Gay Pride Parade 2007
JESUS THE RIGHTEOUS JUDGE CONDEMNS YOU TO HELL
ALL SODOMITES WILL BURN
GOD HATES HOMOSEX
REAL MEN MARRY WOMEN
On Sunday, a large group of Episcopalians and friends stood in front of my old parish, St. Luke’s Episcopal Church, which is on the route of the Gay Pride Parade, and passed out water, colorful pinwheels, and hospitality to the marchers in the parade. It was lots of fun, as usual, and it gave us a front-row view of the parade going by. But more importantly, it provided the hundreds of people in the parade with an alternative to the hateful “Jesus” of the anti-gay protesters.
Here are some pictures. Here I am (in the middle, kneeling) before the parade began, with some friends from St. James (my church in Marietta):
One of several priests from St. Luke’s who were passing out water and pinwheels to the marchers:
A friend in the parade, George Miller (in front):
Friend and fellow blogger, chamblee54 (those are lovely lavender faerie wings he’s wearing on his back):
What’s a gay pride parade without muscleboys and drag queens?
Episcopalians were in the parade itself, as well as at the water stations under rainbow umbrellas in front of St. Luke’s:
A banner made by the children of the church:
“St. Luke’s Kids Embrace Diversity” ~