DOD holds 1st LGBT pride event in Kandahar, Afghanistan

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posted on Jul, 7 2013 @ 10:48 AM
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Originally posted by Benevolent Heretic
1. A still from the video...



"Immigration Equality 6/26/2012"

And people think there's a "gay agenda". This is your "anti-gay agenda" at work. There was an "event" in Kandahar, not a parade. Don't worry, it wasn't very colorful or joyous.
Whoever put that video together is clearly showing their bias (and their morals) by LYING about the event.





You deserve that!

Regardless, there are those who seriously dont want gays in the Military, or any other branch of humanity, and are prepared to fight it tooth and nail.

I'm glad this "event" happened.

BTW, Im still laughing at the still image!!





posted on Jul, 7 2013 @ 10:59 AM
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Originally posted by halfoldman
I am bit skeptical about how much of the OP's clip can possibly be from an airstrip in Kandahar.

The source is World Nut Daily ... oooops ... I mean World Net Daily. With World Net Daily, they should be double and triple checked. They aren't the most reliable source of info ...

The article just says that it held a 'LGBT Pride Event' in Kandahar. It doesn't say that it was a parade. It doesn't say that it was a festival. It just says 'EVENT'. For all we know it could have been a dozen LGBT service members in a tent sipping coffee at a social gathering.

The footage in the video didn't look at all like Kandahar.


So any 'outrage' over this is severely misplaced. IMHO



posted on Jul, 7 2013 @ 11:01 AM
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I dont think Gays in the Military are going to use "this day" as their day of Holiday. It was just a day that showed they didn't have to hide who they were anymore.

I am seriously hoping as a species we can get past this issue.

One day people will be able to look at my Gay Cousin in the Military and look at her as just another soldier doing her Job, not the "everyone knows shes gay" soldier, complete with the looks and mumblings under their breaths.

Unfortunately, it still happening.



posted on Jul, 7 2013 @ 11:01 AM
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Originally posted by sk0rpi0n
, doesn't mean they have a license to hold gay pride parades in the middle of a warzone.

Do you have proof that a gay pride parade was held in the middle of a warzone?
All the article says is 'gay pride event'.
Which could have been coffee and sandwiches in a tent somewhere for all we know.
And the tape is not showing a parade in Kandahar.



posted on Jul, 7 2013 @ 11:03 AM
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So, it's OK to celebrate something as long as it's a National Holiday in the US (even though it takes money, energy and time?), but otherwise, they should keep their noses to the grindstone and be serious and not have any fun?

Troops Celebrate "Empty Chair Day"

Soldiers Blatantly Having Fun and Celebrating Things OTHER than National Holidays



American (Military) Idol
Interactive Dance Team Show
Bieber Fever Strikes The Middle East
These Boots Are Made For Hacky Sack
...playing Quidditch


Why isn't anyone complaining about these events and festivities???



posted on Jul, 7 2013 @ 11:03 AM
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Actually it looked like more of a question and answer.....



posted on Jul, 7 2013 @ 11:10 AM
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Originally posted by Benevolent Heretic

Bieber Fever Strikes The Middle East

Why isn't anyone complaining about these events and festivities???

OMG .. now THAT is really evil! Don't get me started on Bieber. The headlines ....I can see them now .... Imams become Bieberites, or Bielibers ... or whatever the heck it is that they call themselves.



posted on Jul, 7 2013 @ 11:18 AM
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Sonny, I could care less who sleeps with who.

Really.

But we are in a war zone there. So far, there are numerous briefings before one goes "down range" about being sensitive to the religion of Islam and all the do's and don't's.

We have fought this war so badly that I don't know where to begin to start.

But to add this onto an already piss-poor war effort?



posted on Jul, 7 2013 @ 11:21 AM
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Originally posted by beezzer
But to add this onto an already piss-poor war effort?


