Boston St. Patrick's Day Parade To Welcome Sodomite Rights Group
The sins that cry to Heaven for vengeanceMarch 1 (Reuters) - A gay rights group will be allowed to march in Boston's St. Patrick's Day parade, event organizers said on Saturday, reversing a 20-year-long stance after the city's new mayor intervened. It was unclear, however, if marchers from MassEquality, one of the largest gay rights advocacy groups in Massachusetts, would be permitted to carry signs or use slogans identifying themselves as gay men and women, which may yet prove a sticking point. "We don't ban gays, we just want to keep the parade an Irish parade," Tim Duross, the lead organizer of the parade that celebrates the city's Irish heritage and honors military veterans, said in a telephone interview on Saturday. He cited parade rules banning political protest and references to sexual orientation, suggesting that MassEquality was established enough not to have to explain who they are. "Everyone knows who they are," he said. "They're a good organization, they help LGBT veterans, and if they help veterans they're OK with us," he added, using an abbreviation for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people. MassEquality's application to participate in the March 15 parade - the group's fourth try in four years - was denied at first, said Kara Coredini, the group's executive director, in a telephone interview. But the Allied War Veterans Council, also an organizer, reconsidered after Mayor Martin Walsh, the son of Irish immigrants, threatened to boycott the parade over the exclusion and began attempts to broker an agreement. "That there is a conversation happening around allowing openly LGBT people to march in this parade is historic," Coredini said. She and Duross will meet this week to see if they can agree on how MassEquality's marchers can identify themselves in the parade through South Boston. Coredini said the invitation would be meaningful only if their unit could march "openly." "It's not political to want to be equal. It's not political to want to be visible and welcomed by your community," she said. Huffington Post Read More>>>>>
Q. 925. HOW many such sins are there?
Q. 928. What is the second?
A. The sin of Sodom, or carnal sin against nature, which is a voluntary shedding of the seed of nature, out of the due use of marriage, or lust with a different sex.
Q. 929. What is the scripture proof of this?
A. Out of Gen. xix. 13. where we read of the Sodomites, and their sin. “We will destroy this place because the cry of them hath increased before our Lord, who hath sent us to destroy them,” (and they were burnt with fire from heaven.)