Brighton's Feast of Feasts

Today is gay Pride day, Brighton's Feast of Feasts. Brighton is rammed as usual at this time of year. Today would be a good day to go up to the allotment. 

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Robert said…
Oh Lawrence. Leave it. there are many other things on which to campaign: poverty, abortion, the plight of Christians in the Middle East. I don't at all mean that in an unkind way.
The Bones said…
Have you ever been to Pride?
Robert said…
Current obsession with sex mirrors that of Welsh disestablishment in the 1920s. To quote Chesterton: "chuck it". The church needs to avoid being drawn in to the current secular society's tendency to toward A prurient neo-puritanism..
Robert said…
No, but then there are many things I have not been to- Glastonbury festival, for example.
The Bones said…
Robert,

I put up that post as one who lives in Brighton and who lives near London Road, where the parade comes down every year.

By 9pm people are vomiting up in the street and smashing bottles, drugged and drank out of their minds.

That's why its nice to 'get away' for the day.
Lepanto said…
Not directly related but I became aware that Brighton has a much higher than average suicide rate. I wanted to find out what, if any, reasons might have been established. The Office of National Stats. says that it may relate to the high number of young, transient people in the area and the College of Psychiatrists that it may result from the deaths of depressed OAP's, as older people are over-represented in Brighton. Makes you wonder why they didn't bother to check the age groups of those killing themselves.