, just shrugged his shoulders.
22 posted on 03/16/2014 5:18:17 PM PDT by upchuck (South Carolina Representative Trey Gowdy for Speaker of the House!!!)
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To: smokingfrog

oh how lovely...

an illegal alien homosexual from every country ???


23 posted on 03/16/2014 5:21:21 PM PDT by Tennessee Nana
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To: Westbrook

I’m not going to let the faggots screw up my life.


24 posted on 03/16/2014 5:24:30 PM PDT by EEGator
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To: smokingfrog

the Diversity Float is rainbow sherbet in Sam Adams beer?


25 posted on 03/16/2014 5:26:09 PM PDT by BRL
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To: BRL

ewwwwh!


26 posted on 03/16/2014 5:29:45 PM PDT by smokingfrog ( sleep with one eye open (<o> ---)
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To: liberalh8ter

“We should come here once a week and clean house. “


27 posted on 03/16/2014 5:37:17 PM PDT by Darren McCarty (Abortion - legalized murder for convenience)
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To: upchuck
Follows the pattern described in this piece from the late 19th Century:

"But the practical result of this principle is one on which there is no need of speculating; it works in one unvarying way. When error is admitted into the Church, it will be found that the stages of its progress are always three. It begins by asking toleration. Its friends say to the majority: You need not be afraid of us; we are few and weak; only let us alone; we shall not disturb the faith of others. The Church has her standards of doctrine; of course we shall never interfere with them; we only ask for ourselves to be spared interference with our private opinions.

Indulged in this for a time, error goes on to assert equal rights. Truth and error are two balancing forces. The Church shall do nothing which looks like deciding between them; that would be partiality. It is bigotry to assert any superior right for the truth. We are to agree to differ and any favoring of the truth, because it is truth, is partisanship. What the friends of truth and error hold in common is fundamental. Anything on which they differ is “ipso facto” non-essential. Anybody who makes account of such a thing is a disturber of the peace of the church. Truth and error are two co-ordinate powers, and the great secret of church-statesmanship is to preserve the balance between them.

From this point error soon goes on to its natural end, which is to assert supremacy. Truth started with tolerating; it comes to be merely tolerated and that only for a time. Error claims a preference for its judgments on all disputed points. It puts men into position, not as at first in spite of their departure from the Church’s faith, but in consequence of it. Their recommendation is that they repudiate that faith, and position is given them to teach others to repudiate it, and make them skillful in combating it." (pp. 195-196)

From: “THE CONSERVATIVE REFORMATION AND ITS THEOLOGY as represented in the Augsburg Confession and in the history and literature of the Evangelical Lutheran Church” by Charles P. Krauth, D.D. (1871). [Note date]

28 posted on 03/16/2014 5:41:01 PM PDT by lightman (O Lord, save Thy people and bless Thine inheritance, giving to Thy Church vict'ry o'er Her enemies.)
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To: smokingfrog

Are they going to be copulating on the float as usual?


29 posted on 03/16/2014 5:55:40 PM PDT by struggle
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To: smokingfrog

From the Boston Globe pic-—look at the heads and ears of those rabbits. I swear they do this on purpose if you catch my drift.


30 posted on 03/16/2014 5:57:28 PM PDT by tflabo (Truth or Tyranny)
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To: lightman

How insightful!


31 posted on 03/16/2014 6:01:06 PM PDT by BRL
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To: ronnie raygun

Very few of them are weighed down by family obligations or actual responsibilities. Hence more time to advocate.


32 posted on 03/16/2014 6:18:33 PM PDT by tbw2
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To: a fool in paradise

Are you talking about that three letter word that should be a 10 letter word?


33 posted on 03/16/2014 7:04:32 PM PDT by rwa265
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To: smokingfrog

How would an “Abortion is Murder” float be received? I mean, talk about needed diversity. A difference of opinion in a Democrat city.


