Friday, March 17, 2006

Interesting Irish History

When did the gays attack the Irish? According to John Dunleavy, this must have happened in the past, because he equates the gays possibly marching in the St. Patrick's day parade with neo-Nazis marching with Israeli groups:

The man in charge of Manhattan's St. Patrick's Day parade has fueled a controversy by saying allowing a gay group to join Friday's march would be like permitting neo-Nazis to participate in an Israeli parade.

In an interview with The Irish Times, parade committee chairman John Dunleavy defended the organizers' decision to bar the Irish Lesbian and Gay Organization from participating in the biggest St. Patrick's Day party in the world.

"If an Israeli group wants to march in New York, do you allow neo-Nazis into their parade? If African-Americans are marching in Harlem, do they have to let the Ku Klux Klan into their parade?" Dunleavy was quoted as saying.

Glad to hear that bigotry is alive and well all over the world.