Several homophobic “straight pride” posters were recently displayed across Waterford City, situated on Ireland’s southeast coast, causing indignation within the LGBT community.
Around 70 Straight Pride posters were displayed throughout the city.
The posters were initially seen on social media earlier this week, and they include a photo of a heterosexual pair with the message “straight pride,” saying that “it’s natural, it’s worked for thousands of years, and you can make babies.”
Leftists and media critics were eager to label the posters as homophobic, which is hardly surprising.
Most of the posters were quickly removed by those opposed to the message.
“They were A4 sized posters, printed quality, all over the inner city. People are getting in touch to say they’ve seen them, but we think we have most of them down now,” Twitter user Michelle Byrne told Extra.ie.
Byrne said, ‘Incidents like this are easy to dismiss as not a big deal or done by the usual suspects who don’t believe certain people in society deserve rights, but far-right ideas have been growing throughout the pandemic as they prey on peoples fears, looking for groups to scapegoat, blame or hate.
“But these actions do have an impact on the people they’re targeting, and whether we identify as being targeted by those messages or not, communities—like Waterford has—need to come together and rise above the hate.
‘A small part of society wants to divide us and [we need] to show love and care to all in Waterford. Love will win.’
Straight Pride, according to Debbie O’Rourke of the Pride of the Deise Group, is “not a thing” and is being exploited to harm the LGBT population.
O’Rourke added that it was “scary” that some straight people could be proud of their sexuality. “We have to be wary, but it’s about not letting that fear win,” she said. “That’s really important. For young people, they have much more fear than adults around coming out and things like that.”
The inaugural Straight Pride march was held in Boston in August 2019, with a big turnout of conservatives and Antifa activists and leftists protesting.
Organizers urged supporters to fight heterophobia in our present world and add an S to LGBTQ for Straight!
The parade was severely criticized in Boston, which has traditionally been seen as an LGBTQ-friendly city, with one of the harshest rebukes coming from Emerson College.
In a letter to students and faculty, Emerson College President Lee Pelton denounced the parades as a perversion and desecration of beauty, truth, and kindness organized by angry and misguided people.
The Catholic Church teaches that homosexual acts are one of the four serious sins that cry to Heaven for Vengeance. According to the Catholic Church’s Catechism, “basing itself on Sacred Scripture, which presents homosexual acts as acts of grave depravity, tradition has always declared that ‘homosexual acts are intrinsically disordered.’ They are contrary to the natural law. They close the sexual act to the gift of life. They do not proceed from a genuine affective and sexual complementarity. Under no circumstances can they be approved’” (CCC 2357).
Furthermore, the Catholic Church teaches that homosexual inclination is “objectively disordered,” since God developed sexual desire to bring a man and a woman together to become husband and wife in marriage. To put it another way, the Catholic Church teaches that God does not create homosexuals.
The Church teaches that those who commit gravely sinful acts with complete knowledge and consent endanger their relationship with God and face eternal separation. All sinners are called to repentance and to experience the mercy of God.