Boston Public Library Promotes Bigotry – OpEd


The Boston Public Library proudly announced on its Facebook page June 29 that it was “closing out #PrideMonth today with a Drag Queen Story Time at the Children’s Library, featuring The Boston Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence.”

The Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence is a tax-exempt group of homosexuals who dress as nuns. They have been mocking Catholic beliefs, teachings and practices since they started in San Francisco on Easter Sunday, 1979. Now the publicly funded library of the City of Boston found it appropriate to celebrate the group’s anti-Catholic bigotry, and welcome them to parade it before little children.

What is perhaps most distressing is how unsurprising this is. Would the library have similarly welcomed a group that used its name, its attire and its antics to mock gays? Not a chance. But Catholics, as always, are fair game, even for the most vile of assaults on that which we hold sacred.

Surely, the people of Boston can think of much better ways to spend their hard-earned tax dollars than having them used to teach anti-Catholic hatred to little children.

Contact David Leonard, Boston Public Library President: [email protected] 

William Donohue

William Donohue is the current president of the Catholic League for Religious and Civil Rights in the United States, and has held that position since 1993.

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