Boston mayor skips St. Patrick's parade over exclusion of gay group

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zungar wrote:

My question is why the gay marchers just wear Irish clothing and march normally with the rest of the people and not make a scene. They can show their stuff privately just like everyone else. A little decorum would not be unfair in public. Sick of this openly gay crap, just be homosexual and live with it, like all Hispanics have to gallivant around in a cape like Zorro. Leave the Zoo home.

Mar 16, 2014 11:00am EDT  --  Report as abuse
gentil123 wrote:

I think even the pope would say: ‘Let them march.”
It is better to let them march, than have them on the side protesting.
We should protest by not going to the parade and other groups should say that they are not marching till all can march.

Mar 16, 2014 11:05am EDT  --  Report as abuse
marisa70394 wrote:

Good, the fewer politicians there, the better. This is parade for St. Patrick, not for politicians. It is also a parade for Catholic faith, not gay rights.

Mar 16, 2014 11:27am EDT  --  Report as abuse

I’m sure nobody will miss the mayor.

Mar 16, 2014 11:34am EDT  --  Report as abuse
Laborman wrote:

I don’t know what veterans have to do with a drunken sleazeball affair like a St. Patrick’s Day parade. If any holiday and tradition has outlived its usefulness, it’s got top be St. Patrick’s Day. All the “romance” and humor associated with Irish drinking orgies is not funny any more and is harmful. But getting back to the veterans thing, do we not honor gay veterans? That’s just sick. Boston should deny the parade permit all together. Parades that discriminate should take place on private grounds, not public streets (which are “owned” by gays as much as any other group.

Mar 16, 2014 11:48am EDT  --  Report as abuse
Laborman wrote:

I don’t know what veterans have to do with a drunken sleazeball affair like a St. Patrick’s Day parade. If any holiday and tradition has outlived its usefulness, it’s got top be St. Patrick’s Day. All the “romance” and humor associated with Irish drinking orgies is not funny any more and is harmful. But getting back to the veterans thing, do we not honor gay veterans? That’s just sick. Boston should deny the parade permit all together. Parades that discriminate should take place on private grounds, not public streets (which are “owned” by gays as much as any other group.

Mar 16, 2014 11:48am EDT  --  Report as abuse
Laborman wrote:

I don’t know what veterans have to do with a drunken sleazeball affair like a St. Patrick’s Day parade. If any holiday and tradition has outlived its usefulness, it’s got top be St. Patrick’s Day. All the “romance” and humor associated with Irish drinking orgies is not funny any more and is harmful. But getting back to the veterans thing, do we not honor gay veterans? That’s just sick. Boston should deny the parade permit all together. Parades that discriminate should take place on private grounds, not public streets (which are “owned” by gays as much as any other group.

Mar 16, 2014 11:48am EDT  --  Report as abuse
Laborman wrote:

I don’t know what veterans have to do with a drunken sleazeball affair like a St. Patrick’s Day parade. If any holiday and tradition has outlived its usefulness, it’s got top be St. Patrick’s Day. All the “romance” and humor associated with Irish drinking orgies is not funny any more and is harmful. But getting back to the veterans thing, do we not honor gay veterans? That’s just sick. Boston should deny the parade permit all together. Parades that discriminate should take place on private grounds, not public streets (which are “owned” by gays as much as any other group.

Mar 16, 2014 11:48am EDT  --  Report as abuse
runfast3 wrote:

If the gays want to march….then march like everyone else and don’t advertise how warped your sick mind is. If not…then stay in the zoo with the rest of the animals.

Mar 16, 2014 11:49am EDT  --  Report as abuse
incog99 wrote:

Apparently, the Irish are a bit backward.

Mar 16, 2014 11:54am EDT  --  Report as abuse
ineeditbad wrote:

Do Gays and Lesbians HAVE to march in a holiday celebrated for St. Patrick? OMG…This Country is going down…The Gays have intruded on a simple Holiday for the Irish to show their respect for St. Patrick…Now Gays have to march too…Go Find Your Own Parade!

