My city’s Halloween Festival starts a week early, with the night parade. Floats, a marching band (only 1!) and the Fire Department vehicles make up this innocuous event. They turn off the street lights when the parade starts, the kids like to dress up and wear glow-rings, most folk have a good time.
But not all folk. The hell and damnation Christians were there, scowling, handing out pamphlets, and scaring the children. Their homophobic message was clear enough.
It isn't enough that the various Christian sects have numerous holidays: in their view the heathen aren't entitled to have any. No one paid them much mind. Their crazed mien reminded me of terrorists.
No bombs, though. Not this year anyway.