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Controversy in Napa after Catholic entrepreneur named parade grand marshal

Catholic World News - June 20, 2014

Homosexual activists in Napa, a city of 75,000 in north-central California, are pressuring the local Rotary Club to rescind the appointment of a Catholic entrepreneur as grand marshal in the 4th of July parade.

Tim Busch reportedly donated $10,000 to support Proposition 8, the 2008 California ballot initiative that defined marriage as the union of a man and a woman.

“We choose people who are the backbone of Napa,” parade organizer Doris Gentry told the Napa Valley Register. “It’s the people who have invested their time and money and love and passion in this community-- people who have a belief in the future of Napa. That’s what Tim Busch has done.”

“People were laughing at him when he bought that land in the industrial part of town, in an area everyone said was the ugliest part of Napa,” she added. “And yet, here’s a guy who had vision and gumption and belief in our community. A guy who thought ‘I can take this ugly piece of land and make it a world-class resort that people will come to from all over the planet’. How can that guy not be the person you want to celebrate and trumpet in this community?”

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  • Posted by: [email protected] - Jun. 21, 2014 2:18 PM ET USA

    The homosexual agenda is at it again. There is no common ground, there is only war. They must be defeated or we all face a loss of our Constitutional rights.

  • Posted by: james-w-anderson8230 - Jun. 20, 2014 6:09 PM ET USA

    Another example of mindless bullying. I pray that neither he nor the Rotary caves into these bullies.

  • Posted by: Frodo1945 - Jun. 20, 2014 8:28 AM ET USA

    I just read the interview with him. He is a standup guy, the real deal. Every town needs more men like him!!

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