Mar 16, 2014 11:56am EDT  --  Report as abuse
dualcitizen wrote:

They weren’t banned from marching, just from advertising their disgusting perversion while doing it. It is a SAINT Patrick day celebration after all. Sick of the whiny little deviants thinking they should have special rights BECAUSE they are perverted deviants (wonder how long it will take for someone to claim “born that way” which has never been scientifically proved?).

Mar 16, 2014 12:14pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
mikentina02 wrote:

Key words are march openly. Let the mayor stay home and put on his show for gay votes. Gays were welcome in most parades i’ve heard of around here but that wasn’t good enough because they couldn’t wave their signs and put on shows of affection in front of the spectators (which also include children). These are parades for irish heritage and nothing else.Gays are becoming worse than politicians when it comes to pushing agendas.

Mar 16, 2014 12:22pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
dualcitizen wrote:

And, I hope the politicians refusing to attend the parade because they are more concerned with the deviant 3% of the population rather than the majority of their constituents. Laborman, how stupid are you? Rhetorical of course, learn how to post. Once again, they ARE NOT discriminating, they are setting rules based on their beliefs and faith.

Mar 16, 2014 12:22pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
ineeditbad wrote:

I’m just tired of this gay rights movement…Why? If gays and lesbians want to express their ideals to the world, I don’t care. Whatever, however, if these relationships involve Adopting Children to be raised in a gay family, then YES, I am Opposed to it…WHY? if anyone needs to ask, then could you imagine the confusion a Child will have with being raised by Gay Parents??? My Childhood was difficult enough being raised by my Mother. I simply think about the kids…Adopted as the 0nly Solution for Gay couples to raise children…Unless there are Test Tube babies from DONORS…GOD Could you Imagine the lives of those Children…I think about them…Go ahead and be Gay, I really do not care, but the precedence set by Gays to not only be Married, legally is nothing when compared to Adopted Kids being raised in that situation…

Mar 16, 2014 12:37pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
ineeditbad wrote:

Massachusetts used to be called the Bay State for countless years…I sadly own my home here, born and raised too…and for years I have called it the Gay State now for allowing Gay Marriages…Just Another Precedence to move onto adopting children…Please, be Gay and Get Married…I really don’t care, but this will involve Orphaned Children and They Do Not Deserve that kind of twisted environment… Gay marriages are legalized then what about Gay Adoptions????

Mar 16, 2014 12:47pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
Hermist wrote:

So many angry comments! Politicians, gays, etc. Sad! Better to whine and focus on other people than yourself! Feeling better and superior now? Have a nice day!

Mar 16, 2014 12:54pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
ineeditbad wrote:

CHILDREN ARE THE FOCUS! Please Elaborate on the eventual desire to raise Children. Thank You!

Mar 16, 2014 1:04pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
ineeditbad wrote:

Where will Children come from in a Gay Parent Situation??? Test Tube from Donors or Adopted?? That’s right Fight for Your Rights, Blame ME for my comments.

Mar 16, 2014 1:19pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
incog99 wrote:

I suppose you would rather children be lonely in orphanages than have loving mostly well to do gay parents. How selfish is that?

I guess everything is all about you and your feelings.

Mar 16, 2014 1:55pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
rdinTempe wrote:

“Parade organizers argue that to do so would conflict with their Roman Catholic heritage. The Catholic church contends that homosexual activity is immoral.”

The Catholic Church also teaches that only God can sit in judgment.

Mar 16, 2014 2:24pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
hawkeye19 wrote:

Another morally rotten politician. His morally rotten “church” should excommunicate him for promoting Sodomite sex.

Mar 16, 2014 4:39pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
hawkeye19 wrote:

Can’t someone tell the leftist moron called “Laborman” that he doesn’t need to post the same thing 10 times in a row by having drug-induced spasms with his mouse finger?

Mar 16, 2014 4:40pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
AZ1811 wrote:

Why do the politician let 10% of the population dictate everything the rest of society tries to do without celebrating the attitudes of the gay community? Do gays allow “straight protestors” to walk in their parades? I doubt it.