34 posted on 03/16/2014 7:14:13 PM PDT by ConservativeStatement ("World Peace 1.20.09.")
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To: ConservativeStatement
How would an “Abortion is Murder” float be received?

Well, I'm pretty sure St Patrick, the Cardinal and the Pope would agree.

35 posted on 03/16/2014 7:20:58 PM PDT by ROCKLOBSTER (Celebrate "Republicans Freed the Slaves" Month.)
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To: smokingfrog

No drama Parade in Philadelphia.It was 7 hours long and more groups join every year from all over.Why-no drama just fun.


36 posted on 03/16/2014 7:22:40 PM PDT by fatima (Free Hugs Today :))
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To: Darren McCarty

And Shepherds we shall be For Thee my Lord, for Thee Power hath descended forth from Thy hand Our feet may swiftly carry out Thy commands. So we shall flow a river forth to Thee And teeming with souls shall it ever be. In Nomine Patri, Et Filii, Et Spiritus Sancti.


37 posted on 03/16/2014 7:27:35 PM PDT by liberalh8ter (The only difference between flash mob 'urban yutes' and U.S. politicians is the hoodies.)
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To: lightman

Most interesting. Proves there’s nothing new. Thanks.


38 posted on 03/16/2014 8:18:04 PM PDT by upchuck (South Carolina Representative Trey Gowdy for Speaker of the House!!!)
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To: upchuck

The Devil’s playbook is seldom updated....doesn’t need to be.


39 posted on 03/16/2014 8:23:08 PM PDT by lightman (O Lord, save Thy people and bless Thine inheritance, giving to Thy Church vict'ry o'er Her enemies.)
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To: ConservativeStatement

This does all come back to Democrat Party politics. The Democrat Party controls Boston and Massachusetts. They have lots of power with the local businesses and they are calling in their chips.


40 posted on 03/16/2014 8:27:43 PM PDT by cradle of freedom
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To: smokingfrog

“a rainbow for diversity”


The rainbow does NOT represent “diversity”.

How FOUL that the homosexuals have perverted God’s rainbow.

The rainbow was given to us by God, AFTER the Great Flood of Noah’s day. It was given to us as a “reminder” of the covenant He made with us, in that, He would never again flood the whole earth, as He did in the days of Noah.

Genesis 9:11-15

11 And I will establish my covenant with you; neither shall all flesh be cut off any more by the waters of a flood; neither shall there any more be a flood to destroy the earth. 12 And God said, This is the token of the covenant which I make between me and you and every living creature that is with you, for perpetual generations: 13 I do set my bow in the cloud, and it shall be for a token of a covenant between me and the earth. 14 And it shall come to pass, when I bring a cloud over the earth, that the bow shall be seen in the cloud: 15 And I will remember my covenant, which is between me and you and every living creature of all flesh; and the waters shall no more become a flood to destroy all flesh.


41 posted on 03/16/2014 8:28:51 PM PDT by ourworldawry
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To: smokingfrog

I wonder if they’ll allow a pro-life float now.

It is a celebration of the life of a Catholic saint after all.


42 posted on 03/16/2014 8:32:51 PM PDT by <1/1,000,000th%
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To: Cyber Liberty

I’m so confused:(


43 posted on 03/16/2014 9:42:35 PM PDT by kelly4c (http://www.freerepublic.com/perl/post?id=2900389%2C41#help)
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To: smokingfrog

Hopefully plenty of people along the parade route will be armed with raw eggs.


44 posted on 03/16/2014 11:07:49 PM PDT by VeniVidiVici (Play the 'Knockout Game' with someone owning a 9mm and you get what you deserve)
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To: smokingfrog

I think to be truly diverse the parade needs an all inclusive Iranian float. If diversity is so wonderful there would be no problem driving a construction crane with 5 or 6 homosexuals hanging by their necks.


45 posted on 03/16/2014 11:51:28 PM PDT by Organic Panic
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