Gay Marriage Float in Rose Parade

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    citizenzen

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    Counterpoint ...

    So the parade has had heterosexual marriages before, and in this year's parade, one of the floats was an eHarmony float that celebrated heterosexual couples.

    But when a homosexual couple wants to "join the parade" some people see that as "proselytizing".

    Just one more example of the double standard that still exists.

    One more note ... I watched the telecast on ABC. The gay float was not shown. The eHarmony float was ... as well as giving the eHarmony founder camera time in an interview.

    America has once again been saved from the gay.

    :rolleyes:
     
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    but...but..but..think of the children!:eek:



    :rolleyes:
     
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    What a cool way to honor those job creators.
     
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    It's 2014 and America still isn't ready for a gay float. Sad and pathetic. Maybe next year.
     
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    The float will be present. Should people have their eyelids stapled open and be forced to watch it even if they disagree?
     
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    citizenzen

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    It wasn't shown on the network that I watched.

    Apparently they were looking out for America's eyelids.

    Your stapler won't be necessary today.
     
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    Like most any business, the network cares about their revenue.

    If you're searching for humanitarians, you may be looking in the wrong place.

    Gays are completely entitled to hold an opinion and ride the float.

    What they and the network are not entitled to is immunity from people's reaction to that opinion.
     
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    citizenzen

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    Totally agree.

    Likewise, I'm entitled to react to the reaction.

    Enjoy ...

    [​IMG]

    (inspired by your stapler remark)
     
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    God forbid children grow up in a marginally more equal society.

    ;)
     
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    And this is why society is stupid. Instead of explaining that some people are gay it turns into "Omg hide them from it! No one will no it exists if we don't see it!"
     
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    I'm confused about your response. All I was saying is that it's sad Americans are not yet ready, perhaps next year. When did I allude to forcing people to watch a gay float? Hold your horses.
     
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    what if anyone disagrees with heterosexual marriage? :confused: should they be forced to watch?
     
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    Technarchy

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    Couldn't the same be said for Phil Robertson and his opinion.

    "And this is why society is stupid. Instead of explaining that some people agree with Phil Robertson it turns into "Omg boycott A&E! No one will know people like Phil exist if we don't see it!"

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    If the majority of gay Americans make their feelings known and do not tune into the Rose Parade because they oppose heterosexual marriage, that would be their prerogative.
     
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    Should I have to see breeder sites like eHarmony advertised in the parade?
     
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    Technarchy

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    Turn it off. So easy even a caveman can do it.

    And please, do explain what a "breeder site" is. I'm very curious as to what your answer is seeing as http://www.sfgate.com says the definition is "... derogatory slur used by gays to describe heterosexuals".

    That's make you guilty of using discriminatory, bigot language in PRSI.
     
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    Technarchy, do you understand that while you continue to argue technicalities, gay people are still at the losing end of the stick?

    What does it take for you to gain some empathy?
     
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    citizenzen

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    Is this just another example of the double standard?

    People who don't want to be exposed to the gay are forced to watch with their eyelids stapled open.

    While people who don't want to be exposed to the straight should just change the channel.

    Seems like a double standard to me.
     
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    It is, but he doesn't seem to get it.
     
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    This is the problem. If it's something gay, it's okay to hide it, or remove it if it offends, but if something straight (and a bit bigoted in eHarmony's case) we get "change the channel/turn it off". It must be amazeballs to be so hypocritical.

    Oh noes, the evil lesbian is oppressing hetero white men!! Someone, get the authorities *faints*.

    You bet I'm guilty of calling offensive straight people as breeders. Just as I'm guilty of calling white people crackers (and BTW, I'm pasty ass white).

    And honestly, if you reread the New Mutants, you'd know that Warlock there would be offended by your hypocrisy (and so would Doug).
     
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    Understands it. Wants it that way. Hopes it never changes.

    Obviously.
     
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    I like you :D
     
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    You guys want room service?






    :D
     
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    If people boycott due to this are they bigots or just good Christians? Is there a difference?
     
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    I believe the distinction is small, but then that would depend on your definition of "Christians".

    For myself, I believe that the Christ myth holds many valuable lessons, once the religious BS is stripped away.

    But that's just me.

    I could probably say the same of The Good Samaritan.
     
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    ^^^^^^ this, tons of Christians who have no issue with gay marriage

    No one is forced to watch the rose parade, hetero couples married there before , if it's good for the goose it's good for the gander
     

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