“There is a growing contempt for tolerance and diversity in the homosexual community, and among their supporters, especially in New York. The latest example is the ruling by the New York City Council Speaker banning an official City Council presence, banner, and Sergeant-at-Arms in this year’s march. When a government agent prohibits the celebration of St. Patrick’s Day, a tradition that has been honored for hundreds of years, it is an obscene exercise in censorship. The St. Patrick’s Day Parade does not permit pro-life activists to march under their own banner, but that hardly makes this Catholic event anti-life; it simply means this is not a day that centers on abortion. Ditto for gays: it is not about them. They are the only ones who are feigning exclusion (gays can march, just so long as they blend in like everyone else).” – Catholic League blowhard Bill Donohue, who thinks those hundreds of group that march behind their own banner are “blending in.”
RELATED: This Sunday, Queens will host
the LGBT-inclusive St. Patrick’s Day For All Parade. Irish activist and
drag personality Panti Bliss will march in the parade. The grand
marshal will be openly gay and openly HIV+ former New York state Sen.
Tom Duane. Mayor Bill De Blasio, who announced his boycott of the main
parade earlier this month, will march in Queens.