CV NEWS FEED // It has now been one full week since CatholicVote launched its second annual “Hide the Pride” campaign, and the reports and photos from the ground are rolling in. One reader of CatholicVote’s The LOOP sent in a particularly interesting set of before-and-after photos from his local library.
“A woman named Debra T. and myself spoke about going to the Ferndale, MI library this past weekend to ‘hide the pride’ as promoted by CatholicVote,” Nick S. told CatholicVote this week. But they added a beautiful twist to their effort:
We brought a couple of empty crates into the library and found as many Catholic books as we could to use as replacements. Once we collected a sufficient number (sadly they are sparse in a liberal library such as Ferndale’s), we went over to the young adult display and removed the lgbt books before replacing them with the Catholic books. Next, we moved to the children’s area and did the same thing.
The results? See below.
“It took us about 40 minutes to complete the transformation,” Nick said. “Unfortunately, we had so many books in our crate, we were unable to empty out the adult section pride display and the DVDs.”
Pro-tip for other pride-hiders: “It certainly helped to have another person helping me as I did it alone last year,” he said. “We were able to coordinate who collected the religious books and who removed the pride books from the display.”
Nick said he hoped others would get out and “Hide the Pride” throughout the rest of June. For him and his friend, it isn’t just fun and games.
“It was an exciting experience for us in the sense we felt some level of accomplishment in getting the lewd, scandalous, immoral, and unnatural garbage out of the public space,” he said, “but those feelings coincided with a sense of anger and sadness at how far our society has fallen in terms of godlessness and sexual depravity.”
He added: “Hopefully these photos and words will encourage others to do the same.”