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Kirtland to host annual LGBT Pride Picnic (New Mexico Air Force Base)
The Albuquerque Journal ^ | June 24, 2014 | Charles D. Brunt

Posted on 06/24/2014 4:53:52 PM PDT by CedarDave

On Thursday, Kirtland Air Force Base will host an event that just three years ago could have cost many airmen their careers – the first-ever Team Kirtland LGBT Pride Picnic.

“The significance of this event is, for me, the normalization of us (the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community) as part of the Air Force community,” said David Hardy, the civilian director of the Air Force Research Laboratory’s Directed Energy Directorate at Kirtland and head of the event’s coordinating committee.

“I like seeing that, finally, openly, it is recognized that the LGBT community is part of the Air Force family.”

Hardy, who has been openly gay for decades, said his homosexuality “has never been an issue” in his professional career.

Although the Defense Department has supported gay pride events since 2012, it wasn’t until this year that Air Force officials directed Kirtland and other bases to add Pride Month to the existing list of seven special observances, which range from Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month to a Holocaust Remembrance.

“This event will now be included in our normal cycle of yearly celebrations of the ethnic and other diversity elements of our population here on base,” Hardy said.

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TOPICS: Culture/Society; Foreign Affairs; Government; US: New Hampshire
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If we ever again have a Republican president with moral authority, this is one "celebration" that should be flushed down the toilet.
1 posted on 06/24/2014 4:53:52 PM PDT by CedarDave
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2 posted on 06/24/2014 4:54:52 PM PDT by CedarDave
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To: CedarDave

As a former AF officer, I am deeply ashamed of this. I pity the poor airman being forced to participate in this. Sadly, a few probably think its a great idea, and they are running the asylum these daze.


3 posted on 06/24/2014 4:57:33 PM PDT by rbg81
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To: CedarDave

Ah yes, the annual proud to be a pervert picnic. How fabulous.


4 posted on 06/24/2014 4:58:56 PM PDT by doc1019
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To: CedarDave

I say we invite a squadron of Putin’s armed forces to Kirtland for the picnic and give them moral enforcement authority.


5 posted on 06/24/2014 4:59:16 PM PDT by steve86 ( Acerbic by nature, not nurture)
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To: CedarDave
"What's this **** about an LGBT Pride Picnic!? You're all busted...and fired!"


6 posted on 06/24/2014 4:59:32 PM PDT by twister881
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To: CedarDave


7 posted on 06/24/2014 5:02:09 PM PDT by Iron Munro (The Obamas' Black skin has morphed into Teflon thanks to the Obama Media)
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To: CedarDave

Never in my life could I conceive of my country devolving into such depravity.

America has truly descended into madness. There’s really no doubt left in my mind that the country is in a death-spiral.


8 posted on 06/24/2014 5:02:41 PM PDT by greene66
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To: CedarDave

While we’re being open about things, how about Commie pride month.


9 posted on 06/24/2014 5:06:03 PM PDT by freedomfiter2 (Brutal acts of commission and yawning acts of omission both strengthen the hand of the devil.)
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To: CedarDave
“The significance of this event is, for me, the normalization….

Well as Abraham Lincoln would ask, “If you call a dog’s tail a leg, how many legs does a dog have?” “Five,” his audience would invariably answer. “No,” he’d politely respond, “the correct answer is four. Calling a tail a leg does not make it a leg.”

10 posted on 06/24/2014 5:06:45 PM PDT by hecticskeptic
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To: greene66
The four stages of apostasy: Outrage > Tolerance > Acceptance > Practice

Gee, guess to what stage the DoD has been driven? Destruction of America from within; Satan knows what he's doing.

11 posted on 06/24/2014 5:07:19 PM PDT by twister881
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To: CedarDave
Although the Defense Department has supported gay pride events since 2012, it wasn’t until this year that Air Force officials directed Kirtland and other bases to add Pride Month to the existing list of seven special observances, which range from Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month to a Holocaust Remembrance.

IOW, the United States Air Force now officially promotes that cheering on two men who stick their penises into one another is morally on par with memorializing children who were gassed to death and burnt in ovens.

Idn't that special?

12 posted on 06/24/2014 5:08:05 PM PDT by workerbee (The President of the United States is PUBLIC ENEMY #1)
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To: rbg81

As a former AF officer, I am deeply ashamed of this. I pity the poor airman being forced to participate in this. Sadly, a few probably think its a great idea, and they are running the asylum these daze.


Hubby works out there (20 year vet, now Civ. Svc.) and said so far no one is being voluntold to show up. Hopefully it stays that way. An email came out on it today just reminding everyone.

Thanks for your service.


13 posted on 06/24/2014 5:17:20 PM PDT by leapfrog0202 ("the American presidency is not supposed to be a journey of personal discovery" Sarah Palin)
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To: CedarDave

CORRECTION: “Kirtland to host anal LGBT Pride Picnic”


14 posted on 06/24/2014 5:18:22 PM PDT by proudpapa (Scott Walker - 2016)
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To: CedarDave

Wow, my Dad was stationed at NASWF there when I was a child. We lived in Wherry Housing between kirtland and Sandia. How low we’ve gone from the family events, and parades on base to the celebration of debauchery and perversion.


