Catholic League president Bill Donohue comments on San Francisco’s Folsom Street Fair, which was held yesterday:
As usual, the homosexuals went naked in the streets, and some engaged in their ritual Catholic-bashing events. Men were flogged while stretched out on a huge metal Cross, while others dressed as nuns. Whips and chains could be bought everywhere, and sadomasochistic behavior was commonplace. It’s what they do.
This year’s Folsom Street Fair occurred on a weekend where homosexuals walked around naked all over the city. There was also a “Nude-In,” a protest by homosexuals who are angry about a proposed law that would prohibit people from going to restaurants in the nude; it would also require those who sit on park benches to put a towel, or maybe a handkerchief, under their bottoms. Public nudity is legal in the state of California, and nowhere is it more popular than in San Francisco.
In every newspaper which reported on these events, not one mentioned that they were staged by homosexuals. Moreover, not a single person in the gay community was quoted as objecting to either the Catholic bashing or the depravity. The Catholic representative of this district, Congresswoman Nancy Pelosi, was similarly mute.
“Defining deviancy down” is how Daniel Patrick Moynihan characterized the lowering of moral standards and expectations. But that was almost 20 years ago. Back then, public nudity was a rarity; today, the demand that we wear pants while ordering a burger at McDonald’s is seen as oppressive.