Bill Donohue is fuming mad. The head of the tiny yet boisterous and well-funded Catholic League is demanding to be allowed to march in this year’s New York City Pride parade under the banner “Straight is Great.”
“Mr. Donohue and his group are free to participate in the 2014 March. His group’s presence affirms the need for this year’s Pride theme, ‘We Have Won When We’re One.’ Straight is great – as long as there’s no hate,” said David Studinski, March Director of NYC Pride.
Chris Frederick, Managing Director of NYC Pride, added, “Straight allies are great. We have thousands of straight people participating in the Pride March, including Catholic groups, who support LGBT youth, families and married couples.”
But Heritage of Pride also took the opportunity to inform the public of just exactly who Bill Donohue is, and the filth he spews on a regular basis.
GLAAD’s Commentator Accountability Project provided background information on Bill Donohue’s recent statements on LGBT people. On February 27, 2014, Donohue gave a video interview with World Over with Raymond Arroyo in which he stated, “If I wanted to get into their gay pride parade with my own float with big banners saying ‘straight is great,’ they would have a right to feel put-upon and I wouldn’t do that to them.” Video footage is at 12 minutes and 30 seconds: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JoATmGJG3DA
Mr. Donohue has been an outspoken opponent of legal recognition of LGBT people, loving LGBT families, the science of sexual orientation and HIV/AIDS education. He continually refers to marriage equality as “crazy” and “one of the most bizarre ideas in human history,” and he has equated the marriage equality movement with the “minority of people in South Africa who took away the rights of Black people;” insists “we’re not going to allow gay people to adopt children, that’s against nature, it’s against nature’s God;” champions a program called Courage, which tells LGBT people that a chaste, celibate life is the only acceptable option; and on multiple occasions, Mr. Donohue has referred to AIDS as “self-inflicted” and due to going against “natural order.”
Donohue has been on a rampage ever since the makers of Guinness beer announced they were dropping support of New York City’s St. Patrick’s Day parade.
Image via NYC Pride on Facebook
Audio via Right Wing Watch
Hat tip: Joe Jervis
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