Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence

The Streets of San Francisco, Part 1–Protesting Depravity in a City That Loves It

Wednesday, October 1st, 2008

By Linda Harvey, Mission America

folsom-sf-press-conf-critics.jpgPicture this: a group of conservatives standing on the steps of the City Hall of San Francisco, holding a news conference. Several homosexual couples, dressed to the hilt, are also present with relatives/friends in tow, posing for cameras, following their same-sex “marriages.” We, however, are holding signs supporting traditional marriage and a huge banner that says, “Stop Public Nudity and Street Orgies.”

We aren’t exactly given the keys to the city.

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AFTAH: Folsom Street Fair in Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s District with its Public Nudity and Street Orgies Represents America’s Deepening ‘Moral Crisis’

Friday, September 26th, 2008

Americans For Truth about Homosexuality

September 26, 2008; Contact: Andre Traversa: 847-318-6413

SAN FRANCISCO, Cal. – In remarks prepared for a press conference this morning at San Francisco’s City Hall, Americans For Truth President Peter LaBarbera said that – like homosexual “marriage” — the public perversions and nudity allowed to go on at the annual “Folsom Street Fair” in House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s district represent America’s deepening moral crisis.

The 25th annual “Folsom Street Fair” will be held this Sunday, Sept. 28, in San Francisco.  Details of today’s and Monday’s press conference follow:

WHAT:  Two press events exposing Folsom and the politicians who enable it;
WHERE:  San Francisco City Hall
WHEN:  Friday, Sept. 26, 11:00 AM – pre-Folsom; and Monday, Sept. 29, 10:00 AM – post-Folsom;
WHO:  Peter LaBarbera, AFTAH; Linda Harvey, Mission America; Diane Gramley, American Family Association of Pennsylvania; Anthony Gonzalez, St. Joseph’s Men’s Society

Pelosi has refused to condemn the debauched Folsom Fair in her district, which features:

• Rampant public nudity including men walking the streets in nothing but their socks and sneakers; police refuse to enforce decency laws and even recruit at the fair;
• Public street orgies in which men engage in homosexual sex acts – as depicted on enlarged photos at the press events — as thousands of fairgoers walk by;
• Blatant anti-Christian bigotry – e.g., the “Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence” — transvestite mock “nuns” who work closely with Folsom; and religious-themed “sex toys” sold by vendors;

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AFTAH Confronts San Francisco Mayor Newsom for Welcoming Homosexual Orgies and Public Nudity on City Streets

Tuesday, September 23rd, 2008

Are these the Democratic values Speaker Nancy Pelosi wants to model to the nation?

folsom_guide_guy_bound_up.JPG San Francisco values in action: another grotesquely evil image from the Official 2008 Folsom Street Fair Program Guide.  House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, who calls herself a faithful Catholic, can’t bring herself to denounce the awful perversions, public nudity and anti-Christian bigotry of the Folsom Street Fair, held every year in her own district.

Americans For Truth News Release

Contact: Andre Traversa: 847-318-6413

NAPERVILLE, Illinois, Sept. 23, 2008 – Americans for Truth (AFTAH) will join other pro-family groups on the steps of the San Francisco City Hall Friday, Sept. 26, to confront Mayor Gavin Newsom for welcoming a sadistic homosexual street fair to the city — featuring hundreds of men walking around fully naked and engaging in public sex acts, as police stand idly by without enforcing decency laws.

The 25th annual “Folsom Street Fair” will be held this Sunday, Sept. 28, in San Francisco.  AFTAH President Peter LaBarbera will join other pro-family leaders in pre- and post-Folsom press conferences on the steps of San Francisco City Hall to highlight the public depravities that could only happen in San Francisco – home to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (third in line to be President):

WHAT:  Two press events denouncing and exposing the Folsom Street Fair and the politicians who enable it;
WHERE:  San Francisco City Hall, 1 Dr. Carlton B. Goodlett Place, San Francisco
WHEN:  Friday, Sept. 26, 11:00 AM – prior to Folsom; and Monday, Sept. 29, 10:00 AM – post-Folsom;
WHO:  Peter LaBarbera, AFTAH; Linda Harvey, Mission America; Diane Gramley, American Family Association of Pennsylvania; and Anthony Gonzalez, St. Joseph’s Men’s Society

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Nudity Fills San Francisco Streets again as Cops Look on and Do Nothing at ‘Up Your Alley’ Street Fair

Wednesday, July 30th, 2008

Police-protected sadistic celebration reveals continuing lawlessness in America’s ‘gay-est’ city


consensual_sexual_violence-2_uyalley.JPG CLICK ON PHOTOS TO ENLARGE. Man whips another man’s back as crowd watches at the “Up Your Alley” street fair in San Francisco. Consensual sexual violence, degradation and even “slavery” are part of the “leather” movement — which has its own “pride” flag just like the “gay” movement that birthed it.

By Peter LaBarbera

These photos were taken on Sunday, July 27, 2008, by amateur pro-family volunteers for Americans For Truth, at the “Up Your Alley” street fair in San Francisco — one of the city’s two open-air celebrations of sadomasochism (euphemistically called the “leather” lifestyle by practitioners). It is telling to us that the same city whose mayor, Gavin Newsom (D), ignited the “same-sex marriage” crusade in California by illegally issuing “gay marriage” licenses — openly tolerates and celebrates gross perversions, nudity and sexual lawlessness on its streets. Last year, Newsom issued a congratulatory welcome letter to attendees of the “Folsom Street Fair,” the bigger S&M festival held in September that also runs and sponsors “Up Your Alley.”

These photos do not fit in with the slick, national “gay” marketing plan, to be sure. Nevertheless, this pathetic and debased spectacle is as much an offspring of the “GLBT” movement as the current quest for homosexual “marriage.” The latter radically redefines and corrupts an ancient institution created by God to order relations between man and woman as the basis for family life. Perverse events like “Up Your Alley” and “Folsom Street Fair” mock any notion of right and wrong — as the reckless pursuit of anything-goes “tolerance” leads governmental authorities to enable and promote evil, turning freedom into sexual anarchy while causing a breakdown in law and order.

up_your_alley_naked_guy_steamworks.JPGHomosexual activists mock and deride Americans For Truth relentlessly for exposing sordid realities like “Up Your Alley” — and showing you what happens when sexual radicals come to dominate a major city. They don’t want Americans to see this side of their agenda, so they attack the messenger. But we must face reality and come to grips with the truth that “rights” based on aberrant sex are not genuine civil rights. In fact, they pervert the noble ideal of American freedom. (It’s no coincidence that the same San Francisco politicians who welcome these nudity- and perversion-filled festivals in city streets have moved to condemn ex-gays and Christian moral opposition to homosexuality.)

Like the pantless perverts wandering around in sneakers-only at “Up Your Alley,” the liberals’ pro-homosexual “tolerance and diversity” program is now fully exposed as a soulless and bankrupt ideology. According to its precepts, nothing can be judged as wrong (sexually-speaking) — except, of course, normal, historic Judeo-Christian mores. But common sense leads us to ask: if homosexualism is a good or benign force in society, why in San Francisco — the nation’s “gay” Mecca, its “queer” utopia — do we witness this progression into degrading and wicked public displays sanctioned by the government? Turns out, boundaries are good — they protect us; they even protect people (sinners, all) from themselves. But without God, there are no limits, and evil fills the void: if a once-Christian-infused culture can go from holding sodomy in contempt to embracing “Gay Pride,” then why not indulge “Leather Pride”?

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Homosexual Hate: Cross-Dressing ‘Sisters’ Mock Christ with ‘Hunky Jesus’ Contest

Friday, March 28th, 2008

[WARNING: OFFENSIVE AND BLASPHEMOUS CONTENT from a group celebrated in the nation’s homosexual Mecca]

By Peter LaBarbera

Here is pure evil of the sort that can only be found in America’s “queer” Mecca: you just have to see it to believe it. Originally, I was not going to post this satanic Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence video of their 2008 “Hunky Jesus” contest — held on Easter Sunday in San Francisco, of course — because it is so offensive and blasphemous. But people need to see this homosexual hate in action to understand what we’re up against and what results from celebrating deviance.

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The “Sisters” — homosexual men who paint their faces and dress up as mock nuns, often with perverted names like Sister Roz Erection — is no mere fringe group, at least in San Francisco. There, they enjoy widespread acceptance as a “charity” operation, raising hundreds of thousands of dollars for AIDS-related groups and other causes. Somehow these bigots can’t manage to help the poor and needy without trashing the Son of God and Christianity in the process.

Which begs the question: what other social movement in our culture mocks and attacks Christianity like the homosexualists? Even radical pro-abortion feminists (“Keep your rosaries off my ovaries”) seem downright respectful toward the faith when compared to the twisted “Sisters” and their virulent anti-God, anti-Christian rhetoric.

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Catholic Men’s Group Calls on Archbishop Niederauer to Replace San Francisco Priest, Steve Meriwether

Tuesday, October 30th, 2007

steve_meriwether_pro_homosexual_priest.jpg Steve Meriwether of San Francisco’s pro-homosexual “Most Holy Redeemer” church.

