Required Reading – July 22 Evening Update

Required reading from around the web of the best, most interesting, or most though provoking things we’ve read:

Contrada: LGBTQ Totalitarianism in Boston: The Destruction of the St. Patrick’s Day Parade

“In 1995, a remarkable 9-0 ruling was handed down by the U.S. Supreme Court.  A Catholic veterans’ group, organizers of the annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade in South Boston, were vindicated in their refusal to allow a homosexual activist group to march in their  parade.  The Court confirmed that the South Boston Allied War Veterans Council was protected by the First Amendment and could reject a group if it ‘impart[ed] a message that the [parade] organizers do not wish to convey.’ Twenty-three years later, orthodox Boston Irish Catholics will no longer have the prominent public voice on St. Patrick’s Day.  They’ve been elbowed out by secular celebrants of disordered sexuality. South Boston has fallen.  LGBTQ radicals have just seized complete control of the St. Patrick’s Day Parade, with the director of a front group, OUTVETS, put in charge of the event.”

Read more at American Thinker.

Merrick: Pompeo to Highlight Specific Examples of Iranian Regime Corruption

“Secretary of State Mike Pompeo will deliver a major address Sunday aimed at pressuring the Islamist government in Tehran and supporting protests by the Iranian people against government corruption, the strongest internal unrest the regime has faced since 2009. […] The administration has invited several prominent members of the Iranian-American community to the gathering Sunday at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library in Simi Valley, Calif., where Pompeo will deliver the speech titled Supporting Iranian Voices.'”

Read more at Free Beacon.

Root: ‘Russian Collusion’ by Saul Alinsky

“Alinsky actually counseled radical leftists to look in the mirror and whatever you see, blame the other guy for doing or being that exact same thing. So, if you’re a crook, blame the other guy for being a crook. If you’re a corrupt politician, call your opponent a corrupt politician. If you’ve ruined the economy, blame your opponent for ruining the economy. And of course, if you’re in bed with Russia, blame the other guy for being in ‘collusion’ with Russia. It’s all playing out in front of our very eyes.”

Read more at Town Hall.

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