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SAN FRANCISCO: Catholic Church Bans Drag Queens From Sobriety Function

The new pastor of the Castro's Most Holy Redeemer Church has banned drag queens from performing at the gay sobriety fundraiser held there for the last two years. Via the Bay Area Reporter:
For the past couple of years the Castro Country Club has held its event in the church's social hall and had drag queens as entertainment. As a statement issued by the country club's board of directors explained, the new no-drag-queen policy at the church is simply unacceptable. "The Castro Country Club had planned to hold our third annual Harvest Feast on October 20, 2012, at Most Holy Redeemer Church, where we have held this and other events in the past," the directors said in a statement. But that changed when the club was notified by the church last week that they would not be able to hold the dinner if any drag queens were part of the program, the board said. "In previous years, we have had Ivy Drip and Heklina, both well-known entertainers and community fundraisers, serve as emcees of the event, and we felt we could not in good conscience abide by the church's new policy," the board said.
The new Archbishop of San Francisco is Salvatore Cordileone, the so-called "father of Prop 8," but it's not yet apparent if the drag ban comes from his office. (Tipped by JMG reader Mark)

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