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    11/26/2015 3:22:14 PM PST · by NYer · 20 replies
    ATlas Obscura ^ | November 26, 2015 | ALLISON MEIER
    Tony Sarg & an elephant balloon (via printmag.com)As the procession of bands, balloons, and high-production spectacles makes its annual appearance in the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade, let's time travel back to the 1920s to the innovative puppeteer who made the inflatable characters part of the American holiday.The Macy's parade started in 1924, but in 1927 its collaboration with Tony Sarg took things way up a few whimsical notches. Working with fellow puppeteer Bil Baird, a 60-foot balloon dragon, tottering Felix the Cat, hummingbird, and other buoyant wonders made their way down the Manhattan streets, and the crowds went wild.As Jimmy Stamp wrote at Smithsonian Magazine, these...
  • Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade - 1945

    11/26/2015 4:51:30 AM PST · by WhiskeyX · 13 replies
    YouTube ^ | Nov 27, 2014 | David W. Haas, M.D.
    MACY'S THANKSGIVING DAY PARADE – 1945 Friends and family- This home movie is of the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade in 1945 in New York City. World War II had just ended several months earlier. The parade had been suspended the prior 3 years due to the need for rubber and helium in the war effort. The movie was filmed by my grandfather, William Whitman, Sr. on 16mm film, and the music is by my daughter, Anna Haas. I hope you enjoy... David
  • The Wiz Live! and 5 Broadway Shows Set to Perform in Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade

    11/05/2015 8:39:16 PM PST · by TBP · 10 replies
    Playbill ^ | 02 Nov 2015 | Adam Hetrick
    Cast members from The Wiz Live!, as well as Broadway's Fiddler on the Roof, Finding Neverland, The King and I, On Your Feet! and Something Rotten! will perform in 89th Annual Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade, which will be broadcast live on NBC Nov. 26 at 9 AM ET. In addition to the five musicals announced to perform during the first hour of the special, the cast of School of Rock will also make an appearance on their own float during the parade. - See more at: http://playbill.com/news/article/the-wiz-live-and-5-broadway-shows-set-to-perform-in-macys-thanksgiving-day-parade-369741#sthash.QVSJaILc.dpuf
  • Family of OSU Parade Crash Suspect Adacia Chambers Speaks as Bond Set at $1 Million

    10/26/2015 7:11:53 PM PDT · by Timpanagos1 · 226 replies
    NBC ^ | 10/26/15 | NBC
    The woman who crashed into a crowd at Oklahoma State University's homecoming parade, killing four people and injuring dozens more, was held on $1 million bond Monday as her father acknowledged that "she might have underlying [mental health] problems."
  • Oologah band mom is injured, O-T grad accused in OSU parade disaster

    10/24/2015 5:29:48 PM PDT · by JustaCowgirl · 59 replies
    Oologah Lake Leader ^ | 10/24/15 | John Wylie
    STILLWATERSheri Bates, mother of an Oologah High School Band member, was one of seven people officials listed as gravely injured Saturday when a car plowed into the OSU Homecoming Parade. She was airlifted from the parade site to OU Medical Center in Oklahoma City after a 2014 Hyundai Elantra plowed into the parade at its termination, killing three and injuring at least 34. One of the injured, a 2-year old child, died at The Childrens Hospital at OU Medical Center Saturday afternoon, bringing the death toll to four. Bates condition and the extent of her injuries were not immediately released...
  • Queen selected to reign over 2015 Pasadena Doo Dah Parade

    10/19/2015 8:59:51 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 8 replies
    San Gabriel Valley Tribune ^ | October 19, 2015 | Brian Day
    PASADENA >> Pasadena's quirky and eccentric but mostly harmless weirdos flaunted their unconventional talents Sunday as they vied for a chance to rule supreme over the Rose Parade's "twisted sister," the 38th Occasional Pasadena Doo Dah Parade. When the dust had settled, a cohort of drunken but discerning judges selected punk rocker Veronika MeowMeowz to represent the band of unrepentantly outlandish miscreants to the world as Doo Dah Queen.
  • (LEAD) N. Korea stages huge military parade on party anniversary

