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St. Patrick’s Day: For liberals the ‘parade’ only goes one way

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Immaculate Heart of Mary's iconic float in Boston's St. Patrick's Day Parade - Image http://www.lifesitenews.com/
Immaculate Heart of Mary's iconic float in Boston's St. Patrick's Day Parade - Image http://www.lifesitenews.com/

WASHINGTON, March 27, 2014 – It is St. Patrick’s Day.  Years ago, it was a simple celebration of Irish heritage and if you were old enough, an excuse to drink too much.

No longer.

The major stories this year were about homosexuals and St. Patrick’s Day. In New York, the Big Apple’s left of Karl Marx Mayor announced he was boycotting the St. Patrick’s Day Parade because homosexual groups could not openly participate.

Boston’s equally to the left Mayor Marty Walsh refused to participate in the Boston St. Patrick’s Day Parade because homosexual veterans could not participate flying a homosexual banner.

Pressure tactics cowed both Sam Adams and Guinness beers and they withdrew as sponsors of the event. But there is a question that no one is asking because it is not politically correct: Why do these groups have to pressure the St. Patrick’s Day parade organizers to participate?

St. Patrick’s Day is primarily an Irish Catholic holiday. March 17th is the feast day of St. Patrick, the patron saint of Ireland. Homosexuality is still a sin according to the Catholic Church.

So why do homosexuals have to demand their own float and their own banner in what is essentially a Catholic celebration?

The answer is simple. It is liberal intolerance and liberal ideology. Liberals will not tolerate competing ideas. Everything must be subjugated to the greater good. In this case, the left’s greater good is the advancement of the homosexual agenda. It does not matter that the parade is put on by Irish Catholics who disagree with homosexuality. It does not matter the floats and banners might or probably would offend many of the participants in the parade.

Every year, New York City, Boston and other cities where this issue is being fought have their homosexual rights parades. Why don’t these groups simply keep their banners and their floats for those parades?

Better yet, when do you think you will see a float in one of those parades from a group promoting traditional sexual behavior? Or the traditional family? Do you think you will ever see a float or a banner in one of those parades for, say parenting by two opposite sex parents?

Do you think their will ever be a float featuring people like Chirlane McCray, NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio wife, who was once a lesbian and is now a heterosexual woman?

No, absolutely not. Because for the left, tolerance is always a one-way parade. Everyone else is told that they must tolerate the far left, no matter how crazy or offensive they are. But Saints preserve, don’t be asking them to tolerate a dissenting opinion.

St. Patrick’s Day parades are supposed to be to honor, and celebrate a Catholic saint, which is not really about sexuality of any sorts. But it begs the question as to what would happen if someone who disagreed with the homosexual agenda showed up, or registered to have a float, in a Gay Pride parade?  If they wanted to have a traditional family float? 

Wait, that has already happened.

Warning: Language and violence

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Judson Phillips

Judson Phillips is the founder of Tea Party Nation, one of the largest Tea Party Groups in the country and the number one national tea party site on the Internet. A lawyer by profession, Judson has been involved in politics since his teens. “Ronald Reagan inspired me,” he says. Judson became involved in the Tea Party movement in February 2009 after hearing Rick Santelli’s rant on CNBC. “I heard there was going to be a Tea Party in Chicago inspired by Santelli, but didn’t know if anyone was doing a rally in Nashville where I was based. Finally I emailed Michelle Malkin and asked her if there was a Tea Party in Nashville. Malkin sent an email back saying, ‘No, why don’t you organize one?’ I did.” The first Tea Party in Nashville was held late February 2009 which drew a crowd of about 600. Judson then organized the Tax Day Tea Party in Nashville, which drew over 10,000 people into downtown. It was at this time that Tea Party Nation was formed. Later that year, Judson decided to bring activists from across the country together, so he organized the first National Tea Party Convention in February 2010, which featured Alaska’s former Governor and Republican Vice Presidential Nominee, Sarah Palin as it’s keynote speaker. He currently manages the Tea Party Nation website, writes several daily columns and is working on more projects than any one person should. He is a frequent guest on cable and broadcast news shows, including on Fox, MSNBC, CNN and others.

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  • George Yesthal

    Hey…I’m all for gay rights. I’m a Libertarian and I think the far-right stance on gay rights (or the lack thereof) is archaic at best and no one should have a say about who we chose to love. That being said, they have their own gay rights demonstrations, events and parades. St Patricks Day is not about that. It is no platform for gay people to state their case. But they always seem to want to rub our noses in it and I don’t care for that attitude either.

  • Tim Irving

    Saints preserve us but could someone tell me how the lefts stand of their way or the high way is different than the radical Muslims stand of their way or the high way. Oh yea the Muslims blow you up after you take the high way. I expect the left to adopt that tactic soon. The lefts support of the gays to be part of a Irish Catholic religious holiday is as ridiculous as their support of the Atheists in all of their efforts to insert themselves in every religious event possible..

  • dontusay

    How disgusting it would be to have a gay banner in any St Patrick’s Parade Further more think its time to boycott Guinness and Sam Adams

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