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  • PHOTOS: NYC Muslim Day Parade 2014 Pro-Terror March

    09/14/2014 8:55:36 PM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 40 replies
    Pamela Geller ^ | 9/13/14 | Pamela Geller
    Today was the annual Muslim day parade, where Muslims take over Madison Avenue and convert it to an outdoor mosque. It is always scheduled near the anniversary day of September 11 — takbir! These marches are always controversial. The theme of the parade was advertised as Islam and America’s shared common values. But it was anything but. It was a political parade in support of terrorists in Egypt and Gaza. There was a lot of anti-Jewish propaganda — the flags of annihilation coupled with outrageous pro-terror Muslim Brotherhood propaganda. Before the police confiscated the guns, the Muslim were posing and...
  • An Open Letter to Cardinal Timothy Dolan

    09/10/2014 4:52:12 AM PDT · by NYer · 49 replies
    Catholic Citizens ^ | September 7, 2014 | Mary Anne Hackett
    Editor’s note: In response to the news that the St. Patrick’s Parade in New York would now accept “gay” groups in the parade and that Cardinal Timothy Dolan would serve as Grand Marshall of the parade, Catholic Citizens of Illinois has sent an open letter to Cardinal Dolan, which is published below. Catholic Citizens of Illinois, 106 Calendar Court, PMB #122, La Grange, IL 60525-2325An Open Letter to Cardinal Timothy DolanSeptember 5, 2014Cardinal Timothy Dolan, Archbishop of New York1011 1st Avenue, New York, NY 10022Your Eminence,We were dismayed and discouraged to read that the St. Patrick’s Day Parade in New York...
  • Our anger, fragility – and the remedy (Cardinal Dolan and St. Patrick's Day Parade)

    09/09/2014 2:31:49 PM PDT · by NYer · 17 replies
    The Catholic Thing ^ | September 8, 2014 | Robert Royal
    A highly intelligent woman, who doesn’t particularly follow ecclesial politics, surprised me the other day. Hearing about Cardinal Dolan’s acceptance of gays marching in the St. Patrick’s Day Parade, she said casually, “there’s going to be a schism in the Church.” An overreaction, to be sure, but she’s far from the only one to be shocked.A priest – steady of judgment – writes to me that since the announcement last week, “I’m meeting a lot of angry people.” The constant challenges to the Church’s teaching authority and countercultural truth-telling produces anger. Real anger. And internal Church weakness – especially in...
  • "Conservative" Catholics "Turning" on Cardinal Dolan? (Catholic Caucus)

    09/07/2014 2:52:06 PM PDT · by NYer · 16 replies
    throwthebumsoutin2010 ^ | September 7, 2014
    A fun article in the Washington Post. It always amazes me that there are people 'out there' who want to believe "conservative" is the proper term for loving God so intimately you always strive never be unfaithful to Him. I often wonder if they think cheating on their spouse is just 'liberal'. In any event, it would seem Bill Donohue's credibility has finally imploded. The poor man's ministry has been suffering from the effects of needing the seat at the Bishop's swanky events for quite some time. He had to keep lowering the bar to defend the indefensible. Watching him...
  • Parade Organizer - Pope made me do it

    09/06/2014 6:26:08 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 40 replies
    Creative Minority Report ^ | 09/05/14 | Patrick Archbold
    This is the stupid apostate world we live in. The organizer of the St. Patrick's day parade who has include a gay identity group and is currently accepting applications from pro-abortion groups said this ridiculous thing. O’Reilly told CNA said the parade policy was changed due to Catholic teaching “about showing compassion and understanding to groups that don’t agree with all the Church’s teachings.” “I think, in part, the tone is changing within the Church, and I think Pope Francis has spoken about this, and Cardinal Dolan did last night,” O’Reilly said. “There is a sense among many Catholic leaders...
  • Concerns, confusion swirl over LGBT group in St. Patrick's parade

    09/05/2014 2:03:12 PM PDT · by NYer · 31 replies
    cna ^ | September 5, 2014 | Kevin J. Jones
    New York City, N.Y., Sep 5, 2014 / 11:48 am (CNA).- A spokesman for the New York City St. Patrick’s Day Parade said the inclusion of an LGBT activist group in the traditionally Catholic parade was a “gesture of goodwill,” though concerns have been raised that some outside groups aim to remove the event’s Catholic character. Bill Donohue of the Catholic League, a longtime supporter of the parade’s previous policy against political signs and advocacy, said that organizers initially formally assured him that both homosexual groups and pro-life groups prohibited under the old policy could now apply to march...
  • St. Patrick’s Day Parade ending ban on gay groups (NYC)

    09/03/2014 12:03:39 PM PDT · by Ray76 · 41 replies
    NY Post ^ | Sep 3, 2014 | David K. Li
    New York’s St. Patrick’s Day Parade will finally end its ban on gay groups marching in its annual Irish celebration, organizers said Wednesday. The organizing committee said this move to “change of tone and expanded inclusiveness is a gesture of goodwill to the LGBT community in our continuing effort to keep the parade above politics.”
  • Gay group allowed to march in next year’s New York St. Patrick's Day Parade

    09/03/2014 8:26:39 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 37 replies
    New York Daily News ^ | 09/03/2014 | Tina Moore
    A gay group will be able to march under its own banner in the city's St. Patrick's Day Parade for the first time on March 17, organizers said Wednesday. The nation’s oldest and biggest St. Pat's parade will lift the ban on lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender groups that want to participate while identifying themselves as gay. “Those of us who are Irish and LGBT would watch this city celebrate and know we weren’t welcome,” former City Council speaker Christine Quinn, who boycotted the event for decades, told the Daily News. “To have that end, not only puts all of...
  • Toronto cancels permit for 15th annual Jesus parade

    08/28/2014 8:29:00 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 7 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 08/28/14 | Arthur Weinreb
    If organizers are insistent in holding the event they could always agree to march in the nude or carry “Death to Israel!” signs. That should do it for the city once known as 'Toronto the Good'. With less than a month to go before the parade expected to draw thousands of participants, Toronto bureaucrats told the organizers of the annual event that it could not be held. Although excuses were given, there is no other logical explanation other than the cancellation of the event, held without incident for the past 14 years, was nothing more than Christian-bashing. According to Canada...
  • Cyprus’ first gay pride parade a hit

    06/01/2014 5:55:22 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 18 replies
    Associated Press ^ | June 1, 2014
    NICOSIA, Cyprus – Several thousand people turned out for Cyprus’ first gay pride parade on Saturday, exceeding the expectations of organizers who said the event’s popularity shows that Cypriots are shedding their conservative attitudes.
  • Feminists for Nonviolent Choices excluded from peace parade for being pro-life

    05/28/2014 12:51:15 PM PDT · by Morgana · 14 replies
    live action news ^ | Lauren Enriquez
    Every year in Rochester, NY, an organization called Metro Justice holds a Peace Parade on Memorial Day . The organization claims to fight for “economic, social, and racial justice,” but their efforts have been compromised in the past where the pre-born are involved. The pro-life organization Feminists for Nonviolent Choices (FFNVC) became a victim of Metro Justice’s dichotomous view of peace when they were excluded from the organization’s peace parade earlier this week. After attending planning meetings where the organization was told by Metro Justice that they would be allowed to participate as long as their message focused on peace,...
  • GAY PRIDE PARADE WON’T BEND ITS RULES (bars Catholic League "Straight is Great" banner)

    03/23/2014 4:11:05 PM PDT · by NYer · 53 replies
    Catholic League ^ | March 21, 2014 | Bill Donohue
    Bill Donohue comments on his exchange with officials from New York’s Heritage of Pride parade: 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...
  • Catholic League's Bill Donohue Won't Be Marching in NY Gay Parade With 'Straight Is Great' Banner

    03/22/2014 11:32:36 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 32 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 03/22/2014 | Stoyan Zaimov
    Catholic League President Bill Donohue said that he will not be marching in New York City's gay pride parade with a "straight is great" banner as he initially requested, after objecting to the organizers' rules. "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...
  • NYC Gay Pride Parade Welcomes Catholic League & 'Straight Is Great' Sign