    10/10/2015 4:30:20 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 18 replies
    Yonhap News ^ | 2015/10/10
    (LEAD) N. Korea stages huge military parade on party anniversary 2015/10/10 15:45 (ATTN: RECASTS headline, lead; ADDS more details throughout) SEOUL, Oct. 10 (Yonhap) -- North Korea staged what's believed to be the largest-ever military parade on Saturday to celebrate the 70th anniversary of the founding of the ruling Workers' Party, state media showed, in a move to show off its military might. The North has hyped up the festive mood and promoted the accomplishments of its leader Kim Jong-un ahead of the anniversary. But it forewent provocative acts such as a long-range rocket launch, which the North has threatened...
  • N. Korea preparing to put on one of largest-ever military parade: 38 North

    10/09/2015 7:56:39 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 16 replies
    Yonhap News ^ | 2015/10/09
    N. Korea preparing to put on one of largest-ever military parade: 38 North 2015/10/09 09:25 WASHINGTON, Oct. 8 (Yonhap) -- Recent satellite imagery shows North Korea is preparing to put on one of the country's largest military parades to mark the 70th anniversary this week of the founding of its Workers' Party, a U.S. research institute said Thursday. About 800 tents, 700 trucks and 200 armored fighting and military vehicles are amassed at Pyongyang's parade training grounds that include a replica of Kim Il-sung Square, where the actual parade takes place, the website 38 North said, citing satellite imagery taken...
  • North Koreans Arrested For Viewing Chinese Military Parade Broadcast

    09/11/2015 8:06:48 PM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 12 replies
    RFA ^ | 2015-09-11
    North Koreans Arrested For Viewing Chinese Military Parade Broadcast 2015-09-11 Authorities in North Korea have arrested a number of people who were found to have removed jamming devices on their televisions in order to watch coverage of a massive military parade in China last week, according to sources inside the reclusive state. /snip In particular, many North Koreans were shocked to see South Korean President Park Geun-hye through the broadcast of the parade, as well as scenes that included modern weapons and officials from various foreign countries filling Tiananmen Square. Park is routinely vilified in North Korean media, which portrays...
  • China shows military might in victory over Japan celebrations

    09/03/2015 11:41:41 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 21 replies
    The massive parade through the heart of Beijing commemorated Japan's World War defeat seven decades ago. But the event also underlined President Xi Jinping's determination to make China the pre-eminent Asian power. Although Xi said the 2.3-million-member People's Liberation Army would be cut back to about 2 million, it will still remain the world's largest standing military and the reduction comes at a time when growing technological capabilities reduce the need for large numbers of troops. ... Of special interest was the appearance of the DF-21D anti-ship ballistic missile, potentially capable of sinking a US Nimitz-class aircraft carrier in a...
  • China Parade To Commemorate WW2 Defeat Of Japan (70th Anniversary Of China's Victory in WWII)

    09/02/2015 2:10:09 PM PDT · by goldstategop · 13 replies
    09/02/2015 | BBC News
    China is set to showcase its military might in a parade commemorating the defeat of Japan in World War Two. Some 12,000 troops and 200 aircraft, as well as tanks and missiles, will go on display in Tiananmen Square in Beijing. More than 80% of the machinery will be shown in public for the first time, state media said. China's growing military capabilities will be keenly watched amid geo-political tensions in the region. President Xi Jinping, who is also commander of the armed forces, will be centre stage at the proceedings along with more than 30 foreign government officials and...
  • At Least 6 Stabbed at Jerusalem Gay Pride Parade

    07/30/2015 9:41:50 AM PDT · by Eurotwit · 16 replies
    Haaretz ^ | Jul 30, 2015 7:15 PM | Yair Ettinger and Yarden Skop
    At least six people were stabbed at Jerusalem's annual Gay Pride Paradeon Thursday. Two of the wounded were seriously injured, Magen David Adom emergency services reported, adding that another person sustained moderate injuries and two others were lightly to moderately wounded. Magen David Adom emergency services treated the victims on the scene, andthen rushed them tothree different hospitals in Jerusalem. According to witnesses, the assailant,an ultra-Orthodox Jew,emerged behind the marchers and began stabbing them while screaming. A police officer then managed to tackle him to the ground and arrest him. The attack took place on Keren Hayesod Street in Jerusalem.Afterward,...
  • America's World Cup heroes make history as the first women to receive a NYC ticker-tape parade

    07/10/2015 10:36:54 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 78 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 07/10/2015 | By EVAN BLEIER
    Throngs of impassioned fans of the US women's soccer team turned out early for a parade through New York City's Canyon of Heroes to celebrate the squad's victory at the Women's World Cup. The parade-goers started gathering at 3,30am on Friday along the Canyon - a stretch of Broadway where the nation's largest city has honored its legends - in anticipation of the event's 11 am start. Friday's celebration marked the first time New York City held a parade honoring a women's sports team.
  • Hillary spokesman:

    07/06/2015 9:25:08 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 13 replies
    Hot Air.com ^ | July 5, 2015 | ALLAHPUNDIT
    Via the Examiner, count me in with John Nolte and Sean Davis in wondering why this grand humiliation is being treated as a Hillary scandal instead of a media scandal. Clinton advance aides create a rope line for the press, moving with the candidate pic.twitter.com/9S7CpVt7x4— Maggie Haberman (@maggieNYT) July 4, 2015 Davis: It was a truly embarrassing spectacle, but not for Hillary Clinton. It was embarrassing for the press, because they willingly allow this nonsense to keep happening. It almost appears as though America’s political media are suffering from something approaching Battered Reporter Syndrome: yeah, she tied us up, but...
  • Clinton uses two aides and a rope to lasso journalists away from her on Fourth of July parade

    07/05/2015 3:54:29 AM PDT · by Libloather · 44 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 7/04/15 | Wills Robinson
    Hillary's wrangling of the reporters: Clinton uses two aides and a rope to lasso journalists away from her on Fourth of July parade As Hillary Clinton walked freely down a New Hampshire road, she shook hands and greeted residents with a smile. But the members of the press accompanying her were a bit more restricted in their movements - as they were guided through the streets with a rope. The former Secretary of State's campaign staff kept reporters, cameramen and photographers at arm's length as she joined a July 4 parade in Gorham - fueling speculation she is trying to...
  • ISIS Child Soldier Parades Through Street With Severed Head

    05/21/2015 6:08:02 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 21 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | 05/20/15 | Jim Hoft
    The Islamic State social networking site has a photo showing a child holding a severed head amid a gathering of other children, which was tweeted and went viral with an attached phrase that said This is how the cubs of the Caliphate are raised up, boasting of this heinous act. It should be noted that it is not the first time that such boast is made in which the heads of victims are being carried by children. An Australian Muslim child held in his hand the heads of severed Syrian troops. The head of the Shariah judge of the General...
  • Vladimir Putin's new tanks to be revealed at Victory Day parade

    05/05/2015 8:17:00 PM PDT · by PotatoHeadMick · 11 replies
    The Daily Telegraph (UK) ^ | 5th May 2015 | Roland Oliphant
    Russia's ministry of defence has unveiled a new array of war machines that it said would revolutionise the country's army and put it in a position to outclass Western rivals for the first time since the Cold War. Photographs released on Tuesday show the T-14 Armata tank, a semi-robotic replacement for Russia's current T-90, and its sibling armoured personnel carriers, fighting vehicles and self-propelled artillery models which will take pride of place at Saturday's Victory Day parade on Red Square. In earlier photographs released last month the turret was covered with fabric and only the chassis was visible. The Armata...
  • NATO Forces Launch Largest Anti-Submarine Exercises Ever Off Norway Coast

    05/05/2015 1:59:08 AM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 5 replies
    npr.org ^ | May 04, 2015 | Jackie Northam
    Naval Forces from 10 NATO countries and Sweden have launched a massive anti-submarine exercise in the Norwegian Sea. The two-week exercise, dubbed Dynamic Mongoose, brings together thousands of NATO troops, and dozens of vessels, including submarines, that will practice hunting, attacking and avoiding detection, according to news reports. This year's annual exercise comes amid rising concerns by NATO that Russia could employ the same tactics in the three Baltic states Latvia, Lithuania and Estonia that it used in Ukraine. The three small countries rely on the Nordic countries for protection.
  • The Russian Defense Ministry reveals photos of the new AFVs

