And this is because the New York City St. Patrick’s Day Parade Committee, breaking with 252 years of precedent, has authorized an activist homosexual group to march in the this year’s parade.
This homosexual group call themselves, OUT@NBCUniversal.
You see, as practicing Catholics, we are filled with compassion and pray for those who struggle against unrelenting and violent temptations to homosexual sin, and we pray for those who fall into sin out of human weakness so that God may assist them with His grace….
…. but what we cannot accept is that sin should receive a platform to parade and boast itself, especially in a parade that carries the name of the Great Saint Patrick. It is simply wrong.
Just ask yourself what sort of message this sends to children.
Sin is an offense to God and sins against nature are very grave sins.
But there’s more!
According to LifeNews.com a pro-life group who applied to join the parade was refused. They requested permission and were denied.
Many Catholics were again disturbed to learn that having allowed the homosexual group in, the Parade Committee asked Cardinal Dolan to be the Grand Marshall of this year’s parade. And that he accepted.
His acceptance breaks precedent and principle. A previous Archbishop of New York, Cardinal John O’Connor, standing on principle, refused to allow homosexual groups to march in the parade.
Under intense pressure from homosexual activists and then NYC Mayor David Dinkins, Cardinal O’Connor said political correctness was not worth “one comma in the Apostles’ Creed.”
He added, “Irish Catholics have been persecuted for the sole reason that they have refused to compromise Church teaching. What others may call bigotry, Irish Catholics call principle.”
He also said that he “could never even be perceived as compromising Catholic teaching by entertaining their admission as an identifiable group in the city’s 232nd parade up Manhattan’s showcase Avenue in honor of Saint Patrick.”
But now, everything has changed.
And that is why a copy of this petition will be sent to His Eminence Cardinal Dolan, Archbishop of New York.
So let’s ask Saint Patrick, from his place in Heaven, to help us win back HIS Saint Patrick’s Day Parade…after it was hijacked by homosexual activists.
Sign this petition. Urge the New York City St. Patrick’s Day Parade Committee to: