Eat, Drink, and Be Mary
Pridefest 2012 June 23-24
end is destruction, whose God is their belly, and whose glory is their
mind earthly things?”
by: Angela Michael
sunny skies, as the temperature flirted with the century mark, we stood
in the thick crowds of St. Louis Pride, awaiting the annual parade on
Sunday, the second day of Pridefest. Yesterday, Saturday, marked the pet
parade and the commitment ceremonies.
Today’s crowds seemed larger and the barricades which our
ministry is accredited for were already lining the streets. You see, in
years past we were able to walk right up to the honorable Mayor Francis
Slay as he went by and give him an open rebuke for leading this
abomination but, after two years of this, he had enough and barricades
went up. Oh well. The smell of booze and cigarettes filled the sultry
skies. This would prove to be the hottest day of the year so far, and
the largest pride fest to date; with reportedly over 100 thousand
revelers in attendance both days, and approximately 200 vendors inside
the park in support of Gay pride.
crowds swelled as the parade began with sirens blaring and Catholic
Mayor Francis Slay leading the debacle.
The gay police force made its way down the parade route to cheers
from the crowd. St Louis politicians and hopefuls running for office
made their way down the street shaking hands and handing out literature;
emboldened, no doubt, by President Obama’s recently coming out in
support of gay marriage. Funny, when the Obama float and walkers went
by, there were no cheers. The young adults next to us commented that “He
waited too long to show his support” and “They realize he needs
votes; that’s why he did it.”
The adults were “not
sure they would vote for him again.”
Wow! We were wedged against
the barricades with homosexuals on either side of us, so we had some
interesting conversations and heard many comments regarding
homosexuality and entrants in the parade.
officials kept encouraging the crowds to show their pride and scream
pride, but from all our years of witnessing at this event it seems to be
mainly a display of drunkenness and barely dressed men and women. Yes,
it appears that pride stands for lewd and lascivious behavior as the
“shock value” parade entries showed their nakedness or their
emulating sex acts and displayed vulgar signs.
Indeed, it appears “pride” is not just your sexual
orientation but, anything that goes against the grain. An act of
rebellion. Our daughter made
an interesting observation, “Why is it that gays can get by with parading their sin and nakedness
and it’s acceptable, but if
straight people paraded down the street naked and drunk: it would be a
scandal and someone would be going to jail?”
wouldn’t be a pride fest parade without the transvestites and drag
queens, the same old same old. And, of course there were the aging drag
queens and gay octogenarians sitting in the Lambada cars attempting the
princess wave. So sad. They should be playing shuffle board and drinking
lemonades somewhere in Florida. Several sponsors, not surprisingly, Macy’s,
Starbucks, Absolute Vodka, Budlight, Monsanto, ID Lubricant, to name
a few, walked by. There were representatives from Barnes-
Jewish Hospital and the St.
Louis Public Library had two lesbian librarians driving the mobile
library unit, with signs of support. Is nothing sacred? They just ruined
a fond childhood memory. The gay marriage float consisting of two
balloon rings drew applause and cheers.
And yes, in case you’re wondering, my deathscort friends from Hope
Clinic were sprinkled in the parade.
They didn’t walk with the Planned Parenthood group, however.
Just the same, they were walking in support of gay pride.
most vulgar signs were held by the Planned Parenthood grey-white haired
lesbians sitting in the V.W. bug. One read ‘We
Protect Your Vagina!”..another read “VAGINA”
“VAGINA”,”VAGINA”..I’m thinking to myself, “What do
lesbians and homosexuals care about protecting a vagina! Neither one can
get pregnant! Doesn’t
Planned Parenthood cater to heterosexuals, too?”
Go figure. But we did realize this: homosexuals and baby killers
both love death and serve the same master, that being Satan.
Oh, and it got raunchier; and the parade was too long in this
heat. The floats and groups
were spaced too far apart. We felt so sorry for the poor pooches in this
parade. It was too hot! The
homosexual next to me kept trying to get me to jump up and down with him
or begged me to feel how hard his nipples were when another barely
dressed float entrant came by. When
I declined he said, “Oh,
that’s right, you’re into vaginas anyway”.
I began asking him why he comes here. He shared his sad childhood
in Northeastern Missouri. He
could never come out then. Just
then the militant “growing gay
youth” group came by. Their
numbers have sharply increased as they screamed in our faces and were
five hundred strong! The gay guy next to me then said “I
wish I would have had that kind of support when I was growing
up.” Then the burlesques academy and pole dancers came by.