    05/05/2015 1:44:21 AM PDT · by Freelance Warrior · 20 replies
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  • Organizer claims he didnt know that Boston Pride was a homosexual group

    03/31/2015 5:33:17 PM PDT · by massmike · 16 replies
    massresistance.org ^ | 03/31/2015 | n/a
    One of the most outrageous and prominent -- homosexual activist groups in the state was given permission at the last minute to march in the Boston St. Patricks Day Parade. Later the parade organizer said he didnt know they were a gay group when he let them in. This preposterous alibi has only served to outrage faithful Catholics even more. On Friday, March 13 (two days before the parade) the Boston media erupted with the story that a second homosexual group, Boston Pride, would be marching. Unlike OutVets, the other homosexual group given permission back in December, Boston Pride...
  • Another temper tantrum from Marty Walsh over the St. Patrick's Day Parade

    03/22/2015 6:10:45 AM PDT · by cleghornboy · 1 replies
    La Salette Journey ^ | March 22, 2015 | Paul Melanson
    In his classic work entitled "Trojan Horse in the City of God," Dr. Dietrich von Hildebrand wrote that, "Incessantly we hear today the self-satisfied slogan, 'Man has finally come of age.' Yet there are so many features of the present epoch - the dethronement of truth by historical relativism, the fetishization of science, the devastation of our lives as a result of the laboratory view, and many others - that make it more than doubtful that modern man has really and truly come of age. There is, moreover, something inherently self-deceptive in the very idea. It is a characteristic symptom...
  • (Re-post) Priest Ejected while Pro-abort Politician Honored

    03/19/2015 7:47:25 PM PDT · by Coleus · 5 replies
    Daily Catholic ^ | April 5, 2001
    NEWARK, New Jersey, Apr. 4, 01 (CWNews.com/LSN.ca) - Father Peter West, a staff member at the Priests for Life group in New Jersey, was recently physically thrown out of a Catholic school hall while a pro-abortion politician was being honored inside. While not a Priests for Life-sponsored event, Father West and a group of 15 pro-lifers protested the St. Patrick's Day Parade in Newark on Sunday, March 18. Their complaint was that pro-abortion politician Jim McGreevey, the Democrat candidate for governor, was appointed grand marshal of the parade. Father West noted that much of the parade and events afterward...
  • Charade Dishonors Saint Patrick and Parade

    03/20/2015 6:12:21 PM PDT · by Coleus · 7 replies
    HLI ^ | 03.17.15 | Fr. Peter West
    In Boston and New York, persons with same-sex inclinations representing gay activist groups aremarching openly for the first time in Saint Patricks Day parades after years of lobbying and court battles. In Boston, two LGBT groups have been invited to participate in the parade honoring Saint Patrick Out Vets and Boston Pride. In New York, Out@NBC-Universal will be allowed to march in the parade for the first time.These groups reject Catholic teaching on the immorality of homosexual acts and advocate for same-sex marriage. The Church is on the defensive, and Church leaders are concerned about appearing intolerant. Of course,...
  • Cardinal Dolan leads NYC St. Patricks Parade as first-ever gay activist group joins

    03/17/2015 2:52:57 PM PDT · by NYer · 51 replies
    Life Site News ^ | March 17, 2015 | Kirsten Andersen
    NEW YORK, March 17, 2015 (LifeSiteNews.com) – New York Cardinal Timothy Dolan led Manhattan’s St. Patrick’s Day parade on Tuesday as grand marshal, despite backlash from faithful Catholics unhappy with the organizers’ decision to allow an openly homosexual activist group to march in the event.“I’m as radiant as the sun, so thanks be to God for the honor and the joy,” said Cardinal Dolan on Tuesday morning, as he led 250,000 marchers down Fifth Avenue – including a delegation from “Out @ NBC Universal,” a group of gay activists who work for NBC, the network that televises the parade.Catholic...
  • LIVE FEED...NYC ST Patricks Day parade (for those interested)

