Originally posted by marg6043
Hey in a more serious note I think the whole issue is plain ridiculous, who cares lets get a day for straight and gays to get together and celebrate.
Originally posted by James the Lesser
Hmmm, straight days, Valentine Day, St. Patrick Day, Christmas, Thanksgiving, Easter, 4th of July, Memorial Day, Flag Day, Labor Day, New Years Eve, April Fools, July 3rd, November 8th, Janurary 19th, basically everyday but the one where they have a parade.
Originally posted by centurion1211
No. The real issue is and has always been giving a level playing field to all. You do not accomplish that by reverse discrimination against any group. You know, the old "two wrongs don't make a right" saying. A level playing field requires that any and all groups (even heterosexuals and whites!) be given the same opportunities as are given to gays and minorities.
Originally posted by Kidfinger
I have a slight problem with this line of thought here. These holidays and such you mention are for EVERYONE. Not just white people. Jeez, get a grip. America accepts everyone for what they are. We have society that accepts everybody now. BUT we have to make acceptions for people who have had a crappy history. That is the straight truth. No sugar coating. That is where the PC comes in. If gay people can have a parade then straight people should be allowed as well. Talk about class warfare.................... Jeez some of you people are playing right into their polarizing little wringing hands.
Go ahead and label me an a**hole cuz I can
Accept responsibility for what I've done but not for who I am.
every parade I went to bored the hell out of me
Originally posted by junglejake
I agree, it would be crass to be outraged at the celebration of a minority. The outrage here applies to the double standard, not the fact that the holiday exists. I don't like the hypocracy. The cries for freedom, but only for us. That's where the controversy is. People are being called homophobes and bigots because they are proud of who they are. They're not saying it's bad to have a gay pride day, they're saying, essensially, hey, that's a good idea, let's have one for my group, too.
291 million heterosexuals have parades 365 days of the year. 9 million homosexuals ask to use one of those days to hold their own parade. How many fewer heterosexuals can participate in heterosexual parades because of the homosexual parade?
If you answered none, you are correct.
Originally posted by SimonColynAdrian
Thank you for that post.
The reason why we have Pride anything for minority groups is so that WE, as the Majority, can openly, honestly, express to the Minorities that they are welcome in this big melting pot called America and are not looked at as objects of ridicule or hatred.
"You were born a white man in mid-twentieth century industrial
America. You came into the world armed to the teeth with an arsenal of
weapons. The weapons of privilege...racial privilege, sexual privilege,
economic privilege. You wanna be a pacifist, it's not just giving up guns and
knives and clubs and fists and angry words, but giving up the weapons of
privilege, and going into the world completely disarmed. Try that."
Originally posted by centurion1211No. The real issue is and has always been giving a level playing field to all. You do not accomplish that by reverse discrimination against any group. You know, the old "two wrongs don't make a right" saying. A level playing field requires that any and all groups (even heterosexuals and whites!) be given the same opportunities as are given to gays and minorities.