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Bay Windows (Boston other queer paper...the main one being the Globe) ^ | 6/7/06 | Jacobs

Posted on 06/08/2006 5:05:10 AM PDT by worldclass

This year, for the first time, the Macy’s at Downtown Crossing designed a display window to mark Boston Pride, and the window made its debut about two weeks ago, according to Boston Pride president. But as of the morning of June 6 the store removed features from the window, including the Web addresses for Boston Pride and the AIDS Action Committee, apparently in response to complaints from supporters of the anti-gay group Article 8 Alliance.dent Linda DeMarco.

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TOPICS: Culture/Society; Extended News; Government; US: Massachusetts
KEYWORDS: gaystoppo; homosexualagenda; macys
Note what the mayor of Boston had to say:

Menino said a small but vocal group have called City Hall to complain about the Pride flag raising, but he has no intention of bowing to pressure. “They call, but I treat them like they’re a piece of wet paper,” said Menino. “They’ll disappear eventually. I don’t take them very seriously.”

Now that we have taken out the terrorists in Iraq, can we start on the tyrants in Boston.

1 posted on 06/08/2006 5:05:12 AM PDT by worldclass
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To: worldclass

This is quite surprising. Boston is densely populated with homosexuals, and that demographic wields considerable political clout there ( note Mayor Menino's contemptible kiss up). Yet, a little public outcry was enough to spook corporate interests. A template to dealing with this issue?


2 posted on 06/08/2006 5:18:07 AM PDT by zeller the zealot (Are Republicans the Party of Life, or is that too risky?)
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To: worldclass
Note what the mayor of Boston had to say:

For the uninitiated about Boston politics, you can get a quick briefing of Mayor Tom "Mumbles" Menino at Howie Carr's site devoted to the Mayor.

Mumbles Menino

3 posted on 06/08/2006 5:19:28 AM PDT by LoneRangerMassachusetts (Illegal Aliens will take down the Democrats and Republicans and give rise to a new American party)
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To: zeller the zealot
This is quite surprising. Boston is densely populated with homosexuals, and that demographic wields considerable political clout there

But Macy's owns other chains of department stores like Foley's located in much more conservative areas.

4 posted on 06/08/2006 5:20:57 AM PDT by Paleo Conservative
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To: zeller the zealot
This is quite surprising. Boston is densely populated with homosexuals, and that demographic wields considerable political clout there...

Macy's was getting flak from gays about the demeaning window display. Rightly so, btw.

5 posted on 06/08/2006 5:21:42 AM PDT by Lonesome in Massachussets (NYT Headline: 'Protocols of the Learned Elders of CBS: Fake But Accurate, Experts Say.')
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To: worldclass
a small but vocal group have called City Hall to complain about the Pride flag raising, but he has no intention of bowing to pressure. “They call, but I treat them like they’re a piece of wet paper,” said Menino. “They’ll disappear eventually. I don’t take them very seriously.”
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I think its time we had and ACLU team of lawyers to defend citizens rights who are offended by these public displays of religiously and socially offensive material by our constitutionally elected public officials. That ACLU acronym should stand for, American Constitutional Law Union and be a conservative answer to the communist american civil liberties union.
6 posted on 06/08/2006 5:21:54 AM PDT by photodawg
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To: worldclass

The one with the waggly tail?.............


7 posted on 06/08/2006 5:30:51 AM PDT by Red Badger (Liberals ignore criminal behavior, reward sloth and revere incompetence...........)
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To: worldclass

That "fringe" group Mumbles doesn't take seriously are called Christians. This is the second time that Macy's has turned its back on the people that celebrate the holiday that made it a house hold word in Miracle on 34th St. The representative from Pride Week on WRKO stated that their relationship with Macy's goes back ten years. About the same time when Macy's started removing the word Christmas from the store displays because they didn't want offend the small segment of the population that doesn't celebrate Christmas.
This is the same mayor who raise the Seperatist Gay flag over city hall with one hand while removing the word Christmas fro the Christmas Tree last year with the other.


