The following comes from a Mar. 13 story on KCBS (San Francisco).
It’s one of San Francisco’s busiest streets, and a major project to beautify the area, while also making it more friendly for pedestrians, is underway on Castro Street.
On Thursday, a groundbreaking was held for the Castro Streetscape project, which will stretch from Market to 19th Street. San Francisco Supervisor Scott Wiener said the project will help to transform the neighborhood.
“This is one of the most exciting things that has happened to the Castro in a very, very long time,” he said.
Wiener played a key role in obtaining the funding for the project, which was one of his first tasks when elected to office – to make the streets of the Castro District more friendly for residents, merchants, and visitors.
“We’re going to almost double the width of the sidewalks, we’re going to have new street lighting, Jane Warner Plaza will be refurbished, we will have these great new rainbow crosswalks at 18th and Castro,” Wiener said. “It is really a visionary project for the neighborhood.”
The project will also include new street trees and landscaping, improved intersections, pedestrian-scale street lighting, bike parking, and new roadway paving. The Castro/Upper Market Community Benefits District agreed to fund four decorative crosswalks on Castro Street, with modern rainbow stripes adorning the pavement at 18th and Castro streets.
Department of Public Works Director Mohammed Nuru said it is all coming together very quickly.
“It starts tomorrow morning, when crews will be here,” Nuru said. “The businesses around here, they seem to be happy with it.”
The hope is that construction will be completed by as early as July, although October 2014 might be a better timetable. The $4.5 million streetscape project is being funded from the $248 million Road Repaving and Streets Safety Bond, which voters approved in 2011.
To read the original story, click here.
TO These pagans its always about homosexuality not about JESUS!
This clearly answers the question: Who do you love more? Jesus or your homosexuality? We know the answer by their actions and activism!
It’s really hard to figure out why articles like this appear on CCD in the first place. So that people like Abeca get a personalized invitation to YET AGAIN swipe at gay people without any reason whatsoever? Does the notion that a street is getting some sidewalk widening and tree planting REALLY beg the question about whether gay people love Jesus or not, as Abeca demands? Get over your obsessions with gay people already!
Who has the obsession ? Is urinating on the crusifix and other disgusting acts Love of Jesus ? These articles I believe are posted in hope through prayer these people repent. We must overflow heaven with prayers.
Papi, there is nothing in this article about people urinating on a crucifix. I can pretty much guarantee you that the fraction of people walking down these widened sidewalks who have ever even considered doing such a thing is probably on the order of one in ten thousand. Maybe one in a hundred thousand. If you think that widening sidewalks and planting trees is something that requires prayer and repentance, perhaps you need to look in the mirror.
YFC your are funny. Stop lying to yourself YFC, you know darn well the real reasons to my comments. So you can’t stand the heat huh? Well hell is worst.
Those displaying their support for the rainbow gay agenda flag are not actions of people who love Jesus and His call for chastity.
Sodomy is a serious sin. Jesus is serious salvation! But not everyone can take up their cross and walk with Christ. You have free will, choose wisely! Choose Jesus not the rainbow “gay” agenda flag!
Just in case you didn’t know it was a homosexual mecca…
Just further gentrification with a theme park-esque nod to a historical identity. The Castro has changed a lot over the years, especially since the current tech bubble started. It’s not Harvey Milk’s Castro to much more a degree than Timothy Leary’s presence endures in the Haight, or Jack Kerouac in North Beach. You’re not going to find a ton of counterculture in a place where a one bedroom apartment rents for $3000.
The comments here tell the story better than I can:
And this is catholic news exactly WHY?
These men are pitiful, horrific representation’s of humanity…these filth merchants are steeped in the most bestial behavior imaginable…they indulge in the abomination of buggery…they indulge in this perversion with great zeal and ardor…pray for the soul’s of these savages…they need to make a good sacramental confession…and return to the bosom of Holy Mother Church…hades awaits for these evildoers…perdition’s flame is more painful than a body crawling with kaposi and lungs wracked with virus filled sputum…
As a native San Franciscan…..I have one question? Did they ask the people who live in the City and not just go with the idea with the homosexual agenda group? The City of San Francisco has been ‘hijacked’ and I pray that one day (soon) it will be returned. Plus, where is this Mr. Wiener from? I bet you dollars to doughnuts…..he’s not a native San Franciscan!
Elizabeth, as a native of San Francisco, I would have thought you knew the answer to your question. Your correct, Mr Wiener is not a native of San Francisco. This is not an endorsement of him, but it looks like he is a pretty accomplished person. Graduated from Duke, Law degree from Harvard, clerked on the NJ Supreme Court, Assistant Attorney in San Francisco, private practice in one the most conservative law firms in The City. Go to The City Board of Supervisor web site for : https://www.sfbos.org/index.aspx?page=11325. Local newspapers refer to him as an effective member of the Board who is trying to bring the rest of the members closer to the middle. In SF he is considered a moderate. I Mississippi he might be considered a bit to the left. :)
Scott Weiner is an interesting character. He’s very much indicative of the shifting demographics of the city. Aside from being openly gay, he’s basically a moderate Republican. Similar to Michael Bloomberg, at least… In SF he’s positively Right Wing… at least very conservative compared to anyone who’s occupied his seat in decades.
