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Gay Marchers Can Join Boston St. Patrick's Parade
NBC News ^ | 3/2/14

Posted on 03/02/2014 9:33:09 AM PST by marshmallow

A gay rights group will be allowed to march in Boston's St. Patrick's Day parade, event organizers said Saturday, reversing a 20-year-long stance after the city's new mayor intervened.

It was unclear, however, if marchers from MassEquality, one of the largest gay rights advocacy groups in Massachusetts, would be permitted to carry signs or use slogans identifying themselves as gay men and women, which may yet prove a sticking point.

"We don't ban gays, we just want to keep the parade an Irish parade," Tim Duross, the lead organizer of the parade that celebrates the city's Irish heritage and honors military veterans, said in a telephone interview on Saturday.

He cited parade rules banning political protest and references to sexual orientation, suggesting that MassEquality was established enough not to have to explain who they are.

"Everyone knows who they are," he said. "They're a good organization, they help LGBT veterans, and if they help veterans they're OK with us," he added, using an abbreviation for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people.

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


TOPICS: Catholic; Current Events; Religion & Culture
KEYWORDS: boston; fdrq; homosexualagenda; massachusetts; notgay

1 posted on 03/02/2014 9:33:09 AM PST by marshmallow
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To: marshmallow

I don’t see anything wrong with gay people in a parade. Actually, I think that’s essential. Who wants a bunch of sad people in a parade. Parades should be gay events, or why bother. Homosexuals are a different matter entirely.


2 posted on 03/02/2014 9:38:06 AM PST by BykrBayb (Somewhere, my flower is there. ~ Þ)
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To: marshmallow
It was unclear if marchers would be permitted to carry signs or use slogans identifying themselves as gay men and women, which may yet prove a sticking point

I expect this to be a big "sticking point" as many homosexuals -- and nearly all homosexual activists -- identify themselves primarily by their sexual behavior (homosexuality) or sexual lifestyle ("gay"). But I predict the parade organizers will cave to the demands of the 2.5 percent minority ... quickly.

3 posted on 03/02/2014 9:38:18 AM PST by glennaro
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To: marshmallow
FDRQ delenda est...
4 posted on 03/02/2014 9:38:48 AM PST by Chode (Stand UP and Be Counted, or line up and be numbered - *DTOM* -vvv- NO Pity for the LAZY - 86-44)
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To: glennaro

Yup. The kiddies should enjoy it. Until they want an explanation from you of backless chaps.


5 posted on 03/02/2014 9:40:15 AM PST by rktman (Under my plan(scheme),unemployment will necessarily skyrocket! Despite the % dropping. Period.)
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To: marshmallow

Meanwhile in America...


6 posted on 03/02/2014 9:40:44 AM PST by VanDeKoik
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To: marshmallow

Dear Americans of Irish descent: Now you know how important you really are to the Democrat party.


7 posted on 03/02/2014 9:42:22 AM PST by blueunicorn6 ("A crack shot and a good dancer")
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To: marshmallow

Good thing its still ok to taunt them and throw rotten fruit at them as they pass.


8 posted on 03/02/2014 9:44:03 AM PST by Delta 21 (If you like your freedom, you can keep your freedom. Period.)
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To: BykrBayb

Case of the camel getting its nose inside the tent.


9 posted on 03/02/2014 9:49:29 AM PST by Steelfish (ui)
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They don't suspect a thing.

Stop Obama.
Please Support Free Republic today.

10 posted on 03/02/2014 9:57:21 AM PST by RedMDer (May we always be happy and may our enemies always know it. - Sarah Palin, 10-18-2010)
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To: Delta 21

Then they’ll play the victim.


11 posted on 03/02/2014 9:58:18 AM PST by AppyPappy
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To: marshmallow

Because when you think of St. Patrick and Ireland, you think of gay people, right?


12 posted on 03/02/2014 10:06:45 AM PST by PGR88
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To: glennaro

They will just all wear leprechaun outfits, only with the backs of their pants cut out.


