By Bill Donohue
(The Catholic League) Bill Donohue is calling for a boycott of Guinness, Heineken, and Sam Adams:
Diageo, the parent company of Guinness,
and Heineken, have pulled their sponsorship of New York’s St. Patrick’s
Day parade; the Boston Beer Company, maker of Sam Adams, has withdrawn
its sponsorship of Boston’s St. Patrick’s Day parade.
None of these companies believe in
diversity. No gay person has ever been barred from marching in any St.
Patrick’s Day parade, anymore than the parade bans pro-life Catholics or
vegetarian Catholics; they simply cannot march under their own banner.
The parade has one cause: honoring St. Patrick. Those who disagree do
not have to march—that’s what diversity is all about.
The parade is quintessentially Catholic,
beginning with a Mass in St. Patrick’s Cathedral. It is this Catholic
element that angers those who are engaged in a bullying campaign against
the St. Patrick’s Day parades. The bullies also have nothing but
contempt for the constitutional rights of Irish Catholics.
In 1995, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled in
a 9-0 decision that the First Amendment guarantees the right of private
parade organizers to determine its own rules for marching. It is this
liberty that the makers of Guinness, Heineken, and Sam Adams want to
I have had my last Guinness and Sam
Adams. Heineken was always slop, so there is no sacrifice there. I urge
Catholics, and all those who believe in tolerance, diversity, and the
First Amendment, to join with me in boycotting these brews.
To contact Guinness, email: email@example.com
To contact Heineken, email: firstname.lastname@example.org
To contact Sam Adams, email: email@example.com