Frank Pastore

Quick! What’s the first image that jumps to mind when you hear the phrase “gay pride?”

For millions of Americans it might be a rainbow sticker on a rear window, or perhaps an image of a smartly-dressed gay couple at a social event, or maybe the snapshot of a polite and funny gay character from a comedy show.

But, thanks to the most recent Folsom County Street Fair in San Francisco, it’s likely now an image of men doing in public what they’d get arrested for doing in a public restroom anywhere else in America. Only worse. Because not only did they not get arrested, they did “it”—numerous times and in every way and combination—under the protection of law enforcement and city leaders. And nothing happened.

Obviously, participants play dress-up and act out primarily for the shock value. And Americans are rightfully shocked—shocked back to our senses as to why it is that this in-your-face approach repulses us. We’re reminded of why we oppose all the efforts to normalize homosexuality, gay marriage and “alternative lifestyles”—and why we will never give them direct access to our children and their curricula.

I’d like to thank the organizers of these types of events for reminding Americans what’s at stake in our culture war, why politics is important and what it means to be a San Francisco liberal. Each of us can now more easily think of our town, our school or our local park being the site of one of these obscene events. Of course they have the right to project their deviance—within the parameters of the law—as an expression of their free speech. But, every other American also has the right to protest and say, “Oh no. Not here. Not in our community!”

And thanks again for reminding the whole world, and especially Christians, why the words “homosexual” and “anti-Christian” are—in practical terms—synonyms.

In case you haven’t heard, the poster for this year’s fair was a mockery of Da Vinci’s “The Last Supper,” with gays dressed in leather and chains surrounding a beefcake Jesus, with, instead of wine and food laid out on the table before them, a selection of adult “toys” and “gadgets.”

Caution: Don’t let your kids see the poster unless you want to try and answer the question, “Mommy, what’s that for?”

Liberals have really tried to pretend to “get religion” these last few years in an attempt to sway a few values voters over to their side of the aisle. Their message: “Care less about homosexuality and abortion and more about our social agenda of poverty, AIDS and global warming.”

Frank Pastore

The Frank Pastore Show is heard in Los Angeles weekday afternoons on 99.5 KKLA and on the web at, and is the winner of the 2006 National Religious Broadcasters Talk Show of the Year. Frank is a former major league pitcher with graduate degrees in both philosophy of religion and political philosophy.
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