    03/17/2015 8:04:46 AM PDT · by Doogle · 19 replies
    NBC live feed ^ | 03/17/15 | NBC feed
    For those interested, here is the live feed
  • Boston Mayor Marty Walsh and the hijacking of the St. Patrick's Day Parade

    03/15/2015 6:17:54 AM PDT · by cleghornboy · 13 replies
    La Salette Journey ^ | March 15, 2015 | Paul Melanson
    Mass Resistance reports: "Up until now, Boston had been the only St. Patricks Day Parade in the country not to cave in to pressure and allow homosexual groups to march. In 1995, after a huge legal battle with the Massachusetts liberal political establishment, the Allied War Veterans Council, which runs the Boston annual parade, won a 9-0 US Supreme Court decision giving them the right to exclude homosexual-themed groups or anyone from their parade. And theyd held their ground. Last year, as MassResistance reported, Boston Mayor Marty Walsh put enormous pressure on the Council to relent on their...
  • NYC St. Patricks Parade rejects pro-life group as gay activists prepare to march

    02/17/2015 1:54:41 PM PST · by Citizen Zed · 21 replies
    Life Site News ^ | 2-17-2015 | Lisa Bourne
    As if it wasnt controversial enough that a homosexual activist group will be marching under its own banner in the New York St. Patricks Day parade led by New York Cardinal Timothy Dolan, the parade has refused a pro-life groups request to participate. When Cardinal Dolan was appointed Grand Marshal of the parade, he excused the decision to allow Out@NBCUniversal to march under their banner by saying they were merely Catholics who were homosexually inclined, rather than advocates for sinful behaviour. The group, however, is an overt promoter of same-sex marriage. The controversy heightened January 22, though, when the parade...
  • More Controversy Over the NYC St. Patricks Day Parade

    02/11/2015 12:00:49 PM PST · by NYer · 15 replies
    Crisis Magazine ^ | February 11, 2015 | MATTHEW HENNESSEY
    The Irish are a people known for their pithy proverbs. Well, heres one the committee that organizes the New York City St. Patricks Day parade should take to heart: Theres nothing so bad that it couldnt be worse.As part of a well-publicized compromise, the committee has said it will allow both a gay advocacy group and an explicitly pro-life group to march in this years parade. The gay advocacy group was selected back in September. The 2015 parade is five weeks away. As of this writing, the identity of the pro-life group remains a mystery.Last fall, the parade gave...
  • Obama Knocked for Chewing Gum in India's Republic Day Parade: 'Ungainly Sight'

    01/26/2015 7:53:38 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 25 replies
    Weekly Standard ^ | 01/26/2015
    President Obama is being knocked by local press for chewing gum today at the Republic Day parade in India."In an ungainly sight, cameras caught US President Brack Obama chewing gum during the Republic Day parade on Monday.In the picture captured by cameras and posted on Twitter by some users, Obama was spotted removing his chewing gum while PM Modi was seen trying to explain something to the US president," reports the Times of India.Here's the picture that appears to be driving the conversation:The report has more:
  • NYPD Arrests Ferguson Protesters Trying to Disrupt the Macys Thanksgiving Day Parade

    11/27/2014 11:21:03 AM PST · by tcrlaf · 33 replies
    Slate ^ | 11-27-2014 | Daniel Politi
    Police in New York arrested a number of protesters on Thursday who were apparently part of a movement to disrupt the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade in order to demonstrate against the failure to indict Darren Wilson for shooting and killing Michael Brown. At least seven people were detained, according to the New York Post, which had warned in its front page today about a plot against Snoopy. The seven people who were arrested were apparently part of a group of people who overturned a trash can and tried to run toward the floats, according to WPIX-TV. But an hour later,...
  • BREAKING: ISIS Shows Off MASSIVE SCUD Missile in Military Parade

    06/30/2014 6:11:44 PM PDT · by TigerClaws · 79 replies
    Scud is a series of tactical ballistic missiles developed by the Soviet Union during the Cold War. The name Scud has been widely used to refer to these missiles and the wide variety of modern variants.
  • PHOTOS: NYC Muslim Day Parade 2014 Pro-Terror March

