An anti-gay bigot and some of his friends went undercover and got a spot in a gay pride parade, using it to hand out fake condoms with homophobic letters in them. The group was led by a guy named Bill Whatcott and his group is called Christian Truth Activists.
Did you attend Sunday’s Pride Parade in downtown Vancouver? Do you remember seeing a man with bright pink hair wearing a shirt that read “The Flying Spaghetti Monster Is Gay”?
According to the Daily Xtra, it turns out the man is anti-gay activist Bill Whatcott, who was accompanied by four other parade marchers behind the banner of the “Calgary Church of the Flying Spaghetti Monster”. They are part of a group of conservative evangelical Christians from Edmonton and North Dakota and were present at Vancouver’s Pride festivities with a sole goal of crashing the spirit of the Pride parade.
On an online forum, Whatcott claims that his band of “elite covert social conservative activists” handed out 2,500 “gospel condoms” containing a long homophobic letter inside each wrapper. As they were seemingly a legitimate group, Trojan also gave them 500 latex condoms to hand out for free.“While evangelism and the issues of homofascism and where one will spend the rest of eternity are deadly serious issues, we decided that seeing as we purchased our parade permit fair and square and seeing as all the pagans were having fun while rebelling against God, we would have fun too, while evangelizing the parade route and winning souls for the Lord,” writes Whatcott on the forum.
He also told Daily Xtra that the con to disguise themselves as individuals who identify as LGBT as well as an legitimate group and parade entry was a year-long project costing $4,000.
Imagine for a moment the reaction if a group of gay people went to a church event and handed out anti-Christian tracts or gay porn. Matt Barber and Peter LaBarbera would have conniptions and rail about the “homofascists” and “gaystapo” out to destroy the country, the world, the universe and to sodomize Jesus personally.