I'm home with the flu today and turned on the secular news (something I haven't done for years - I get all my news from Christian news sources).
Quite the show.
A lot of women with distorted faces from plastic surgery doling out the propaganda with big toothy grins.
One dame from New England Cable News (NECN)excitedly updated the viewers on the St. Patrickgate.
She announced The Immaculate Heart of Mary School was pulling out of the St. Patrick's Day parade all because 'gays are being allowed to march in it'.
What a crock.
Homosexuals have been marching in the parade since its inception.
They've been marching right along with every other person struggling or living in a state of mortal sin, since the parade's inception.
The controversy is about carrying signs identifying their particular set of attractions, temptations and afflictions and the witness of a group of individuals who 'help' others to see it as some kind of virtue.
It haseth no place in a religious parade.
March away with the rest of us. Play an instrument. Dance. Honor whatever service you are doing for God's people.
Wearing a sash about who you're sleeping around with is not welcome.
The pressure by a Mayor's Office to incorporate vice is inappropriate and illegal.
Marty Walsh (and Menino before him) are violating the constitutional rights of Irish Catholics by bullying them to inject the immoral and amoral positions of his office into their Catholic event.
Saint Patrick is not the patron Catholic saint of drunks and sex buddies.
He was a humble, prayerful man whose legacy is about conversion and salvation of our Irish ancestors.
St. Patrick's Day is a Catholic feast day. A holy observance.
Irish Catholics honor the virtues of serving God's people in our avocations.
We remember our gorgeous homeland, our culture, dance, food and most of all, our precious religion and a man whose virtues rose to the level of Catholic sainthood.
The 'archdiocese' finally came out with a statement.
An anonymous person representing our Catholic Cardinal said...are you ready?
A spokesman for the Archdiocese of Boston said they do not have any role in the planning of the parade.
They excel at the fine art of wimpery.
Dear Sirs at the Chancery Bunker:
Everyone sees what you are doing and God sees what you are doing: Send Uriah to the front and retreat.
I'm here to remind you that the fact that YOU don't have a role in the parade is irrelevant. This is about the people you have a duty to defend and protect. It is about controversy wherein the Mayor of Boston is twisting a Catholic Saint into the patron saint of the virtues of getting drunk and sleeping around.
Our veterans need your support, leadership and courage.
Why don't you make a phone call and explain to the Mayor that parade is sponsored by Catholics, it is a Catholic feast day honoring a Catholic saint and invite him to cease and desist.
Parade organizers have issued a press release.
A closed door meeting was held last night at City Hall. It turns out that Mayor Marty Walsh and Mass Equality were representing only 'one supposed veteran' who wishes to wear a sash about who he or she is sleeping around with.
Parade organizers have concluded the application was submitted under false pretenses and have denied the request.
VETERANS TELL DIFFERENT STORY
MEDIA REPORTS SLANTED
South Boston Allied War Veterans Council
P.O. Box 350 South Boston MA. 02127
The South Boston St. Patrick’s Day / Evacuation Day Parade
3, March 2014
At a recent meeting of The South Boston Allied War Veterans Council, a motion was brought up about reconsidering an application that had been previously rejected. This application was submitted by LGBT Veterans of Equality, (An affiliate of Mass Equality). The reason for this rejection was a clear violation of our “No sexual orientation” rule, and not that we ban Gay people as reported by the press.
The application stated that 20 United States Veterans wished to March with Mayor Walsh and other Politicians in this year’s parade. They also indicated that they were a “Veterans Organization”, “helping Veterans from Cradle to Grave”. After some consideration, the Council agreed that Any Veteran should be allowed to march, regardless of sexual orientation. Further, any organization which helps our Veterans is welcome. This application was conditionally approved as submitted with the understanding that These 20 Veterans can march but no sexual orientation would be displayed, and the group would comply with our standard “Code of Conduct”, followed by all marching units in this parade.
To our surprise, the offer was rejected by Mass Equality’s representative Kara Coredini. Her rejection was based on the fact that we would not allow LGBT Veterans to identify themselves as openly Gay by means of signage and T Shirts Identifying Them as LGBT Veteran. This clearly violates our code of conduct.
At a closed door City Hall meeting last night it was made clear to us that the LGBT Veterans for Equality do not have 20 United States Veterans who wish to march. Rather, they presented only one supposed Veteran and a group of others carrying rainbow flags. When asked about a Color Guard, their loan Veteran replied that he wasn’t sure he could supply any more Veterans willing to march.
The Council performs background checks on groups wishing to march prior to their acceptance. We were unable to find any evidence of LGBT Veterans for Equality that would confirm them as a recognized Veterans Organization.
We appreciate the efforts the Mayor’s office to try and mediate this issue. However it is our intention to keep this an Irish Celebration, dedicated to our Men and Women serving in our Armed Forces. We will fight to keep our parade and its traditions.
Therefore, we The Allied War Veterans of South Boston fell we were misled by LGBT Veterans for Equality. It is our belief that the application submitted to us by LGBT Veterans for Equality was a ploy by them to enter this parade under false pretenses and is hereby denied.
It is our intention to keep this parade a family friendly event. We will not allow any group to damage the Integrity of the historic event or our reputation as a safe and fun filled day for all. We strive to hold the largest and most entertaining St. Patrick’s Day Parade in the Country.
God Bless our Troops and God Bless this Country!
It was all a big publicity stunt, headed by Mayor Marty Walsh.
By the by, if you haven't read Maggoty Eagan's column on the controversy, do indulge yourself in your daily bigot.
She has some gall telling American Citizens they can't celebrate in the public square unless the message they condone sleeping around is included in the celebration.
Here's another troubadour of bigotry, urban legends and insults: Kevin Cullen
1. Irish are all drunks.
2. Men faithfully devoted to their Church and it's teaching authority are holy rollers.
3. The kicker: Cardinal Cushing appears to be his litmus test for Catholic orthodoxy and sobriety.
My ancestors would never permit our heritage to be caricatured as fighting leprechauns and drunks.
We are not interested in airing your dirty laundry in our parade.
Put a corned beef on the stove, Irish bread in the oven, grab your sober relatives and enjoy the parade.
Beannachtaí na Féile Pádraig!