    09/14/2014 8:55:36 PM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 42 replies
    Pamela Geller ^ | 9/13/14 | Pamela Geller
    Today was the annual Muslim day parade, where Muslims take over Madison Avenue and convert it to an outdoor mosque. It is always scheduled near the anniversary day of September 11 takbir! These marches are always controversial. The theme of the parade was advertised as Islam and Americas shared common values. But it was anything but. It was a political parade in support of terrorists in Egypt and Gaza. There was a lot of anti-Jewish propaganda the flags of annihilation coupled with outrageous pro-terror Muslim Brotherhood propaganda. Before the police confiscated the guns, the Muslim were posing and...
  • An Open Letter to Cardinal Timothy Dolan

    09/10/2014 4:52:12 AM PDT · by NYer · 49 replies
    Catholic Citizens ^ | September 7, 2014 | Mary Anne Hackett
    Editor’s note: In response to the news that the St. Patrick’s Parade in New York would now accept “gay” groups in the parade and that Cardinal Timothy Dolan would serve as Grand Marshall of the parade, Catholic Citizens of Illinois has sent an open letter to Cardinal Dolan, which is published below. Catholic Citizens of Illinois, 106 Calendar Court, PMB #122, La Grange, IL 60525-2325An Open Letter to Cardinal Timothy DolanSeptember 5, 2014Cardinal Timothy Dolan, Archbishop of New York1011 1st Avenue, New York, NY 10022Your Eminence,We were dismayed and discouraged to read that the St. Patrick’s Day Parade in New York...
  • Our anger, fragility and the remedy (Cardinal Dolan and St. Patrick's Day Parade)

    09/09/2014 2:31:49 PM PDT · by NYer · 17 replies
    The Catholic Thing ^ | September 8, 2014 | Robert Royal
    A highly intelligent woman, who doesn’t particularly follow ecclesial politics, surprised me the other day. Hearing about Cardinal Dolan’s acceptance of gays marching in the St. Patrick’s Day Parade, she said casually, “there’s going to be a schism in the Church.” An overreaction, to be sure, but she’s far from the only one to be shocked.A priest – steady of judgment – writes to me that since the announcement last week, “I’m meeting a lot of angry people.” The constant challenges to the Church’s teaching authority and countercultural truth-telling produces anger. Real anger. And internal Church weakness – especially in...
  • "Conservative" Catholics "Turning" on Cardinal Dolan? (Catholic Caucus)

    09/07/2014 2:52:06 PM PDT · by NYer · 16 replies
    throwthebumsoutin2010 ^ | September 7, 2014
    A fun article in the Washington Post. It always amazes me that there are people 'out there' who want to believe "conservative" is the proper term for loving God so intimately you always strive never be unfaithful to Him. I often wonder if they think cheating on their spouse is just 'liberal'. In any event, it would seem Bill Donohue's credibility has finally imploded. The poor man's ministry has been suffering from the effects of needing the seat at the Bishop's swanky events for quite some time. He had to keep lowering the bar to defend the indefensible. Watching him...
  • Parade Organizer - Pope made me do it

    09/06/2014 6:26:08 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 40 replies
    Creative Minority Report ^ | 09/05/14 | Patrick Archbold
    This is the stupid apostate world we live in. The organizer of the St. Patrick's day parade who has include a gay identity group and is currently accepting applications from pro-abortion groups said this ridiculous thing. OReilly told CNA said the parade policy was changed due to Catholic teaching about showing compassion and understanding to groups that dont agree with all the Churchs teachings. I think, in part, the tone is changing within the Church, and I think Pope Francis has spoken about this, and Cardinal Dolan did last night, OReilly said. There is a sense among many Catholic leaders...
  • Concerns, confusion swirl over LGBT group in St. Patrick's parade

