Francis George, a Catholic Cardinal, is heard above comparing people involved in the Gay Liberation movement to those of the Ku Klux Klan. When the reporter states that the remark is a rather harsh comparison, George explains that they both have a common enemy: the Catholic Church.
Personally, my belief is that the KKK’s enemy was a majority of the people who live in America, not just those of Catholic descent. And as gays, we don’t have any enemies…we are seen as the enemy. It’s one fucking day, a day that we go out and celebrate who we are despite the belief that who we are is sick… to some people. The parade passes many businesses I’m sure, and if they looked into how their parade affected each business, I’m sure there would never be a parade. This is not a deliberate attack on the church nor is it a protest in any way.
I’m going to go ahead and make a better comparison, that if said on the news, would most certainly cause an uproar:
The Catholic Church is like the Ku Klux Klan. The church discriminates against me because of my sexuality and the KKK discriminated against minorities because of their origins. Fitting, isn’t it?