Saturday, December 08, 2007

Pelosi Urged to Condemn Open-Air SF Sex Fair

Take no part in the unfruitful works of darkness, but instead expose them. For it is shameful even to speak of the things that they do in secret. – Ephesians 5:11-12

From "Pelosi urged to Condemn Open-air SF Sex Fair" by Randy Hall, posted December 6, 2007

Leaders from three pro-family groups Wednesday called on House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) to denounce the Folsom Street Fair - which is called "the world's largest leather event" and is held each September in San Francisco - as a "grotesque affair" that violates laws prohibiting public nudity and child abuse.

"Because you frequently extol San Francisco's values to the rest of America, we are compelled to call your attention to what actually takes place" at the event, wrote Peter LaBarbera, president of Americans for Truth, in a letter he hand-delivered to Pelosi's office on Capitol Hill.

"I was in San Francisco with a videographer on Sunday, September 30, and verified but a small segment of the most immoral and outrageous sexual behavior that ever disgraced the streets of any American city," continued LaBarbera, whose group describes itself as "devoted exclusively to exposing and countering the homosexual activist agenda."

To support his perspective on the matter, LaBarbera released a six-minute DVD entitled "Tolerance Gone Wild in San Francisco" to members of the press during a news conference at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C., on Wednesday.

The disc contained a number of sex-related visuals, including:
  • Large numbers of men walking on public streets either fully or partially naked;
  • Groups of men engaging in sex acts on the street as crowds walked by and snapped pictures and police officers merely watched;
  • Theatrical sadomasochistic whippings and floggings - drawing blood and turning the willing "victim's" skin bright red;
  • Flaunting of female nudity and real or simulated sexual acts;
  • "Master-slave relationships" in which a man or woman "walked" a subservient "slave" with a collar and chain;
  • Anti-Christian imagery in the form of the "Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence" - men dressed in drag mocking Catholic nuns - greeting incoming attendees at Folsom; and
  • Young children with their parents witnessing the street scene.

  • Now it is tempting to write this off as an anomaly – an isolated manifestation of the fringe element – not truly representative of the gay ‘rights’ movement as a whole. However:

    • Fringe elements don’t get letters from the mayor warmly telling them to ‘Have a great day and enjoy their wonderful and exciting event.”
    • Fringe elements don’t have the pull to suspend laws for the day and force police to 'look the other way.'
    • Fringe elements don’t get large corporate sponsors like Miller beer and tax dollars from the city of San Francisco to underwrite their events.
    • Fringe elements don’t get to embarrass Speaker of the House by holding events like this in her district without a lot of political muscle…

    It is clear that the supporters of this debacle have, not only descended into depravity, abandoning whatever moral judgement they may have once possessed, but they also have a frightening amount of political power.

    Read the rest of this article.

    Peter LaBarbara is a courageous man to attend this monstrous event and document it for the rest of us. Please remember both he and Allison Smith in your prayers...