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Macy's Removes Gay Pride Display
AP ^ | 6/7/6

Posted on 06/07/2006 8:12:10 AM PDT by SmithL

BOSTON -- Macy's department store has removed a window display marking Boston's gay pride week after a group that opposes gay marriage complained it was offensive.

The display at the downtown Boston store featured two male mannequins, with one wearing a gay pride rainbow flag around his waist, next to a list of several planned Boston Pride Week events.

MassResistance, formerly the Article 8 Alliance, which has campaigned against gay marriage and gay-themed textbooks in public schools, objected to the display and said the mannequin wearing the flag had a "skirt" on, the Boston Herald reported.

The group posted pictures on its Web site and scores of its supporters complained to Macy's by phone and e-mail.

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TOPICS: Business/Economy; Culture/Society; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: homosexualagenda; macys
Did y'all say something to Macy's?
1 posted on 06/07/2006 8:12:12 AM PDT by SmithL
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To: SmithL

The gay agenda fanatics at it again.
What on earth is Macy's doing putting a guy with a skirt in their display window anyways?


3 posted on 06/07/2006 8:16:29 AM PDT by Jameison
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To: SmithL; All

Disney automatically rotaits the screen saver on employee computers. This week, the same week as the Federal Marriage Amendment vote, some disney techies decided that a "homosexual pride" theme would be just what the cubicle bound desk staff needed to see.


4 posted on 06/07/2006 8:16:41 AM PDT by longtermmemmory (VOTE! http://www.senate.gov and http://www.house.gov)
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To: SmithL

Sounds like Macy's management is a little smarter than Ford's.


5 posted on 06/07/2006 8:24:07 AM PDT by RoadTest (For the love of money is the root of all evil - I Timothy 6:10)
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To: Reed Rothchild

Coulda put panties on his head as well...


6 posted on 06/07/2006 8:26:19 AM PDT by theDentist (Qwerty ergo typo : I type, therefore I misspelll. 17,400+ snide replies and counting!)
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To: Jameison

Next time I read about newspapers censoring cartoons because of Muslim pressure, I'll remember Macy's and tell myself it's a good thing.


7 posted on 06/07/2006 8:49:00 AM PDT by gcruse (http://gcruse.typepad.com)
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To: gcruse

Apples to oranges.
Not the same.


8 posted on 06/07/2006 8:51:02 AM PDT by Jameison
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To: Jameison

Self-censorship of legal activity because of protesting. It's the same in both cases.


9 posted on 06/07/2006 8:54:32 AM PDT by gcruse (http://gcruse.typepad.com)
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To: SmithL

10 posted on 06/07/2006 8:56:07 AM PDT by CheneyChick
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To: gcruse
Self censorship?
Is that what you call the rabid threats to murder, not just in this country, but in Europe and all over the world, journalists who dared to publish those Mohamed cartoons?
They are not EVEN CLOSE to being the same.
11 posted on 06/07/2006 8:59:12 AM PDT by Jameison
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To: CheneyChick

I bet the black mannequin is glad he's been placed in the back!


12 posted on 06/07/2006 8:59:14 AM PDT by Solamente (Let all the poisons that lurk in the mud hatch out...)
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To: SmithL

Gay pride? Why are people proud of the their sexual preferences?


13 posted on 06/07/2006 9:00:19 AM PDT by Protagoras ("A real decision is measured by the fact that you have taken a new action"... Tony Robbins)
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To: CheneyChick

sheesh.....what's with the boobs?


14 posted on 06/07/2006 9:01:14 AM PDT by goodnesswins ( "the left can only take power through deception." (and it seems Hillary & Company are the masters)
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To: Jameison

You know, you have a point. Self-censorship under threat of murder might be understandable. To censor oneself because of fringe protest alone is more of a cowardly act.

The result is the same, tho.


15 posted on 06/07/2006 9:02:44 AM PDT by gcruse (http://gcruse.typepad.com)
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To: SmithL

Meanwhile, Mayor Tom "Doofus" Menino is instructing the city to sue the states of Georgia and New Hampshire for lawfully selling guns to their states' residents. Liberalism is truly is a mental desease.


16 posted on 06/07/2006 9:05:00 AM PDT by pabianice
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To: gcruse
"You know, you have a point. Self-censorship under threat of murder might be understandable. "

No.
Not from a bunch of people (journalists), who cheerfully publish details of CIA apprehension and detain operations of Al Quaeda in Europe, and expose our people to the danger of getting blown up by Islamic vermin over there and over here.

"To censor oneself because of fringe protest alone is more of a cowardly act. "

Gay marriage has been voted down in every single state it's come up for a referendum, even in ultra liberal Oregon.
20 states so far.

There is nothing "fringe" about those protesting about having gay propaganda imposed on an unwary public and children.
This is America.
17 posted on 06/07/2006 9:15:33 AM PDT by Jameison
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To: Jameison

I thought "You have the right to not be offended" was a minority/leftist thing. Looks like it's creeping out of its sewer.


