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Guinness Opts Out of NYC’s St. Patrick’s Day Parade Over Anti-Gay Policy

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posted on Mar, 17 2014 @ 03:17 PM
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Guinness announced Sunday that it will no longer sponsor the New York City parade along Fifth Avenue on Monday because organizers won’t let the LGBT community openly march. The move by the Dublin-based company reflects a growing split between conservative American Irish and an increasingly liberal Ireland.


I don't understand why it is so important for an army of gay people to prance around in a St. Patrick's day parade. Being gay doesn't have anything to do with St. Patrick and in fact it is offensive to many who celebrate this as a religious holiday.

Sometimes political correctness is just taken too far and it ends up alienating people who would otherwise be supportive of LGBT causes. I know I fall into that category.

ETA: I do understand that Guiness can do whatever they want, but I think they are wrong in this particular instance.

The Source


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posted on Mar, 17 2014 @ 03:27 PM
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I guarantee these companies don't give a damn about gay rights. They're jumping on the gay rights bandwagon because it's trendy right now, and they're worried about their images and the public's perception of them.
Transalation: They're worried about their bottom line.


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posted on Mar, 17 2014 @ 03:42 PM
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The LGBT community is not interested in being "equal" with anyone. They are more interested in creating a spectacle for themselves because they love the attention. They hate the idea of "who cares if you're gay".. or "it shouldn't matter if you're gay".. they want you to know they are gay and intend on creating a big hot mess to show you how gay they are.
This doesn't go for the REAL gay people who are just normal everyday citizens. This goes for the queens and twinks who exploit their sexuality into a cartoonish nightmare.


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posted on Mar, 17 2014 @ 03:43 PM
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Good for them.

I applaud any company that stands up for equal rights.



posted on Mar, 17 2014 @ 03:48 PM
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Metallicus

Guinness announced Sunday that it will no longer sponsor the New York City parade along Fifth Avenue on Monday because organizers won’t let the LGBT community openly march. The move by the Dublin-based company reflects a growing split between conservative American Irish and an increasingly liberal Ireland.


I don't understand why it is so important for an army of gay people to prance around in a St. Patrick's day parade. Being gay doesn't have anything to do with St. Patrick and in fact it is offensive to many who celebrate this as a religious holiday.

Sometimes political correctness is just taken too far and it ends up alienating people who would otherwise be supportive of LGBT causes. I know I fall into that category.

ETA: I do understand that Guiness can do whatever they want, but I think they are wrong in this particular instance.

The Source


edit on 2014/3/17 by Metallicus because: ETA


Why are they even allowed to have a parade anyway? What does St. Patrick have to do with America anyway it is a holiday in Ireland if they want to celebrate it let them go to Ireland. If they want it here they should be forced to allow anyone that wants to participate if they don't want to allow everyone then no parade. Remember everyone is supposed to be treated equally in America. What's the saying "everyone is Irish on March 17th" I must have missed the part that said everyone but gays. Just another BS holiday that gives people an excuse to get drunk. Because everyone knows that getting #faced is the way to get closer to God.



posted on Mar, 17 2014 @ 03:54 PM
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St. Patty's is celebrated partially because Saint Patrick kicked the snakes out of Ireland - or in other words, discriminated against pagans from whom numerous traditions and concepts were plagiarized and recycled. Further discrimination in the name of stolen religions ought to make Patty proud, eh? Not to mention that a great deal of St. Patty's traditions are Americanized and do very little in the way of actually reflecting Irish culture.

All in all: St. Patrick's Day is no big deal. Tomorrow, no one will care.
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posted on Mar, 17 2014 @ 03:59 PM
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Homosexuality is a mental illness. It's fine to have one but not right to parade a mental illness around and show it off to people like it's the most normal thing in the world. Guinness is free to do what they want, but it won't stop me from thinking they're ridiculous.


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posted on Mar, 17 2014 @ 04:06 PM
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ChaosEpsilon
Homosexuality is a mental illness. It's fine to have one but not right to parade a mental illness around and show it off to people like it's the most normal thing in the world. Guinness is free to do what they want, but it won't stop me from thinking they're ridiculous.


Let's see some proof it is a mental illness. I'm sure you can provide links proving this statement.



posted on Mar, 17 2014 @ 04:08 PM
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Metallicus


Sometimes political correctness is just taken too far and it ends up alienating people who would otherwise be supportive of LGBT causes. I know I fall into that category.


I would fall under that category as well. I have no bias against anyone who chooses the LGBT lifestyle, but I do have a problem with it being waved in my face at every given opportunity. I understand reveling in their new found recognition to be married or open or whatever, but there has to be a line drawn. Here in Canada there are Gay pride parades all over the place and you don't see drunkin' Irishmen stumbling around trying to crash the party or throwing green dye all over everyone. So for gosh sakes, stop being opportunistic to flaunt your sexuality at every given public display because it will surely dampen the support of the public you worked so hard to get.This is a day to be proud of IRISH HERITAGE, and you can sit down, be quiet, and wait for your own parade.



posted on Mar, 17 2014 @ 04:09 PM
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I wouldn't either bother, they will bring up loads of BS links from religious sites.

Back to the OP I commend Guinness for doing this.
The more companies that say that it is not acceptable to discriminate against gay folk the better, maybe those discriminating will either STFU or evolve.
Well done again.



posted on Mar, 17 2014 @ 04:12 PM
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Guinness...missing out on the St Paddys day parade....Begorra...The leprechauns will be dressed in rainbows this year.
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posted on Mar, 17 2014 @ 04:12 PM
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Another reason to drink Guinness with pride. I heard Sam Adams did the same thing. Even if it is a business decision instead of a moral one, it's still a step in the right direction as the arc of the moral universe bends towards justice.



posted on Mar, 17 2014 @ 04:14 PM
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www.behaviorismandmentalhealth.com...
I'm sure there are a lot of these. I'm not giving you hard proof because obviously it doesn't exist. You could say that psychopathy isn't a mental illness because there's no concrete evidence of it.

What the article is saying is that essentially homosexuality was professionally labeled as a mental illness, then a bunch of mentally ill people came and said they weren't mentally ill, so the APA removed it because they were being loud.



What’s noteworthy about this is that the removal of homosexuality from the list of mental illnesses was not triggered by some scientific breakthrough. There was no new fact or set of facts that stimulated this major change. Rather, it was the simple reality that gay people started to kick up a fuss.



posted on Mar, 17 2014 @ 04:14 PM
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AccessDenied

Metallicus


Sometimes political correctness is just taken too far and it ends up alienating people who would otherwise be supportive of LGBT causes. I know I fall into that category.


This is a day to be proud of IRISH HERITAGE,


Then why have an Englishman as Ireland's Patron Saint?

Strange one that.
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posted on Mar, 17 2014 @ 04:15 PM
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It's a Catholic holiday actually so American, Irish , Roman where ever Catholics are. Most celebrations have nothing to do with saint Patrick though and are more about corned beef and beer.



posted on Mar, 17 2014 @ 04:18 PM
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Wrong about the psychopathy, it is real and you can test the brain to see If you are likely to become one.
Sorry but no being gay doesn't effect anyone, doesn't effect you at all so why care? what deep seated fear do you have of gay folk?. [snip]
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posted on Mar, 17 2014 @ 04:19 PM
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Hey that's fab! guinness tastes like garbage but they did the right thing. Guess I made a mistake. read the original script wrong SORRY!. thank SATAN for censorship !

edit on 3172014 by tencap77 because: read original post wrong made mistake. shoot me. i'm a vet. you'd probably enjoy it!




posted on Mar, 17 2014 @ 04:25 PM
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Wait, you think it's okay to have a parade that promotes cruelty to gays? And you don't think Guinness tastes good? I'm not sure which to be more offended about.


ETA: I was going to edit this but I think then it'll make even less sense, since other people quote it later. Plus I still think it's funny. So I'm leaving it as is.

I don't really think tencap77 wants a parade that promotes cruelty to gays. That was a joke based on something that got edited out later. I stand by my indignation about Guinness though.


edit on 17-3-2014 by magicrat because: clarification (i hope)



posted on Mar, 17 2014 @ 04:26 PM
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I'm not a beer drinker but I might buy a round or two of Guinness at my local watering hole out of respect for a company
that can see discrimination and doesn't buy into the homophobic nonsense.



posted on Mar, 17 2014 @ 04:27 PM
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I was simply stating that Guinness is ridiculous by jumping on the bandwagon and attempting to pander to people's desire for "equality." No doubt they don't actually care about gay rights or not

www.advocate.com...
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