He represents the interests of the wealthy and the real estate development industry, and has gotten the most attention for restrictive quality of life proposals (soda tax, banning nudity in the Castro, smoking on public land, cracking down on the homeless) and championing getting rid of minimum space requirements to allow for 220 sq. ft. “micro apartments”.
He seems politically ambitious, and is a likely mayoral candidate, at least, though he’s not terribly charismatic. It’s hard to picture him running for senator or governor….
GENESIS 9:13 — And God said, “I have placed my rainbow in the clouds. It is the sign of my covenant with you and with all the earth.”
That being said (by God), I find it rather hilarious that the San Francisco Supervisor for the Castro District is named Wiener! :)
However, at least he’s the driving force to get those women and men to stop walking around The City naked.
I am sorry….perhaps I am misunderstanding the Comments policy…”no offensive or libelous language…strive to be civil.” Either some recent contributors are ignoring this policy,or it is not being applied by the editors.
The Castro District like so much of the City has gone through its ups and downs as a neighborhood, and my father’s family lived on Castro near Market for years during the 40 50s (my first bank account was at the Market & Castro Branch)…
But the arrival of the Homo-Anal Coproohile / Pederast contingent along with the long cold ‘summer of love’ brought changes that have done lasting harm to the Nation as a whole – particularly as it has since served as a nexus for vectoring all manner of newer and more treatment resistant STDs worldwide.
Assembly member Tommy ‘T.P.’ Ammiano was outraged at the Reporting of New strains of MRSA (treatment resistant staph) pinointed as spreading from the Castro – Angry Not at the Spread via Homo-Anal Behaviors – but that it was being reported on.
Likewise – there are plans to ‘honor’ nambla founder Allen Ginsberg (whose poems about pederasty honor the Hormel Room at the SF Library) with a placque in the Castro.
San Francisco has been a lost city since its inception. While many of its citizens may not actually be homosexuals, liberals, deviants, drug addicts, Demoncrats or downright criminals, the prevailing culture is pro-abortion, pro-homosexuality, pro-drugs, pro-pornography, pro-dysfunction and openly anti-normalcy.
Perhaps because of this, San Francisco is a mecca for migrating morons who intentionally choose a gray, dark, cold and dirty city where real estate is vastly overpriced and morality is vastly undervalued. Visitors enjoy the restaurants and gawking at all the crazy people, but the locals have turned God’s Country into Satan’s cesspool. Most people come away shocked, stunned, and feeling dirtied.
It is important to take a good look at San Francisco, as well as at the murderous cities on the U.S.-Mexico border, because failure to stand up for decency will turn all of America’s cities into cesspools eventually.
Good people need to look and to see, to think and to speak, to consider, act, and stand up for that which is good and have courage to denounce that which is evil, as Jesus did. Citizens of San Francisco have failed to do that, and their entire city has become a morality play for mankind.
A disappointingly ultra rightist post from you maryanne. I usually think of your posts as being more reasonable.
A few trees, some extra concrete and colored crosswalks will do little if any to solve the dilemmas of San Francisco’s Castro District. God help them.
nor are they a reason to castigate an entire neighborhood which includes striaght and gay people, faithful folks and apostates, men and women. Even the IDEA that neighborhood changes to the concrete and trees is a moral issue worthy of being on CCD is absurd on its face, and only proves the obsessions of those who write for this outlet.
It is disappointing that CCD chose to include this story about civic improvements to the Castro. The story has no connection to Catholicism, or to the Roman Catholic Church. Why not include, instead, articles about Abp. Cordileone and his efforts to return Tradition, at least at some level, to SF, or about the issue of whether Most Holy Redeemer Church can be “saved” as a Catholic parish? (Or, how to deal with open homosexual sex, and sexual license of all kinds, which seems to burst forth from the City, like rays from some dark star.) If anything, containing a common story about civic improvements in the Castro only serves to suggest normalcy in an area that serves to harbor the basest desires and activities of Mankind.
Yes I agree St. Christopher, this is not the first time though.
The Rite of Sodomy – The Homosexual Deathstyle
Michael Voris interviews author Randy Engel about a difficult topic impacting the Catholic Church with great harm to all the Faithful:
Randy Engel is the author of the definitive work ‘The Rite of Sodomy: Homosexuality and the Roman Catholic Church”
New Engel Publishing, 2006 – 1282 pages
The Rite of Sodomy tracks the rise of homosexuality in the Catholic hierarchy, diocesan priesthood and religious life in the United States over a span of 100 years and three generations of prelates.
It examines all facets of this intergenerational phenomenon on the life of the Church, yesterday, today and tomorrow.
The text is broken down into five mini-book sections each examining a different aspect of homosexuality in the Roman Catholic Church. Section I looks at pederasty…
Engel is also found as a commentator on Renew America at: https://www.renewamerica.com/columns/engel
Interesting to me that CCD chose not to post anything about the passing of Rev. Fred Phelps. Known for protesting the funerals of soldiers and children and others to wake up our eyes to an immoral Ammerika (to quote one of CCD’s own most frequent commentators. His tone was indeed very much in keeping with what we read here on CCD. So I offer this analysis about how Phelp’s “ministry” probably moved many more people to the pro-gay side of the ledger. I think it’s pretty spot on, and should serve as an object lesson for those who stridently castigate gay people every chance they get: