Concerns, Confusion Over ‘LGBT’ Group in St. Patrick’s Parade
It remains unclear whether other groups that oppose Church teachings on human life and sexuality also will be allowed to participate in the event.
A spokesman for the New York City St. Patrick’s Day Parade said this week’s announcement of the inclusion of an LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgendered) activist group in the traditionally Catholic parade was a “gesture of goodwill.”
However, concerns have been raised that some outside groups aim to remove the event’s Catholic character.
Bill Donohue of the Catholic League, a longtime supporter of the parade’s previous policy against political signs and advocacy, said that organizers initially formally assured him that both homosexual groups and pro-life groups prohibited under the old policy could now apply to march under their own banners.
“That being the case, there should be no controversy. One would hope that all the…
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