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Public Display Of Affection Was Inappropriate
The Columbus Dispatch ^ | 13 Jult 2006 | Marie LeDuc

Posted on 07/13/2006 2:43:21 PM PDT by buccaneer81

Public display of affection was inappropriate Thursday, July 13, 2006

My family enjoyed our first visit to your clean and beautiful city on June 24 and 25, as we arrived to deliver our daughter to a summer camp. After a much longer than anticipated drive, we arrived at our destination at 10:30 p.m., unloading our bags at the only possible spot at the hotel: curbside at the Courtyard Marriott on Spring Street.

My three children were treated to an eyeful of amorous behavior by the lesbians seated on a public bench, not 10 feet away from us and directly in front of the doors to the hotel.

How could I have known in advance that our hotel was in the midst of Gay Pride Weekend or that there would be such public sexual demonstrations?

I have thought about our being in the midst of Pride Weekend and have gleaned the following: Regardless of sexual orientation, out of basic respect for humanity, amorous behavior does not belong on a public bench. Respect is the foundation for our society, for civil conduct and for courtesy.

Rodney Dangerfield might have said his famous line to that couple, "Get a room!"

I did not plan to take my kids into the environment of a gay bar, so please have enough respect for others around you not to bring that atmosphere into the public realm.

I know that gay people want approval and respect, in addition to tolerance for their lifestyles. But respect needs to run both ways. Without common courtesy and the decency to reserve amorous behavior for a private setting, the gay-pride movement would appear to be less about seeking acceptance and more about provoking friction in society.

This experience, along with our visit this year to Disney World (also during Pride Day) did not endear the movement to me. Quite the contrary. My conclusion has been that the gay objective has been to be "in your face," and with respect to pride gatherings in the public realm, that respect is a one-way street.

If what the gay community truly desires is acceptance, I humbly suggest to gay and lesbian readers that next time there is a pride assembly, they consider reserving their intimate behavior for behind closed doors, as is also expected of well-mannered heterosexuals.

MARIE LEDUC

Silver Spring, Md.


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Constitution/Conservatism; Culture/Society; Editorial; US: Florida; US: Maryland; US: Ohio
KEYWORDS: baaarrrffff; carpetmunchers; columbus; deviants; enoughalready; gay; getaroom; homosexualagenda; lesbian; pda; perverts; sickos; tourism; turdburglars; wherearethepics
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Of course, city leaders would much rather pander to the gay lobby than try and attract the "traditional" tourist. That this happened in Columbus is no surprise.
1 posted on 07/13/2006 2:43:27 PM PDT by buccaneer81
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To: TonyRo76; flutters

Cental Ohio PING!!


2 posted on 07/13/2006 2:44:27 PM PDT by buccaneer81 (Bob Taft has soiled the family name for the next century.)
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To: buccaneer81

Cental=Central. Yikes.


3 posted on 07/13/2006 2:46:02 PM PDT by buccaneer81 (Bob Taft has soiled the family name for the next century.)
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To: buccaneer81
So, they ended up 'accidentally' at TWO gay pride events?
4 posted on 07/13/2006 2:46:41 PM PDT by Lx (Do you like it, do you like it. Scott? I call it Mr. and Mrs. Tennerman chili.)
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To: buccaneer81
How could I have known in advance that our hotel was in the midst of Gay Pride Weekend ... This experience, along with our visit this year to Disney World (also during Pride Day)

You talk about bad luck in vacation planning!!

5 posted on 07/13/2006 2:48:54 PM PDT by mwyounce
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To: Lx

No surprising as the deviants keep their advertisements out of the media that normal people read for this exact purpose.

Plus, the people who allow them to use their facilities know they'd take a hit in tourism as people would avoid the sexual deviants so they keep it all hush-hush as well.