Mar 16, 2014 4:55pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
Trichiurus wrote:

Just skip town mayor!

Mar 16, 2014 5:43pm EDT  --  Report as abuse

rdinTempe wrote: “Parade organizers argue that to do so would conflict with their Roman Catholic heritage. The Catholic church contends that homosexual activity is immoral.”

Yeah, the same cult that allowed male priests to rape children for years on end without so much as a hint of outrage, but if gays march in a parade, there’s proverbial hell to pay.

To be fair, the gays need to stop. They are one of the most needy, self-centered, and attention-craving groups ever. No one cares what your sexual orientation is. It’s yours. You own it. You live with it.

St Patrick’s Day parades are about celebrating the Irish heritage. Shamrocks, pots ‘o gold, leprechauns, corned beef and cabbage, and all the Irish contributions to America, etc etc are what the day is about.

It’s not about religion. It’s not about your sexuality. It’s not about politics.

I know, I know…had to believe, eh? There is more to life than these three overwrought, over-hyped, nauseating elements.

Mar 16, 2014 6:35pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
TheNewWorld wrote:

Will he ski9p the gay parade if they refuse to let in a sanctity of marriage group?

Mar 16, 2014 6:42pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
RealIrish wrote:

St Patrick’s Day is not celebrated in Ireland as a religious holiday, It is a day when all Irish people or those of Irish heritage show national solidarity and Irish pride. It is a day when people put down their tribal and political differences, such as in gender, sexuality, race, and religion, and celebrate being one people with one thing in common and that is being Irish. It is disappointing that a small select group of people from the LGBT community can’t see this and chose to put Ireland’s national day in disrepute. There was nothing stopping members of the LGBT community participating in the New York or Boston St Patrick’s Day parade, in fact many had the good sense to understand the occasion and did participate. Nevertheless, instead of displaying Irish pride, a small select group of people wanted to satisfy a political agenda and celebrate gay pride which is not what the St Patrick’s Day parade is about. Both New York and Boston already assign a day in the year when all members of the LGBT community can celebrate their Gay pride, however, this small select group of people are not happy with just one day of celebration for their sexuality and they will not be content until all celebrations are devoted to their agenda. If they do not achieve their agenda, then they will act like a petulant child and go out of their way to sabotage any celebration. It’s a shame that Ireland cannot have one day of celebration of all that is good being Irish without conflict.

Have the Irish people not suffered enough in the last couple of years? Do the Irish people not deserve to enjoy what many other nationalities in many countries around the World can freely observe in having at least one day in a year where they can celebrate their national pride without the opportunistic political bickering? St Patrick’s Day is a day of Irish National pride, not a day of sexual pride, or any other political agenda. I am not too concerned at Guinness opting out of sponsoring the St Patrick’s Day parade, since they have for years tried to promote Arthur’s Day as a national day in Ireland, which has not contributed to the promotion of Irish values but rather perpetuated Anti-Irish stereotypes of the inebriated Irish Paddy. I am, however, concerned at the opportunistic political pandering by certain politicians such as Richard Boyd-Barrett from the Self Interest before Irish People Alliance Party and Joe Higgins from the Irish Anti-Socialist Party whom are paid by the Irish taxpayer as parliament members to represent and preserve the image and values of the Irish people in general and not to destroy them. It’s ok for these people to do as they do as they are currently employed and have a steady wage coming in to their homes unlike many people in Ireland. For Boyd-Barrett to suggest that the Irish Taoiseach Enda Kenny should wear a rainbow badge instead of an Irish Shamrock during a parade of national pride is quite shocking and anti-Irish. Evidently Boyd-Barrett and Higgins are not concerned at protecting the general Irish population but rather protecting their self interests in scoring points from small minority sections. Therefore one could easily conclude giving the reaction by certain people in recent weeks to the Irish national day of St Patrick’s Day that the Irish people should remain miserable and not have the opportunity to relieve the strain they have endured in recent years by celebrating the Irish national day.

Mar 18, 2014 7:24pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
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