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Gay Men’s Chorus sings at Padres game

By |2018-01-16T11:58:13-05:00July 19th, 2007|News|

The Gay Men’s Chorus of San Diego sang The Star-Spangled Banner at the July 8 San Diego Padres game at Petco Park. Christians from the blue-collar suburb of El Cajon had raised a stink before game day, denouncing the Padres for welcoming the chorus and a group of 1,000 gay baseball fans to the same game at which it was promoting a give-away of “floppy hats” to children. About 75 Christians picketed the ballpark before the game started. Chorus member Fergal O’Doherty told Wockner News: “The crowd cheered when we marched out. Rainbow flags were visible waving in every section. There was no audible booing or hissing, to our shock and surprise. It was a breeze. [T]he Christian wackos from El Cajon were so few in number and so pathetic on TV, using worn out sound-bite platitudes like ‘lifestyle’ and ‘protect our children,’ to the yawns and boredom of all present.” Wockner News photo by Carrie Holmes

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