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.
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.
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