Claiming that St. Francis of Assisi himself was a nudist, local nude activist and soapbox fan Gypsy Taub organized a rally and “nude freedom parade” today, which kicked off at the National Shrine of St. Francis and appears to have consisted of six people. Politely, the nudists in attendance waited until after daily church services were over at the Shrine on Vallejo Street.
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Taub sent out a press release earlier this week touting both her ongoing legal battle with the City of San Francisco over her citations for nudity, and this rally, which she framed as a commemoration of Saint Francis on the 238th anniversary of San Francisco. She was perhaps unaware that the chosen venue for this protest was also the site of a recent kinky sex scandal involving spankings and anal and vaginal sex in the church’s sacristy, behind the shrine’s altar.
Taub notes that Saint Francis was an Italian Catholic priest who renounced possessions, rebuilt small churches, [and was famous for saying] “I shall go naked to meet my naked Lord.”