Monday, November 10, 2008
Guy is chaired
Sermon under the torches
Street procession....cars going past and all...
Guy chaired leads the way.
Bill Cooke's Photos
effigy of Paulson "toxic debt"
Fire spinners by Michele Plehn
The Bonfire Sermon Video is delivered by Conrad Bladey Bishop of the Center for Fawkesian Pursuits
Wednesday, November 05, 2008
No tolerance or freedom for Mannequins- Guy Locked out of Catholic Prayer Garden in Baltimore November 5, 2008
Today I took Guy Fawkes Mannequin to the prayer garden in Baltimore to sit and pray. We were told that I could come in but guy could not. It was private property after all. We reminded the official that we were not an effigy, were quiet and prayerful, we were not a protest and we did not collect money. He told us that Guy was not welcome and there did not have to be any rules posted as it was private property and they were free do do what they wished there. So we quietly took Guy Outside. Ironic as the message from the Pope on the stone wall is about tolerance and freedom. I guess the church wants to be tolerated and free but they do not wish to extend those rights to others. I would have hoped that more had changed since 1605. I noted to the official who could not produce a business card, that Guy represented the defeat of terrorism via a great deliverance by God. He still could not respect our wish to sit prayerfully together on a park bench bothering no one. In order to create the 1.5 Million dollar park the church had to use a legal technicality (freedom to worship) to tear down an historic building which the city and officials wanted to preserve as low income housing- an apartment building. The building was torn down even though a prayer garden could have been created on the roof. A simple garden could have also been constructed with far less tax free money. -Conrad
Monday, October 27, 2008
Here is our wood just before going onto their magnificent bonfire.
He does wonderful work! Check out his collection with the links above!
Thursday, October 09, 2008
The Center for Fawkesian Pursuits
Guy Fawkes Day/Bonfire Night Celebration
2008 November 8
Remember, Remember the Fifth of November Gunpowder, Treason, and PlotWe see no reason why Gunpowder Treason should Ever Be Forgot!
Join us for a traditional celebration including flaming torches, fireworks, chants, effigies, bonfire, dinner
FREE Open to the public all are welcome especially children
Date: November 8, 2008 Saturday
Time: Gate opens at 4:30 celebration starts around 6
Place: Center For Fawkesian Pursuits,
Contact: 410-789-0930 or firstname.lastname@example.org RSVP appreciated….
Rain or shine, dress for outside activities….
Bring….sweet, salad, snack. Dinner and beverages provided. Fancy dress is encouraged-Make a Guy Effigy (scarecrow) and bring it to win a prize! (See the web pages below for examples) Illuminated artcars will be on display as it is also World Artcar Day-Artcars welcome!
For more information about the Gunpowder Plot, Guy Fawkes and the Celebration go to:
For information about the center for Fawkesian Pursuits Go to:
We are non-profit organization dedicated to the celebration of the failure of the Gunpowder Plot of November 5, 1605 and related research.