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The gay marriage logo: Harassment in red and pink (Vanity)
3/28/13 | Republicanprofessor

Posted on 03/28/2013 6:13:06 AM PDT by Republicanprofessor

Is anyone else feeling harassed by the gay rights “equals” logo? I see it everywhere: it fills my Facebook page, it is on the news, it is everywhere and I feel pounded by it.

This enormous red and pink “equals” sign is strong and effective; it is also becoming a bully club as it appears everywhere and those who bear it seem to want to beat us into submission.

My job is analyzing art, so let’s look at this sign. Isn’t purple the color of the gay alliance? Wouldn’t a pink equals against a purple background be prettier and more softly effective? Wouldn’t the rainbow of colors also refer to gay rights?

No, whoever designed this obnoxious logo wants to hit us as hard as possible: the red presses forward, the pink recedes but subtly. The edges are hard. The “equals” sign can be red on several levels: as an “equals” of course, but also as clubs, as anything hard and flat….like blinders.

As a professor in a liberal state, I have friends across the spectrum, on Facebook and elsewhere. I have friends who are gay and married and those who are very Christian and most opposed to such marriage and many more friends in between. But when I log on to Facebook now, only one sign dominates: that red “equals” sign is everywhere, hammering me. It is a particularly obnoxious sign and, to me, signals what the liberals always do, bully one into submission.

The worse thing is everyone who jumps on the bandwagon….I can understand my gay friends using it as their profile picture. But then everyone else uses is to…”Me too, me too….I want to be in and cool and use it too. I agree with all the cool kids…Me too, me too!!”

I wish, for once, that some of my liberal friends would actually think through an issue instead of immediately joining the crowd. Can we please know the consequences of these great sounding bills and legislation before they become law? (Can someone actually read some of these bills before forcing people to vote for them?) And if the Supreme Court, in the upcoming months, decides that gay marriage is a states’ rights issue, will the libs shut up and let us live our own lives? Or will they continue to batter those in non-gay-marriage states until they finally give up and go along?

Note what happened with Obamacare. Sounded great, eh? Free insurance for all! Well, we find this month that premiums will go up (duh…we have to cover more issues for a longer time, well premiums are going to go up.) Employers have been reducing hours of their employees so they don’t have to cover the insurance…so, actually MORE people will be uninsured, almost twice as many as were originally uninsured. If we had spent the money on insuring those uninsured directly, we would be in MUCH better shape now. But no one will listen to those “cold, unfeeling, rich Republicans” so we are losing some of the best insurance options in the world and perhaps damaging our health care system beyond repair. Can someone please analyze the future effects of all legislation before these bills are passed?!

I ask this because I think that one of the main motivating factors for marriage equality seems to me to be financial. “Give me my social security, my lover’s pension, the benefits that are due me.” We hear little about love and lifelong commitments. We hear instead the incessant liberal rant for more money and benefits. Heterosexual lovers can live together unmarried nowadays; homosexual lovers do the same. But instead we hear about the “unfair” laws if one is not married. Can someone please examine the pros and cons and the effects of such laws, with statistics, before decisions are made? How will pensions and insurance be affected? Or is it too late already?


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KEYWORDS: equalslogo; gaymarriage; gayrights; homosexualagenda; vanity

1 posted on 03/28/2013 6:13:06 AM PDT by Republicanprofessor
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To: Republicanprofessor

Bump !!! I feel the same way. Yaho and other sites are going out of their way to push it in my face.


2 posted on 03/28/2013 6:14:57 AM PDT by 11th_VA (DRONES DON'T KILL, PRESIDENTS KILL ...)
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To: Republicanprofessor

That logo in time will come to represent for American culture what the swastika is for the Germans. Decadence is decadence.


3 posted on 03/28/2013 6:16:55 AM PDT by allendale
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To: Republicanprofessor

Harassed? No.
Surrounded by Baal worshipers? Yes.
Surrounded by fools who loathe children and teens? Yes.

By the way, for the effects of homosexual parenting on children, see the Mark Regnerus study. Note the comments on “convenience” studies of this topic.

http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0049089X12000610


4 posted on 03/28/2013 6:17:22 AM PDT by mbarker12474 (If thine enemy offend thee, give his childe a drum.)
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To: Republicanprofessor

Of course they want to beat you into submission.


5 posted on 03/28/2013 6:17:30 AM PDT by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: Republicanprofessor

Ubama has the propaganda machine harnessed, just like Hitler.


