Reacting to an avalanche of emails and phone calls stemming from nearly 6,000 pro-family Catholics and others signing an online petition, the organizers of the March 20 South Boston St. Patrick’s Day Parade restricted the two “gay” contingents in the parade from displaying any LGBT-identifying banners or other paraphernalia besides a primary banner identifying themselves.
As a result, the “Boston Pride” LGBT group of marchers and their decorated trolley car was virtually unrecognized by the crowds on the street as a “gay” group. (Boston Pride organizes the annual “Gay Pride Week” activities.) One local resident who lives on the parade route told us he looked for it from his window and never saw it. The other group, “OutVets” was more recognizable because of their primary banner and one partial rainbow flag they sneaked in.
As we reported earlier, the Catholic Action League of Massachusetts and MassResistance called on pro-family people to demand that the organizers remove the name of “St. Patrick” from the parade because the inclusion of anti-Catholic homosexual groups made it impossible to honor a Catholic saint. An online petitionwas also set up, generating thousands of emails from angry Catholics […]