    03/20/2014 1:11:56 PM PDT · by LonelyCon · 27 replies
    Gothamist ^ | 03/20/2013
    Yesterday, Catholic League president Bill Donohue was complaining about Guinness pulling its support from the St. Patrick's Day Parade, because organizers don't allow gay groups to march with signs in the annual event. Then he said he wanted to march in the NYC Pride parade, with a banner that says, "Straight is Great." Well, as it happens, the gay pride parade's organizers are totally cool with that! In a statement issued this morning, David Studinski, the March Director of NYC Pride, proclaimed, "Mr. Donohue and his group are free to participate in the 2014 March. His group’s presence affirms the...
  • Catholic League’s Bill Donohue calls for boycott of Guinness over St. Patrick’s Parade flap

    03/20/2014 10:49:53 AM PDT · by topher · 23 replies
    LifeSiteNews.com | Wed Mar 19, 2014 18:05 EST | by Colin Kerr
    NEW YORK, March 19, 2014 (LifeSiteNews.com) – The largest American Catholic civil rights organization is taking on the largest brewer of stout beer in the world. The Catholic League’s Bill Donohue has called for a boycott of Guinness after the beer company pulled its sponsorship of New York’s St. Patrick’s Day parade because organizers barred homosexual activists from marching. Guinness is owned by British liquor giant Diageo.
  • VANITY: Christians Need To Place Floats or March in Every gay Parade. When Denied entry, sue, etc

    03/17/2014 2:16:40 PM PDT · by NoLibZone · 44 replies
    3-17-14 | NLZ
    I am so old I recall the gay movement starting off with it's no one's business what occurs in the bedroom. And they did not want to be an in your face movement. Well , we now see that what occurs in the bedroom is now demanding to occur in public and they are very much an in everyone's face movement. Time for push back. Christians need to enter all gay parades to represent Christ's views. Have a prayer float. And IF denied entry use the same tactics gays use : pressure corporations and use the courts.
  • Raining on their parade: Fight over rights of gays to march openly on St. Patrick's Day dampens mood

    03/17/2014 1:36:31 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 82 replies
    New York Daily News ^ | 03/17/2014 | By Caitlin Nolan AND Ginger Adams Otis / NEW YORK DAILY NEWS
    Protestors chanting pro-gay slogans and advocating for equal rights could be heard along Fifth Ave. as the annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade proceeded through Manhattan. Mayor Bill de Blasio and other politicians skipped attending the festivity after organizers said gay groups were not allowed to carry gay-friendly signs or openly identify as LGBT. That caused beer brands Guinness and Heineken to drop their sponsorship of the event. Not all Irish eyes were smiling Monday as the city’s annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade kicked off in midtown Manhattan amid a protest over participants carrying pro-gay signs. Half a city block was...
  • Gay Activists Target St. Patrick’s Day Parade

    03/17/2014 7:07:56 AM PDT · by NYer · 47 replies
    Crisis Magazine ^ | March 17, 2014 | Matthew Hennessey
    If you’ve never been to the annual New York City St. Patrick’s Day Parade, better put it on your calendar for next year. That is, if there is a next year. Time could be running out on the world’s biggest celebration of all things Irish. Why? Because the parade’s organizers have for two decades steadfastly refused to allow gay and lesbian organizations to march under banners trumpeting their sexual orientation. The city’s self-appointed guardians of human rights long ago declared this policy exclusionary and intolerant. But, unlike in previous decades, the effort to paint the parade and its organizers...
  • Sam Adams Beer pulls out of South Boston St. Patrick's Day Parade

