This is the first of two posts today. In this first one, we’ll talk about what actually happened during the 2011 Gay Pride Week. In the next post we’ll talk about Cardinal Sean O’Malley’s statement on his blog last night and Terry Donilon’s pathetic comments to the Globe about the whole thing.
Fr. John Unni, pastor at St. Cecilia’s in Boston said last Sunday when he criticized us and other orthodox Catholics:
“In the past week, folks have talked about the Gay Pride agenda. I confess to almighty God and my brothers and sisters that I don’t know what that group is. I apologize for my stupidity and ignorance.”
Listen yourself below between about 0:20 and 0:50.
For Fr. Unni’s benefit and others following this scandal, here’s an overview of Boston’s Gay Pride Week. I can’t take credit for what you are about to read. The following passage comes straight from Mass Resistance:
‘Gay Pride Week’ in Boston: In-your-face depravity, vulgarity, blasphemy – sponsored by major politicians & corporate America
POSTED: June 16, 2011
There is no worse time to be in Boston than during “Gay Pride” week. More than once this past week people on the street from out of town asked us, “What is going on here?” and we had to explain . . .
|This was the scene on Charles Street in downtown Boston on Friday evening. [Mass-Resistance photo]|
Gay Pride Week in Boston was officially ten days (June 3-12) of public events, block parties, festivals, and parades celebrating every kind of homosexual activity imaginable. As in recent years transgenderism and cross-dressing have been taking a more prominent role, as well as BDSM (bondage, sadomasochism, “leather culture”). There is also a big dose of anti-religious (particularly anti-Catholic) fervor. Besides homosexual Catholic groups, the offensive and blasphemous “Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence” — a group of homosexual men dressed up as nuns to mock the Church — marched in the Gay Pride Parade this year.
|Men dressed as twisted versions of nuns, calling themselves “Sisters of Perpetual Indulgance,” marched in the Gay Pride Parade in Boston to mock the Catholic Church. [MassResistance photo]|
Also in marching the Gay Pride Parade were the Governor and public officials, from constitutional officers to candidates for US Senate to Boston City Council, and many contingents of major corporations and area hospitals, as well as (sadly) more children than we recall in prior years. The list of major corporations (and government agencies) sponsoring the week’s events was impressive and scary.
|Bank of America, the “Bank of Opportunity,” was one of the many major corporations marching in (and sponsoring) the Gay Pride Parade. [MassResistance photo]|
Some of it was pretty mind-numbing. At the “festival” on City Hall Plaza following the Gay Pride Parade, Walgreen’s Drug Stores had a booth giving out packets of lubricant for homosexual sex. Not far away was the New England Leather Alliance booth giving out sado-masochism literature, and the polyamory and witchcraft groups.
The major homosexual public events during the week were: (1) the rainbow flag raising at Boston City Hall, featuring Boston elected officials; (2) the Dyke March through downtown streets of lesbians holding depraved signs and screaming angry chants; (3) the Gay Pride Parade; and (4) the gay “festival” at City Hall Plaza right after the Parade. There was a lot more, but how much can anyone take?
It’s really about power over us
One didn’t have to be there very long to get a sense of what these kinds of events are really all about. They’re about staging a huge in-your-face gesture of power over anyone with traditional values. Thus, they know they can do anything they want — whether kids or anyone else are watching or not — and we can’t do anything but meekly watch.
|In your face. During the Gay Pride Parade, just about anywhere you looked there was something like this riding by in an official float. [MassResistance photo]||
For the homosexual movement and their supporters in politics and in corporate boardrooms, this is a public display of the dominance of their movement over traditional society and any individual who still supports traditional values. They know that no one would dare interrupt or criticize them without fear of swift and unflinching reprisal. They also know (and they know that WE know) that if we ever attempted to do any pro-family events downtown on that scale, the homosexual (or other mind-numbed leftist) activists could freely disrupt and harass us without any fear.
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Whether people reading this blog hate me (along with other orthodox Catholics), or agree with us, I hope you will agree that Fr. Unni owes everyone a better explanation than what he’s given. What’s the truth–was he in reality “stupid” and “ignorant” of the above yet still planned to personally celebrate a Mass to celebrate Boston Pride, or was he lying “before almighty God” and his parishioners when he said he didn’t know what it was? If a priest and the archdiocese are going to falsely accuse people of “hate” when all we’re doing is defending the teachings and truths of the Catholic Church, then we don’t think it’s too much to ask that they come out and acknowledge if they’re telling the truth or lying. That includes Terry Donilon, who accused us of being neither Christian nor civil.
The Catholic Mass ”commemorates”the Sacrifice on Calvary. As a commenter said in another blog, “the Holy Mass has only ONE theme: Jesus and his sacrifice through the Mystery of his Eucharist.” It’s not about homosexuals, cohabitation and pre-marital sex, abortions, anything else. Every Catholic should be insulted that a Catholic Mass was planned and promoted to celebrate “Boston Pride.” Why? Because it’s objectively wrong to misappropriate the purpose and focus of a Mass for anything other than a focus on Jesus’ sacrifice on the cross AND it was intended to celebrate a group of people’s homosexuality, with no sense of repentance for their homosexual sins and homosexual pride.
Next up, Cardinal Sean O’Malley’s response…