Here, It’s Everywhere”
June 26, 2011
Written by Angela Michael
Threatening skies soon cleared to hot, muggy sunshine in
as the revelers’ numbers swelled during this two-day St. Louis
Pridefest. An estimated 85,000 (give or take a thousand) attended this
year’s event. The crowds did seem larger, more festive, and fuller
with young children and teens. Saturday’s commitment ceremony packed
participants in as gay rights were being unleashed in
New York City
with the legalization of gay marriage this past week. Many gay rights
supporters were celebrating this decision by attending the St. Louis
Pridefest for the first time.
Notably, there were more people for Sunday’s parade. We were
squished along the parade route like sardines. Once the parade started,
each entry as it passed by stopped to scream at spectators to show their
support loudly. “It’s okay
to come out!” It sounded more like they were recruiting as
they paraded their sex-style. Yes, evidently that is what the Pridefest
is about: Sex. Everything we viewed was sexually charged, even the
entries’ taunts. The Barnes Jewish healthcare marchers, “We’re
here, we’re queer. Have you had your pap-smear?” The gay and
lesbian police officers drew loud applause. Would I really trust a gay
police officer trying to tackle a bad guy if they were attracted to
them? Is it duty first? Or booty first? Things to ponder...
Participants along the parade route could be heard yelling, “It’s going to be legal everywhere soon,” which fits right
into this year’s Pridefest theme: “It’s Here, It’s
Everywhere.” More and more Black Americans were either viewing the
parade or in the parade with young children. The youth group’s numbers
were riveting. Young children, five, six, and seven years of age were
marching with gay statements on their signs and shirts including, “Gay
by God.” Do they understand? It was heartbreaking to see white
lesbians or white aging gay men cradling adopted Black babies. The Black
American race is done; you might as well stick a fork in them. Between
violence in the streets, violence in the womb (abortion), disease, and
now the rapid rise in homosexuality, the Black race is self destructing.
They don’t stand a chance.
Some of the sponsors were Macy’s, Lumiere Place & River
City casinos, ID Lubricant, Absolut Vodka, Malibu Rum, MasterCard,
MetLife, Plaza Motors, and Wells Fargo to name a few. There was an
increase of churches in the parade. It was nauseating to view the
display of pastors dressed in their finery giving God’s approval of
this debauchery, but this is why we have Pridefests breaking out across
the nation. If there is anyone to point a finger at it is the
and the silence and inaction within them. Church groups included the
Catholic Action Network for Social Justice (they also support abortion),
the Trinity Episcopal Church, the Jewish Communities (Shalom!), the
Second Presbyterian Church CWE, the Metropolitan Community Church, and
Light of Love Fellowship, to name a few.
It wouldn’t be a Pridefest without the baby killers. NARAL, led
by infamous Jeff Farris and Planned Parenthood (another adversary of
ours), strutted their stuff waving the same rhetoric signs.
Surprisingly, it was mostly Black Americans walking for this
organization that was founded by a white racist and eugenicist, Margaret
Sanger. She called Black Americans, “human weeds,” half
human. Nothing made her foundation happier than the destruction of Black
babies, and here they are supporting the same organization that wants to
see Black babies dead. When it comes to abortion they tell us to mind
our own business, and of course they expect you, the taxpayer, to keep
paying for that business!
This parade was long and spaced too far apart. The sun was
bearing down on us; it was hot. Yet what took our breath away were the
topless lesbians. I think they were with a burlesques group, only they
were walking after the float...topless for all to see. I surmise they
did this for shock value because it did wake me up. It caused the mother
to come out of me; I almost shouted for them to put some clothes on for
goodness’ sake. They did this in front of thousands of little kids.
However, I refrained and thought, “Look where you’re at.” Well, praise God, at least they
were not “busty”.
The crowds were louder and more rowdy. The growing group once
referred to as Militant Teen Gays and Lesbians now goes by their growing
number. Last year they were 300; this year the Growing American Youth
was approximately 404 and they mouthed and yelled the number to
spectators. It’s startling. One polished-looking male standing a few
bodies beside me offered an alcohol soaked gummy worm, “They’re
really good,” he smiled. I shook my head, “No.”
“Sure?” he asked.
“I’m sure,” and I kept my eyes straight ahead. The “Old
Lesbians Organizing Change” entry drove by, sadly. They ridiculed
Catholic nuns with their rendition of white-faced “Sisters of
Perpetual Indulgence.” Another float with gay men dressed in army
fatigues and sailor uniforms mimicking the armed forces yelled at the
spectators, “We’re winning,
All children love ice cream and gravitate to the familiar ring of
the truck’s bells during summer. It was shameful to see greased up
near naked men hanging off an ice cream truck asking the crowds if they,
“want to lick their cone?”
Pedophilia anyone? On back of the truck hung a sign: “We
Stop for Children.” “I
bet you do,” I thought.
The parade finally ended, and we headed into the entrance of the
park. The grounds were still muddy and saturated from the late night
storms that came through. The big stage was at the end of the park where
the entertainment and drag queen reviews would be held. Once
inside the park where the booths and vendors are located, we were
bombarded with offers of free porn. “All you want,” one male offered me along the walking track.
I mumbled back and continued on the chasms of gay pride memorabilia,
Pridefest gear, and the usual sign-up sheets for gay rights equality. As
we passed each booth through the throngs of bodies, the vulgarities were
flying freely. Just God-less. Homosexuals have become their own god. The
private school information caught my attention. Gays now have the choice
to send their children to an academy school taught by homosexuals from
grades K-8th. Between the immorality and filth that the media
is pumping into the family t.v sets and the indoctrination of our
children by the school system and Planned Parenthood, is it any wonder
why we are dealing with so much rebellion from the youth? Satan is
stealing our kids and our families; the very moral fabric of our nation
is in jeopardy. This debacle is just another form of rebellion, and
it’s flying in God’s face.
What was missing from this event was the city’s mayor, the
honorable Francis Slay. In years’ past we have been fortunate to walk
out into the parade and personally rebuke his presentation in this
abomination. Now we have barricades. Maybe God kept him busy helping
flood victims from
’s recent storms. And that’s a good thing.
What stayed with me was the fitting touch to this celebration.
Towards the end of the parade, there was a new entry. I don’t know if
others made the connection, probably not, but it was a black hearse full
of rainbow colored balloons. “How
appropriate,” I mused. Sin leads you to an eternal death. “All
those who hate God love death.” Proverbs
I thought about Ryan. He probably would be here celebrating, but it’s
too late for him now. “The wages of sin is death.” I
pray for others to wake up before it’s too late.