We don't know what "THIS" is. Like I said, for all we know it could have been a coffee break in a tent somewhere with a handful of people showing up. The video of the parade wasn't Kandahar. All those blonde Americans waving flags on the sidelines while in shorts in an American looking city ..... that's NOT Afghanistan. Plus . this is WND reporting. So an 'event' might not have even happened at all.



posted on Jul, 7 2013 @ 11:26 AM
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Originally posted by beezzer
But we are in a war zone there. So far, there are numerous briefings before one goes "down range" about being sensitive to the religion of Islam and all the do's and don't's.


This was a speaking event, held on base... How many Afghans even knew about it? Probably zero.

What is really bothering you about this, beez?



posted on Jul, 7 2013 @ 11:26 AM
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Originally posted by Benevolent Heretic
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So, it's OK to celebrate something as long as it's a National Holiday in the US (even though it takes money, energy and time?), but otherwise, they should keep their noses to the grindstone and be serious and not have any fun?

Troops Celebrate "Empty Chair Day"

Soldiers Blatantly Having Fun and Celebrating Things OTHER than National Holidays



American (Military) Idol
Interactive Dance Team Show
Bieber Fever Strikes The Middle East
These Boots Are Made For Hacky Sack
...playing Quidditch


Why isn't anyone complaining about these events and festivities???




Are those other events and activities the source and core of National debate, bitter at times and always vocal, over at least the last several years? Have multiple Supreme Courts (State and Federal) been dealing with issues relating to your other events there in just recent months? Has the President of our United States shoved his foot down his own throat on topics connected to those other events, the way he has this one? (Suggesting another World Leader change Gay policy...to his face, in HIS nation, against HIS laws. :shk: )

I know the move is always to portray gay events like "just another event" that should be treated absolutely no better, worse of different....but then it IS treated radically different when the treatment suits those pushing the Agenda. It's only when it's to the cause's benefit that everyone is supposed to be 'issue blind' and somehow make stupid comparisons (No offense, but they are) between a Gay pride event in a nation that shoots people for homosexuality and "Bieber Fever". Has anyone been shot in Afghanistan for being a Bieber fan? They HAVE been shot for being gay.

THAT makes one hell of a difference, whether the Gay community wants to admit large %'s of the world bitterly hate them or not. One doesn't need to believe in the ocean to drown by being thrown into it.

A United States Marine must THINK about the direction he farts in Afghanistan for fear of offending local civilians......but we can throw a Gay Pride day in that same nation, which has lengthy prison for gay relations if not execution (Youtube has several of the latter).

We care about farts but not fundamental morality of the same hosts? Yeah... In other words, offending others matters when those defining the offense don't think it's worth it. When the offense IS worth it? Offend them to death, literally.



posted on Jul, 7 2013 @ 11:27 AM
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Originally posted by beezzer
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Apologies, BH. I guess none of us realized that Gay Pride has been elevated to a National Holliday.

Please accept my humble apologies. I mean, if it is accepted in a war zone, then by all means, please have gay pride events held in similarly appropriate places, like funerals and brain surgeries and civil war re-enactments.



I didn't know the boys abroad weren't allowed to celebrate or identify their personal beliefs, Beezer. We'll be sure to stop sending comedians, inspirational speakers, and journalists abroad too. Because none of those things would be allowed in at a funeral or in an operating room during a brain surgery.

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posted on Jul, 7 2013 @ 11:28 AM
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Either way, it's stupid.

More PC crap.

This irritates me the same way that affirmative action does. Or any such event, organization, group that isolates themselves or holds themselves up as different yet wants to be included into the mainstream.

What's next? An "event" to celebrate those with an AB negative blood type?

I see things like this as being divisive rather than inclusive and it pisses me off.
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posted on Jul, 7 2013 @ 11:34 AM
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Originally posted by beezzer


Sonny, I could care less who sleeps with who.

Really.


But..... WHY does gay and sleeping with someone always have to be the sticking point, when it comes down to being human?

I cant tell you one time my cousin EVER talked about her love life, like that. Not one. Being gay isn't about sleeping with someone. Its just who you are.