    03/14/2014 8:51:46 AM PDT · by reegs · 112 replies
    boston.com ^ | 3/14/2014 | David Zimmerman
    Yesterday South End restaurant Club Cafe announced that it would no longer serve Sam Adams due to the brewer's association with the parade. In an open letter on its facebook page Club Cafe stated that they were "disappointed that Sam Adams does not understand that the organizers of the St. Patrick's Day Parade continue to demonstrate that they do not respect LGBT Irish Americans by excluding LGBT members of this community from openly marching in the St.Patrick's Day Parade." This morning Sam Adams released a statement that said, in part "We share these sentiments with Mayor Walsh, Congressman Lynch and...
  • Gays Bent on Crashing St. Patrick's Day Parade

    03/12/2014 8:23:22 AM PDT · by NKP_Vet · 63 replies
    http://www.newsmax.com ^ | Marhch 12, 2014 | Bill Donohue
    On June 19, 1995, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled 9-0 that Boston's St. Patrick's Day parade was a privately run operation that could write its own rules for participation. Writing for the high court, Justice David Souter noted that gays and lesbians had never been barred from marching in the parade; they were banned from marching under their own banners. The court's unanimous ruling was a victory for the First Amendment right to freedom of assembly. Once this decision was reached, gay and lesbian groups in many cities, including New York, were angry, and some tried, unsuccessfully, to march without...
  • ‘In-your-face sexuality is the point of the damn thing’: Toronto columnist on nudity at Pride

    03/11/2014 11:08:08 PM PDT · by Morgana · 44 replies
    life site news ^ | Thaddeus Baklinski
    TORONTO, March 11, 2014 (LifeSiteNews.com) – The thin veneer of Toronto’s annual homosexual parade, ostensibly promoted as "family friendly," has been further chipped away by a mainstream media columnist who insists that “in-your-face sexuality is the point of the damn thing." "Ultimately, there are worse things than seeing a penis flopping down Yonge Street," Canada.com News Editor Lauren Strapagiel wrote in an article attacking the Toronto District School Board (TDSB) trustees who raised questions about the legality of public nudity at the pride parade. The Toronto District School Board's float at the annual Pride parade. Strapagiel called the trustees' concern...
  • Boston St. Pat’s Parade rescinds invite to gay group, says application was a ‘ploy’

    03/06/2014 5:09:06 PM PST · by NYer · 43 replies
    Life Site News ^ | March 6, 2014 | THADDEUS BAKLINSKI
    Immaculate Heart of Mary's iconic float in Boston's St. Patrick's Day Parade Co-authored with Patrick Craine BOSTON, March 6, 2014 (LifeSiteNews.com) – The organizers of Boston’s St. Patrick’s Day Parade have rescinded their controversial invitation to a homosexual advocacy group, saying they believe the group’s application was a “ploy” made under “false pretenses.” The news comes days after a Catholic school said it would withdraw its iconic float and school band from the March 16 celebration because of the decision. "In the footsteps of St. Patrick, [Immaculate Heart of Mary School] does not condone and will not appear to condone...
  • New York and Boston mayors plan to boycott St Patrick’s Day parades over ban on gay marchers

    02/13/2014 12:29:12 PM PST · by Libloather · 46 replies
    Pink News ^ | 2/13/14 | Scott Roberts
    The mayors of New York and Boston both plan to snub St Patrick’s Day parades in their respective cities because organisers continue to ban gay people from marching. The Mayor of New York, Bill De Blasio, said he plans to boycott the parade because of the exclusion of LGBT groups. He is the first New York mayor in about 20 years to do so. Boston Mayor Martin Walsh has also vowed to boycott the South Boston St Patrick’s Day Parade if organisers do not reconsider allowing members of the LGBT community to march.
  • (NYC Mayor) DE BLASIO BOYCOTTS ST. PAT’S PARADE

    02/04/2014 6:33:13 PM PST · by NYer · 55 replies
    Catholic League ^ | February 4, 2014 | Bill Donohue
    Bill Donohue comments on the decision by New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio not to march in this year’s St. Patrick’s Day parade:This is the first time in New York City history that its mayor has decided to boycott the St. Patrick’s Day parade. Personally, I am delighted: I lead the Catholic League contingent every year, and I do not want to march with a public official who does not want to be associated with Irish Catholics.De Blasio says he will not march because the parade does not allow pro-gay signs. Neither does it allow pro-life ones. The great...
  • Rose Parade or "Gay Pride" Parade? (entry #82)

