In the wake of Hurricane Katrina’s devastating damage to New Orleans and the Gulf Coast, everyone is turned to those suffering from this great disaster. However, while Louisiana families suffered, participants in the homosexual festival called “Southern Decadence” reveled in the streets of Lafayette, La.
The TFP protested the celebration of an unofficial “Southern Decadence in Exile” event held in downtown Lafayette at 5 p.m. on September 7. The event is often characterized by lewd behavior, wild revelry and public indecency.
According to the organizers’ web site, the revelers planned to hold a three-block parade from one bar to another. The American TFP web site asked its readers to petition Lafayette city president Joey Durel to stop this “unofficial” three-block parade on the city streets for the sake of public decency and out of respect to a climate of mourning for the hurricane victims.
This protest and others helped move the mayor to declare the parade had no permit and would not be allowed on the streets. While a “parade” of some two dozen people took place on the sidewalks, the TFP organized four dozen souls and prayed a rosary in reparation and other prayers outside Lafayette’s Catholic Cathedral before a statue of Our Lady of the Assumption, Patroness of the Acadians.