That raging bitch of a hurricane (Matthew, not Bianca Del Rio) can’t stop Orlando Pride!
Following the tragedy at the Pulse Nightclub in Orlando that extinguished 49 lives and wounded 53 others, 2016 was set to be an especially important Pride for Orlando. As Hurricane Matthew continued on a course set for central Florida, organizers had to cancel the event. The devastating category five hurricane killed at least 1,045 people and left thousands more homeless.
“Our board had several days of very difficult decisions to make during the week prior to Matthew reaching Florida,” noted Brian Riha, board president of Come Out With Pride. “But once we saw there was high potential for significant damage to Central Florida, it was an easy decision — the safety of our attendees and participants comes first.”
Orlando Pride 2016 will now take place on November 12th at Eola Park
Christian Activist, Andrew Bieszad, said that the Hurricane was sent by God to destroy Orlando Pride. “Given the serious moral decay of America that we see taking place before our eyes and the increasing disrespect for even the most basic of Christian morality, looking at this storm I began to wonder if perhaps, in some way, it was connected to this crisis.
He went on to say, “Now we know that Florida is an area that is infected with sin, especially cities such as Miami and Orlando, which are veritable dens of sodomy.”
Around the world this year, Prides have paid tribute to Orlando and have held moments of silence to remember and pay respect to the victims of the Pulse Nightclub tragedy.
For more info on Orlando Pride visit Come Out With Pride Orlando