6 posted on 07/13/2006 2:50:06 PM PDT by FormerLib ("...the past ten years in Kosovo will be replayed here in what some call Aztlan.")
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To: buccaneer81
My three children were treated to an eyeful of amorous behavior by the lesbians seated on a public bench, not 10 feet away from us and directly in front of the doors to the hotel.

Three years ago, I saw a guy get a BJ in broad daylight while he was lying on a hammock near the pool of one of the hotels at Disneyword. Oh, and he was getting it from a woman. My point is that poor taste and obscene behavior transends sexual orientation.

7 posted on 07/13/2006 2:50:07 PM PDT by Labyrinthos
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To: buccaneer81

PICTURES ?!?!?!


9 posted on 07/13/2006 2:52:11 PM PDT by stupid1 (YES I AM)
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To: buccaneer81

My kids used to be on a neighborhood swim team. Just to keep up on swim team news, I asked a friend who still has kids on the team about team news.

Well, the team hired a new woman coach. Well, some of the kids saw the new coach making out with her female partner in the swimming pool parking lot.

I know the woman is no longer the coach because of other problems.

However, I would have been mad if a male coach would have been making out with his girlfriend in the parking lot.

There's a time and a place for affection, and a swimming pool parking lot after swim team practice is not the time or the place.


10 posted on 07/13/2006 2:52:27 PM PDT by luckystarmom
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To: buccaneer81

I was in Gavelston over the weekend and ended up at what I think was a Gay Bar during Happy Hour with my sister-in-law. It was more funny than anything else but then we did'nt have our children with us and the drinks were cheap!


11 posted on 07/13/2006 2:52:45 PM PDT by linn37 (Have you hugged your Phlebotomist today?)
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To: mwyounce

You got that right. Maybe Marie could publish in advance her family's vacation plans so the rest of us could then plan to be elsewhere (except, of course, for certain FReepers -- and I will mention no names -- who would probably enjoy the lesbian makeout)?


12 posted on 07/13/2006 2:53:03 PM PDT by blau993
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To: Labyrinthos

But when deviant behavior is at the core of one's existance, such displays are more common. Witness many of the men's restroom in public parks.


13 posted on 07/13/2006 2:53:28 PM PDT by FormerLib ("...the past ten years in Kosovo will be replayed here in what some call Aztlan.")
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To: FormerLib
Two different cities and two different vacations? C'mon, I despise these homo activists but this just smells like B.S.
14 posted on 07/13/2006 2:53:55 PM PDT by Lx (Do you like it, do you like it. Scott? I call it Mr. and Mrs. Tennerman chili.)
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To: Labyrinthos

I wish someone had told her "I hope you're doing that for everybody"!


16 posted on 07/13/2006 2:55:41 PM PDT by winner3000
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To: Lx

There's a lot of homos out there and they have become "the love that won't shut the hell up!"

I've known quite a few families who've blundered into such events. I really feel sorry for them.


17 posted on 07/13/2006 2:55:49 PM PDT by FormerLib ("...the past ten years in Kosovo will be replayed here in what some call Aztlan.")
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To: FormerLib
Witness many of the men's restroom in public parks.

Many of whom are married and living heterosxual lives.

18 posted on 07/13/2006 2:56:11 PM PDT by Labyrinthos
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To: buccaneer81

This person and her entire family are obviously mean spirited right-wing Christian homophobes /scarcasism off


19 posted on 07/13/2006 2:56:35 PM PDT by skyman
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To: TonyRo76

Problem one, they went to friggin Spring Street to get to a hotel.

They should've stayed on the East or North sides.

Secondly, that's RIGHT near the Short North, so I'm not surprised.

Kinda sad really. And columbus STILL beats the hell out of Springfield.

:)


20 posted on 07/13/2006 2:58:02 PM PDT by MikefromOhio
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To: buccaneer81

Relax, you got off easy. Next weekend is Satan's Holiday.


21 posted on 07/13/2006 2:58:13 PM PDT by Republicus2001
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To: stupid1
PICTURES ?!?!?!