    01/01/2014 7:26:09 AM PST · by Innovative · 91 replies
    Washington Times ^ | Dec 31, 2013 | Jennifer Kerns
    Organizers are allowing progressives to parade their political agendas around and morph a historic parade into an event more closely resembling a gay pride parade than the Rose Parade we have come to know. This Wednesday on New Year’s Day, the Rose Parade will showcase a gay wedding being officiated LIVE atop a float shaped like a giant wedding cake. The float is sponsored by the AIDS Healthcare Foundation. There is nothing unusual about gay activists wanting to promote their cause. What is unusual, however, is the fact that national TV networks during daytime family programming will allow a political...
  • L.A. gay couple to marry on Rose Parade float

    12/24/2013 7:28:35 AM PST · by unixfox · 146 replies
    Pasadena Star News ^ | 12/17/2013 | Sarah Favo
    PASADENA >> In a Tournament of Roses first, two Los Angeles men will celebrate their gay marriage on a Rose Parade float as it goes down Colorado Boulevard on New Year’s Day. The wedding of Danny Leclair, 45, and Aubrey Loots, 42, will take place atop a giant wedding cake-shaped float sponsored by the AIDS Healthcare Foundation, according to a press release. It is the third float sponsored by the foundation. Full Article Here L.A. gay couple to marry on Rose Parade float
  • All-male dance group stirs controversy in Semmes Christmas parade

    12/22/2013 3:54:14 PM PST · by SonnyBubba · 23 replies
    AL.COM ^ | December 22, 2013 | Sharon Steinmann
    Prancing Elites' Parade Controversy Parade controversy: Support for Prancing Elites on social media SEMMES, Alabama -- Minutes before they made the now-controversial strut down the parade route on Wulff Road on Saturday, the Prancing Elites, an all-male dance team from Mobile, stretched and lined up with the other parading groups before they marched. As the parade began, Kentrell Collins, the group's leader, recalls an older man who was directing the procession offer what seemed to be last-minute encouragement: " 'If anybody says anything to you, don't stop moving, keep going,' " Collins said, recalling the event afterward. The Prancing Elites...
  • Gay Couple Plans to Get Married Atop Float During Rose Parade in Pasadena

    12/17/2013 7:20:07 PM PST · by Yogafist · 71 replies
    Pasadena Patch ^ | December 17, 2013 at 10:58 AM | Craig Clough
    AHF officials said the wedding aligns perfectly with the parade's theme of "Dreams Come True."
  • California city OKs parade despite gay exclusion (Westminster)

    12/12/2013 5:59:41 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 9 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Dec 12, 2013 1:53 AM EST
    A Southern California city granted a private group a permit Wednesday night to hold a Vietnamese new year’s parade, despite objections over its exclusion of the community’s gay and lesbian residents. Members of a gay and lesbian group pleaded with the Westminster City Council to deny the permit to the Vietnamese American Federation of Southern California at a meeting, but the vote to grant it was unanimous. …
  • Spider-Man Balloon Punctured at Thanksgiving Day Parade

    11/28/2013 6:26:09 PM PST · by Gamecock · 7 replies
    East Idaho News ^ | November 28, 2013
    (NEW YORK) -- Usually Spider-Man is the one spinning a web, but on Thursday the superhero was the one who ended up getting snared. The Spider-Man balloon, measuring nearly 30-feet tall and 78-feet long, had part of its left arm torn when it hit a branch during the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade on Manhattan’s Upper West Side. Balloon handlers held tight to their balloons, which were threatened by winds of up to 26 mph during the annual parade. The New York Police Department had considered grounding the balloons, a popular draw at the annual parade, but instead ordered them to...
  • UGH!!!! -- Macy's Day Parade Promotes Gay Musical "Kinky Boots"

