Gay activists march in Newfoundland Christmas parade
Homosexual activists marched in the St. John’s, Newfoundland, Christmas parade for a third consecutive year on Sunday. They defended their participation against criticism, saying, “LGBT groups should be included in the family oriented Christmas parade” since society needs to “accept that families are families — whether they have a mom and a dad, or two moms or two dads,” LifeSiteNews.
A number of homosexual advocacy groups marched in the Sunday parade, including PFLAG, St. John’s Pride Inc., and local homosexual magazine OutPort.
PFLAG (Parents, Families, and Friends of Lesbians and Gays), with hundreds of chapters around the world and 60 in Canada, exists to advance “equality and full societal affirmation of LGBT people through its threefold mission of support, education, and advocacy.” It has been a leading proponent of same-sex “marriage” and homosexual adoption. It also opposes abstinence-only education.
Parade organizers put out a public plea three weeks prior to the event, lamenting that the number of floats entered this year was down by 50 percent, continuing a trend that has plagued the event in the past couple of years.