18 posted on 06/07/2006 9:17:36 AM PDT by gcruse (http://gcruse.typepad.com)
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To: goodnesswins

A good point. They are Transgendered mannequins. The Lesbian and ACLU bleephole on WRKO kept making references to the Heterosexual mannequins. Would those be the headless torsos wearing Polo shirts? MassResistance was labled by the ACLU rep as being the voice of the past. NO, we're the voice of natural history. Good work Brian C.


19 posted on 06/07/2006 9:21:07 AM PDT by massgopguy (massgopguy)
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To: gcruse
"I thought "You have the right to not be offended" was a minority/leftist thing"

I don't want gay acts (men kissing etc) in front of my children.
I don't want men in skirts at Macy's when I go shopping.
I have the right to, and will protest strongly if Macy's comes up with stuff of that nature .
Macy's of course has the right to continue to keep that kind of stuff there.
Equally if they don't remove what I find offensive, I have the right to simply stop shopping there.
It's called freedom of choice.
20 posted on 06/07/2006 9:26:06 AM PDT by Jameison
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To: Jameison

Don't want men in skirts? Jeez, Phil Donahue wore one television years ago without a peep of protest. The right not to be offended seems stronger among conservatives than it used to be. At any rate, the display didn't show men kissing, getting married or riding bareback. The panic is overdone.


21 posted on 06/07/2006 9:32:55 AM PDT by gcruse (http://gcruse.typepad.com)
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To: RoadTest
Not really, gay people buy clothes. They however, don't make a habit of buying F-150's, perhaps Mazda should embrace Fords philosophy to increase Miata sales.
22 posted on 06/07/2006 9:35:57 AM PDT by xpertskir
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To: gcruse
"Don't want men in skirts?"

Nope.

"Jeez, Phil Donahue wore one television years ago without a peep of protest"

That's Donahue's problem

" The right not to be offended seems stronger among conservatives than it used to be"

The right to protest what you find offensive is even stronger.
Its fundamental. Macy's had the right to remove or not remove the displays. I don't really care what they do. I just won't shop there when they have those displays.
Don't see any problem here.
23 posted on 06/07/2006 9:39:32 AM PDT by Jameison
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To: Jameison

Quite right. I think what newspapers did re cartoons was understandable but regrettable. Macy's response was different only by degree. We intimidate commerce into being politically correct, then bitch about it.


24 posted on 06/07/2006 9:43:37 AM PDT by gcruse (http://gcruse.typepad.com)
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To: xpertskir

Miata definitely borders on "gay", although I don't mean that disrespectfully to the vehicle - it is very impressive for its class.

The RX-8, however, is a very straight sports car.


25 posted on 06/07/2006 10:34:02 AM PDT by SteveMcKing
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26 posted on 06/07/2006 10:19:30 PM PDT by nutmeg ("We're going to take things away from you on behalf of the common good." - Hillary Clinton 6/28/04)
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To: gcruse
And Milton Berle wore a dress in the fifties. Clarabelle was the really first TV gender-bender in the forties, except most people didn't know it until 1960, when he said, "Goodbye, kids" in that gravelly basso voice.

Then there was that children's performer who wore lipstick, can't think of his name. Not Soupy Sales but someone like that.

And on and on.

The process of softening everyone up for the big confusion.

What movie is that where Garbo says, "I remember when men and women . . . ahhh, never mind. . . ."

27 posted on 06/08/2006 10:08:28 AM PDT by firebrand
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To: firebrand

"The process of softening everyone up for the big confusion."

Yes, it's all part of a vast plan. I'm sure there's a well foamed-over parchment of the communist manifesto around here somewhere.


28 posted on 06/08/2006 10:34:45 AM PDT by gcruse (http://gcruse.typepad.com)
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To: gcruse

Wake up.


29 posted on 06/08/2006 10:40:30 AM PDT by firebrand
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To: firebrand

You really think a conspiratorial effort to allow individuals to live as they choose began in the 1940s and continues today? I prefer to think of it as progress, but then you have already surmised that I am not a social conservative.


30 posted on 06/08/2006 10:45:06 AM PDT by gcruse (http://gcruse.typepad.com)
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To: Jameison

Did you ever look at the guys who dress Macy's windows?


31 posted on 06/08/2006 10:51:01 AM PDT by miss marmelstein
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To: gcruse
Oh wait a minute. Are you a libertarian? Is this a doctrinaire libertarian I am trying to converse with? Do you also think all borders should be abolished and all drugs should be free and the FDA was a colossal mistake?

Paging the Cato Institute. You might have an overlooked donor here. And by the way, you might add prominent window displays of men with boobs wearing skirts to your list of things we should not care about. You forgot that one.

32 posted on 06/08/2006 10:56:17 AM PDT by firebrand
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To: firebrand

Small L libertarian, thank you. No open borders. As for legally being able to consume what one grows in one's own back yard without being arrested for befouling interstate commerce, well I'll leave such non sequiters to the rattled right. They weren't reasoned into their absolutes and cannot, then, be reasoned out of them.


33 posted on 06/08/2006 10:59:20 AM PDT by gcruse (http://gcruse.typepad.com)
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To: Jameison; gcruse
Here's the similarity:

Radical Muslims: Man calling himself God

Homosexuals: Man calling himself God

34 posted on 06/18/2006 10:08:43 AM PDT by GraceofGod
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