    11/28/2013 7:46:00 AM PST · by CWW · 43 replies
    NBC Television ^ | 11-29-2013 | Cww
    So I sit down to watch the Macy's Day parade with my 9 yr old daughter, a 40+ year tradition for me, and NBC and Macy's decide the 3rd act will be the musical act from Kinky Boots, promoting homosexuality and cross dressing. It took about 2 seconds for my daughter to see that something was not quite right when she noticed the cross dressing Cabernet singer. "Dad, that's a man, and he's kinda creepy." Thank you Macy's and NBC for making me discuss cross dressing deviates on Thanksgiving Day. I dont think, however, that my conversation with my daughter...
  • Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade: An American Tradition Built by Thankful Immigrants

    11/27/2013 5:45:13 AM PST · by Conservative Beacon · 11 replies
    The Conservative Beacon ^ | November 27, 2013 | Josh Price
    Like most American households tomorrow morning, the Prices’ television will be tuned to the 85th annual Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade. The parade has been a part of my Thanksgiving celebrations for as long as I can remember. Growing up, my parents and I would be the beneficiaries of two (count ‘em, two) Thanksgiving meals each year, one with my father’s side of the family and another with my mother’s family. Thanksgiving, and the holiday season for that matter, would kick off for us by watching the beginning of the parade coverage at 9AM while we were all getting ready for...
  • Gay pride march again banned in Serbia

    09/27/2013 12:03:45 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 10 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Sep 27, 2013 2:23 PM EDT
    Serbia’s prime minister says a gay pride march scheduled in Belgrade on Saturday has been banned because of threats by right-wing groups against the participants. … Two other scheduled gay pride marches in 2011 and 2012 had also been banned by authorities. …
  • Anthony Weiner aims to be top banana at Dominican Day parade in New York

    08/12/2013 8:35:35 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 32 replies
    New York Daily News ^ | 8-12-13 | Erin Durkin
    Thousands of spectators decked out with Dominican flags and blowing whistles lined Sixth Ave. for the boisterous annual celebration. Almost every candidate for New York citywide offices showed up to court the large Dominican vote.
  • Caption Weiner at Dominican Day Parade

    A focused Anthony Weiner marches up Sixth Avenue Sunday, touting a huge Dominican flag in honor of the Dominican Day parade. Here’s a montage of Anthony Weiner marching running through the parade.
  • Vote Por Carlos! Weiner campaigns at Ecuadorean Parade

    08/05/2013 7:08:23 AM PDT · by Bon of Babble · 12 replies
    The NY Post ^ | 8/4/2013 | Marr McNulty, Beth DeFalco
    There’s Danger in the streets . . . Carlos Danger! Serial sexter and mayor wannabe Anthony Weiner appeared to be embracing his embarrassing online pseudonym and encouraged crowds that chanted, “Carlos!” and “Carlos Danger!” while marching in the Ecuadorean pride parade yesterday. Sporting bright blue pants, a bullhorn and an Ecuadorean flag, Weiner repeatedly shouted, “Que viva Ecuador!” to the crowd as he energetically ran down Northern Boulevard in Queens with his loyal interns following.
  • Still No WH Tours, but Parade of Special Visitors Continues

    07/29/2013 10:05:22 AM PDT · by Nachum · 12 replies
    White House Dossier ^ | 7/29/13 | Keith Koffler
    The White House continues to bar average Americans from touring “The People House” but nevertheless lavishes spending on all sorts of special invitees – from diners at last week’s Iftar dinner breaking the Muslim fast to sports teams and foreign diplomats. Obama basketball 2Soon after the outcry over the cancellation of tours due to the sequester, the White House promised to see what could be done to allow some visits to resume. But nothing was done and no one can visit – unless President Obama finds you useful or amusing. Favored guest have poured in this month, even though Obama...
  • 'White History' sign could prompt changes in Hope Mills parades

    07/08/2013 9:19:58 AM PDT · by Paul46360 · 35 replies
    wral.com ^ | 7-6-13
    Farmer Donnie Spell, who has driven his tractor in the Hope Mills parade for years, tacked a sign saying "White History Month – Hug Wht Ppl" to a trailer filled with watermelons that he pulled down Main Street during Thursday's event.
  • Gay pride parades draw huge crowds after marriage rulings

