Reflections on the Capitol Pride Parade

Doug Erickson has a piece on Madison.com about the religious presence in last Sunday’s Pride Parade. He pointed out:

I counted at least 13 Madison-area churches or religious denominations with contingents of worshippers in the parade, out of 43 total parade entries. Given that some entries were a single person, such as Miss Gay Madison, it’s entirely probable a majority of parade participants were church-affiliated people.

I find that interesting and wonder what it means. Is the presence of so many religious communities in the parade a sign of our full inclusion of LGBT persons or more about competition among congregations for members and our desire to distinguish ourselves from more conservative groups?
Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Please log in using one of these methods to post your comment:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s