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|Body Freedom Rally and Parade in Honor of Saint Francis|
|Date||Thursday June 26|
|Time||12:00 PM - 1:30 PM|
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International Shrine of St Francis at 610 Vallejo St, SF
Dear body freedom supporters,Added to the calendar on Wednesday Jun 11th, 2014 9:19 PM
let's celebrate the 238 anniversary of San Francisco by honoring Saint Francis -
THURSDAY, JUN 26TH @ 12 NOON @ International Shrine of St Francis at 610 Vallejo St, SF
San Francisco was named after Saint Francis who was a Catholic preacher and a noted nudist. Body freedom is our birth right!
Join us for a body freedom parade and rally to commemorate Saint Francis on the 238th anniversary of San Francisco.
Walk down Vallejo Street to the International Shrine of Saint Francis of Assisi at 610 Vallejo from the dead end of Vallejo St between Kearny and Montgomery St
Body freedom activists will stage Saint Francis Parade on San Francisco’s 238th anniversary in front of the National Shrine of Saint Francis whom San Francisco was named after.
Saint Francis was an Italian Catholic preacher and one of the most respected religious figures in history.
He renounced possessions, and rebuilt small churches.
“I shall go naked to meet my naked Lord.”
These were the words St Francis of Assisi addressed to his father in one of the most well-known scenes from his life.
Francis had taken some of his merchant father's finest materials to raise funds to rebuild the Church of St Damian. For this act his father brought him before the court. The trial took place before the bishop and his court in the presence of merchants and townspeople.
In response to the charges laid against him, Francis proclaimed: “I return not only my money, but also my clothes. I shall go naked to meet my naked Lord.” At which he stripped off all his clothes, threw them to his father and walked off naked.
When he preached in the nude, the townspeople in Assisi first laughed at him but then were won over by his words.
The San Francisco nudity ban is a shameful act of outrageous hypocrisy especially in light of our cultural and spiritual history. We will be marching naked in solidarity with the holy man who was such a beacon of inspiration to our people that our city was name after him. Saint Francis was a nudist in the 12th century. It’s time that our society catch up with his ideals and his vision.