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Catholic School Pulls Out Of Boston's St. Patrick's Day Parade After Gays Are Allowed

A Massachusetts Catholic school has pulled out of the city's St. Patrick's Day Parade following the news that a gay advocacy group has been invited to participate in the festivities.

How Christ like...

Immaculate Heart of Mary School released the following statement to the media:

Immaculate Heart of Mary School of Still River, MA has decided to pull out of the South Boston Saint Patrick’s Day Parade after learning that a homosexual advocacy group will be allowed to march in this year’s parade. For almost 25 years the school band has been happy to march in the parade and to provide a float depicting the culture and Faith of the Irish people around the central figure of “Saint Patrick.”

 Br. Thomas Dalton, Principal of the school, stated, “This float has become the Icon of the Saint Patrick’s Day Parade in South Boston appearing in all types of media whenever the parade is mentioned. The familiar scene of Saint Patrick joyfully giving his blessing to the crowds has, sad to say, come to an end.  In the footsteps of Saint Patrick, IHM does not condone and will not appear to condone the homosexual lifestyle.
“We must stand firm with the Church which states in the Catechism of the Catholic Church, promulgated by Pope John Paul II, that ‘homosexual acts are acts of grave depravity’ and ‘are intrinsically disordered…Under no circumstances can they be approved.’(#2357)”

Dennis Maney whose eight children attended twelve years at IHM stated, “I had the honor of portraying Saint Patrick a number of times on the school’s float. This parade is meant to honor him and should not be used as political leverage for any special interest group. It’s a shame that Saint Patrick and what he stood for can no longer be respectfully represented in his own parade.”

Actually, we think it's a shame that the school is sending this message of intolerance to impressionable youth.

Bye, Felicia!!

 

(H/T: The New Civil Rights Movement)

 

Comments

This is what all christians should learn that God is one God and his love God is love

So stupid love is love god loves everyone if he hated us he should stop making us get over ur self u r just judging and that is against god and u say u r god of men than how date u judge hope u go to hell for judging

The scene of St. Patrick joyfully giving his blessing to the crowd; weren't at least some of those people gay?  Weren't they included?

This is not a St Patricks Day Parade, it is an honoring of the evacuation of British troops. Next, you should look to your Pope for a lesson of inclusion. Goodbye narrow minded, irrelevant, ignorant people. You don't matter.

This school is a creation of Father Feeney... you remember him, he ranted and raved that only roman catholics could go to heaven and all others were damned to go to hell if they did not turn roman catholic. The leopard does not change it spots.

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Probably good idea...I mean if you stand too close to a Gay, you catch it...isn't that right ???!!

well done school...another great example of sharing God's love with mankind....just keep your light under a bushel as usual..."me in my small corner" and all that. WWJD ?? Oh, that's right...he ate with "sinners" and those whom society scorned.

what a wonderful opportunity to show the love of Christ and you've completely screwed it up...maybe your new Pope could teach you lot a lesson.

idiots !!!

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