USA, Massachusetts: Adding Insult to Injury, Parade Lets Scott Lively March

Written by scott on March 17th, 2014

Scott LivelyThe man at least partially responsible for stirring up homophobia in Russia and Uganda and encouraging both to pass harsh anti gay laws marched in the St. Patrick’s Day Parade in Boston yesterday, while gays were turned away.

Seriously.

On Top Magazine reports:

Scott Lively, an ardent opponent of gay rights and a Massachusetts gubernatorial candidate, marched in South Boston’s St. Patrick’s Day parade on Sunday. The parade’s policy banning gay organizations from participating has been widely criticized. Many politicians, including Mayor Marty J. Walsh and Congressman Stephen Lynch, skipped the parade over the policy.

Could the organizers of the Boston St. Patrick’s Day Parade be any more insultingly homophobic and anti-gay than this?

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6 Comments so far ↓

  1. I marched in yesterday’s Boston St. Patrick’s Day Peace Parade, the one for all those who the main parade bans. I don’t actually find Lively marching to be “insult to injury” more like a perfect display of what the main parade now stands for – bigotry and hatred. ALL of the main parade’s sponsors, except the TV station that broadcasts it live, have abandoned them like the Westin Hotel, Gillette and Sam Adams beer. If Lively is who they can find to fill the empty holes left by parade participants who defected to our parade then how perfect.

  2. Jeffrey Griglak says:

    Scott Lively is a dangerous homophobe. LGBT People have been killed and tortured in Russia and Uganda because of his preaching and influence. How can the promoters of the Boston St. Patrick’s Day Parade justify allowing him to march in the parade heinous exhibition of HATE!

  3. Bruce Fontaine says:

    I am ashamed of MASS. Their actions showing bigotry over human rights is unforgiveable.

  4. Just a bit of information for everyone blaming and being ashamed of Massachusetts for “allowing” hateful bigot Scott Lively to march… the Boston St. Patrick’s Parade, like the NYC parade, is a private parade therefore it was Boston’s Allied War Veterans who allowed Scott Lively to march, not the state of Massachusetts nor the city of Boston. If the parades were not private events, the peace groups, LGBTs, etc. would not be banned in the first place!

  5. Steve says:

    Then shame on Boston’s Allied
    War Veterans. They fought for the freedom of ALL Americans. I hope they will feel the disappointment by freedom loving Americans.

  6. vic says:

    he is running for governor, they allowed all the candidates to march in the parade. they did not let him hold homophobic signs. that unfortunately is sometimes going to happen in a free and democratic society. I suspect he will not get many votes as mass, boston as well as south boston is not a homophobic and hate filled place

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