13 posted on 03/02/2014 10:11:21 AM PST by La Lydia
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To: marshmallow

Strange. I thought the parade was about Irish culture and not about sex.


14 posted on 03/02/2014 10:16:17 AM PST by BinaryBoy (Starve the RINOs: Not one dollar, not one vote.)
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To: marshmallow

Then so can the KKK, Nazi’s and any other “respectable” groups!


15 posted on 03/02/2014 11:11:06 AM PST by SgtHooper (If at first you don't succeed, skydiving is not for you.)
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To: blueunicorn6
Dear Americans of Irish descent: Now you know how important you really are to the Democrat party.
My ggGF came to NYC from Ireland in 1851. He became a union man and a Dem. So did his son, his grandson and great grandson. Then there was me.
I came back from Vietnam in '68, registered as a Dem to honor my family's heritage, then voted for Nixon.
I'm still registered a Dem - but have never voted for one in my life.
16 posted on 03/02/2014 11:11:23 AM PST by oh8eleven (RVN '67-'68)
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To: marshmallow

Will they be allowed to wear their usual parade costumes? Just watch the typical Frisco homosexual pride parade.


17 posted on 03/02/2014 11:11:51 AM PST by FreedomGuru (Time for torches and pitchforks.)
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To: marshmallow

I’ll bet every homo who is allowed to march in the identified homo group will be thinking far more about furthering their agenda than he or she will be about celebrating St. Patrick. One thing I’ve notice with the homo advocacy groups is that it’s all about them. They are the most self-absorbed people in the country.


18 posted on 03/02/2014 11:17:22 AM PST by driftless2
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To: oh8eleven

Thank you for your service and thank you for never voting for a Dem.


19 posted on 03/02/2014 11:20:04 AM PST by ReformationFan
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To: driftless2

Exactly. It’s part of the narcissism intrinsic to same-sex attraction disorder.


20 posted on 03/02/2014 11:21:36 AM PST by ReformationFan
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To: marshmallow

Don’t wan’t to click on the link but I assume the NYC St. Patrick’s Day parade is remaining strong on this, i.e., no homosexualist activism in their parade.


21 posted on 03/02/2014 11:22:40 AM PST by ReformationFan
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To: ReformationFan
Thank you for your service and thank you for never voting for a Dem.
The crooked Dems of my ancestors weren't much better than today's crooked Dems. Think Tammany Hall, Boss Tweed, Big Tim Sullivan, etc. But they didn't hate America.
The big difference is that today's Dem party has been hijacked by America hating pinko-commies, enviro-whackos and the Takers of Society.
22 posted on 03/02/2014 11:30:33 AM PST by oh8eleven (RVN '67-'68)
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To: BykrBayb
I don’t see anything wrong with gay people in a parade

Children and families watches parades. How are they sad? They have entertainment within the parade for the kiddies.

Homos have their own parade. Why do they have to muck up others?

24 posted on 03/02/2014 11:41:41 AM PST by Extremely Extreme Extremist (15 years of FReeping! Congratulations EEE!!)
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To: marshmallow

The homosexuals will not be satisfied until they destroy everything..


25 posted on 03/02/2014 11:59:17 AM PST by SECURE AMERICA (Where can I go to sign up for the American Revolution 2014 and the Crusades 2014?)
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To: SECURE AMERICA

And they still won’t be satisfied then.


26 posted on 03/02/2014 12:02:08 PM PST by ReformationFan
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To: oh8eleven
The Harp factor in Southie has been on the decrease for years. Years ago the fags would have been greeted with a shower of beer bottles.
27 posted on 03/02/2014 12:08:16 PM PST by Little Bill
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Boston Mayor Martin Walsh is a Roman Catholic. Does anybody think he’ll suffer an admonishment from Sean Cardinal O’Malley, one of Francis’ “Gand o’ Eight”?


