Wednesday, October 28, 2015

Night Parade



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.

By Professor Batty



3 Comments:

Blogger Jono said...

I almost forgot that Anoka is regionally famous for their Halloween parade. There are always a few party poopers on the fringe, but I think they are there to assuage their own guilty-about-something consciences.


Blogger Shoshanah Lee Marohn said...

Mount Horeb is wonderfully pagan. We just have the one house that gives out Jesus Loves You stickers instead if Candy- but this year, they gave a lollipop, too! So they are coming around. In the spring, we will burn the Wicker Man and insure the next year's harvest.


Blogger Professor Batty said...

I barely remember my confirmation, but have numerous memories of Halloween.

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