On January 25, a parade in New Orleans, the Krewe du Vieux, made statements that were both vulgar and anti-Catholic. Held the day before the Super Bowl, the parade was billed as a politically controversial alternative to the city’s famous Mardi Gras parade. It proved to be just that.

As described by a local admirer, Lolis Eric Elie, “Among its marching minions were people dressed as nuns exposing plastic breasts and floats featuring sexual imagery so explicit as to be unmentionable in this, a family newspaper column.”

Sponsors of the parade boast that anyone is allowed to join the march. No doubt the Klan is just as inviting.

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