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Raining on their parade: Fight over rights of gays to march openly on St. Patrick's Day dampens mood
New York Daily News ^ | 03/17/2014 | By Caitlin Nolan AND Ginger Adams Otis / NEW YORK DAILY NEWS

Posted on 03/17/2014 1:36:31 PM PDT by SeekAndFind

Protestors chanting pro-gay slogans and advocating for equal rights could be heard along Fifth Ave. as the annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade proceeded through Manhattan. Mayor Bill de Blasio and other politicians skipped attending the festivity after organizers said gay groups were not allowed to carry gay-friendly signs or openly identify as LGBT. That caused beer brands Guinness and Heineken to drop their sponsorship of the event.

Not all Irish eyes were smiling Monday as the city’s annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade kicked off in midtown Manhattan amid a protest over participants carrying pro-gay signs.

Half a city block was crowded with people waving signs that said “NYPD SHAME” and “Bigotry shouldn’t be paraded.”

A large rainbow flag stretched across the sidewalk with the words “Boycott Homophobia” written on it.

Bagpipers in plaid kilts strove to be heard above the chants of “Cops out, Queers in,” as the procession moved past.

Bill de Blasio was conspicuously absent from the front of the parade — the first time in 20 years the city’s mayor didn’t participate.

Organizers of the parade, the longest-running in city history, say that gay groups can march but are not allowed to carry gay-friendly signs or openly identify themselves as LGBT.

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


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Culture/Society; News/Current Events; US: New York
KEYWORDS: gayrights; homosexuality; parade; stpatrick
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1 posted on 03/17/2014 1:36:31 PM PDT by SeekAndFind
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To: SeekAndFind

This is total B.S. This is not a political or agenda parade nor is it the tournament of roses parade either or some fag day celebration. F em.


2 posted on 03/17/2014 1:40:24 PM PDT by Mouton (The insurrection laws perpetuate what we have for a government now.)
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To: SeekAndFind

The next major sodomy parade in San Fransico someone should enter a Bible-themed float. Then, just sit back and watch what happens next.


3 posted on 03/17/2014 1:40:55 PM PDT by Obadiah (I Like Ted.)
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To: SeekAndFind

In a few years, ONLY Pride parades will be permitted.


4 posted on 03/17/2014 1:41:03 PM PDT by madprof98
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To: SeekAndFind

So homos cant march in a parade about Irish heritage without acting like perverts and waving around those stupid rainbow flags?

But dont worry, they just want to be “left alone”.


5 posted on 03/17/2014 1:41:05 PM PDT by VanDeKoik
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To: SeekAndFind

Let the queers join the parade. They can show off their big inflatable penis floats and prance around with naked butt chaps. Fine with me.

Nobody will attend, people will shun it and we don’t have to have a stupid parade next year.

Nobody can throw a turd in life’s punch bowl like the turd burglars.


6 posted on 03/17/2014 1:42:36 PM PDT by henkster (I don't like bossy women telling me what words I can't use.)
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To: SeekAndFind

I don’t know much about Roman Catholic religion, but wasn’t this guy a bishop or something?

And thus opposed to sodomy?

Odd that a group he would condemn would want to celebrate him.


7 posted on 03/17/2014 1:42:55 PM PDT by Jewbacca (The residents of Iroquois territory may not determine whether Jews may live in Jerusalem)
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To: Mouton

They should shut down these parades. It’s not about St. Patrick, the Irish heritage or anything like that.

It’s all a political grabdstand to showcase Queer Rights. Sides have been taken for and against Faggotry on Parade and if in fact the Sodomites want to claim St. Patrick’s Day as their own...

Ignore it


8 posted on 03/17/2014 1:44:04 PM PDT by Responsibility2nd (NO LIBS. This Means Liberals and (L)libertarians! Same Thing. NO LIBS!!)
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To: SeekAndFind

Homo-Bullies!!!


9 posted on 03/17/2014 1:44:05 PM PDT by TexasCajun
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To: SeekAndFind
homosexuals are a societal cancer.

equal rights ? that's bat guano.

they won't be happy until they destroy everything that is decent and Godly about America.

10 posted on 03/17/2014 1:44:21 PM PDT by kingattax (America needs more real Americans.)
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To: madprof98

Not really.


11 posted on 03/17/2014 1:45:21 PM PDT by Biggirl (“Go, do not be afraid, and serve”-Pope Francis)
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To: SeekAndFind

A parade costs money. The organizers paid for their parade, it’s their platform.