    09/05/2014 2:03:12 PM PDT · by NYer · 31 replies
    cna ^ | September 5, 2014 | Kevin J. Jones
    New York City, N.Y., Sep 5, 2014 / 11:48 am (CNA).- A spokesman for the New York City St. Patrick’s Day Parade said the inclusion of an LGBT activist group in the traditionally Catholic parade was a “gesture of goodwill,” though concerns have been raised that some outside groups aim to remove the event’s Catholic character. Bill Donohue of the Catholic League, a longtime supporter of the parade’s previous policy against political signs and advocacy, said that organizers initially formally assured him that both homosexual groups and pro-life groups prohibited under the old policy could now apply to march...
  • St. Patricks Day Parade ending ban on gay groups (NYC)

    09/03/2014 12:03:39 PM PDT · by Ray76 · 41 replies
    NY Post ^ | Sep 3, 2014 | David K. Li
    New Yorks St. Patricks Day Parade will finally end its ban on gay groups marching in its annual Irish celebration, organizers said Wednesday. The organizing committee said this move to change of tone and expanded inclusiveness is a gesture of goodwill to the LGBT community in our continuing effort to keep the parade above politics.
  • Gay group allowed to march in next years New York St. Patrick's Day Parade

    09/03/2014 8:26:39 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 37 replies
    New York Daily News ^ | 09/03/2014 | Tina Moore
    A gay group will be able to march under its own banner in the city's St. Patrick's Day Parade for the first time on March 17, organizers said Wednesday. The nations oldest and biggest St. Pat's parade will lift the ban on lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender groups that want to participate while identifying themselves as gay. Those of us who are Irish and LGBT would watch this city celebrate and know we werent welcome, former City Council speaker Christine Quinn, who boycotted the event for decades, told the Daily News. To have that end, not only puts all of...
  • Toronto cancels permit for 15th annual Jesus parade

    08/28/2014 8:29:00 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 7 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 08/28/14 | Arthur Weinreb
    If organizers are insistent in holding the event they could always agree to march in the nude or carry Death to Israel! signs. That should do it for the city once known as 'Toronto the Good'. With less than a month to go before the parade expected to draw thousands of participants, Toronto bureaucrats told the organizers of the annual event that it could not be held. Although excuses were given, there is no other logical explanation other than the cancellation of the event, held without incident for the past 14 years, was nothing more than Christian-bashing. According to Canada...
  • Cyprus first gay pride parade a hit

    06/01/2014 5:55:22 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 18 replies
    Associated Press ^ | June 1, 2014
    NICOSIA, Cyprus Several thousand people turned out for Cyprus first gay pride parade on Saturday, exceeding the expectations of organizers who said the events popularity shows that Cypriots are shedding their conservative attitudes.
  • Feminists for Nonviolent Choices excluded from peace parade for being pro-life

    05/28/2014 12:51:15 PM PDT · by Morgana · 14 replies
    live action news ^ | Lauren Enriquez
    Every year in Rochester, NY, an organization called Metro Justice holds a Peace Parade on Memorial Day . The organization claims to fight for economic, social, and racial justice, but their efforts have been compromised in the past where the pre-born are involved. The pro-life organization Feminists for Nonviolent Choices (FFNVC) became a victim of Metro Justices dichotomous view of peace when they were excluded from the organizations peace parade earlier this week. After attending planning meetings where the organization was told by Metro Justice that they would be allowed to participate as long as their message focused on peace,...
  • GAY PRIDE PARADE WONT BEND ITS RULES (bars Catholic League "Straight is Great" banner)

    03/23/2014 4:11:05 PM PDT · by NYer · 53 replies
    Catholic League ^ | March 21, 2014 | Bill Donohue
    Bill Donohue comments on his exchange with officials from New York’s Heritage of Pride parade: For the past few days I have been engaged in an e-mail conversation with officials from the Heritage of Pride parade, New York’s annual gay event; the dialogue has been cordial. I asked to join the parade under a banner that would read, “Straight is Great.” The purpose of my request was to see just how far they would go without forcing me to abide by their rules. It didn’t take long before they did.Today, I informed Heritage of Pride officials that I objected to...
  • Catholic League's Bill Donohue Won't Be Marching in NY Gay Parade With 'Straight Is Great' Banner

