Apparently, in a rather weird twist of events, a group of ultra-conservative Catholics and an organization known as the “American Family Association” (AFA) are both upset because one of the largest leather events, the Folsom Street Fair, isn’t getting enough publicity. So, like the good conservatives they are, they go and spread the news of the Folsom Street Fair, so it will get as much publicity as possible. They even post pictures of the event on their website (“for verification purposes only” of course!) Truth is stranger than fiction–You can’t make this stuff up!
Just to prove that I am not, in fact, hallucinating here is the screen shot of the email letter from the American Family Association which contains links to those awful, filthy, perverted, twisted, disgusting, degenerate photos. Reminds me a little of Sir Galahad in Monty Python and the Holy Grail, “I will face the peril…there’s only about 150 of them…”
*****WARNING !! LINKS TO HIGHLY PORNOGRAPHIC WEBSITES RUN BY CONSERVATIVE PRO-FAMILY GROUPS BELOW*****
[Note: The engima_foundry story below is safe for work, but the links are NSFW (NOT SAFE FOR WORK]
It’s a good thing they have that warning, so nobody who would want to do something other than “verify” the pictures would visit that site. Of course, due to this publicity sponsored by the Catholic Church and the American Family Association, some will hear about this event, and attend next year’s event. So what is the Church’s position on that? Sounds like they are out there, creating ‘an occasion of sin,’ right? Here’s the screen shot from the Catholic online:
Looks like the Folsom Street Fair pictures are the most popular thing on the Catholic Online! Of course, those conservative types were always for spanking, but I rather doubted that they would take it this far, in public at least.
Oh, and here is the link to the pictures, courtesy of the Catholic online. They make you click through four warning screens before you can see the pictures, so you can’t say you “accidently” stumbled across the pictures while surfing the net…
And here’s the official website of the Folsom Street Fair:
Incidently, contrary to the AFA news release, the event is not a “homosexual event” The event has plenty of hetrosexual participants. From the Folsom Street Fair website:
Folsom Street Events is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization serving the adult San Francisco alternative communities. Through the production of street fairs, Folsom Street Events promotes diversity within the leather/alternative lifestyle, highlighting entertainment, service and vendors. Proceeds from the production of the fairs are distributed to organizations which promote a sense of community, diversity, cooperation, health and human services.
Our mission is to create world-class volunteer driven leather events, providing the adult alternative lifestyle community safe venues for self-expression, emphasizing freedom, fun and frolic, while raising money to benefit San Francisco charities.
And, of course, this event has been covered in the media, just browse over to The San Francisco chronicle website and search on “Folsom Street Fair”:
And there’s this story on ABC: