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Monday, June 26, 2006

Peter "Leatherboy" Labarbera "Investigates" Chicago Gay Pride

Pam Spaulding has the scoop.

They are especially upset about the Republican Governor candidate, Judy Topinka having a float at Pride.

Candidate Topinka's Float Just Nine Spots Down from Chicago Sex Club in Today's Immoral 'Gay Pride' Parade Says IFI's LaBarbera

6/25/2006 10:48:00 AM

To: City Desk

Contact: Peter LaBarbera, 630-546-4439, or Matt Barber, 847-867-7554, both of Illinois Family Institute

CHICAGO, June 25 /U.S. Newswire/ -- Republican gubernatorial candidate Judy Baar Topinka's float in today's Chicago "Gay Pride" parade is scheduled to be just nine spots ahead of a float sponsored by the homosexual bathhouse called Steamworks, said Illinois Family Institute Executive Director Peter LaBarbera.

LaBarbera and Matt Barber of the group Americans for Truth will be attending the homosexual "pride" parade today as critical observers, to document the goings-on for future use. (Past parades have featured public nudity and other illegal and obscene behavior, tolerated by the watching police.) The two men will be available for media comment, "for those reporters who still recognize that there are two sides to controversial moral issues," LaBarbera said.

"The media is treating this like any other parade, but what other parade would feature a float for a 'gym' (Steamworks) that doubles as a 24/7 sex club, where gay men go for anonymous sexual hook-ups with other men?" LaBarbera said. (Steamworks is also an official sponsor of the upcoming "Gay Games" in Chicago, as is another homosexual sex club, Man's Country.)

The Steamworks bathhouse is located at 3246 North Halsted Street in the heart of Chicago's "Boystown" neighborhood demarcating the city's homosexual community.

"No matter how many people attend today's 'gay pride' parade, or how many corporations support it, homosexual practice always will be wrong," LaBarbera said. Several major media companies such as WGN and the Chicago TV affiliates for ABC, NBC, CBS are fielding floats in the 'Pride' parade again this year. (NBC has also signed on as an official sponsor of the "Gay Games.")

Barber said: "It is surreal and Orwellian that cultural elites would embrace this pagan tribute to a sexual sin, and that the media, who are supposed to be impartial observers on divisive social issues, would join along in the celebration."

Illinois Family Institute defends marriage, family and the sanctity of life in the Land of Lincoln. Web: Phone: 630-790-8370.

When LaBarbera worked for the Culture and Family Institute of the Concerned Women for America (a group that has endorsed Michele Bachmann and donated to Mark Kennedy), he was paid to travel around the country to Gay Pride festivals and Disney Gay Days for "research". Now he continues doing the same thing at the Illinois Family Institute.