The City By The Bay never misses an opportunity to push the diversity meme, and the sinkhole holiday was utilized on Thursday to teach young children about Spain’s Catholic influence on early California through founding missions. This occurred even though Cinco de Mayo is the anniversary of Mexicans defeating the French army in the 1862 Battle of Puebla
— so the timing alone is off by a century.
On Thursday, 1,000 school children were herded into the ginormous St. Mary’s Cathedral to see a dramatic performance of “Always Forward! St. Junipero Serra and the California Missions.” The play has nothing to do with the Cinco battle, but field trips are way more fun than regular class work. Why bother studying when diversity-themed entertainment counts as acceptable education these days?
Elite Catholics in the state apparently want to celebrate Pope Francis’ declaration last year of the sainthood of Junipero Serra
. This is despite the controversial history of the priest who founded several Spanish missions
in California to convert local Indians to the faith,
as well as to enslave them, according to descendants
As pointed out in the following video, the organizers say the play is for public school children as well as parochial. So there is multiculti propaganda for everyone!
1,000 Children Attend Cinco de Mayo Themed Performance at San Francisco Church, KGO Channel 7, May 5, 2016SAN FRANCISCO (KGO) — A massive Cinco de Mayo event happened Thursday morning in San Francisco involving several local school children at St. Mary’s Cathedral.Volunteers performed “Always Forward! St. Junipero Serra and the California Missions” at Saint Mary’s Cathedral for 1,000 San Francisco children. The field trip was put on by Francis in the Schools, a nonprofit that offers field trips for schools that might not otherwise be able to afford them.“The basic idea behind the play is about the founding of California and the principals that the Franciscans brought, patterned on the life of St. Francis, which is unity and brotherhood,” said performer Bob Carpenter.And while they all hope the children in the audience take away a message of light and love, it seems the children in the show have gotten something out of all this too.“Just being onstage I just feel like it’s my natural place acting and singing,” said Elliot Keefer, one young performer.