Bill Donohue: The Gaystapo Is Not Pleased



For the past few days I have been engaged in an e-mail conversation with officials from the Heritage of Pride parade, New York’s annual gay event; the dialogue has been cordial. I asked to join the parade under a banner that would read, “Straight is Great.” The purpose of my request was to see just how far they would go without forcing me to abide by their rules. It didn’t take long before they did.

Today, I informed Heritage of Pride officials that I objected to their rule requiring me to attend gay training sessions, or what they call “information” sessions. “I don’t agree with your rule,” I said. They responded by saying that attendance was “mandatory.”

The St. Patrick’s Day parade has mandatory rules, too. It bars groups representing their own cause from marching, which is why pro-life Catholics—not just gays—are barred from participating under their own banner. But only gays complain: they refuse to abide by the rules. Indeed, they went into federal court seeking to force a rule change. They lost. In 1995, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled 9-0 that private parades have a First Amendment right to determine their own rules.

It is hypocritical for gay activists to complain about having to abide by the mandatory rules of the St. Patrick’s Day parade, and then inform me that I cannot march in their parade unless I respect their mandatory rules, rules that I reject.

Good luck to the Heritage of Pride participants. I may be watching it from afar, but I sure won’t be downing a Guinness afterwards.


This is what the Catholic activist Bill Donohue writes about his experience with the oh so inclusive fags in New York.

The double standard is astonishing, the hypocrisy stinks to heaven.

He has said everything already, so there’s not much to add.

You may want to renounce Guinness and the other Diageo beverages (Google will be your friend) for Lent, and give your preference to other products more often afterwards. 



Posted on March 27, 2014, in Catholicism, Conservative Catholicism, Traditional Catholicism and tagged , . Bookmark the permalink. 7 Comments.

  1. Eh….Donohue leaves a lot to be desired. He’s a politician. I doubt his true sincerity regarding souls going to heaven or hell is even a concern (isn’t it amazing how NOBODY ever really talks about that???). He needs to denounce his fellow countryman and fellow Irishman (the abysmal Mr. Dolan) before I even start to take him seriously.

    Im not a big beer drinker….but sam adams and Heineken are already off of my list….I guess Guiness (which I really only use for cooking) is gone as well. So be it.

  2. Following the example of Monsignor Battista Ricca, for Lent I only imbibe Campari & Orange Juice and I only ingest tutti frutti gelato.

    I want to keep my whispy reed-like figure intact for the upcoming Gay March season.

    “Vaya LiLo!”

  3. Donohue is great in defending the Church against attacks from without, but when it comes to attacks for within , he usually defends the clergy no matter what…and that is a counterproductive and dangerous thing to do in today’s Church.

  4. No doubt on this issue as to his sincerity, as Im sure its genuine… basically referring to the man’s overall character over the years. He’s a fairly prolific voice of the American Catholic Church laity and he needs to step up to the plate, so to speak. God has blessed him with a position of influence and I hope some day he truly takes advantage of it to the benefit of the True Church.

  5. Is hypocrisy the worst we can accuse them of? We are talking about a parade chock full of men who engage in and encourage practices so disgusting the demons flee from them. That’s the real issue, not their hypocrisy or lack of inclusiveness. Meanwhile Mr. Donohue puts the “gays” on the same level as pro-lifers, saying the real reason they aren’t allowed to march is because they are advocating a position. That may well be the reason why, but if Mr. Donohue or the parade were serious at all, they would say the homosexualists shouldn’t be allowed to march because they are advocates of foul practices that a saint like Patrick would condemn. As should any Catholic. But no, it comes down to hypocrisy. Even the Catholics are afraid to call out homosexuality for what it is. I guess we have to leave it to illiterate Protestant duck hunters.

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