Skip to comments.Raining on their parade: Fight over rights of gays to march openly on St. Patrick's Day dampens mood
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. Patricks 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 citys annual St. Patricks 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 shouldnt 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 citys mayor didnt 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.
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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.
The next major sodomy parade in San Fransico someone should enter a Bible-themed float. Then, just sit back and watch what happens next.
In a few years, ONLY Pride parades will be permitted.
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”.
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.
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.
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...
equal rights ? that's bat guano.
they won't be happy until they destroy everything that is decent and Godly about America.
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.
If someone’s sexual practices are a supposed to be a private matter,
why do I have to keep hearing about them?
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.
This is all based on a sinful lifestyle choice.
RE: I dont know much about Roman Catholic religion, but wasnt 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:
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 Irelands 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.
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.
What is it about Gays and parades?
Yes, St. Patrick is honered as a bishop in the Church.
They are hate groups that hate Catholics and the Catholic Church...that is the only reason they want to be in the parades
homosexuality is the only sin that God calls an “abomination”.
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.
So gays aren’t banned....so this is fake outrage!
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 :)
They are hate groups that hate Catholics and the Catholic Church...that is the only reason they want to be in the parades
AMEN, BINGO, we have a WINNER!
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.
RE: So gays arent 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.
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
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.
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.
In middle school!
St. Patrick legendarily evicted snakes from Ireland. (Snakes aren’t native there but maybe Druids brought them.)
We have some modern snakes now.
The Daily News has become (or was always) a very lib newspaper. I’m not surprised at their coverage of the sodomites.
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.
>> 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.
No more Heineken .................Looter guy is gonna be pissed!....................
HEINEKEN?....F THAT S! PABST BLUE RIBBON!
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.
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
So you’ll know when to applaud....
Great idea. Throw it right back in their faces!
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.
It’s pan-Christian in concern; St. Patrick did his thing well before the Orthodox/Catholic split.
Lol! hope that’s a good enough excuse.
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??
Not true. He says the same thing about incest, and bestiality, and witchcraft, and idolatry.
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.