8 posted on 06/08/2006 5:33:21 AM PDT by massgopguy (massgopguy)
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To: worldclass

Everything else aside, I don't get the concept of "gay pride" at all. I am proud to be an American, proud of my personal accomplishments, proud of my family, and proud of my ancestors and their achievements. I even hesitate to express "pride in my heritage" for the sole reason that in my mind it implies that I was somehow responsible for the accomplishments of others. Perhaps gratitude is a better word than pride.

But "pride" in, um, bodily functions? I don't get it, no matter what the function is. (I don't want to even get into straight and gay.) Maybe when I was first toilet trained I felt a sense of achievement, but not since.

To me the concept summons up the image of a college kid who is the winner of a farting contest or something. On top of everything, I get tired of hearing about people's personal stuff all the time. I thought the idea was for people to have their "privacy" and be "left alone."

Sorry. That's my take.


9 posted on 06/08/2006 5:38:29 AM PDT by cvq3842
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To: cvq3842

When do the Pedophiles get their window..or the BDSM guys..or how about the Animal Lovers...or the scat fans...


10 posted on 06/08/2006 5:43:23 AM PDT by Youngman442002
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To: cvq3842

LOL your comment about pride of achievement in toilet training pretty much fits the gay pride situation. Like a child who doesnt know any better they run around going "look what I can do" when nobody really wants to know. Like you, I also thought the whole idea was privacy to be who you are. I guess we both thought wrong on that one.


11 posted on 06/08/2006 5:49:23 AM PDT by D1X1E (Ever wonder if you make a difference in the world? Marines don't have that problem.)
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To: cvq3842

"Maybe when I was first toilet trained I felt a sense of achievement, but not since. "

:-) :-) Maybe they felt the same sense of pride the same-time they kissed someone of the same sex. Toilet-training is an appropriate analogy.


12 posted on 06/08/2006 5:49:34 AM PDT by worldclass
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To: zeller the zealot
Yet, a little public outcry was enough to spook corporate interests.

A business cannot afford to lose 50% of its customers. Who would be buying in gayified Macy’s?

Boston is densely populated with homosexuals

They are still a small minority.

13 posted on 06/08/2006 5:54:37 AM PDT by A. Pole (It is better to have $5M and live in Weston Massachusetts than to have $20M and to live in Bogota.)
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To: worldclass
Just drop the M...it's now called Assachusetts. The Bay Gay State.
14 posted on 06/08/2006 6:13:14 AM PDT by AlaskaErik (Everyone should have a subject they are ignorant about. I choose professional corporate sports.)
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To: Youngman442002

ecch!


15 posted on 06/08/2006 6:16:50 AM PDT by cvq3842
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To: D1X1E

Yeah. I just don't get it.


16 posted on 06/08/2006 6:17:21 AM PDT by cvq3842
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To: worldclass

Like I said I just don't get it.


18 posted on 06/08/2006 6:27:35 AM PDT by cvq3842
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To: FrPR

Is that a Frank Sinatra song....."zoo be doo be doo"


19 posted on 06/08/2006 6:29:00 AM PDT by Youngman442002
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To: massgopguy; LoneRangerMassachusetts; Lonesome in Massachussets; cvq3842

Did you notice that both Bay Windows and Freep changed the title from "How much is that Faggot in the Window?" to its new title?

That is mighty peculiar.


20 posted on 06/08/2006 6:40:06 AM PDT by worldclass
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To: worldclass

interesting . . .


21 posted on 06/08/2006 6:49:43 AM PDT by cvq3842
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To: worldclass
Did you notice that both Bay Windows and Freep changed the title from "How much is that Faggot in the Window?" to its new title?

That is mighty peculiar.

I believe the Free Republic title is a link to the source. If the source changes, Free Republic automatically updates it.

22 posted on 06/08/2006 7:16:09 AM PDT by LoneRangerMassachusetts (Illegal Aliens will take down the Democrats and Republicans and give rise to a new American party)
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To: DBeers

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23 posted on 06/08/2006 11:03:31 AM PDT by worldclass
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FYI -more on Macy's

24 posted on 06/08/2006 12:18:35 PM PDT by DBeers ()
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