Any other group can do the same and have their own platform.

There is no justification for others to force themselves onto another’s platform. They are hijacking this platform because it attracts a larger audience.

And beer companies should keep their nose out of it and just sell beer.


12 posted on 03/17/2014 1:45:27 PM PDT by Ray76 (How modern liberals think: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eaE98w1KZ-c)
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To: henkster

If someone’s sexual practices are a supposed to be a private matter,

why do I have to keep hearing about them?


13 posted on 03/17/2014 1:45:42 PM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter admits whom he's working for)
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To: VanDeKoik

Just so we’re all clear on this issue. The parade excludes no one. You cannot march under a pro voucher banner, an anti war banner, or a stop global warming banner, and if you’re gay, you certainly CAN march......with your County, or the Hibernians, or your college or University. The organizers just don’t care to know who you’re sleeping with.


14 posted on 03/17/2014 1:45:45 PM PDT by cumbo78
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To: kingattax

This is all based on a sinful lifestyle choice.


15 posted on 03/17/2014 1:45:57 PM PDT by Biggirl (“Go, do not be afraid, and serve”-Pope Francis)
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To: SeekAndFind


16 posted on 03/17/2014 1:46:24 PM PDT by Iron Munro (Albert Einstein: The difference between stupidity and genius is that genius has its limits)
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To: Jewbacca

RE: I don’t know much about Roman Catholic religion, but wasn’t this guy a bishop or something?

St. Patrick (who was not Irish) was one of the greatest missionaries in the history of Christianity. His work in Ireland for 30 years, converted the pagan Isle into a majority Christian country.

According to this article:

http://townhall.com/columnists/jerrynewcombe/2014/03/12/in-remembrance-of-a-true-hero-of-the-faithst-patrick-n1808037/page/full

We live in a time of the anti-hero. Too often, the good guys are the bad guys and vice versa. Celebrities are often held up as heroes, until we learn too much about them.

But to see a true hero, look at the real St. Patrick, who has a day dedicated in his honor. Unfortunately, many people only observe his holiday, March 17, by drinking themselves silly, which is totally contrary to the spirit of the man who Christianized Ireland.

In fact, Patrick shows what God can do through someone who is committed fully to Him.

Thomas Cahill, author of the book, How the Irish Saved Civilization: The Untold Story of Ireland’s Heroic Role from the Fall of Rome to the Rise of Medieval Europe, notes that Patrick and the Irish came at the moment of a cultural cliff-hanger and played a key role in helping to save civilization.

In the 5th century, barbarians overran the Roman Empire-—which was the repository of much of Western civilization-—until it finally collapsed. Meanwhile, through the missionary work of Patrick (387-461), the gospel was brought to Ireland; and numerous men became monks as a result, who meticulously copied manuscripts of the Bible and of many of the writings of antiquity.

Cahill writes: “For, as the Roman Empire fell, as all through Europe matted, unwashed barbarians descended on the Roman cities, looting artifacts and burning books, the Irish, who were just learning to read and write, took up the great labor of copying all of Western literature-—everything they could lay their hands on.”

He notes, “These scribes then served as conduits through which the Greco-Roman and Judeo-Christian cultures were transmitted to the tribes of Europe, newly settled amid the rubble and ruined vineyards of the civilization they had overwhelmed.”

Cahill adds, “Without this Service of the Scribes, everything that happened subsequently would have been unthinkable. Without the Mission of the Irish Monks, who single-handedly refounded European civilization throughout the continent in the bays and valleys of their exile, the world that came after then would have been an entirely different one-—a world without books. And our own world would never have come to be.”

The man at the center of all this was St. Patrick.


17 posted on 03/17/2014 1:46:53 PM PDT by SeekAndFind (question is this)
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To: madprof98

no kidding! I predict that eventually we will be forced by our government to actually engage in homo behavior just 1ce, so we cannot call anybody queer anymore.
I try to live and let live but these guys are NOT NORMAL and trying to force us to accept them as such makes me ill.


18 posted on 03/17/2014 1:47:26 PM PDT by ronniesgal (Happy St Pats to u all.)
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To: SeekAndFind

What is it about Gays and parades?


19 posted on 03/17/2014 1:47:28 PM PDT by skeeter
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To: Jewbacca

Yes, St. Patrick is honered as a bishop in the Church.


