01-13-2014 07:05 PM
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  1. GadgetGator's Avatar
    Poor Rose Parade...they are being pulled in two directions....protested by the left over Sea Worlds inclusion, protested by the right over a gay marriage on another float. Just can't win somedays I guess! I for one am happy both floats are in the parade as that is what living in a free country is all about. Even if you do not agree with them. And if both the left and right are upset about something, well, that probably means you are doing the correct thing. LOL

    12-Year-Old Activist Who 'Ruined' Macy's Parade Plans To Protest SeaWorld Float At Rose Parade: LAist

    PETA to stage protest over SeaWorld float in Rose Parade - latimes.com

    Gay Wedding Plans At 2014 Rose Parade Spark Controversy

    Relax. Rose Parade gay marriage float is not the apocalypse - latimes.com
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    12-31-2013 07:00 PM
  2. Mooncatt's Avatar
    I personally think something like this should be free of activism. A gay wedding has no more business being part of that parade than a straight wedding.

    I don't know what the deal is about Sea World, so not jumping on whatever that issue is now
    12-31-2013 08:15 PM
  3. GadgetGator's Avatar
    Yes I have seen that posted elsewhere. People SAY they don't think anyone should be married in the parade but is that really true? Straight people have been getting married for years in this parade. Where were all these voices before? Did anyone threaten to boycott the parade over those marriages? Somehow I doubt it.

    The Seaworld thing is over the issue with whales and if they should be kept in captivity..look up the documentary Blackfish for more on that one.

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    12-31-2013 11:42 PM
  4. ffejjj's Avatar
    Marriage in parades is obnoxious gay or straight..

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    12-31-2013 11:59 PM
  5. Mooncatt's Avatar
    Yes I have seen that posted elsewhere. People SAY they don't think anyone should be married in the parade but is that really true? Straight people have been getting married for years in this parade. Where were all these voices before? Did anyone threaten to boycott the parade over those marriages? Somehow I doubt it.
    I don't follow football or football related activities, so I didn't realize there was already an established history of any marriages during the parade. In this case, I partially take back what I said.

    Marriage in parades is obnoxious gay or straight..
    In general, I agree. I think the idea is tacky, but seems like the cat is already out of the bag on this one. If the people watching this parade are ok with weddings in it, then they should allow a gay/lesbian wedding.
    01-01-2014 01:09 AM
  6. anon8126715's Avatar
    I personally don't care what side of the fence people are on, to protest a parade seems to be a douchewaffley thing to do. What the Parade officials should do is "You want to bring awareness to your cause, the fee is $$$ and you can enter an APPROVED float in the parade!" If the religious right wing want a big ole Jesus float, let them fund it IN GOOD TASTE (not like that crazy Kansas church would). If the gay and lesbian community want to fund a float, let them fund one that meets with the SAME criteria as the bible float. The same goes for PETA or any other organization. And judge all you want, but I'd have no problem donating to the "Hot lesbians for gay marriage equality" float......
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    01-01-2014 10:35 AM
  7. ffejjj's Avatar
    Just my vote but I think the Jesus float should be an ark

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    01-01-2014 10:39 AM
  8. rexxman's Avatar
    There was a Jesus float a few entries after the same-sex marriage float. My thought was/remains "how inclusive". As far as Sea World, please come join the fun.

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    01-01-2014 04:55 PM
  9. SteveISU's Avatar
    We live in a society that is filled with "in your face" moments, why is anyone surprised. Everyone's looking to "make a statement" for their 15 mins of fame.
    01-02-2014 11:46 AM
  10. GadgetGator's Avatar
    I really wouldn't call this an in your face moment as much as just doing something that's been done before by others whom have gotten married during the parade also.

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    01-04-2014 03:41 PM
  11. Tall Mike 2145's Avatar
    As a libertarian-heart Libertarian, someone's sexual orientation is none of my business and so this whole affair is of no personal interest.
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    01-04-2014 09:03 PM
  12. llamabreath's Avatar
    As a libertarian-heart Libertarian, someone's sexual orientation is none of my business and so this whole affair is of no personal interest.
    The point is that they're MAKING it your business by flaunting it for YOU to notice. If THEY thought it was nobody's business, they wouldn't display it so gregariously.




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    01-05-2014 04:05 PM
  13. NoYankees44's Avatar
    As long as everyone one is held to the same standards, I could care less. Though I don't know why anyone would want to get married in a parade.

    Let's be honest the gay community gets away with some outrageous things in their gatherings/rallies/parades/whatever. People that are skeptical are just acting out of experience. If the porn industry held parades with half the nudity and vulgarity that gay pride parades have been know to have, the whole country would be up in arms. Assless chaps anyone?
    01-05-2014 09:30 PM
  14. palandri's Avatar
    As long as everyone one is held to the same standards, I could care less. Though I don't know why anyone would want to get married in a parade.

    Let's be honest the gay community gets away with some outrageous things in their gatherings/rallies/parades/whatever. People that are skeptical are just acting out of experience. If the porn industry held parades with half the nudity and vulgarity that gay pride parades have been know to have, the whole country would be up in arms. Assless chaps anyone?
    At least to me, your statements show a lot of hatred towards the gay community.
    01-06-2014 10:21 AM
  15. NoYankees44's Avatar
    At least to me, your statements show a lot of hatred towards the gay community.
    I hate public displays of nudity and vulgarity. I dont care who does it. It is not something i want to see walking down the street.

    I merely pointed out that it the gay community has been known for this kind of behavior in the past and that i believe there is a double standard.
    01-06-2014 10:29 AM
  16. llamabreath's Avatar
    ... a lot of hatred towards the gay community.
    Is there something about public and vulgar displays of nudity that is supposed to be liked?

    And while we're on the subject; how should five, six and ten year-olds feel/react when they see these PUBLIC displays?




    I think signatures are stupid.
    01-06-2014 10:55 AM
  17. SteveISU's Avatar
    At least to me, your statements show a lot of hatred towards the gay community.
    I believe he's alluding to the fact that no matter what, a little decorum would be in order, regardless of who's throwing the parade. Some chick walking around with electrical tape on her nipples and nothing more on top is a little too much walking down a street.
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    01-06-2014 11:20 AM
  18. GadgetGator's Avatar
    The point is that they're MAKING it your business by flaunting it for YOU to notice. If THEY thought it was nobody's business, they wouldn't display it so gregariously.
    Ridiculous. Heterosexuals make announcements about their life, who they are dating, and make wedding announcements all the time. They even get married in parades too. But for some strange reason, when a gay person does any of those same things, people get the vapors over it. And then backpedal a bit and complain about straight people doing things that they never took issue with originally. But now they do. Hmmmmmmmm

    Assless chaps anyone?
    All chaps are assless. Why do people always try to draw some sort of distinction as if there were a covered version of chaps? Those would be called PANTS.

    I hate public displays of nudity and vulgarity.
    The human body is not vulgar. It sounds like you have a hang up on nudity. People can be vulgar while being completely dressed. The point being nudity does not equal vulgar and vulgar does not equal naked. It bothers me when people link those things because it's a false equivalency.
    01-06-2014 09:46 PM
  19. NoYankees44's Avatar
    Ridiculous. Heterosexuals make announcements about their life, who they are dating, and make wedding announcements all the time. They even get married in parades too. But for some strange reason, when a gay person does any of those same things, people get the vapors over it. And then backpedal a bit and complain about straight people doing things that they never took issue with originally. But now they do. Hmmmmmmmm



    All chaps are assless. Why do people always try to draw some sort of distinction as if there were a covered version of chaps? Those would be called PANTS.



    The human body is not vulgar. It sounds like you have a hang up on nudity. People can be vulgar while being completely dressed. The point being nudity does not equal vulgar and vulgar does not equal naked. It bothers me when people link those things because it's a false equivalency.
    I said nudity AND vulgarity...

    And there is a time and place for nudity of all forms. I cannot think of a single time that nudity belongs in the middle of a public street though.
    01-06-2014 09:52 PM
  20. jdbii's Avatar
    I said nudity AND vulgarity...

    I cannot think of a single time that nudity belongs in the middle of a public street though.
    In Portland we have a naked bike parade once a year. It's great. Miles long. Hundreds participate. Thousands if you include spectators. Police motorcycle escort. Cops also block off the streets. Loads of fun.

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    01-06-2014 10:11 PM
  21. Mooncatt's Avatar
    The human body is not vulgar. It sounds like you have a hang up on nudity. People can be vulgar while being completely dressed. The point being nudity does not equal vulgar and vulgar does not equal naked. It bothers me when people link those things because it's a false equivalency.
    Alright, let's have a straight pride parade, being just as flamboyantly straight as gay pride parades are gay. Oh, and no gays are allowed to get **** hurt over it.
    01-06-2014 10:22 PM
  22. jdbii's Avatar
    Alright, let's have a straight pride parade, being just as flamboyantly straight as gay pride parades are gay. Oh, and no gays are allowed to get **** hurt over it.
    Parades are already pretty much celebrations of straight pride in most ways. Most floats and participants are celebrating the traditional family.

    Flamboyantly straight? I don't think you can get any more flamboyantly strait than majorettes and cheerleaders. I don't think I've ever heard somebody refer to that as vulgar or "in your face" unless it was the Taliban.

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    01-06-2014 11:01 PM
  23. Mooncatt's Avatar
    Parades are already pretty much celebrations of straight pride in most ways. Most floats and participants are celebrating the traditional family.
    No, they celebrate special events that have no direct connection to someone's orientation. At least I've never seen one advocating being straight.

    I'm all for LGBT rights, but they won't get very far holding up double standards. So when we can have a straight pride parade without the LGBT getting up in arms, then we will have more equality. As it is, the big activist players in the movement are putting it in everyone else's face, demanding to be put on some pedestal as if they're more special than straight people. That does more to harm the movement than advance it, in my opinion.

    Btw, the cheerleaders and such are more conservative in dress than some of the things that have been allowed in the gay pride parades. So that argument doesn't hold water.
    01-06-2014 11:14 PM
  24. GadgetGator's Avatar
    No, they celebrate special events that have no direct connection to someone's orientation. At least I've never seen one advocating being straight.

    I'm all for LGBT rights, but they won't get very far holding up double standards. So when we can have a straight pride parade without the LGBT getting up in arms, then we will have more equality. As it is, the big activist players in the movement are putting it in everyone else's face, demanding to be put on some pedestal as if they're more special than straight people. That does more to harm the movement than advance it, in my opinion.

    Btw, the cheerleaders and such are more conservative in dress than some of the things that have been allowed in the gay pride parades. So that argument doesn't hold water.
    You're argument holds no water either then. In fact it is a whole lot of marlarky. No gay person wants to be any more special than any other person. We just want to be equal and as "in your face" as any heterosexual is on a DAILY basis.

    BTW you could have all the straight pride parades you want. Your problem won't be with the gays, but with your fellow straights who will see no point in marking an occasion that they already mark everyday and aren't discriminated for it.

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    01-06-2014 11:31 PM
  25. jdbii's Avatar
    No, they celebrate special events that have no direct connection to someone's orientation. At least I've never seen one advocating being straight.
    Fair enough Mooncatt. I get what you are saying.

    I was thinking thinking that floats usually are made up of guys and gals with themes like "Grease, The Lion King, Snow White," or other popular stories that generally are hetero. Schools with marching bands or the football team that won state are celebration of children (or that is what I was thinking) and until very recently children fell into the realm of straight families. I was also thinking that the parades highest honorees, or the Grand Marshall, are usually presented with their spouse in a Cadillac.

    I don't think the LGBT community would be bothered by a straight parade, but that just my opinion.
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    01-06-2014 11:34 PM
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