All she wants is the same respect those around her gets. Its not like she flaunts her "gayness" in everyone's face, or talks about which side of the bed she sleeps on.


Originally posted by beezzer
But we are in a war zone there. So far, there are numerous briefings before one goes "down range" about being sensitive to the religion of Islam and all the do's and don't's.

We have fought this war so badly that I don't know where to begin to start.

But to add this onto an already piss-poor war effort?



When it boils down to it, we should have been gone from these places years ago. You can thank those who are in charge for the mess we are in, there. I have 2 cousins and a second cousin about to deploy.

Priorities are always going to be messed up, when you have a weak Commander and Chief.

I can care less if those "sensitive" to Gays have a problem with this. Its time for those people to face a reality check, and realize that America is diverse and open to everyone, including the Military.


You know I stand with many issues with you, this is just one that Is very personal to me, and Ive seen first hand what my loved ones have had to deal with, because they are gay.

I still love ya Rabbit...............



posted on Jul, 7 2013 @ 11:35 AM
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Originally posted by beezzer
More PC crap.


I'm sorry. The politically correct thing to do would be to pretend that gay people are NOT welcome in the service to prevent offending the Afghans. THAT would be "PC". What we are doing here is stating our beliefs, regardless what anyone in the world thinks. That is decidedly UN-PC.



posted on Jul, 7 2013 @ 11:40 AM
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Right back atcha, puddin'.


We're talking about the Army here. Where everyone bleeds green. Where skin colour is irrelevant, where your home town is irrelevant, where your accent is irrelevant, where your upbringing is irrelevant, where your sexual orientation is irrelevant, where your gender is irrelevant, where your taste in food is irrelevant. . . . . . etc.

It is divisive. It separates. It isolates. It focuses on the differences instead of the commonalities.



posted on Jul, 7 2013 @ 11:46 AM
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Originally posted by beezzer
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Right back atcha, puddin'.


We're talking about the Army here. Where everyone bleeds green. Where skin colour is irrelevant, where your home town is irrelevant, where your accent is irrelevant, where your upbringing is irrelevant, where your sexual orientation is irrelevant, where your gender is irrelevant, where your taste in food is irrelevant. . . . . . etc.

It is divisive. It separates. It isolates. It focuses on the differences instead of the commonalities.


Where your skin color is irrelevant...

...Unless you're a black guy serving in Vietnam or any war before that, doing so to prove you deserve to be regarded as an equal to a white man...

...Then you're screwed.

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posted on Jul, 7 2013 @ 11:49 AM
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Originally posted by beezzer
Where skin colour is irrelevant,


Do you think there may have been a celebration or two when black people were first permitted to serve in the regular Army?

Would you have criticized it?

DOD Celebrates African American History Month

It's people celebrating our history as a country! Inclusion is something for us ALL to celebrate! Gay people aren't the only ones who celebrate Gay Pride, any more than blacks are the only ones who celebrate Black History or Christians are the only ones who celebrate Christmas. It's all part of our nation's history. Would you only have us celebrate white Christian history?



posted on Jul, 7 2013 @ 11:51 AM
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This war is war on hearts and minds of Human beings world wide.

And through this war was that Bush convinced American people that they should invade a country to find the ones who destroyed those buildings.

Through these tricks they did velvet revolution in Ukraine and Georgia.

Through these tricks they want to bring NWO to the world.

Through these tricks they are expanding drug deal and porn among young adults.

Through these tricks they want to take over resources of middle eastern people.

Through these tricks they pass bills to invade countries which don't allow homosexuals marry.

And because of these tricks Imam Khomeini (rah) said

US is the graet Satan



 


Thanks for bringing up these important and unseen news for us.

WAtch the documentary by national geographic called "inside talibanistan"

19" 22'

24"10'
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posted on Jul, 7 2013 @ 11:53 AM
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Originally posted by mideast


US is the graet Satan



As a good friend of mine once said.......















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