An Anti-Gay Group Applied to Be in New York's Gay Pride Parade . . . And the Organizers Said Yes
Bill Donohue is the head of the Catholic League, and he's SUPER anti-gay. But last week, he revealed he was applying to march in New York's GAY PRIDE parade. Although his plan was actually to get REJECTED.
It's because every year, there's a big thing about gays not being allowed to march openly in New York's St. Patrick's Day parade. And Donohue wants to point out that parade organizers don't HAVE to involve groups they don't agree with.
So his plan was to put organizers of the gay pride parade in the same situation . . . then he could call them hypocrites for complaining about discrimination.
Only problem is . . . they ACCEPTED his application on Thursday, and said they'd be HAPPY to have him take part in this year's gay pride parade. But obviously he doesn't REALLY want to be involved. So he's come up with a pretty weak excuse not to.
He claims that mandatory meetings about the parade are actually, quote, "gay training sessions." And since he won't go to them, they won't let him march. But basically his plan backfired. (Gawker)