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Bill Donohue Applies to March in the NYC LGBT Pride Parade with 'Straight is Great' Banner


Catholic League mouthpiece Bill Donohue has applied to march in NYC's LGBT Pride parade behind a "Straight is Great" banner he told conservative talk show host Steve Malzberg today and says he'll bring "a big wedding cake" if they allow him, Right Wing Watch reports.

Donohue is challenging the inclusiveness of the parade as a reaction to the controversy over the New York St. Patrick’s Day parade’s ban on gay groups.

Listen, below:

He also said that he's going to go after Guinness "non-stop" for pulling out of the St. Patrick's Day parade.

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  1. Only nobody is saying that straight isn't great. As a matter of fact, that's all you here in the world. Only straight people aren't being oppressed. Idiot.

    Posted by: Chris | Mar 19, 2014 6:03:55 PM

  2. He's going to march? What's the over/under for number of blocks he'll be able to walk before the EMTs have to intervene?

    Posted by: Vint | Mar 19, 2014 6:05:11 PM

  3. sure. why not? Let's celebrate all sexuality, and I'd like to see him sandwiched between some go-go boys and leather daddies.

    Posted by: brian | Mar 19, 2014 6:06:46 PM

  4. that's ok, put him between shritless firemen and leather bears

    Posted by: litper | Mar 19, 2014 6:07:59 PM

  5. hilarious. because nothing about pride is "anti-straight" at all.

    they should let him march.

    CAVEAT - in the middle of the leathermen :)

    non-schadenfreude caveat: in the middle of PFLAG, surrounded by families that actually love their LGBT parents, siblings, children, etc.

    Posted by: Little Kiwi | Mar 19, 2014 6:08:26 PM

  6. Sounds good to me. Let him in. Especially if their is an entrance fee.

    BTW, I was fascinated to learn that Donohue is a sociologist. He can't be a very good one.

    Posted by: Charlie | Mar 19, 2014 6:08:56 PM

  7. On the surface, I wouldn't have an issue with him saying Straight is Great during the Pride Parade. However, if he is ultimately saying that Straight is Better or Straight is Right (and that being gay is wrong) then it's definitely an issue. Gay people want to be included in the St. Patrick's Day parade, but they aren't insulting Irish people when they are doing it. That's the big difference here.

    Posted by: graphicjack | Mar 19, 2014 6:09:00 PM

  8. He can carry his one sign of "Straight is Great"; but they should have a group behind him saying "But Bill Donohue isn't"

    Posted by: woodroad34 | Mar 19, 2014 6:09:48 PM

  9. He definitely should be allowed to march in the parade! @Brian - totally would be awesome to see that. Can we get the go-go boys to pop out of his cake?

    Posted by: Scotty | Mar 19, 2014 6:10:11 PM

  10. I say totally allow him - so long as his sign isn't degrading I say welcome him with open gay arms - I for one look forward to him enjoying the experience and having a good time with men in g-strings marching around him.

    Posted by: JoeyBoots | Mar 19, 2014 6:13:54 PM

  11. Graphicjack - WELL SAID! totally.

    gays in St Pats aren't saying "we're better than you micks!"

    they'e saying "hi, we're irish too! even for just today!"

    Posted by: Little Kiwi | Mar 19, 2014 6:15:26 PM

  12. OH, and btw, it is a "Gay Pride Parade"-which is just for gays. St. Patrick's day parades are to show Irish pride--you can be gay and Irish at the same time. Being straight and gay at the same time would infer that the old tub of lard was bi-sexual. Think about that, doughboy.

    Posted by: woodroad34 | Mar 19, 2014 6:19:02 PM

  13. He needs to be the very last marcher in the parade. Right behind a mounted police unit, so he can march through horse sh*t and right before the city sanitation department who sweeps up the refuse.

    Posted by: Taylor | Mar 19, 2014 6:19:58 PM

  14. I agree - he should be allowed to march in any gay pride parade holding a sign that says "Straight is great" because it is great just as "Gay is great" - and you can be assured there will be a contingent before and behind him with signs that say "Gay is great" - in speedos and jock straps. Absolutely. We welcome his participation!

    Posted by: Mike Ryan | Mar 19, 2014 6:27:33 PM

  15. I hope they accept him marching, it will be funny to watch

    Posted by: jjose712 | Mar 19, 2014 6:32:38 PM

  16. Why shouldn't he be allowed to march as long as his sign isn't demeaning.

    If we are going to talk the talk we MUST BE ABOUT INCLUSION.

    Wouldn't it sell better to the world public to say that we are welcoming everyone? Of course this goes with some reasoning. Do we want people who advocate sex with under age children to march?

    Maybe including him could show him that gays are more then their sexuality.

    Let's extend the hand and then see what happens.

    Posted by: Dawson | Mar 19, 2014 6:39:44 PM

  17. I'm very fond of straight people. Both my parents were straight.

    Let him march.

    Posted by: Clayton | Mar 19, 2014 6:40:32 PM

  18. I say let him. Encourage him to participate in the parade. Once his application is not rejected it should take some of the wind out of his sails and derail his argument why we should be excluded from the St. Patrick's Day Parade. I doubt he would show or even if he did, finish the parade anyway.

    Posted by: G McGinnis | Mar 19, 2014 6:48:18 PM

  19. Let him march! It costs thousands of dollars to have a contingent in the parade, and we can use that money to further LGBT rights.

    Posted by: dizzy spins | Mar 19, 2014 6:49:02 PM

  20. I hope they let him. He won't show up anyway.

    Posted by: BCNKC | Mar 19, 2014 6:51:43 PM

  21. Let him!

    Posted by: plinx | Mar 19, 2014 6:52:52 PM

  22. let him march. that will be hysterical.
    love it.

    Posted by: woody | Mar 19, 2014 6:56:43 PM

  23. Let him in the parade, and have someone beside him holding a sign that says "Gay Is Great" as well (or better yet, signs of all persuasions that end in ". . .Is Great!" (Bi is Great, Green is Great, Equality is Great, Pansexual is Great, etc. etc.) I'm all about inclusiveness, and as long as he is willing to march for equality then why should we have an issue? I would despise thinking that anyone in the straight community thinks we don't agree that they are great as well.

    Posted by: Keith | Mar 19, 2014 6:57:19 PM

  24. I don't see a problem with this, if he wants to show his Pride, let him! Maybe he'll finally take a step out of closet.

    Posted by: johnny | Mar 19, 2014 6:58:38 PM

  25. He's given up (boycotting)Guinness and he's taking extra exercise by walking more.

    This isn't political activism, this is a diet plan.

    Posted by: dazzer | Mar 19, 2014 7:00:23 PM

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