My guess is that they weren't exactly Madonna and Britney Spears, if you get my drift.
23 posted on 07/13/2006 3:00:17 PM PDT by Thrusher ("...there is no peace without victory.")
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To: Labyrinthos

There are many mentally ill people out there, but there is a way out for them.


24 posted on 07/13/2006 3:01:59 PM PDT by FormerLib ("...the past ten years in Kosovo will be replayed here in what some call Aztlan.")
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To: buccaneer81

Here in the big city you don't have to wait for pride week to see that stuff. I find more bothersome, religious cult groups at my door with their conversion craper-ola


26 posted on 07/13/2006 3:05:51 PM PDT by SoCalPol (.We Need a Border Fence Now.)
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To: FormerLib

My guess is that they weren't exactly Madonna and Britney Spears, if you get my drift.


As a co-worker put it: Wearing the otherteam's colors.


27 posted on 07/13/2006 3:06:49 PM PDT by Chickensoup (The water in the pot is getting warmer, froggies.The water in the pot is getting warmer, froggies.)
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To: FormerLib

My guess is that they weren't exactly Madonna and Britney Spears, if you get my drift.


As a co-worker put it: Wearing the otherteam's colors.


28 posted on 07/13/2006 3:06:49 PM PDT by Chickensoup (The water in the pot is getting warmer, froggies.The water in the pot is getting warmer, froggies.)
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To: FormerLib

My guess is that they weren't exactly Madonna and Britney Spears, if you get my drift.


As a co-worker put it: Wearing the otherteam's colors.


29 posted on 07/13/2006 3:06:51 PM PDT by Chickensoup (The water in the pot is getting warmer, froggies.The water in the pot is getting warmer, froggies.)
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To: TonyRo76

well if you think about it, they drove right over or under 256 AND Brice road, along with that huge HOliday Inn in Whitehall....

And that's not counting the Embassy Suites and all that stuff up by Cleveland Ave.


30 posted on 07/13/2006 3:07:51 PM PDT by MikefromOhio
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To: buccaneer81
That reminds me of this old thread

Gay-Pride Parade Sets Mainstream Acceptance Of Gays Back 50 Years

31 posted on 07/13/2006 3:11:23 PM PDT by GATOR NAVY
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To: Lx

"So, they ended up 'accidentally' at TWO gay pride events?"

Sounds kinda funny, actually.


32 posted on 07/13/2006 3:11:34 PM PDT by taxed2death (A few billion here, a few trillion there...we're all friends right?)
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To: Lx
I don't doubt it. I googled Gay Pride -- they have events coordinators in every state and activities in several months. January has Utah Gay and Lesbian Ski Week! Colorado has Octobearfest.

It's really not too tough. Straight or gay, if you're feeling amorous in public, exercise self-control or get a room!

33 posted on 07/13/2006 3:11:45 PM PDT by Chanticleer (Courage is not simply one of the virtues but the form of every virtue at the testing point. Lewis)
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To: buccaneer81

This smells like B.S., if Marie lives in Silver Spring, seeing lesbians make out should be nothing new to her, after all Silver Spring is just north of Takoma Park, where there is a large community of (incredibly liberal) Homosexuals. This letter smells like a fake, or a really pathetic attempt to make conservatives look bad.

Cheers,
CSG


34 posted on 07/13/2006 3:12:02 PM PDT by CompSciGuy ("A fanatic is one who can't change his mind and won't change the subject." - Winston Churchill)
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To: TonyRo76

>Ugh! Disgusting!<

Too bad the LeDucs didn't stage a huge family puke all over the lesbo lovers.


35 posted on 07/13/2006 3:12:25 PM PDT by Paperdoll ( on the cutting edge.)
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To: buccaneer81
I live in the Central Valley of California. A few years ago, Mrs. Othniel and I took our two boys (then 4 and 6) to San Diego. We found a hotel that was fairly centrally located, but not too pricey. Anyway, when we were moving our stuff up to our room, the guy downstairs came out with his hair all pulled back and started putting on makeup. Lotsa makeup.

