An ultra-conservative Christian organisation called The American Society for Defense of Tradition, Family and Property are in Dublin this week where they plan to picket the Dublin Pride Festival. http://www.rabble.ie/2014/06/23/dent-pride/
(apologies for the Dougal quotes, we couldnâ€™t resist).
The organisation appears to be the parent body of an Irish group named Irish Society for Christian Civilisation. The ISFCC promotes rosaries against abortion and seems to be heavily invested in the secrets of Fatima, as is the rest of the TFP network. Weâ€™re all going to heaven lads, waaaheeey!
TFP is fiercely opposed to the â€˜equality movementâ€™. Equality in this case not the call from the satanic feminists or the devilâ€™s own gays but the great threat to society posed by Piketty, Stiglitz and other anti-Christ communists. Finally a use for antidisestablishmentarianism. Thatâ€™s nearly as mad as that thing you told me about the loaves and the fishes.
Bizarrely, most of our readers will be shocked to learn that the director of the ISFCC is Rory Oâ€™Hanlon, brother of Ardal Oâ€™Hanlon who famously played the hapless Fr.Dougal Maguire on the Channel 4 hit Fr.Ted. You could say one is small the other is far away.
Highlights of the ISFCC website include the Youth Camp (boys only) and the â€˜Manners and Social Graces Day for Mothers and Daughtersâ€™ which looks decidedly less fun. Well worth checking out this video of a typical day out for the lads protecting the unborn. God, Iâ€™ve never seen a clock at 5 a.m. before!
If you were in any doubt about the real evils of mankind, for they are legion, be assured they are abortion, divorce and of course the gay.
Oh, worse than Hitler! You wouldnâ€™t find Hitler playing jungle music at three oâ€™clock in the morning.
So, i think i am pretty free this weekend and i noticed that i have a decent sized piece of cardboard that is just screaming for something witty to be slapped across it for when i am standing alongside these tools along the pride route.
Any suggestions as to what i should write?