This open letter below (emphasis added) was delivered to San Francisco Archbishop Niederauer on October 29.

It is a request to publicly excommunicate the Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence and other similar groups and to remove the pastor of Most Holy Redeemer Parish, Fr. Steve Meriwether.

(If you’re not familiar with this event, please take a few minutes to check these links: (Americans For Truth was the first to report that Archbishop Niederauer gave Communion to members of the blasphemous, drag-queen-“nuns” group, Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence; he later apologized); and
or Google “Niederauer Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence”  or “Niederauer homosexual” for pages and pages of documents, photographs, videos, interviews and commentary about this event that occurred 3 weeks ago and is STILL being reported on from Canada to Germany.  The latest: an interview with an openly “gay” member of Most Holy Redeemer Parish Council with other historical facts here:

Please call the archbishop’s office (don’t talk to a voicemail – make your request to a human). Fax and email them asking the archbishop to excommunicate these groups and their members and to replace Fr. Steve Meriwether as pastor:

Contact info here:
Phone:   Chancery Office: 415 614 5500
Lori Miller, Secretary; John North, Pastoral Ministry xt 5504; Barbara Lordi, Pastoral Outreach ext. 5506 and Maury Healy, Dir. of Communications.


email : (with a personal note)
Also fax to: 415 565 3679

Please consider forwarding to the nuncio at, and Pope Benedict XVI at

Open Letter delivered to the archbishop, Oct 29, 2007

St. Joseph’s Men Society 

15732 Los Gatos Blvd. #303, Los Gatos, California 95032

October 29, 2007

Most Reverend George H. Niederauer 
Archbishop of San Francisco
One Peter Yorke Way
San Francisco, CA 94109-6602

Your Excellency: 

During your first visit to Most Holy Redeemer parish on Sunday October 7th, 2007, you gave Our Lord in Holy Communion to members of the Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence (SPI) a homosexual activist group widely known for its attacks upon and mockery of the Catholic Faith.  Your subsequent October 11th apology notes that you did not recognize these “strangely dressed persons” as members of the Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence and that these individuals should not have received Holy Communion, nor should the minister of the Church administer the Sacrament to them. 

First: For the sake of their souls and the souls of those Catholics worldwide who have been scandalized, your office requires you to state this formally, according to the teachings of the Church.

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San Francisco Catholic Archbishop George Niederauer Gives Communion to Blasphemous ‘Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence’

Tuesday, October 9th, 2007


Above, two “Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence” in their Catholic-mocking garb and make-up are photographed attending a mass offered by San Francisco Archbishiop George Niederauer, in the Most Holy Redeemer Catholic Church. At bottom, the twisted “sisters” are seen receiving communion from the Archbishop. These photos were taken by a member of the St. Joseph’s Men Society, a conservative Catholic group.


By Peter LaBarbera 

Just when you thought it couldn’t get any wackier: on Sunday, just a week after the depraved, nudity-filled “Folsom Street Fair” in San Francisco, the city’s Archbishop, George Niederauer, has been photographed giving Communion to two Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence in their mock “nun” outfits.

The “Sisters” are a group of men who dress up in outlandish outfits and white facial make-up mocking Catholic nuns and adopting blasphemous, sexualized names like “Sister Porn Again” and “Sister Roz Erection.” Their motto is “Go forth and sin some more!” While the group is detested by orthodox Catholics as epitomizing homosexual activists’ perverted anti-Catholic and anti-Christian bigotry, it is respected in San Francisco as a charity group that raises funds for causes like AIDS.

bottom4jesus.jpgEvery year, various “Sisters” greet attendees at the sadomasochist Folsom Street Fair (WARNING: BE PREPARED FOR GRAPHIC PHOTOS IN OUR PHOTO-STORY OF THIS YEAR’S “FAIR“), and the drag queen group is a “major beneficiary” of the funds raised at Folsom. This year, one “novice,” “Sister Bambi Dextrous” (see photo at right) at Folsom wore a “Bottom for Jesus” T-shirt, referring to the act of homosexual sodomy. “Bambi” said that he usually “tops,” but that he “bottoms for Him” (referring to Christ).

The photos above were taken at the Most Holy Redeemer Catholic Church in the city’s “gay”-dominated Castro district, by a member of St. Joseph’s Men Society, a conservative Catholic group based in San Jose.


“Bottom for Jesus” at this year’s Folsom Fair; photo: Americans For Truth


Most Holy Redeemer has a history of pushing the limits in its pro-homosexual activism — in clear violation of Roman Catholic Church teachings — including marching in this year’s San Francisco homosexual “pride” parade. The church also leased a hall to the Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence for its “Revival Bingo” games, where the drag queen “sisters” passed out porn DVDs and sex toys as prizes, until faithful Catholics protested and the lease was cancelled. Click HERE to watch a revealing YouTube video of the very “queer” “Revival Bingo,” showing the “sisters” passing out porn and sex toys as prizes (WARNING: NOT FOR CHILDREN).

Allyson Smith, an analyst for Americans for Truth, commented, “San Francisco Archbishop George Niederauer did not condemn the depravity of Folsom Street Fair, which occurred in front of one of his own parishes (St. Joseph’s on 10th Street), or the blasphemous antics of the Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence there. Yet one week later, he gave Holy Communion, which Catholics believe is the Body and Blood of Jesus Christ, to these same twisted ‘sisters’ who were dressed in full drag costumes. This begs the question: Does Archbishop Niederauer approve of or identify with the Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence and their sacrilegious and disordered homosexual behaviors? If so, then he is unfit to shepherd San Francisco Catholics and should be immediately removed from his post by Pope Benedict XVI.”

St. Joseph’s Men Society President Anthony Gonzales said, “The Roman Catholics of the San Francisco Bay Area are sick and tired of their ‘leaders’ kowtowing to the Homosexual Mafia. Archbishop Niederauer — in giving Holy Communion to known sodomites who not only practice this perversion but promote it — not only committed sacrilege but blasphemy.

“I doubt that even Judas would have done such a perverse thing as this,” Gonzales said. “Not only did Niederauer sell out our Lord for human respect but deliberately crucified Him again within the very sanctuary of the Church that he was consecrated to protect. If Rome does not remove him immediately from his position and excommunicate him for this evil, then Rome itself becomes complicit in the crime. Enough is enough!”

Catholic activist Gary Morella, a member of the research faculty at Penn State University, added, “How can the apologists for Vatican II ignore the fact of Niederauer’s public sacrilege in giving Holy Communion to known sodomites who mock the faith?!”


TAKE ACTION: Catholics and other concerned pro-family Americans are encouraged to voice their outrage at Archbishop George Niederauer’s action at

Please cc the following people on your email to the Archbishop:

Auxiliary Bishop Ignatius Wang at
The Archbishop’s secretary at
The editor of Catholic San Francisco at
Communications Director for the Archdiocese of San Francisco at

Or write to:

The Roman Catholic Archdiocese of San Francisco
One Peter Yorke Way
San Francisco, CA 94109
(415) 614-5500

His Excellency The Most Reverend Pietro Sambi
The Apostolic Nuncio to the United States
The Apostolic Nunciature
3339 Massachusetts Ave., N.W.
Washington, D.C. 20008-3687
phone: 202-333-7121
fax:     202-337-4036

Cardinal William J. Levada
The Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith
[Secretary: Most Rev. Archbishop Angelo Amato, S.D.B.]
Piazza del S. Uffizio 11
00l93 Rome, Italy

Catholic ‘Drag Nun Bingo’ Parish, Most Holy Redeemer, Participates in San Francisco Pride Parade 2007

Tuesday, October 9th, 2007

By Katherine Tomasi and Allyson Smith

Despite millions of dollars in sexual abuse claims–the vast majority of which are homosexual in nature–that have bankrupted some U.S. Catholic dioceses, and in defiance of a recent U.S. Bishops’ document stating that Catholic ministers must not advocate behaviors contrary to Church teaching, a San Francisco parish notorious for its promotion of homosexuality participated in that city’s “gay pride” parade Sunday, June 24.

Catholic blogger ‘Catherine of Siena’ of the Threshing Grain blogspot reported that Most Holy Redeemer Catholic Church in San Francisco’s homosexual Castro district planned to march in the perverted procession, with the theme “Pride Not Prejudice,” now in its 37th year  and unarguably the mother of all “gay pride” parades.

Most Holy Redeemer’s home page at greets visitors with the message, “During the month of June we welcome in a special way our many LGBT visitors to MHR . . . Happy PRIDE!”

According to its June 17 bulletin, MHR planned several events in conjunction with the pride parade, from asking for volunteers to man an AIDS support group beverage booth near the main stage to hosting a “pride parade dance rehearsal” and sign-making party for its young adult group.

An MHR parade contingent “send off” occurred after the Sunday 10:00 a.m. Mass, on the same day Catholics worldwide celebrated the Solemnity of the Birth of Saint John the Baptist, who called sinners to repentance and was beheaded for publicly rebuking King Herod and his brother’s wife Herodias for adultery. Most Holy Redeemer was the only Catholic parish listed on the 2007 pride parade lineup.

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