Monday, February 15, 2010

Another reason Valentine's Day is queer...


Gay-rights activists protest at Holy Name Cathedral.
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Attending Mass at Holy Name Cathedral was supposed to be one of the final Valentine's Day weekend treats for Cindy White and her husband, who had traveled to Chicago from Hampshire, Ill., to celebrate the romantic holiday.
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Instead, the couple found themselves wading through nearly 100 men and women who had gathered outside the cathedral for a love-in to protest the Catholic Church's opposition to gay marriage.
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Protester Andrew Ciscel, of Chicago, said Valentine's Day should be viewed as Freedom to Marry Day.
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Many parishioners and visitors to the cathedral criticized the protest.

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"They're really annoying," a flustered White chirpped, after pushing her way through the crowd. "They took up all the parking. And I just don't agree with such selfishness."
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Josie Beavers, 27, of Chicago, stood with the protesters but lamented some of their harsh language.  In a very high, squeaky chipmunk-like voice, Beavers said, "I'm upset by their angry tone,  On Valentine's Day, we should be celebrating love. I'd rather focus on what I'm for than what I'm against." - Source
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Photo:  Shocked Mass goers, Thurston and Lovey Howell.  Lovey was heard to say, "Thurston, how very queer indeed."

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