6 posted on 03/28/2013 6:20:02 AM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum ("Somebody has to be courageous enough to stand up to the bullies." --Dr. Ben Carson)
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To: Republicanprofessor

I literally counted how many Facebook friends changed their profile picture yesterday. I have 603 people on Facebook and 16 people changed the profile. The main problem was that those seemed to be the ones that kept writing things all day so it looked like a ton. The 16 are married with children so that took me by surprise. I was just disgusted by the entire thing and the red and pink is very bad for the eyes to boot.


7 posted on 03/28/2013 6:21:14 AM PDT by napscoordinator
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To: Republicanprofessor

I haven’t seen it (yet).


8 posted on 03/28/2013 6:21:50 AM PDT by rockrr (Everything is different now...)
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To: Republicanprofessor

Their desire is not for lifetimes committment, etc. Their desire is to FORCE us all to APPROVE.

F’em.


9 posted on 03/28/2013 6:22:01 AM PDT by jimt (Fear is the darkroom where negatives are developed.)
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To: Republicanprofessor

Why is anyone surprised that a group of mentally ill sexual degenerates would attack anything they view as not 100% on their side? It is simply one more manifestation of their mental derangement. Either the civilized world stands up or slides back into the days of Sodom.

Perhaps the male butt-lickers ingested a bit too much waste and were temporarily insane?


10 posted on 03/28/2013 6:25:36 AM PDT by Neoliberalnot (Marxism works well only with the uneducated and the unarmed.)
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To: napscoordinator

What do you mean, changed their profile? To what?


11 posted on 03/28/2013 6:26:35 AM PDT by Neoliberalnot (Marxism works well only with the uneducated and the unarmed.)
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To: Republicanprofessor

Oddly, my FB friends are calling for the end of government sanctioned marriage.


12 posted on 03/28/2013 6:26:50 AM PDT by AppyPappy (You never see a massacre at a gun show.)
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To: Republicanprofessor

This FB page has severl logos to counter the annoying pink equal signs.

http://www.facebook.com/1000000AgainstGayMarriage


13 posted on 03/28/2013 6:27:08 AM PDT by Above My Pay Grade (The people have the right to tell government what guns it may possess, not the other way around.)
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To: Republicanprofessor
If the quest for truth held any value, then the logo would look like this:


14 posted on 03/28/2013 6:29:30 AM PDT by Bloody Sam Roberts (The Constitution does not guarantee public safety, it guarantees liberty.)
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To: Republicanprofessor
The sad thing is, I think they've already managed to browbeat even the vast majority of Christian's into submission if not outright acceptance of gay rights / gay marriage. I've even started to see it happen in some of the small, country churches where a I NEVER in a million years would have expected it. (Certain Pastor's being pressured by their own congregation's to “tone down” the anti-gay talk, Sunday School teacher's being criticized for equating being gay to being a thief or adulterer, because so and so has a gay relative and might get their feelings hurt.) I don't like to be a pessimist, but I think the battle was lost before it began, because our side choose to flee the battlefield rather than put up a fight.
15 posted on 03/28/2013 6:31:21 AM PDT by apillar
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To: Bloody Sam Roberts
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16 posted on 03/28/2013 6:31:43 AM PDT by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: Republicanprofessor
The whole concept that a man and a woman with male and female parts is equal to a man and a man or a woman and a women is ridiculous on its face.

This would not pass a Logic course.

Marriage comes down to parts and procreation.

17 posted on 03/28/2013 6:32:07 AM PDT by Sacajaweau
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To: Republicanprofessor

18 posted on 03/28/2013 6:34:30 AM PDT by CharlesMartelsGhost
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To: Bloody Sam Roberts

I was thinking more along the “SS” layed mostly on it’s side. The Gaystopo strikes again.


19 posted on 03/28/2013 6:38:10 AM PDT by techcor
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To: Republicanprofessor
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20 posted on 03/28/2013 6:45:08 AM PDT by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: Republicanprofessor
I've seen the original of it all over the place. Usually along with "Coexist" bumper stickers. The original is a yellow equals sign on a blue background.

I'm more curious as to why they changed it.

21 posted on 03/28/2013 6:46:12 AM PDT by IYAS9YAS
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To: mbarker12474

Thanks for link


22 posted on 03/28/2013 6:51:51 AM PDT by cyn (Benghazi)
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To: Republicanprofessor
Don't hate me because I love BACON.

23 posted on 03/28/2013 7:04:13 AM PDT by SERKIT ("Blazing Saddles" explains it all.......)
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To: Republicanprofessor

Red is the color of communism as such it’s the perfect color for use in this tactic.


24 posted on 03/28/2013 7:04:32 AM PDT by CONSERVE
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25 posted on 03/28/2013 7:06:19 AM PDT by dragonblustar (2 Peter 3:18)
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To: SERKIT
This is my current profile pic on FB:


26 posted on 03/28/2013 7:07:25 AM PDT by ZirconEncrustedTweezers (I'll stop being a cynic when the world stops giving me reasons to be cynical.)
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To: cripplecreek

Like! Is that your own design?


