The must-read piece of the week. Priest slams LGBT St. Patrick’s Day Parade decision; his blog then comes down. (And what’s with Bishop Dolan? Is he a chameleon? Conservative under BXVI, and now ramping hard left? I’m not sure what to think.)
“Now the St. Patrick’s Parade is becoming of parade of disorder, chaos, and fake unity,” Pope wrote in the blog post. “Let’s be honest: St. Patrick’s Day nationally has become a disgraceful display of drunkenness and foolishness in the middle of Lent that more often embarrasses the memory of Patrick than honors it.”
Pope also decried the Al Smith Dinner Memorial Foundation Dinner as “a night of frivolity.” Additionally, he said attendees celebrate along “with those who think it is acceptable to abort children by the millions each year, with those who think anal sex is to be celebrated as an expression of love and that LGBTQIA… (I=intersexual, A= Asexual) is actually a form of sanity to which we should tip our hat, and with those who stand four-square against us over religious liberty.”
On Wednesday, organizers at the annual New York City St. Patrick’s Day Parade said they are allowing an LGBT group to march under its banner for the first time — lifting a long held and controversial ban. Pope contends the event, the largest of its kind, “is devolving into a farcical and hateful ridicule of the faith that St. Patrick preached.”
Pope’s blog comes even after New York’s Roman Catholic Archbishop, Timothy Dolan, promptly issued a statement expressing support for the decision to include the LGBT group — and possibly more LGBT groups in future years — by parade organizers.
Pope went on to say that St. Patrick’s Day parades and the Al Smith Dinner should no longer be held.
“End the St Patrick’s parade,” he wrote. “End the Al Smith Dinner and all other such compromised events. Enough now, back to Church! Wear the purple of Lent and if there is going to be a procession, let it be Eucharistic and penitential for the sins of this age.”Bookmark it: del.icio.us | Reddit | Slashdot | Digg | Facebook | Technorati | Google | StumbleUpon | Window Live | Tailrank | Furl | Netscape | Yahoo | BlinkList
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