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Rose Parade or Gay Parade?

Posted by on Jan. 1, 2014 at 4:45 PM
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In California, everything's not coming up roses.Photo: (AP Photo/Scott Eisen)


Rose Parade or "Gay Pride" Parade?

CALIFORNIA, December 31, 2013 — In California, everything’s not coming up roses ― especially if you’re a family.

You no longer need to live in California to get a taste of our progressive values. This week, it’s coming to a TV set near you. After more than 100 years of family-oriented entertainment on New Year’s Day, the Tournament of Roses Parade has veered off course. Organizers are allowing progressives to parade their political agendas around and morph a historic parade into an event more closely resembling a gay pride parade than the Rose Parade we have come to know.


This Wednesday on New Year’s Day, the Rose Parade will showcase a gay wedding being officiated LIVE atop a float shaped like a giant wedding cake. The float is sponsored by the AIDS Healthcare Foundation. Proponents say that the float is important this year because it is the first major California parade since the U.S. Supreme Court refused to give legal standing to Prop. 8. Activists argue that since same-sex marriage is now allowed in California, it should be promoted.

Never mind that in at least 31 of the 50 states where the Rose Parade will be broadcast there are Constitutional bans on gay unions. And never mind that a recent poll shows that 62 percent of Americans still support the definition of marriage as being between one man and one woman. Never mind that you’d never see a conservative politically themed float permitted in the Rose Parade.

There is nothing unusual about gay activists wanting to promote their cause. What is unusual, however, is the fact that national TV networks during daytime family programming will allow a political agenda to be pushed and will showcase two men engaging in a romantic kiss. That’s not exactly the kind of family programming that ABC ― which is owned by Disney ― has long been known for. Walt Disney must be turning over in his grave.

There is a time and place for everything. According to a list of LGTB events, there are 200 gay pride parades across the U.S. each year. But that’s not enough for the activists’ agendas. They want to bring those values to middle America by going on national television and parading it around. Literally. The audience: unsuspecting families who may not be willing nor ready to explain these adult relationships to their children. Or to explain to their eight-year old what the “AIDS” in “AIDS Healthcare Foundation” means. One has to wonder how this is going to play in Cleveland, as the old saying goes.


Progressives have learned nothing from the Duck Dynasty controversy this past week, nor has the Tournament of Roses organization learned from Cracker Barrel’s misstep. Americans are sick and tired of having progressive values shoved down their throats.

The backlash against the Rose Parade could be and should be similar to the A&E controversy. However, the dedicated droves of gay activists will likely line the parade route to ensure the male gay couple gets cheered, not jeered. This will make for a photo op which will no doubt be captured by parade organizers and the TV networks to justify their decision to allow the float.

Likewise, many Americans will simply vote with their remote control and choose to skip the parade altogether.



Read more:
 http://communities.washingtontimes.com/neighborhood/red-alert/2013/dec/31/rose-parade-or-gay-pride-parade/#ixzz2pBXV12zq 


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JanuaryBaby06
by on Jan. 1, 2014 at 5:27 PM
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Well the Rose Parade is done in CA so it does make sense to celebrate a law that was passed there after such a long uphill battle. A float or 2 or even 4 does not make it a Gay Pride parade though.... it's the Rose Parade... they normally have alot going on. People were free to not tune in if it makes them so uncomfortable or if they think that their children will be exposed to things they find inappropiate. But IMO it is something that passed whether you like it or not and it is soemthing that looks like it will be passed in many states so your children will most likely come face to face with it at some point..... and the next time could be in a different atmosphere, I'd take the time out to talk to them about it now. It's a good topis starter :D

29again
by Gold Member on Jan. 1, 2014 at 5:35 PM
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This is what the media is trying to force everyone to accept. 

Bonita131
by Bronze Member on Jan. 1, 2014 at 5:57 PM
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Our recent gay pride parade was televised, it also attracted over 600 thousand spectators with the majority of those spectators spending money in our city for food, drink, lodging, shopping, entertainment etc. The parade was a huge success everyone had a great time children included, & the merchants & city coffers benefited greatly. The only backlash that will come of the LBGT participating in the Rose parade which is their right just as it is anyone's right, will come from religious bigots & bigots in general who are not worth the time of day.

Ziva65
by Bronze Member on Jan. 1, 2014 at 6:18 PM
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Sad but true. I gave up on those long ago. It becomes a political tool, not at all for family values, certainly not something you'd take kids too. Years ago I worked for a hospital in San Francisco, it was expected that the entire department participate in the gay pride parade. I didn't. That didn't bode well for my upward mobility, but I had an excuse of sorts because I commuted from so far away.

Anyway, once you've seen the sisters of perpetual indulgance, live, it gives you a bad taste for almost any parade. I have some gay friends too, many from the city when I worked there. They honestly are just as digusted by some of this garbage, it's offensive to many people.

 

blondekosmic15
by Blonde on Jan. 1, 2014 at 6:24 PM
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Quoting 29again:

This is what the media is trying to force everyone to accept. 

The media tried to force everyone to vote for Obama. A disaster unfolding. Judgment & morality, not strong attributes for the media.

blondekosmic15
by Blonde on Jan. 1, 2014 at 6:25 PM
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Thank you for sharing your personal experience.

Quoting Ziva65:

Sad but true. I gave up on those long ago. It becomes a political tool, not at all for family values, certainly not something you'd take kids too. Years ago I worked for a hospital in San Francisco, it was expected that the entire department participate in the gay pride parade. I didn't. That didn't bode well for my upward mobility, but I had an excuse of sorts because I commuted from so far away.

Anyway, once you've seen the sisters of perpetual indulgance, live, it gives you a bad taste for almost any parade. I have some gay friends too, many from the city when I worked there. They honestly are just as digusted by some of this garbage, it's offensive to many people.



angelachristine
by Member on Jan. 1, 2014 at 6:29 PM
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You don't have to watch it. It doesn't bother the vast majority of people. I bet if they were showing things that suited your agenda you'd have no problem with it nor would you care what the dissenters thought.
Sisteract
by Socialist Hippie on Jan. 1, 2014 at 7:23 PM

My husband and I drove through OH Amish country today....outside of a farmhouse in Berlin, OH there was a GFF flying. We chuckled and drove on-

If people choose to skip the parade over some flags, that is their choice. No complaining about that choice though....adult enough to have and make a decision, be adult enough to quietly live with it.

-Celestial-
by Platinum Member on Jan. 1, 2014 at 7:28 PM


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In California, everything’s not coming up roses ― especially if you’re a family.

Such a narrow minded way of thinking. There's million of same sex families thats been around long before the book of man was written.


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the justices ruled 5-4 this summer in Windsor v. United States that gays have a Constitutional right to prance, caper, flounce, shimmy, or otherwise frolic in the Rose Parade even if it makes Karen Grube feel very sad and angry and maybe a little… funny inside.


Read more at http://wonkette.com/537827/lady-urging-boycott-of-rose-parade-over-gay-marriage-float-is-naive-about-parades#q1Wxr0BZtLGO4fZd.99


blondekosmic15
by Blonde on Jan. 1, 2014 at 7:39 PM
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You are aware the OT has been around for Centuries. The Bible is very clear about homosexual practices. Celestial, you have no respect for those who do not share your opinion concerning morality. If you wish to teach your children homosexuality is natural, your choice. Stop forcing others who disagree with you to accept your beliefs. 

Quoting -Celestial-:


Quote:

In California, everything’s not coming up roses ― especially if you’re a family.

Such a narrow minded way of thinking. There's million of same sex families thats been around long before the book of man was written.



Quote:


the justices ruled 5-4 this summer in Windsor v. United States that gays have a Constitutional right to prance, caper, flounce, shimmy, or otherwise frolic in the Rose Parade even if it makes Karen Grube feel very sad and angry and maybe a little… funny inside.


Read more at http://wonkette.com/537827/lady-urging-boycott-of-rose-parade-over-gay-marriage-float-is-naive-about-parades#q1Wxr0BZtLGO4fZd.99



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