Last year it took our breath away: this year it was nauseating.
Mostly overweight women walking topless in their Bermuda shorts
or underwear. Please
understand, this is all going on in front of little kids! I asked the
little boy next to me if he was having fun.
“No”. I said, “I
bet you would rather
be swimming or playing ball?”
He shook his head up and down, and walked away.
A group of young adults took his place on the barricades next to
me. The most wicked part of
the parade was just coming by. This section contained the deluded
American Churches; mostly United Churches of Christ, although there were
a few other church groups peppered in this pride fest parade.
But when these churches came by. this group of kids next to me
all started giving their approval and commented how ”they
felt validated,” because the churches said,” it’s okay to be gay”.
Some of their twisted scripture signs read, God
Says to Love One Another. God
Wants U 2 Be U! Gay by God. God is still Speaking” ad nauseum.
Indignation was running up my sweaty neck. Maybe someone noticed J
But these wolves dressed as pastors in their starched finery waved as
the crowd cheered; their presence seemingly giving God’s approval of
shepherds are called to lead their sheep and here they are saying’
one another,” and also
giving their approval to abortion. They are leading their flocks
alright; straight to hell. It
incensed me to hear these kids saying, “I’m so glad the churches approve”.
Churches namely: Catholic Action Network for Social Justice, Trinity Episcopal,
Second Presbyterian, Third Baptist, Metropolitan Community Church, Light
of Love Fellowship, Jewish Communities Churches, “Shalom”!
But you know why false churches are here?
Because we, the real church of Jesus Christ, refuse to show up
for these battles! I tell you, if there were 100 genuine churches
standing along this parade route, maybe it would make a difference.
ask you; where in the Bible does God say it’s okay to have sex with
another man or another woman? Please
point it out. This seems to
be what this parade is all about; having sex with the same sex. It’s
the churches fault that this country is being destroyed from within. Gay
pride and homosexuality is just one of the manifestations of the enemy.
The Fox 2 camera man
zoomed in on the kids next to me and actually interviewed the male; the
girl was afraid to be seen on camera. The cameraman offered, “Don’t
compare our station to the Fox national affiliate. We are nothing like
them!” Wow! He is probably gay too.
Listen, my thoughts at that time were consumed by one thought;
“We, conservative America, have lost the war.
Evil is taking over because we are
M.I.A. and our churches are full of sanctimonious hypocrites. They
are there just going through the motions. No confrontational types. And,
we are losing our kids! Losing
them to the immoral filth filling our schools, TV’s, music, and the
social network. We, meanwhile, stupidly and cowardly keep putting the
responsibility of raising our children in the hands of others.
This is why we witnessed so many more young people at this event
today. We, the Catfish
Christians refuse to get involved or confront what is evil and we just
resign ourselves to “getting
along.” God help us!
silent killer is destroying the very moral fabric of this once great
nation as we stand by silently and play church. We keep depending on
Washington D.C. to fix us. WAKE UP! Everyone,
including the homosexuals, are coming out. Everyone, that is, except for
the real Christian believers! You
know, I looked into the faces of a lot of homosexuals on this day and
their eyes are really sad. Oh, they try and cover it up with multiple
relationships and alcohol, but, inside they are sad.
The one redeeming spot in today’s mission was as we were
leaving the park we were confronted gently by two young men with a sign
saying, “Would You Like to Know Jesus?”
caught my eye and one young man noticed.
He then handed me a piece of paper, a tract, I thanked him and
kept walking. Yes, they were gently witnessing to the homosexual
community, in love. No
screaming or condemnation. I
opened the tract as I walked and read it.
My eyes filled with tears as I read about this loving man called
Jesus and how much he loved the sinners.
He loved them so much that he loved them out of their sinful
lifestyle and ways. There is
HOPE after all! I commend
this wonderful ministry headed by Steve Cohen, The Apple of His Eye.org ministries.
“Thank You Lord for today and the
gentle witnessing and for those lives that may have been saved. Keep
sending your messengers, God. You can still redeem us and really bless
this nation and heal our land. Sin leads to an eternal death, and I
don’t want that for anyone.”
Ezekiel 3:18-19 “When I say to a
wicked man,” You will surely
die”, and you do not warn him or speak out to dissuade him from his
evil ways in order to save his life, that wicked man will die for his
sin, and I will hold you accountable for his blood.
But if you do warn the wicked man and he does not turn form his
wickedness, or evil ways, he will die for his sin: but you will have