    06/30/2013 7:34:54 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 25 replies
    Reuters ^ | 06/30/2013 | Ronnie Cohen
    Dancing, cheering and toting placards, gay rights supporters took to the streets in huge numbers at annual gay pride parades across the United States on Sunday, with attendance boosted by recent Supreme Court rulings in support of same-sex marriage. Gay pride celebrations were held in San Francisco, New York, Chicago, Seattle, Minneapolis and several other cities by marchers energized by the top court's rulings extending federal benefits to married homosexual couples and striking down a ban on same-sex marriages in California. In San Francisco, two couples who sued to overturn the California ban led nearly 1 million people in one...
  • Boy Scouts Defy orders to not wear uniforms in gay pride parade

    06/02/2013 2:33:24 PM PDT · by lastmomstanding · 155 replies
    NBC news ^ | Miranda Leitsinger
    Boy Scouts and adult volunteers wore their uniforms Sunday as they marched in Utah's gay pride parade — defying a leader of the youth organization who had said they couldn't do so under the organization's guidelines prohibiting advocating political or social positions.
  • Troops march through the streets in full uniform as thousands welcome them home from Afghanistan

    05/25/2013 11:23:37 AM PDT · by the scotsman · 19 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 25th May 2013 | Kerry McDermott
    'Thousands of people lined the streets of York to welcome troops home from Afghanistan in a 'humbling' display, days after soldier Lee Rigby was murdered in the street in Woolwich. The death of Drummer Rigby, 25, who was hacked to death by alleged Islamist extremists on Wednesday, left the nation appalled, and the community in York appeared determined to show its support for the armed forces as 2 Signal Regiment marched through the city yesterday. The regiment's commanding officer Lieutenant Colonel Colin Vaudin said the massive turnout at the parade was 'testament to the character of the British people'. Drummer...
  • As many as 12 inured in shooting at New Orleans Mother's Day parade

    05/12/2013 3:17:31 PM PDT · by SovereignVA · 48 replies
    Fox News ^ | May 12, 2013
    DEVELOPING: New Orleans police are searching for three suspects Sunday after at least 12 people were shot during a Mother’s Day parade. Chief Serpas announced in a press conference that the youngest victim is believed to be a 10-year-old girl. Police say she suffered a graze wound, WVUE Fox 8 reported. Police say about 300 were attending the traditional jazz band parade when shots were fired. Serpas said that the procession had been accompanied by officers, who saw two or three suspects run from the scene in the city's 7th Ward. Nobody has been arrested. It's unclear what sparked the...
  • Police name suspect in New Orleans parade shooting

    05/13/2013 8:05:37 PM PDT · by Brad from Tennessee · 53 replies
    CNN ^ | May 13, 2013 | By Jason Morris and Catherine E. Shoichet
    New Orleans (CNN) -- A suspect has been identified in a New Orleans parade shooting that left 19 people injured. Police Superintendent Ronal Serpas said that authorities are looking for 19-year-old Akein Scott. Serpas said New Orleans police are familiar with Scott, who was arrested in March and may be out on bond. "I would recommend strongly that Mr. Scott contact anybody who he is comfortable with to turn himself in," Serpas said. When asked if Scott was the lone shooter, Serpas said it was still early in the investigation. The superintendent credited several people calling a Crimestoppers tip line...
  • Chelsea Clinton Leans In

    04/07/2013 12:46:04 PM PDT · by John W · 95 replies
    Parade Magazine ^ | April 7, 2013 | Lynn Sherr
    “Hi,” she says, striding into the room with a smooth gait and a low, sure voice. “I’m Chelsea!” The handshake is confident, the eyes firmly fixed. With the ease of her father and the directness of her mother, Chelsea Clinton is stepping out into the world. At 33, she wears her political royalty in triplicate: There are her famous parents, of course, but also her mother-in-law, former Pennsylvania congresswoman Marjorie Margolies. After several years in the private sector (with McKinsey & Company, then with a hedge fund), Clinton has emerged onto the civic stage in her own right, graceful and...
  • Disabled Marine rifles at inauguration signal shift in administration policy