    03/22/2014 11:32:36 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 32 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 03/22/2014 | Stoyan Zaimov
    Catholic League President Bill Donohue said that he will not be marching in New York City's gay pride parade with a "straight is great" banner as he initially requested, after objecting to the organizers' rules. "For the past few days I have been engaged in an e-mail conversation with officials from the Heritage of Pride parade, New York's annual gay event; the dialogue has been cordial. I asked to join the parade under a banner that would read, "Straight is Great." The purpose of my request was to see just how far they would go without forcing me to abide...
  • NYC Gay Pride Parade Welcomes Catholic League & 'Straight Is Great' Sign

    03/20/2014 1:11:56 PM PDT · by LonelyCon · 27 replies
    Gothamist ^ | 03/20/2013
    Yesterday, Catholic League president Bill Donohue was complaining about Guinness pulling its support from the St. Patrick's Day Parade, because organizers don't allow gay groups to march with signs in the annual event. Then he said he wanted to march in the NYC Pride parade, with a banner that says, "Straight is Great." Well, as it happens, the gay pride parade's organizers are totally cool with that! In a statement issued this morning, David Studinski, the March Director of NYC Pride, proclaimed, "Mr. Donohue and his group are free to participate in the 2014 March. His groups presence affirms the...
  • Catholic Leagues Bill Donohue calls for boycott of Guinness over St. Patricks Parade flap

    03/20/2014 10:49:53 AM PDT · by topher · 23 replies
    LifeSiteNews.com | Wed Mar 19, 2014 18:05 EST | by Colin Kerr
    NEW YORK, March 19, 2014 (LifeSiteNews.com) The largest American Catholic civil rights organization is taking on the largest brewer of stout beer in the world. The Catholic Leagues Bill Donohue has called for a boycott of Guinness after the beer company pulled its sponsorship of New Yorks St. Patricks Day parade because organizers barred homosexual activists from marching. Guinness is owned by British liquor giant Diageo.
  • VANITY: Christians Need To Place Floats or March in Every gay Parade. When Denied entry, sue, etc

    03/17/2014 2:16:40 PM PDT · by NoLibZone · 44 replies
    3-17-14 | NLZ
    I am so old I recall the gay movement starting off with it's no one's business what occurs in the bedroom. And they did not want to be an in your face movement. Well , we now see that what occurs in the bedroom is now demanding to occur in public and they are very much an in everyone's face movement. Time for push back. Christians need to enter all gay parades to represent Christ's views. Have a prayer float. And IF denied entry use the same tactics gays use : pressure corporations and use the courts.
  • Raining on their parade: Fight over rights of gays to march openly on St. Patrick's Day dampens mood

    03/17/2014 1:36:31 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 82 replies
    New York Daily News ^ | 03/17/2014 | By Caitlin Nolan AND Ginger Adams Otis / NEW YORK DAILY NEWS
    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...
  • Gay Activists Target St. Patricks Day Parade

    03/17/2014 7:07:56 AM PDT · by NYer · 47 replies
    Crisis Magazine ^ | March 17, 2014 | Matthew Hennessey
    If youve never been to the annual New York City St. Patricks Day Parade, better put it on your calendar for next year. That is, if there is a next year. Time could be running out on the worlds biggest celebration of all things Irish. Why? Because the parades organizers have for two decades steadfastly refused to allow gay and lesbian organizations to march under banners trumpeting their sexual orientation. The citys self-appointed guardians of human rights long ago declared this policy exclusionary and intolerant. But, unlike in previous decades, the effort to paint the parade and its organizers...
  • Sam Adams Beer pulls out of South Boston St. Patrick's Day Parade

    03/14/2014 8:51:46 AM PDT · by reegs · 112 replies
    boston.com ^ | 3/14/2014 | David Zimmerman
    Yesterday South End restaurant Club Cafe announced that it would no longer serve Sam Adams due to the brewer's association with the parade. In an open letter on its facebook page Club Cafe stated that they were "disappointed that Sam Adams does not understand that the organizers of the St. Patrick's Day Parade continue to demonstrate that they do not respect LGBT Irish Americans by excluding LGBT members of this community from openly marching in the St.Patrick's Day Parade." This morning Sam Adams released a statement that said, in part "We share these sentiments with Mayor Walsh, Congressman Lynch and...