Monday, March 17, 2014

Catholic League Calls for Boycott of Beer Companies That Dropped Parade Sponsorships

The attacks and deliberate misinformation leveled at St. Patrick's Day Parades that began (or at least gained notoriety)  in the early 1990's with the bullying tactics of the Irish Gay and Lesbian Alliance can now be seen for what they were.

These were among the first overt moves of the radical Left and their allies against anything that reflects Christianity, time-honored traditions, and celebrations of that which is inherently good.

In Ireland, St. Patrick's Day is seen more as a feast day in the Christian calendar. In the US, it quickly became a means for oppressed catholic Irish immigrants to celebrate their heritage and identity as well as for honoring the patron who is credited by history as bringing the Gospel to the pagan Irish.

In time, the day would be used by many as an excuse to drink heavily and engage in raucous revelry, and the marketing beast reared its ugly head to take advantage of the feast day (much as it did for the largely American creation of Cinco de Mayo).

But despite all of this, the main purpose of the St. Patrick's Day Parade is the same - to honor St. Patrick and God who inspired the former captive to do His work.

That is precisely why the parade was targeted. Before gay marriage with its resulting totalitarian prohibitions on acts of conscience and other Cultural Marxist intrusions, it was a parade has had at the very least an underlying Christian message that was marked for dissolution - which was precisely what they wanted.

The idea is simple. We will not allow you to have anything the way you like it to be. We will intrude on what you celebrate until you give up and walk away from it. 

Irish-Americans who like pornography, smoke cigarettes, desire prohibitions on  keeping dogs or cats as pets, or choose to remain unmarried would not form a group and be allowed to march with  banners reflecting their personal choices. If one wishes to march and does not belong to a group that does not have approval from the parade organizers to march, he or she can march with a county-group representing the area from which one's ancestors emigrated. This had always been the policy of those who organize the parade. Like the old adage says - Someone has to be in charge.

Gays and Lesbians have never been prohibited from marching in any of these parades, yet we are repeatedly told the lie that they are in fact not allowed to march.

Devout Christians, Jews, and anyone else who does not subscribe to the radical agenda have no rights in their eyes. The recalcitrant will be subjected to nonstop discrimination, court battles, acts of false witness, loss of funding, and sometimes physical attacks.

This morning, I heard on the radio that Guinness, Samuel Adams, and Heineken withdrew their sponsorship of the parade rather than face a boycott of their products by radical gays and their sheep-like allies who fancy themselves the new knighthood of modernist dysfunctional chivalry.

I wondered if their would be an appropriate response to this, and one came quickly: We can do without these beers and those from any other producer that joins in on the attacks;

"Catholic League President Bill Donohue responded Monday with a call for Catholics to boycott all three companies.

“No gay person has ever been barred from marching in any St. Patrick’s Day parade, anymore than the parade bans pro-life Catholics or vegetarian Catholics,” Donohue said in a press release. “They simply cannot march under their own banner. The parade has one cause: honoring St. Patrick. Those who disagree do not have to march — that’s what diversity is all about.”

Noting that St. Patrick’s Day parades are Catholic in nature, he charged activists with engaging “in a bullying campaign” against the events, claiming that these individuals and forces have “contempt for the constitutional rights of Irish Catholics.”......."

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