28 posted on 03/02/2014 12:09:14 PM PST by ebb tide
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To: ebb tide
Is Knocko Hurley dead he commanded a large number of votes and few pols crossed him.
29 posted on 03/02/2014 12:17:39 PM PST by Little Bill
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To: ebb tide
Boston Mayor Martin Walsh is a Roman Catholic. Does anybody think he’ll suffer an admonishment from Sean Cardinal O’Malley, one of Francis’ “Gand o’ Eight”?

Carinal Sèan will be too busy marching with Mass Equality to concern himself with reprimanding Walsh.

30 posted on 03/02/2014 12:21:28 PM PST by markomalley (Nothing emboldens the wicked so greatly as the lack of courage on the part of the good -- Leo XIII)
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To: marshmallow

AFAIK, Mass Equality is not satisfied to simply march under a banner - not good enough.

They want to march with gay pride on full display. Marty’s threat to skip the parade (like Mumbles before him) is unlikely to have any impact.


31 posted on 03/02/2014 2:14:47 PM PST by BlatherNaut
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To: Extremely Extreme Extremist

Like I said, I think gay people in a parade is a good thing. Homosexuals are a different matter entirely. They aren’t gay. They are homosexuals. Words mean things. “Gay” has a very specific definition, and it has nothing to do with sex of any kind, much less homosexual behavior.


32 posted on 03/02/2014 3:32:53 PM PST by BykrBayb (Somewhere, my flower is there. ~ Þ)
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To: marshmallow

Nobody should be hijacking the parade to push their agenda with free publicity.

If they want a parade pushing homo *rights* have their own.


33 posted on 03/02/2014 3:41:50 PM PST by metmom (...fixing our eyes on Jesus, the Author and Perfecter of our faith....)
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To: Steelfish

Obviously. Even so-called conservatives now accept the redefinition of the word “gay.” In my post #2, I pointed out that gay and homosexual are different That truth was met with resistance. How dare I suggest that the word “gay” could ever be used to describe something other than homosexual acts and those who commit those acts? It’s disheartening to see support here for the homosexual agenda.


34 posted on 03/02/2014 3:50:03 PM PST by BykrBayb (Somewhere, my flower is there. ~ Þ)
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To: BykrBayb
Like I said, I think gay people in a parade is a good thing.

You think casual readers will understand what you meant?

Just use the term homosexual. This is the proper term to describe them. When you play semantics, you're already accepting their premise.

35 posted on 03/02/2014 4:22:47 PM PST by Extremely Extreme Extremist (15 years of FReeping! Congratulations EEE!!)
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To: Extremely Extreme Extremist

Let me try this again. I will replace the slang word meaning something of poor quality (no, it wasn’t a curse word, and yes, it is used here frequently) with a milder, though less accurate word. As silly as it would be to remove the post for that commonly used word, I’m sure that must be why the moderator removed my post, because the alternative would be that the moderator disagreed with my opposition to the homosexual agenda. I can’t imagine a Free Republic moderator actually supporting the homosexual agenda, so it must have been my use of that unpleasant, though accurate word.

To: EEE
What? Try reading what I wrote, instead of making up [things] you wish I had said. You can call them “gay” all day long, but you can’t make it true. You can call their perversion “marriage,” but that doesn’t make it so. It isn’t a matter of semantics. Those words have actual meanings, whether you like it or not. Pretending homosexuals are happy and gay and married will never make it so. Why would you even want to pervert those words in the first place? They are homosexuals engaging in homosexual acts. I’m not going to lie about that by saying they are gay. I’m not going to cover for them by lying about what they are.


37 posted on 03/03/2014 3:52:52 AM PST by BykrBayb (Somewhere, my flower is there. ~ Þ)
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To: marshmallow

Everything must be defiled. barack hussein soebarkah.


38 posted on 03/03/2014 7:43:09 AM PST by onedoug
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To: marshmallow

This is not going to end well.


39 posted on 03/03/2014 7:43:40 AM PST by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: ebb tide

Mayor Walsh is also a “confirmed” bachelor.


40 posted on 03/03/2014 8:12:25 AM PST by massgopguy (I owe everything to George Bailey)
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