Turned out it was a Diva-fest, or some such thing, that weekend in San Diego. The place a quite a few "flamers," as well as women who looked like they were from the male division of the pro-wrestling circuit. Questions from the boys ensued: "Why is that man putting on makeup?" My wife and I explained that they were dressing up for a play, or something like that, and they were satisfied. Now, my 10.5 year old brought it up during a discussion of "What does gay mean?", and my wife and I were able to explain to him about how some men don't like women. His response was one of disgust, for which I'm very thankful and proud.

36 posted on 07/13/2006 3:13:25 PM PDT by Othniel (Allah: The Goat-Dung idol of millions......)
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To: stupid1
PICTURES ?!?!?!

Thankfully, no. I live in Columbus. These two broads probably looked like Roseanne and Janet Reno.

38 posted on 07/13/2006 3:16:43 PM PDT by buccaneer81 (Bob Taft has soiled the family name for the next century.)
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>This letter smells like a fake, or a really pathetic attempt to make conservatives look bad<

Conservatives look bad to WHOM? And who cares, please?


39 posted on 07/13/2006 3:16:54 PM PDT by Paperdoll ( on the cutting edge.)
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To: TonyRo76
the depraved pervert-magnet it is

I'm gonna get flamed, but I think three letters are mostly to blame:

O S U.

40 posted on 07/13/2006 3:18:33 PM PDT by buccaneer81 (Bob Taft has soiled the family name for the next century.)
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To: TonyRo76

well that or I take them up to Polaris.

Depends on which side of the family is in town.


41 posted on 07/13/2006 3:22:40 PM PDT by MikefromOhio
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the last thing I'd wanna do is mess around with a hotel in the downtown

One exception to that rule. If you're ever in Nashville, the Downtown Hilton is awesome. Worth the trip downtown. Stayed there last December. The Eddie George Bar is worth it alone.

43 posted on 07/13/2006 3:23:48 PM PDT by buccaneer81 (Bob Taft has soiled the family name for the next century.)
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To: buccaneer81; TonyRo76

If I'm ever in Tennessee, it's down by Bristol anyway :)


44 posted on 07/13/2006 3:24:23 PM PDT by MikefromOhio
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To: Paperdoll
Once again I stress the "really pathetic" aspect of that sentence. The lady lives in an area of Washington D.C. that is heavily liberal (most of Montgomery County is very liberal, except my apartment ;-) ) and has plenty of gay people. Put in the context of where she lives, the letter sounds like she is complaining about the speck in her neighbor's eye, rather than the plank in her own. She's never seen that in her own hometown? Please! This entire letter seems like a fake or written by someone who lives in a fishbowl.

Cheers,
CSG
45 posted on 07/13/2006 3:26:09 PM PDT by CompSciGuy ("A fanatic is one who can't change his mind and won't change the subject." - Winston Churchill)
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along with that huge HOliday Inn in Whitehall....

That's the Fort Rapids water park now. Just like Great Wolf in Sandusky.

46 posted on 07/13/2006 3:26:13 PM PDT by buccaneer81 (Bob Taft has soiled the family name for the next century.)
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To: MikefromOhio

Yeah, but people don't know these things. Just don't stay in any downtown with kids, that's all I can see to do.


47 posted on 07/13/2006 3:26:23 PM PDT by wouldntbprudent (If you can: Contribute more (babies) to the next generation of God-fearing American Patriots!)
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To: MikefromOhio

That's one track I want see a race at. A night race.


49 posted on 07/13/2006 3:27:02 PM PDT by buccaneer81 (Bob Taft has soiled the family name for the next century.)
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To: buccaneer81

I think the Holiday Inn is still next to it though....


50 posted on 07/13/2006 3:28:28 PM PDT by MikefromOhio
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