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September 4, 2014

“Irish gay groups, conservative watchdogs cautious over parade change” Bill Donohue, president of the conservative Catholic League watchdog group and a longtime supporter of the ban on gay groups marching under their own banner, struck an equally cautious tone in response to the historic news. “Our position all along has been that the... [Read more...]

finals New York Times

September 3, 2014

“Gay Groups to March in St. Patrick’s Day Parade as a Ban Falls” The organizers of the New York City St. Patrick’s Day parade said on Wednesday that they were lifting a ban on openly gay groups marching under their own banner, bringing to a close more than two decades of bitter protests and controversy that thrust an annual celebration... [Read more...]

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September 3, 2014

“St. Patrick’s Day Parade Allows a Gay Group” Parade organizers said Wednesday that they invited one gay organization, Out@NBCUniversal, a group of openly gay employees at NBC, to march in next year’s parade. Other gay groups may apply for consideration in 2016, a spokesman for the parade organizers said. Bill Donohue, president... [Read more...]

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September 3, 2014

(Long Island, NY) “St. Patrick’s Day Parade ends ban on gay groups” Organizers of the city’s 253-year-old St. Patrick’s Day parade said Wednesday they would lift a long-standing ban on gay groups marching under their own banners. Bill Donohue, president of the Catholic League and a longtime foe of gay-rights groups, said,... [Read more...]

Washington-Times Washington Times

September 3, 2014

“Gay marchers to join NYC St. Patrick’s Day Parade” A gay group will march for the first time under its own banner in next year’s St. Patrick’s Day parade in New York City, organizers said Wednesday. The move comes after more than two decades of fighting over the issue. Bill Donohue, president of the Catholic League, said he had... [Read more...]

7zazvpo8e6kof69twjte New York Daily News

September 3, 2014

“Gay group allowed to march in next year’s New York St. Patrick’s Day Parade” But Bill Donohue of the Catholic League for Religious and Civil Rights pointed out that homosexuals have never been prohibited from marching “anymore than pro-life Catholics have.” He said now both groups will be allowed to march under their own banners. “That... [Read more...]

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September 3, 2014

“Gay groups in St. Patrick’s parade all right with N.Y. Cardinal Dolan” Last March, Guinness beer — almost as much of an icon of Irishness as St. Patrick — dropped its sponsorship of the parade. That prompted conservative activist Bill Donohue of the New York-based Catholic League, a vocal opponent of gay rights, to launch a boycott... [Read more...]

CBS CBS New York

September 3, 2014

“Gay Group To March In NYC St. Patrick’s Day Parade” Organizers of the world’s largest St. Patrick’s Day parade say they’re ending a ban and allowing a gay group to march under its own banner for the first time. President of the Catholic League, Bill Donohue, said in March that the parade was not discriminating against the LGBT community,... [Read more...]

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September 3, 2014

“LGBT Groups Can Now March In NYC St. Patrick’s Day Parade, With Cardinal Timothy Dolan’s Blessing“ For the first time in its history of more than 250 years, the New York City St. Patrick’s Day Parade, the largest in the world, will admit gay people to march under an identifying banner next March 17. Until now — and in an echo... [Read more...]

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August 31, 2014

“‘Black Jesus,’ Though Crude at Times, Is Honest and Accessible Portrayal of Christian Savior, According to Critics” “Black Jesus,” a live-action comedy series airing on Adult Swim, drew swift condemnation before its premiere in early August. Some Christians, after viewing a three-minute trailer, blasted Aaron McGruder’s... [Read more...]

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