Last Updated on December 12, 2023
A Christmas parade held on Saturday in downtown Cary, NC featured drag queens from a chapter of the “Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence”, an anti-Christian LGBTQ activist group known for crossdressing as Catholic nuns and hosting , such as pole dancing on a cross or holding a “Hunky Jesus” contest.
The parade also included numerous children’s groups, including scout troops, schools, and dance troupes; the Cary Mayor, Cary Town Council Members, and Wake County School Board Members; as well as vehicles for GOP elected officials and candidates (who appeared in person), and (who did not).
Although once a small town, Cary’s rapid growth to a of 174,721 makes it the largest suburb of the state capital, Raleigh. The town’s high percentage of citizens who are not native to North Carolina has earned it the nickname of “Containment Area for Relocated Yankees”.
— Stephen Horn (@stephenehorn) December 9, 2023
“Sisters” of Perpetual Indulgence
The “sisters” were in the news earlier this year over the LA Dodgersthe LA chapter of the group with a “Community Hero Award”. Although the Dodgers initially due to backlash from the Christian and Catholic communities, it was after competing pressure from the LGBTQ community.
Later in the year, a member of the organization wasafter being caught masturbating at a public park.
The parade came under criticism the week ahead of its debut, as community members discovered Pride of Cary would be featuring the president of the Smokin’ Cardinal Sisters, Bryan, on their parade float. Bryan, who goes by “Bea Yourself”, was previously honored by Cary Pride with a “Unicorn Award”.
Additionally, the inclusion of the “sisters” in the event was discussed on The Steve Noble Show with Executive Director Tami Fitzgerald calling on listeners to contact the parade organizers, the , with their concerns.
The Cary Jaycees is aware of some concerns regarding participants in this year’s Cary Christmas Parade. As you may know, The Cary Jaycees, a subsidiary of JCI USA, is a non-profit organization that has no political or religious affiliation, therefor the events we host, and plan also run along those guidelines. Because the parade is a community event, we invite all those who would like to participate the opportunity to do so. We do not endorse or condone any political candidates who may be participating in our parade. Anyone who purchased a spot in the parade are all required to adhere to the rules and regulations of being streamed on the internet, and the laws that govern public decency and lewdness. Furthermore, the town of Cary Police Department will be on hand to ensure that the parade is safe for everyone including our diverse community members and any little one’s present.
We hope you have a wonderful time at the parade and enjoy a showcase of the diverse community of Cary.