20 posted on 03/17/2014 1:47:29 PM PDT by Biggirl (“Go, do not be afraid, and serve”-Pope Francis)
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To: SeekAndFind

They are hate groups that hate Catholics and the Catholic Church...that is the only reason they want to be in the parades


21 posted on 03/17/2014 1:48:10 PM PDT by Bulwinkle (Alec, a.k.a. Daffy Duck)
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To: Biggirl

homosexuality is the only sin that God calls an “abomination”.


22 posted on 03/17/2014 1:48:31 PM PDT by kingattax (America needs more real Americans.)
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To: SeekAndFind
The only goal of the gay agenda is to destroy anything that doesn't center around them.
23 posted on 03/17/2014 1:48:33 PM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum (If Barack Hussein Obama entertains a thought that he does not verbalize, is it still a lie?)
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To: SeekAndFind

“No gay person has ever been barred from marching in any St. Patrick’s Day parade, any more than the parade bans pro-life Catholics or vegetarian Catholics; they simply cannot march under their own banner,” said Bill Donohue, president of the Catholic League.

“The parade has one cause: honoring St. Patrick. Those who disagree do not have to march — that’s what diversity is all about,” he noted.”

Nails the hammer on the head.


24 posted on 03/17/2014 1:49:11 PM PDT by RWB Patriot ("My ability is a value that must be earned and I don't recognize anyone's need as a claim on me.")
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To: SeekAndFind

So gays aren’t banned....so this is fake outrage!


25 posted on 03/17/2014 1:49:34 PM PDT by RginTN
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To: ronniesgal

RE: I predict that eventually we will be forced by our government to actually engage in homo behavior just 1ce, so we cannot call anybody queer anymore.

I’ll plead low libido :)


26 posted on 03/17/2014 1:49:49 PM PDT by SeekAndFind (question is this)
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To: SeekAndFind

They are hate groups that hate Catholics and the Catholic Church...that is the only reason they want to be in the parades


27 posted on 03/17/2014 1:50:10 PM PDT by Bulwinkle (Alec, a.k.a. Daffy Duck)
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To: kingattax

AMEN, BINGO, we have a WINNER!


28 posted on 03/17/2014 1:50:11 PM PDT by Biggirl (“Go, do not be afraid, and serve”-Pope Francis)
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To: kingattax

Correct. Homosexuals (a New York Times columnist defines “homosexual” as offensive and mandates that we use “gay”) are indeed trying to destroy every school, church, army and volunteer organization in America.


29 posted on 03/17/2014 1:50:34 PM PDT by heye2monn (MO)
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To: RginTN

RE: So gays aren’t banned....so this is fake outrage!

No gays aren’t banned. But they’re not happy with simply marching, they WANT to march under a gay pride banner.


30 posted on 03/17/2014 1:50:38 PM PDT by SeekAndFind (question is this)
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To: TexasCajun

They never promised to be tolerant once they gained power, it was like becoming a dhimmi for Muslims - they don’t practice what they demand of others


31 posted on 03/17/2014 1:51:40 PM PDT by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans!)
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To: MrB
If someone’s sexual practices are a supposed to be a private matter, why do I have to keep hearing about them?

I have a psychological theory about that. No matter what the fags project outwardly, inside their conscience is telling them that what they are doing is wrong. It is offensive to God and to righteous men. But they want to pretend that what they are doing is not a sin. And inside, that psychological tension is making them miserable.

So they are compelled to do two things. One is that they must have public affirmation in what they are doing, and to be constantly praised or "celebrated" in their faggotry. And yet even that doesn't work. So they resort to the other, and that is the projection of their misery on everyone around them. If they are going to be miserable, then you too must share in their misery.

And the righteous men, whom the fags fear and loathe for their righteousness, must be shamed, ridiculed and silenced. Because they speak the truth and the truth hurts.

32 posted on 03/17/2014 1:52:20 PM PDT by henkster (I don't like bossy women telling me what words I can't use.)
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To: henkster

You backed the car into a very good point: The instant they allow the parade to have “Gay Pride” celebrations will be the instant the parade ends. Literally. Most of the current participants will issue statements: “If they’re in, we’re out.” Done. Which is what the liberals really wanted in the first place.


33 posted on 03/17/2014 1:52:35 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: SeekAndFind

In middle school!


34 posted on 03/17/2014 1:53:02 PM PDT by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans!)
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To: SeekAndFind

St. Patrick legendarily evicted snakes from Ireland. (Snakes aren’t native there but maybe Druids brought them.)

We have some modern snakes now.


