Bill Donohue to March in NYC Pride Parade: ’Straight is Great!’
Bill Donohue, the president of the Catholic League for Religious and Civil Rights, is not happy that New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio and Boston Mayor Marty Walsh sat out their city’s St. Patrick’s Day Parade events because organizers refused to allow LGBT people to openly march. He’s also miffed that beer companies like Guinness and Sam Adams withdrew sponsorship from the New York City and Boston parades, respectively.
His response? He’s applied to march in the New York City Gay Pride Parade, held June 29, while carrying a banner that reads, "Straight is Great!"
As the Huffington Post reports, Donohue, who opposes same-sex marriage, spoke with conservative talk show host Steve Malzberg Wednesday and said that if organizers of New York City’s Gay Pride Parade deny him an application then apparently the entire LGBT community will be nothing more than a bunch of hypocrites.
"Are they going to let me do it or not? I’m waiting to see what they want to say," Donohue said.
He then said that event organizers require participants to hold pro-LGBT signs.
"All right, you can disagree with their rules, but that’s their parade," he continued. "Why don’t they respect us when it comes to the St. Patrick’s Day Parade?"