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Macy's Thanksgiving Parade to Celebrate Gay Marriage
Newsmax.com ^ | 11/26/03 | Carl Limbacher

Posted on 11/26/2003 5:57:50 AM PST by truthandlife

A float in New York City's widely watched Macy's Thanksgiving Day parade will feature an open celebration of gay marriage, unless parade officials step in to block the performance.

Writing on the op-ed page of Wednesday's New York Times, Broadway star Harvey Fierstein announced that he'll be cross-dressed as Mrs. Santa Claus on a float dedicated to his hit Broadway show "Hairspray."

"According to legend, New York lore and two major Hollywood flicks, Macy's Santa is the real deal," Fierstein began, before dropping his bombshell news. "And tomorrow, to the delight of millions of little children [not to mention the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court], the Santa in New York's great parade will be half of a same-sex couple."

The actor continued:

"And guess who the other half will be? Me! Harvey Fierstein, nice Jewish boy from Bensonhurst, dressed in holiday finery portraying the one and only Mrs. Claus."

Early morning reaction to Fierstein's revelation was strongly negative, with even gay and lesbian callers to WABC Radio's Curtis & Kuby Show denouncing the stunt as inappropriate.

Co-host Curtis Sliwa predicted that either city or parade officials will step in to block the politicization of the traditional holiday event.


TOPICS: Front Page News
KEYWORDS: celebrateaids; celebratesin; evil; exhibitionists; gay; harveyfierstein; homosexualagenda; homosexualvice; macys; macysparade; parade; perversion; romans1; sodomgomorrah; sodomites; sodomy; thanksgiving
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1 posted on 11/26/2003 5:57:51 AM PST by truthandlife
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To: truthandlife
Oh goodness, I'm just all a twitter!! < /sarcasm>
2 posted on 11/26/2003 5:59:08 AM PST by ladtx ( &quot;Remember your regiment and follow your officers.&quot; Captain Charles May, 2d Dragoons, 9 M)
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To: ladtx
What's up with my tagline?
3 posted on 11/26/2003 5:59:50 AM PST by ladtx ( "Remember your regiment and follow your officers." Captain Charles May, 2d Dragoons, 9 M)
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To: ladtx
There it is.
4 posted on 11/26/2003 6:00:26 AM PST by ladtx ( "Remember your regiment and follow your officers." Captain Charles May, 2d Dragoons, 9 M)
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To: truthandlife
"And guess who the other half will be? Me! Harvey Fierstein, nice Jewish boy from Bensonhurst, dressed in holiday finery portraying the one and only Mrs. Claus."


Something all we Jews should be so proud of!!
5 posted on 11/26/2003 6:01:33 AM PST by Betteboop
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To: truthandlife
"A Salute to Sodomy"
6 posted on 11/26/2003 6:02:07 AM PST by Semper Paratus
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To: truthandlife
looks like a long day for the federal district court. of course, if the sugarplum fairies lose, you can expect 'em to "act up."
7 posted on 11/26/2003 6:03:37 AM PST by dep (Ense Petit Placidam Sub Libertate Qvietem)
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To: truthandlife
"Early morning reaction to Fierstein's revelation was strongly negative, with even gay and lesbian callers to WABC Radio's Curtis & Kuby Show denouncing the stunt as inappropriate."

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Popular opinion doesn't matter, remember? Judges, politicians, actors.. they know what's right and wrong and what we need.
8 posted on 11/26/2003 6:05:36 AM PST by PeteFromMontana
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To: Betteboop
...another entry for my "not all Jews are smart" file...
9 posted on 11/26/2003 6:06:43 AM PST by NativeNewYorker (Freepin' Jew Boy)
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To: Semper Paratus
perhaps they'll have a float entitled "Other Uses for Turkey Basters"
10 posted on 11/26/2003 6:07:59 AM PST by exile (Exile - Helen Thomas tried to lure me into her Gingerbread House.)
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To: truthandlife
Aside from being grossly inappropriate, I think this is more about Harvey Fierstein than it is gay marriage. It's Harvey yelling, "Look at me! Look at me! Look at meeeeeeeeeeeeeee!"
11 posted on 11/26/2003 6:08:38 AM PST by CaptRon
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To: truthandlife
Well, Macy's shall not be getting any of my pennies, or dimes, or quarters or dollars.
12 posted on 11/26/2003 6:09:19 AM PST by bvw
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To: bvw
What net is televising the parade this year?
13 posted on 11/26/2003 6:10:10 AM PST by mewzilla
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To: truthandlife
Rotten eggs and tomatoes still work.
14 posted on 11/26/2003 6:10:23 AM PST by Commiewatcher
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To: CaptRon
Harvey has a voice that could shatter glass. Harvey, please, no yelling!
15 posted on 11/26/2003 6:10:46 AM PST by mountaineer
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To: truthandlife
"A float in New York City's widely watched Macy's Thanksgiving Day parade will feature an open celebration of gay marriage Sponsored by the Internet dating service - E.homony.com
16 posted on 11/26/2003 6:10:55 AM PST by Enterprise
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To: CaptRon
Wasn't he the whiney poof in "Independence Day" that got blown up real good?
17 posted on 11/26/2003 6:12:06 AM PST by 50sDad ("Earth First! Then we make MARS our B!tch!")
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To: truthandlife
Usually I am one who says "whatever floats your boat" (bad pun) However, not only public display, but broadcasted too! If this is allowed to happen then I will not shop at Macy's. This is the only way they will get it!
18 posted on 11/26/2003 6:15:48 AM PST by amexmike
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To: bvw
Well, Macy's shall not be getting any of my pennies, or dimes, or quarters or dollars.