    02/09/2013 7:05:31 PM PST · by SWAMPSNIPER · 88 replies
    EXAMINER ^ | February 9, 2013 | EXAMINER
    “Didn't know the Marines had to take the bolts out of their rifles for the Inaugural,” an email forwarded to Gun Rights Examiner from a United States Marine Corps source observed. “Wonder if someone can explain why [they] would be marching in the inaugural parade with no bolts in their rifles!” The email linked to a YouTube video of the 57th Presidential Inaugural Parade, embedded in this column, featuring Bravo Company Marines from the Marine Barracks Washington. Sure enough, the observation in the email is confirmed by watching the video, with screen shots provided in the photo and slide show...
  • Drudge Title: 'Free speech zone' set up along parade route. Real Title: Obamas walk the parade route

    01/21/2013 2:19:17 PM PST · by NoLibZone · 23 replies
    www.politico.com ^ | Jan 21 2013 | By BYRON TAU
    The first couple walked past the FBI building, before stepping back into the limousine before reaching Freedom Plaza. Freedom Plaza is the site of one of the only authorized demonstration zones, where a strip of the plaza is designated a free speech zone.
  • (Livin' the "Dream") Four People Reportedly Shot Along Martin Luther King, Jr. Parade Route - N.O.

    01/21/2013 12:35:40 PM PST · by DogByte6RER · 33 replies
    CBS News ^ | January 21, 2013 | Crimesider Staff
    Four people reportedly shot along Martin Luther King, Jr. parade route in New Orleans (CBS/AP) NEW ORLEANS - At least four people were shot Monday in New Orleans along the route of the city's Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial March. CBS affiliate WWLTV reports that, according to neighbors, gunshots rang out less than an hour after the parade passed through the neighborhood. New Orleans police responded to the gunfire at about 1 p.m. in the Central City neighborhood, near the intersection of Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard and LaSalle Street. Police Superintendent Ronal Serpas was among those who responded to...
  • Video: Abbas’ Fatah Shoot Their Way through Hevron

    12/30/2012 3:32:39 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 5 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 30/12/12 | Tzvi ben Gedalyahu
    Masked and armed members of Fatah, Hamas’ rival party headed by Palestinian Authority Chairman Mahmoud Abbas, shot automatic rifles in the air as they marched through Hevron on Saturday. The parade marked the anniversary of the founding of Fatah by Yasser Arafat, who was succeeded by Abbas after his death eight years ago. The scene of masked men shooting rifles was identical with Hamas demonstrations in Gaza over the years. The march did not encroach on the Jewish neighborhoods in Hevron, but it illustrates the face of Fatah not reported in mainstream media, which promotes Abbas as Israel’s ”peace partner.”...
  • Rose Parade Float Honors Four-Legged Military Heroes

    12/29/2012 9:20:58 AM PST · by BenLurkin · 14 replies
    cbs ^ | December 28, 2012 11:18 PM
    PASADENA (CBSLA.com) — Military dogs that have served alongside soldiers on the battlefield are getting a special tribute at the Pasadena Tournament of Roses Parade on New Year’s Day. The four-legged heroes will be honored through a festive, floral float titled “Canines with Courage”, which showcases the exact replica of the United States Military Working Dog Teams National Monument in Texas. “It’s just amazing to see that they’re actually going to have a monument to recognize their service and everything they’ve done and all the lives that they’ve saved,” said Gunnery Sgt. Chris Willingham of the U.S. Marine Corps. Lucca,...
  • Train/18-wheeler flatbed truck Wreck involves Hunt For Heroes military personnel in Midland, Texas

    11/15/2012 3:55:38 PM PST · by LUV W · 60 replies
    CBS 7 has just learned that at least 20 people have been transported and Midland Memorial has gone Code 1 meaning all emergency hospital personal must report to the hospital UPDATE 5:12 ***Eyewitnesses tell CBS7 the trailer was carrying the veterans ****