Thursday, June 12, 2008
HOLY REDEEMER OUT OF GAY PRIDE PARADE
SAN FRANCISCO, June 11, 2008 (LifeSiteNews.com) - The San Francisco Catholic parish that gave the homosexual movement its rainbow flag will have a new surprise in store at the upcoming annual gay pride weekend in San Francisco: they are not coming.
The San Francisco Catholic Archdiocese has asked Most Holy Redeemer Parish in the Castro district not to participate this year and the parish has so far agreed.
LifeSiteNews contacted the archdiocese after it was reported Tuesday by the California Catholic Daily that Most Holy Redeemer parish would once again participate in San Francisco's Pride Weekend - an event featuring sundry displays of obscenity, replete with floats and marchers celebrating all sorts of alternative sexual lifestyles from same-sex "marriage" to bisexuality to polyamory.
The parish's AIDS Support Group was going to participate officially and had asked parishioners to help them set up a "major Beverage Booth in Civic Center" on Saturday, June 28, the first day of the homosexual festivities.
However, Maurice Healy, Communications Director for the Archdiocese of San Francisco, spoke with Archbishop George Niederauer and told LifeSiteNews today that the archdiocese had addressed the situation.
"There is no way we control individual people, but in terms of the parish, yes, we have asked them not to participate as a parish," Healy stated.
LifeSiteNews attempted to reach Most Holy Redeemer's pastor Rev. Stephen Meriwether for comment. Calls, however, were not returned by press time.
The MHR AIDS Support Group, on the other hand, confirmed to LifeSiteNews that they no longer will be involved.
"We're not going to be involved in the parade now this year," said director Robert Pementell.
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