What the hell did Macy’s do wrong?

The big fat queen just announced her plan today, Macy’s hasn’t even had a chance to respond.

Their probably on the phone with their lawyers right now, studying their options.

19 posted on 11/26/2003 6:22:48 AM PST by dead (I've got my eye out for Mullah Omar.)
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To: truthandlife
""And guess who the other half will be? Me! Harvey Fierstein, nice Jewish boy from Bensonhurst, dressed in holiday finery portraying the one and only Mrs. Claus.""

I think he meant Queens.

20 posted on 11/26/2003 6:26:55 AM PST by RightOnline
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To: truthandlife
Let them know how you feel: http://www.macys.com/service/contact/index.ognc?bhcp=1
21 posted on 11/26/2003 6:27:19 AM PST by thiscouldbemoreconfusing
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To: 50sDad
Yep.
22 posted on 11/26/2003 6:32:25 AM PST by CaptRon
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To: truthandlife; cyn
If there are any gay lurkers reading this thread, know this. Jesus is not just a name or a doctrine. He is alive. He knows your every thought, heartache, dispair, hopes, everything. He knows everything about you. He loves you, period, no strings attached. Talk to Him and find out for yourself the enormous love, and healing power that is His alone. He's waiting to hear from you.
23 posted on 11/26/2003 6:35:25 AM PST by PrepareToLeave
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To: thiscouldbemoreconfusing

Thank you. And I hope everybody goes to Macy's site http://www.macys.com/service/contact/index.ognc?bhcp=1 to give there opinion. Remember they do listen. Money and sales are their heartbeat.


24 posted on 11/26/2003 6:38:46 AM PST by truthandlife
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To: thiscouldbemoreconfusing

Thank you. And I hope everybody goes to Macy's site

http://www.macys.com/service/contact/index.ognc?bhcp=1

to give there opinion. Remember they do listen. Money and sales are their heartbeat.


25 posted on 11/26/2003 6:40:06 AM PST by truthandlife
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To: truthandlife
A boycott that will take no notice will be my boycott of watching that stupid parade!If you hear "gobbling noises",IT WON'T BE THE TURKEY!Can't we do anything anymore without those kinds of people??
26 posted on 11/26/2003 6:45:09 AM PST by INSENSITIVE GUY
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To: Betteboop
The enemy preys upon all good people of faith...
27 posted on 11/26/2003 6:53:39 AM PST by Caipirabob (Democrats.. Socialists..Commies..Traitors...Who can tell the difference?)
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To: dead
Here it is, dead.

This is the equivalent of Macy's CEO mooning a crowd of families and kids and demanding that they kiss his arse. Line forms to the right.

28 posted on 11/26/2003 7:01:13 AM PST by bvw
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To: bvw
That would be a good point, if it had anything to do with anything in anyway.

But it doesn't. I guess you just rushed to judgement because you couldn't wait to post something naughty about kissing a naked man's ass. (Whatever gets you through the night, I guess.)

Macy's CEO has not even had a chance to respond to this, yet. I'll withhold judgement until then and save my disgust for the person who actually has done something despicable here -- Harvey Fierstein. (Oh, and the NY Times, who gave him a forum.)

29 posted on 11/26/2003 7:08:07 AM PST by dead (I've got my eye out for Mullah Omar.)
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To: dead
Denial. With that level of denial, you'll be the one kissing a mistaken arse nocturnally.
30 posted on 11/26/2003 7:20:20 AM PST by bvw
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To: bvw
Your fixation with lips and men's asses just gets stranger and stranger with each passing post.
31 posted on 11/26/2003 7:22:28 AM PST by dead (I've got my eye out for Mullah Omar.)
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To: truthandlife
Does anyone watch that thing anymore? Its become pure crap since Maureen and Natalie left it.
32 posted on 11/26/2003 7:23:03 AM PST by Don Corleone
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To: truthandlife
Let them run it and publisise it. Until middle America gets slapped in the face we will continue to get this live and let live crap.If the news media didn't censor the Gay Pride parades people would understand we are dealing with degenerates not the boys next door.
33 posted on 11/26/2003 7:31:56 AM PST by Blessed
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To: truthandlife
WTF is wrong with them?
34 posted on 11/26/2003 7:34:11 AM PST by Petronski (I'm *NOT* always *CRANKY.*)
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To: truthandlife
Gives new meaning to "up the chimney he rose"...
35 posted on 11/26/2003 7:36:33 AM PST by over3Owithabrain
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To: truthandlife
Gay people are such exhibitionists. I think I'll pass on the parade.
36 posted on 11/26/2003 7:45:57 AM PST by ampat (to)
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To: truthandlife
Celebrate AIDS!!
37 posted on 11/26/2003 7:48:55 AM PST by RedBloodedAmerican
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To: PeteFromMontana
Popular opinion doesn't matter, remember? Judges, politicians, actors.. they know what's right and wrong and what we need.

