For posting about this "story" at STLToday, but the headline is absolutely brilliant:
St. Louis gay Pride parade welcomes and adores four newly married city couples
I mean, is there any further evidence needed that a) our society is down the tubes, and b) journalism is beyond dead?
Certainly, an event that acknowledges its "pride" and "adores" mere people (let alone notorious sodomites) is satanic in origin and orientation. But I think you knew that.
Of course, as you must have guessed, too, if you gave this event a nanosecond of thought, the Great Catholic Rainbow Mayor Slay was leading the parade:
ST. LOUIS • Richard Eaton and John Durnell carefully climbed into the back of the ’59 Chevy Impala convertible and eased themselves atop the red vinyl backseat next to St. Louis Mayor Francis Slay.
It was just minutes before Sunday’s annual St. Louis PrideFest parade. Durnell was having a hard time balancing himself and finding the space to hold aloft a sign on a pole with wedding bells.
“Just Married,” it read.
After Durnell got the sign upright, the pair waited in the car and quietly surveyed the scene. Rainbow flags. A balloon float swaying like a giant rainbow sea anemone near the city courts. A guy on stilts. A majorette in drag. A 20-foot-high wedding cake atop a flatbed truck.
And in the middle of it all: The straight, long-married, known-for-his-beige-suits, mayor of their city — sitting right beside them in a purple shirt.
Apparently, the onlookers were far from "disappointed" with Slay:
With a slow turn of the Impala’s red steering wheel, the boat of a car turned right onto Market Street into a gantlet of cheering and adoring people lined four deep. Suddenly, Eaton and Durnell and Slay were rock stars.
“You did it,” screamed the crowd.
“Good for you!” said another.
“Thank you, thank you, thank you!”
“Just married! Right on! Right on!”
“We love you Mayor Slay!”
And that's that for this edition of Notes from the Bowl.