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March 17, 2014
Bill Donohue is calling for a boycott of Guinness, Heineken, and Sam Adams:


Diageo, the parent company of Guinness, and Heineken, have pulled their sponsorship of New York's St. Patrick's Day parade; the Boston Beer Company, maker of Sam Adams, has withdrawn its sponsorship of Boston's St. Patrick's Day parade.

None of these companies believe in diversity. No gay person has ever been barred from marching in any St. Patrick's Day parade, anymore than the parade bans pro-life Catholics or vegetarian Catholics; they simply cannot march under their own banner. The parade has one cause: honoring St. Patrick. Those who disagree do not have to march—that's what diversity is all about.

Vox Wrote:Yup, this Catholic parade in honor of a Catholic Saint doesn't even allow pro-life folks to march under a pro-life banner. They, plain and simple, don't want a politicized parade. They want a St. Patrick's Day parade and an unofficial Irish Pride day. But the activists are offended nonetheless, demanding to march under banners that aren't only political, but political in a way that goes against Church teaching. So they have a tantrum -- and it wouldn't surprise me at all if they end up getting the parade cancelled someday because they see it as a "parade of hate" because its organizers don't want to turn it into a political thing. You watch.

The parade is quintessentially Catholic, beginning with a Mass in St. Patrick's Cathedral. It is this Catholic element that angers those who are engaged in a bullying campaign against the St. Patrick's Day parades. The bullies also have nothing but contempt for the constitutional rights of Irish Catholics.

In 1995, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled in a 9-0 decision that the First Amendment guarantees the right of private parade organizers to determine its own rules for marching. It is this liberty that the makers of Guinness, Heineken, and Sam Adams want to squash.

I have had my last Guinness and Sam Adams. Heineken was always slop, so there is no sacrifice there. I urge Catholics, and all those who believe in tolerance, diversity, and the First Amendment, to join with me in boycotting these brews.

To contact Guinness, email: press.office@diageo.com
To contact Heineken, email: pressoffice@heineken.com
To contact Sam Adams, email: jessica.paar@bostonbeer.com


Phone: 212-371-3191
E-mail: pr@catholicleague.org
I watched the coverage and it seemed great - but going for a walk through the streets was a rather different story. Drunken lechery seems the rule.

And if those companies want to exercise their right not to participate (and that goes for the mayor too), more power to them. They're not obliged to support the parade, the parade isn't obliged to include groups it deems "political" (though having veterans marching and such is sending a fairly political message isn't it?).

A girl interviewed on a local news station said, "it's a parade, it's fun and everyone should participate in the fun." That's what this is - it's green pints of beer and plastic shamrocks. About as relevant to Patrick's successful evangelization of Ireland as chocolate rabbits are to the Resurrection of Jesus Christ.
Excellent news.  Everyone knows Murphy's Irish Stout completely outclasses Guinness anyway.
Yes, being from Boston, this saddens me as I do enjoy a nice Sam Adams beer.  But when this news broke a few days ago, I swore off Sam Adams for good.  And wrote an email also.

(03-17-2014, 04:53 PM)Prie dieu Wrote: [ -> ]Excellent news.  Everyone knows Murphy's Irish Stout completely outclasses Guinness anyway.

This!
(03-17-2014, 05:11 PM)NorthernTrad Wrote: [ -> ]
(03-17-2014, 04:53 PM)Prie dieu Wrote: [ -> ]Excellent news.  Everyone knows Murphy's Irish Stout completely outclasses Guinness anyway.

This!

Indeed.
I wish I drank beer, so I could stop drinking their beer.
Pilgrim's advice:  Drink your own home brew instead folks!  So much more fun and you know the religious and political affiliations of those involved.  Smile
Just go with wine instead, it's a win[e]/win[e] situation  Dunce

Jaegermister, where in Boston are you near?
(03-17-2014, 06:52 PM)Heorot Wrote: [ -> ]I wish I drank beer, so I could stop drinking their beer.

LOL!
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