As we’ve noted earlier, St. Joseph’s Young Adult Faith Community (affiliated with St. Joseph’s parish of Ottawa) is participating in Sunday’s Gay Pride parade in Ottawa. They’re also recruiting participants to join them.
I’d like to do some recruiting of my own to document this event for the benefit of our Archbishop.
If you have some free time this Sunday, August 29th, would you consider taking pictures or video at the Gay Pride parade? Specifically, we’d like pictures and videos of the parishioners of St. Joseph’s parish who will be there. They might be carrying a banner to identify themselves. After all, they are very proud of what they’re doing, right?
The intent is not to identify specific parishioners (I might even black-out their faces to preserve their anonymity). Rather, I’d like to further document the fact that a Catholic parish group is participating in this event. A picture is worth a thousand words, eh? The evidence would be presented to the Archbishop of Ottawa to encourage him to have a chat with the good folks at St. Joe’s. I think they could use a bit of shepherding on this issue.
Important note for our photographers: Remain discreet. Do not engage the participants in the parade. Do not scream at anybody. Do not stare. Do not confront anybody. Remain undercover. There will be hundreds of people watching the parade, many of them with cameras. Just blend into the crowd so that nobody can tell you apart from everybody else. There might be other Christians present who are serving in some ministry capacity by witnessing to homosexuals. If so, let them do their good work and do not interfere. That’s not your job on this day. Your job is to just take pictures.
If you take some pictures or video, please get in touch with us afterward at email@example.com and we can make arrangements for the transmission of the images to Socon or Bust. The anonymity of the photographers is guaranteed.