35 posted on 03/17/2014 1:54:00 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: SeekAndFind

The Daily News has become (or was always) a very lib newspaper. I’m not surprised at their coverage of the sodomites.


36 posted on 03/17/2014 1:54:22 PM PDT by wattsgnu
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To: SeekAndFind

Very appropriate for neo pagans like de Blasio and Walsh to exclude themselves from participating in a Catholic celebration. They do not share or respect the values or beliefs of Catholicism. Their presence would have been a hypocritical intrusion. Also the real Sam Adams was a viscious anti Catholic bigot, a failed brewer and made his living as a dishonest tax collector. Its ironic that the beer company is carrying on in the tradition of its namesake.


37 posted on 03/17/2014 1:54:34 PM PDT by allendale
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To: SeekAndFind

>> they WANT to march under a gay pride banner.

Which is fine, they can organize and pay for their own parade. No one is stopping this.

These people are belligerent and obnoxious.


38 posted on 03/17/2014 1:56:48 PM PDT by Ray76 (How modern liberals think: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eaE98w1KZ-c)
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To: SeekAndFind

No more Heineken .................Looter guy is gonna be pissed!....................

39 posted on 03/17/2014 1:57:04 PM PDT by Red Badger (LIberal is an oxymoron......................)
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To: Red Badger

HEINEKEN?....F THAT S! PABST BLUE RIBBON!


40 posted on 03/17/2014 1:57:51 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: henkster

I agree with you. The question is hypothetical to get the libs to stammer around and perhaps perform some introspection (wishful thinking).

All of liberalism is one big cognitive dissonant worldview. Inside they know they’re fighting against God, but they want to take you down with them - like Satan and 1/3 of the angels.


41 posted on 03/17/2014 1:58:40 PM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter admits whom he's working for)
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To: Jewbacca

I can tell you about the church and also about the Irish tradition. I can even tell you about this guy. And you are correct in you logical assumptions

He lived in the three hundreds. So this is a 1700 year old catholic feast day.

He brought Catholic Christianity to Ireland.

The gays who truly revere him are celibate The militant gays are like any other persecutor of the faith going back to its foundation and will always be present and tormenting here on earth

The parade organizers know this. The practicing Irish Catholics know about the enemy. They don’t think about the daily news’ take on it nor a little rain

But this is about the opposite of honoring st Patrick. It’s about wanting the church to act like a democracy and change its mind on this. At worst it’s persecution. The Catholics are no strangers to it. Nor was st Patrick


42 posted on 03/17/2014 2:02:52 PM PDT by stanne
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To: MrB

So you’ll know when to applaud....


43 posted on 03/17/2014 2:04:02 PM PDT by massgopguy (I owe everything to George Bailey)
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To: Obadiah

Great idea. Throw it right back in their faces!


44 posted on 03/17/2014 2:04:32 PM PDT by unixfox (Abolish Slavery, Repeal the 16th Amendment)
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To: henkster

This is a complex scene. It’s a relatively few loud mouths who are clamoring for this kind of attention. Because most homos are weak willed, they go along with the loud mouths.


45 posted on 03/17/2014 2:06:27 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: allendale

It’s pan-Christian in concern; St. Patrick did his thing well before the Orthodox/Catholic split.


46 posted on 03/17/2014 2:07:26 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: SeekAndFind

Lol! hope that’s a good enough excuse.


47 posted on 03/17/2014 2:07:58 PM PDT by ronniesgal (Happy St Pats to u all.)
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To: SeekAndFind
so they got Guinness and Heineken to pull their sponsorship as part of a boycott and now they're ‘openly’ marching anyway?

Gays were invited to attend as part of the entire crowd who are ultimately celebrating a Saint - and beer. But it seems some gays are more exhibitionists and don't want to be part of the ‘normal’ crowd. Since when are sexual exhibitionists entitled to special rights to display genitalia during religious or state holidays??

48 posted on 03/17/2014 2:08:18 PM PDT by blueplum
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To: kingattax
homosexuality is the only sin that God calls an “abomination”.

Not true. He says the same thing about incest, and bestiality, and witchcraft, and idolatry.

49 posted on 03/17/2014 2:08:38 PM PDT by VRWCmember
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To: blueplum

The issue is what is now considered “Controversial”.

Companies hate to be controversial...Unfortunately today, excluding gays is what is considered controversial, compared to even 10 years ago, when including them would have been controversial.

This is where the Culture War has been lost, the gay-controlled media made sure of it.


50 posted on 03/17/2014 2:11:19 PM PDT by dfwgator
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