I'm trying to picture this happening where I live, at any church, and I can't imagine, first, the priest or pastor allowing it, but second, the congregation not speaking out strongly -- even physically throwing the "nuns" out. Was anyone else disappointed at the congregation's lack of reaction?
Yes, but it seems this parish might well be notorious for its support of such things. I've read when the Rainbow Sashers disrupted Communion at orthodox parishes, they were yelled at and escorted out.
Sadly, there are some parishes around the country where very bad priests cater to the clientele. Which is why I think the best penalty would be for whoever is in charge to shut this place down NOW. It seems to be a hotbed of vice.
This Parish, howdever, is completely overrun with perverts, and has been for years. On the one hand, I'm disgusted and outraged that the congregation did nothing ... but on the other I'm not at all surprised. Most of those folks there were probably wishing they had the nerve to do what the costumed perverts were doing.
The Parish should be supressed, the building boarded up. IMO.
This is what I find so mind-boggling. I can't imagine anything like this going on in any church I have been to. I can't imagine anything like this going on in any house of worship, where an individual flaunts his contempt for your beliefs. That parish is essentially in schism, and needs an excorcist assigned there immediately.
Personally, I'm half-expecting the ground to open up, and the entire city of San Francisco to disappear. I guess that would take care of shuttering the parish! For the sake of the remnant in the city, we need to pray hard that it not receive something along the same lines as the punishment as Sodom.
>> Everytime I see this I keep looking for serious frowns and keep hoping I’ll hear someone stand up and shout, “No! You will not do this!” <<
1. Any Catholic with any shred of Orthodoxy would have left that parish long ago. The frog in the pot has been boiled tender. This is not base presumption: one of the blogs noted the democgraphics of the mass attendees, and one can safely infer that this has become (perhaps more damning than your question) essentially a gay parish, with but a small handful of even “gay-allied” heterosexuals.
2. Standing up and shouting, “No! You will not do this!” just simply isn’t something one does during mass, especially when the appellate authority (the archbishop) is the one permitting it. Apparently, the few non-perverts in the congregation resorted to videotaping the archbishop precisely as their way of documenting the abuse for appeal beyond him, and it has proven much more effective than causing a ruckus. I’d suspect the approach of shouting “no!” has been exhausted previously.
>> Do you think it’s because this took place in San Francisco that no one seemed to object? <<
So, yes, my answer is that because this took place in the center of the gay zone of Frisco, few seemed to object