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All-male dance group stirs controversy in Semmes Christmas parade
AL.COM ^ | December 22, 2013 | Sharon Steinmann

Posted on 12/22/2013 3:54:14 PM PST by SonnyBubba

Prancing Elites' Parade Controversy

Parade controversy: Support for Prancing Elites on social media

SEMMES, Alabama -- Minutes before they made the now-controversial strut down the parade route on Wulff Road on Saturday, the Prancing Elites, an all-male dance team from Mobile, stretched and lined up with the other parading groups before they marched.

As the parade began, Kentrell Collins, the group's leader, recalls an older man who was directing the procession offer what seemed to be last-minute encouragement: " 'If anybody says anything to you, don't stop moving, keep going,' " Collins said, recalling the event afterward. The Prancing Elites march in the Semmes Christmas Parade All-male dance group stirs controversy in Semmes Christmas parade

Dressed in red and white Santa sweaters and snug white shorts, the four young men performed a routine that entailed a combination of sharp thrusts, swaying and elaborate hip movements. Each member also sported pristine make-up.

Within hours, members of the community in Semmes called parade organizers and posted on social media, most of them in shock. At least one woman demanded an apology, saying she had "never been so insulted" in her life. Others wrote that they were disgusted and children should not have been exposed to the dancers.

(Excerpt) Read more at blog.al.com ...


TOPICS: Culture/Society; News/Current Events; US: Alabama; US: Mississippi
KEYWORDS: culturewars; duckdynasty; homosexualagenda; parade; philrobertson

1 posted on 12/22/2013 3:54:15 PM PST by SonnyBubba
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To: SonnyBubba

I’m sure the many Meth-Heads in that area enjoyed the show!


2 posted on 12/22/2013 3:55:57 PM PST by SonnyBubba
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3 posted on 12/22/2013 4:00:07 PM PST by ETL (ALL (most?) of the Obama-commie connections at my FR Home page: http://www.freerepublic.com/~etl/)
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To: SonnyBubba
they may....just have a future....on




4 posted on 12/22/2013 4:00:33 PM PST by MeshugeMikey ( Visit http://icantenroll.com/ In Glitch We Trust....;o})
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5 posted on 12/22/2013 4:02:00 PM PST by ETL (ALL (most?) of the Obama-commie connections at my FR Home page: http://www.freerepublic.com/~etl/)
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To: SonnyBubba

OK... So this is tolerated in Alabama but Phil Robertson isn’t tolerated in NYC or Hollywood. Anyone wanna explain to me how it’s people like us who are the bigots?


6 posted on 12/22/2013 4:02:42 PM PST by Redcloak (Winter is coming.)
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7 posted on 12/22/2013 4:03:42 PM PST by ETL (ALL (most?) of the Obama-commie connections at my FR Home page: http://www.freerepublic.com/~etl/)
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To: SonnyBubba

All the folks who were offended shall be dubbed “homophobes” and “haters.”


8 posted on 12/22/2013 4:03:46 PM PST by Army Air Corps (Four Fried Chickens and a Coke)
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To: ETL

‘Girls’...they would have just ADORED you up here in Red Hampshire...just remember...’location, location, location’.


9 posted on 12/22/2013 4:05:39 PM PST by who knows what evil? (G-d saved more animals than people on the ark...www.siameserescue.org.)
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To: SonnyBubba

They are donning their gay apparel.


10 posted on 12/22/2013 4:13:52 PM PST by windcliff
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"Once they got in, it would have been a mess trying to get them removed -- so I just let them go," Tillman said. "To tell you the truth, I didn't think much about it. I didn't particularly like it, but there wasn't much I could do."

Tillman is the ex-Mobile County sheriff.

11 posted on 12/22/2013 4:14:06 PM PST by blam
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To: SonnyBubba

South Alabama must have changed a lot since my last trip there. Good Lord!


12 posted on 12/22/2013 4:25:33 PM PST by gitmo (If your theology doesn't become your biography, what good is it?)
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To: SonnyBubba
The Prancing Elites

13 posted on 12/22/2013 4:28:04 PM PST by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both.)
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To: John Semmens

eh...

probably not your writings...


14 posted on 12/22/2013 4:36:53 PM PST by GeronL (Extra Large Cheesy Over-Stuffed Hobbit)
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To: SonnyBubba

They were live filming an ObamaCare ad?


15 posted on 12/22/2013 4:37:19 PM PST by GeronL (Extra Large Cheesy Over-Stuffed Hobbit)
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To: SonnyBubba

This is the new America.

Land of the free and home of the fags.

Pretty soon Alabama will have their own Folsom Street Fair.

Look it up if you have the stomach for it.


16 posted on 12/22/2013 4:38:17 PM PST by Venturer (Half Staff the Flag of the US for Terrorists.)
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To: SonnyBubba
Nothing screams 'Christmas' louder than a prancing pansy in snug white shorts & a santa hat.

What is happening to this country.

17 posted on 12/22/2013 4:49:57 PM PST by skeeter
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To: SonnyBubba

Actually, if they had worn decent costumes they might have not been so offensive to watch, particularly if they are actually good dancers.

I think it’s the “in you face” aspect of it that is definitely offensive.


18 posted on 12/22/2013 4:52:16 PM PST by basil (2ASisters.org)
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To: Army Air Corps
All the folks who were offended shall be dubbed “homophobes” and “haters.”

And in this case, "racists". Lol.

19 posted on 12/22/2013 5:04:40 PM PST by ETL (ALL (most?) of the Obama-commie connections at my FR Home page: http://www.freerepublic.com/~etl/)
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To: SonnyBubba

So, we have to put up with these foul creatures parading their homosexuality through America’s streets for all to see but they do not have to put up with Phil Robertson reciting a passage from the Holy Bible in a magazine article?

Gotcha.


20 posted on 12/22/2013 5:24:59 PM PST by FerociousRabbit
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To: ETL

The crowd’s non-reaction is the perfect response.


21 posted on 12/22/2013 5:27:47 PM PST by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both.)
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“We are no different than any team out there dancing. We want people to stop looking at gender and focus on the talent,” he said.”

I watched one of the videos. “Dancing” is a stretch as a description of what they were doing and talent was non-existent. To me they look like they’re just a bunch of queens who enjoy strutting their queenie attitude in what they call “prancing”.

I think their routine WAS inappropriate for a Christmas event and was otherwise an embarrassment in my view.


22 posted on 12/22/2013 6:32:35 PM PST by Wuli
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To: ETL

A trifecta!


23 posted on 12/22/2013 7:38:49 PM PST by Army Air Corps (Four Fried Chickens and a Coke)
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To: ETL

Link to the full-text Free Republic thread.

24 posted on 12/23/2013 3:20:10 PM PST by Travis McGee (www.EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com)
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