.Oh absolutely! What they do in the privacy of their own parade is nobody's business.

38 posted on 11/26/2003 7:52:24 AM PST by ladyinred (The Left have blood on their hands!)
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To: dead
Strange is the reason you run to defend the perverts on parade.
39 posted on 11/26/2003 7:54:08 AM PST by bvw
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To: Don Corleone
Does anyone watch that thing anymore?

I've never cared for it, myself. It's been the same for as long as I can remember. I think the only reason people watch it is they are hoping that the Garfield or Snoopy ballon gets loose and creates havoc.

40 posted on 11/26/2003 7:57:40 AM PST by retrokitten (What about the bowl, Bart?? What about the bowl???- Milhouse)
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To: bvw
If you can show me just once where I defended a pervert, I won't call you a liar.

But you can't and you are a liar. A liar who has an obsession with lips and men's asses.

41 posted on 11/26/2003 7:58:16 AM PST by dead (I've got my eye out for Mullah Omar.)
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To: ampat
Update
Spent the last 45 minutes burning up the wires.
Contacted Federated Department Stores' Investor Relations in Ohio, paged people at the balloon inflation (got a call back), left about 10 messages politely telling them about the terrible hijacking of their custodianship of an American Icon. Suggested that just like the Macy's man who saw the drunken Santa Claus on the float before the parade started, they should shoo Mr. Fiersten off the float and put a real Mrs. Claus on.
Mentioned Federated's shareholder equity is a risk ... regardless of where you stand on the political issue he has inappropriately inserted into the parade.

Macy's PR is issuing a statement he misrepresented his involvement in the parade. He is appearing as his character in Hairspray in another float.

Said that's nice, but you know this has already cost you big time and you should fire him entirely to avoid any possibility it gets brought up by the commentators and in case he has some other stunt lined up. Also a law suit might give you a chance to recoup some of the money he has cost you.

Called NYT OpEd to ask where was their fact-checker and gave them the number of their PR department that was reading the statement.

To make it clearer, however you wish to express your opinion, here are some of those numbers ...

Macy's PR 212-494-5245 or 5450 or 4660 or 4624
Federated corp office 513-579-7000
NYTOped 212-556-4985 or 3652
42 posted on 11/26/2003 8:01:47 AM PST by billl
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To: thiscouldbemoreconfusing
Let them know how you feel: http://www.macys.com/service/contact/index.ognc?bhcp=1


I let them know how I feel....NOT HAPPY!!
43 posted on 11/26/2003 8:02:20 AM PST by BriarBey
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To: dead
Sure you defend a pervert. Like a Gregargos, too. Spin up another issue and waste no time smearing any messenger againt your interest.

It's MACY's parade. It's their repsonsibility to stop this public celebration of perversion in a family venue.

Got up on the wrong side of the bed, this AM? Hungover? What IS your problem?

44 posted on 11/26/2003 8:03:21 AM PST by bvw
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To: bvw
I knew you couldn't find any quote where I defended a pervert.

And it is proven - you are, in fact, a liar.

Have a nice day.

45 posted on 11/26/2003 8:04:27 AM PST by dead (I've got my eye out for Mullah Omar.)
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To: bvw
Sadly, whatever happens now, this is what the commentary tomorrow will probably focus on.
46 posted on 11/26/2003 8:07:48 AM PST by Mercat
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To: dead
There's a lie to yourself in those last two lines. A lie to say "have a nice day", after defaming. Is that the state of the dead, today? Take a break, man.

There's no sense in creating a break between us, as old denizens of this liar.

47 posted on 11/26/2003 8:09:03 AM PST by bvw
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To: bvw
"lair", that is.
48 posted on 11/26/2003 8:09:55 AM PST by bvw
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To: Mercat
And what the eight year olds and twelve year olds gone to see the parade will be reading about in the papers' reports the next day, and wathcing on the high-lights.

Macy's needs to have the strongest response to this crap.

49 posted on 11/26/2003 8:12:18 AM PST by bvw
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To: truthandlife
"I just want to be Mrs. Claus. Is that so wrong?"
50 posted on 11/26/2003 8:13:16 AM PST by GSWarrior
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