27 posted on 03/28/2013 7:09:23 AM PDT by Jane Long (Background checks? Dandy idea, Mr. President. Shoulda started with yours. - Sarah Palin)
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To: techcor
I was thinking more along the “SS” layed mostly on it’s side. The Gaystopo strikes again.

Oooohh....now that's a good one;


28 posted on 03/28/2013 7:12:46 AM PDT by Bloody Sam Roberts (The Constitution does not guarantee public safety, it guarantees liberty.)
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To: techcor
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29 posted on 03/28/2013 7:17:48 AM PDT by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: Republicanprofessor
If this SCOTUS bends to the activitists' will:


30 posted on 03/28/2013 7:22:53 AM PDT by ScottinVA (Gun control: Steady firm grip, target within sights, squeeze the trigger slowly...)
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To: Republicanprofessor

Another reminder to myself to avoid Facebook and never sign up - although I have absolutely no desire to sign up.


31 posted on 03/28/2013 7:26:29 AM PDT by stonehouse01 (Equal rights for unborn women)
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To: Republicanprofessor

I found it to be a very useful too in cleaning out my FB friends list. It was strikingly easy to identify those that have no capability to THINK.


32 posted on 03/28/2013 7:38:02 AM PDT by CSM (Keeper of the Dave Ramsey Ping list. FReepmail me if you want your beeber stuned.)
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To: Jane Long

Yeah I made it. Go ahead and spread it around if you like.


33 posted on 03/28/2013 7:40:57 AM PDT by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: Neoliberalnot

What do you mean, changed their profile? To what?

The equal sign in red background and pink equal sign....means marriage equality for all.


34 posted on 03/28/2013 7:47:46 AM PDT by napscoordinator
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To: Republicanprofessor

Don’t start talking like a liberal, and claiming that free speech is “bullying” and “pounding” you. Just ignore it. They’ll switch back to pictures of their own precious selves in a week or two. You know the limits of their attention-span.


35 posted on 03/28/2013 7:48:23 AM PDT by A_perfect_lady
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To: Republicanprofessor
This is what I posted:


36 posted on 03/28/2013 7:52:03 AM PDT by N. Theknow (Kennedys=Can't drive, can't ski, can't fly, can't skipper a boat, but they know what's best for you.)
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To: Republicanprofessor
I also posted this today in response to having seeing the idiotic sign:

To all my FB friends, please note that I have un- friended those of you who have shown support for homosexuals and homosexual marriage. Should any of my remaining friends take umbrage with my decision in re-affirming this stand against homosexuality, please take the time to "un-friend" me and save me the effort and angst of losing another friend who has self-sacrificed to the Father of Lies on the altar of "21st Century-With-it-ness."

37 posted on 03/28/2013 7:53:47 AM PDT by N. Theknow (Kennedys=Can't drive, can't ski, can't fly, can't skipper a boat, but they know what's best for you.)
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To: Republicanprofessor

38 posted on 03/28/2013 8:00:02 AM PDT by humblegunner
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To: Republicanprofessor

Put that pervert equals sign in the middle of a red circle with a diagonal slash through the middle. HATE SPEECH!!!


39 posted on 03/28/2013 8:01:43 AM PDT by JimRed (Excise the cancer before it kills us; feed &water the Tree of Liberty! TERM LIMITS, NOW & FOREVER!)
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To: Bloody Sam Roberts; cripplecreek

Thanks to both. That’s exactly how I picture it.


40 posted on 03/28/2013 8:30:36 AM PDT by techcor
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To: humblegunner

41 posted on 03/28/2013 9:03:07 AM PDT by KC_Lion (Build the America you want to live in at your address, and keep looking up.-Sarah Palin)
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To: Republicanprofessor

“But when I log on to Facebook now, only one sign dominates: that red “equals” sign is everywhere, hammering me.”

If you are being hammered by people on your Facebook, you need to take action against such violence in order to make it stop. You could tell them to stop their violent hammering at once or you will take immediate defensive action. If that does not work, you can stand your ground and take violent action to defend yourself and maybe even call the police.


42 posted on 03/28/2013 9:50:46 AM PDT by OKRA2012
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43 posted on 05/20/2013 3:40:45 PM PDT by TurboZamboni (Marx smelled bad & lived with his parents most his life.)
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44 posted on 10/06/2013 5:27:36 PM PDT by Mrs. Don-o (“I do not understand myself; all that I hate I am become” St. Paul (Romans 7:15).)
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