Catholic League Head Doesn't Like Pride Parade Rules, Won't March In June Despite Invitation

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    Mar 23, 2014 9:55 AM GMT
    As head of the Catholic League he opposed LGBT from openly marching in this year's NYC St. Patrick's Day parade, saying gays wanted to carry propaganda signs. He then said he wanted to march in the NYC Gay Pride parade carrying his own anti-gay banner, but knew he would be similarly banned, making us hypocrites.

    But pride parade organizers promptly invited him, sign & all. And sent him instructions for mandatory informational & safety briefings that key participants for such a huge parade must attend, just like they also do for the St. Patrick's in NYC, the Macy's Thanksgiving, etc.

    Things like what march unit intervals to maintain, what to do if there's a medical emergency, or a terrorist act, if a float breaks down, has an accident or catches fire (it's happened), how the emergency radios operate, how to recognize the official parade captains on the route, etc, etc. I've attended these things myself.

    But that's where this moronic homophobe drew the line. He complained organizers were sending him to gay training classes! When organizers replied the meetings are mandatory in order to attend and safely participate (as he would know from his own parade), he finally got to make his claim that gays are hypocrites, since they wouldn't abide by his own rules that only LGBT couldn't carry organization ID signs or even lapel pins like other marchers could in the recent St. Patrick's Day parade.

    Donohue released a statement Friday saying he would not attend informational sessions that are required for all parade participants. “Today, I informed Heritage of Pride officials that I objected to their rule requiring me to attend gay training sessions, or what they call ‘information’ sessions,” Donohue, head of the Catholic League, said on his website. “’I don’t agree with your rule,’” I said. They responded by saying that attendance was ‘mandatory.’

    "It is hypocritical for gay activists to complain about having to abide by the mandatory rules of the St. Patrick’s Day parade, and then inform me that I cannot march in their parade unless I respect their mandatory rules, rules that I reject,” he said.


    He rejects safety rules? I hope not too many people buy his BS.

    http://www.advocate.com/politics/religion/2014/03/21/antigay-activist-doesnt-pride-parade-rules-wont-march
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    Mar 23, 2014 11:28 AM GMT
    Well, I found an example of that "gay training" that the head of the Catholic League fears receiving. It starts at 1:10.

    But like a number of the people stated on a blog about this issue, I feel deprived since nobody ever offered ME this valuable training, and I've marched in gay parades for years. It's like the secret Gay Agenda that all the homophobes get to see, but that nobody will show to me. What do I need to get a copy, a note from my mother? icon_sad.gif

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    Mar 23, 2014 10:24 PM GMT
    He never expected them to accept. And he's been catching hell in the nut-o-sphere about attending. So he had to find a way to back out and save face for the Christianists. It's pretty transparent but utterly predictable.
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    Mar 24, 2014 12:05 AM GMT
    Sharkadelic saidHe never expected them to accept. And he's been catching hell in the nut-o-sphere about attending. So he had to find a way to back out and save face for the Christianists. It's pretty transparent but utterly predictable.

    I agree, his little PR trick backfired on him, when parade organizers not only invited him, but with his anti-gay sign, too. Better deal than he had offered to them for the March 17th parade, to march in mute silence and unidentified anonymity, unlike how other parade units were allowed to march with banners intact.

    But in addition to the nut-o-sphere, I suspect he caught as much flak from his own Catholic League, as well as from the Cardinal's Residence for the Archdiocese of New York. He was being outmaneuvered by the LGBT enemy, and so I believe he got a new set of "marching orders" which told him not to march at all.

    So that he found, or was given, some excuse to back out and still blame LGBT hypocrisy, the operable theme. I think he was made the bigger fool in the eyes of many New Yorkers, but in the eyes of the Faithful he won the day against the sinful & depraved gays.
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    Sep 11, 2014 6:47 PM GMT
    Catholic Group Claims Gays Not Reason It Will Boycott St. Patrick's Day Parade

    The Catholic League will boycott next year's St. Patrick's Day Parade, but claims the ban on gay groups being dropped has nothing to do with their decision.



    http://www.thenewcivilrightsmovement.com/catholic_group_claims_gays_not_reason_it_will_boycott_st_patrick_s_day_parade