15 posted on 06/24/2014 5:24:16 PM PDT by sockmonkey (Of course I didn't read the article. After all, this is Free Republic.)
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To: CedarDave

Madness.


16 posted on 06/24/2014 5:36:14 PM PDT by ought-six ( Multiculturalism is national suicide, and political correctness is the cyanide capsule.)
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To: CedarDave

I guess they are proud they can get together and put their hot dogs in the buns.


17 posted on 06/24/2014 5:39:06 PM PDT by dforest
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To: CedarDave

My friend said it sounds more and more like the muslims are right - The US IS Satanic and needs to be destroyed? Wow . . . Too bad they are just as bad.

So “Made in USA” is now a warning label?


18 posted on 06/24/2014 5:47:53 PM PDT by Deathtomarxists (obama has a stinky stick)
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To: doc1019

Yes, the PPP


19 posted on 06/24/2014 5:48:45 PM PDT by albie
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To: CedarDave

Free hot dogs smothered in KY! How ‘bout that FUNdeMENTALly transformed Air Force.


20 posted on 06/24/2014 5:49:49 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (Feed the wacko enrviromentalists to the starving polar bears.)
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To: doc1019

No mater what they say, they are not normal and never will be.


21 posted on 06/24/2014 5:55:57 PM PDT by refermech
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To: CedarDave
>>>If we ever again have a Republican president with moral authority, this is one "celebration" that should be flushed down the toilet.

This genie will never be stuffed back into the bottle. We've opened Pandora's box and nothing can close it...short of a revolution and succession.

22 posted on 06/24/2014 5:58:37 PM PDT by NELSON111
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To: refermech

Thank goodness they can’t reproduce. ;-)


23 posted on 06/24/2014 5:58:50 PM PDT by doc1019
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To: CedarDave

elimination of the don’t ask don’t tell was a MAJOR disaster for this country...pathetic.


24 posted on 06/24/2014 6:53:27 PM PDT by terycarl
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To: leapfrog0202

Hubby works out there (20 year vet, now Civ. Svc.) and said so far no one is being voluntold to show up.


I have a buddy who works there (Boeing) and he told me the same thing.


25 posted on 06/24/2014 7:13:00 PM PDT by laplata (Liberals don't get it .... their minds are diseased.)
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To: laplata

Any Christian Pride Parades? Straight Pride?


26 posted on 06/24/2014 7:15:09 PM PDT by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans)
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To: GeronL

Any Christian Pride Parades? Straight Pride?


Maybe some Christians will get up the gumption to have one.


27 posted on 06/24/2014 7:16:49 PM PDT by laplata (Liberals don't get it .... their minds are diseased.)
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To: laplata

I am a contractor at Hanscom AFB in Mass. We have been having this crap shoved in our faces for a couple months. All June, posters go up on the doors and posters get ripped down. We vets are sick of this perversion!


28 posted on 06/24/2014 7:18:15 PM PDT by Redleg Duke ("Madison, Wisconsin is 30 square miles surrounded by reality.", L. S. Dryfusbutcher)
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To: Redleg Duke

Good for you in standing up. Have you been ordered to attend anything? (Call in sick).


29 posted on 06/24/2014 7:24:41 PM PDT by laplata (Liberals don't get it .... their minds are diseased.)
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To: GeronL

Any Christian Pride Parades? Straight Pride?


Why haven’t any been organized? Why not?


30 posted on 06/24/2014 7:26:19 PM PDT by laplata (Liberals don't get it .... their minds are diseased.)
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To: Deathtomarxists

First time I’ve ever had sympathy for Muslims.


31 posted on 06/24/2014 7:26:54 PM PDT by NetAddicted (Just looking)
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To: leapfrog0202

What if they had to cancel due to lack of interest?


32 posted on 06/24/2014 7:29:46 PM PDT by Jane Long ("And when thou saidst, Seek ye my face; my heart said unto thee, Thy face, LORD, will I seek")
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To: NetAddicted

There are a lot of Muslim homos.


33 posted on 06/24/2014 7:29:52 PM PDT by laplata (Liberals don't get it .... their minds are diseased.)
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To: CedarDave

The queers used to say “we just want to be treated like everyone else”. They lie. They want special treatment all the time.

They should not have a “gay” picnic anymore than midgets who work at the base should have one. Nor should there be a Phd picnic. Nor a Hispanic picnic. Nor an AA picnic. Nor a Jewish, Baptist, Muslim, yada yada picnic.

Employee events are for everyone or for no one.


34 posted on 06/24/2014 7:43:17 PM PDT by JouleZ (You are the company you keep.)
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To: CedarDave; GeronL

I don’t think the primary purpose of these events is to celebrate the depravity. I suspect it is to observe and identify i.e. “out” those who are rightfully repulsed.

Not having enough success with a spoonful of sugar, the PTB and their helpful political officers are cramming the poison down people’s throats to find out who will refuse to swallow the homophile pills.


35 posted on 06/24/2014 7:45:37 PM PDT by Ezekiel (All who mourn the destruction of America merit the celebration of her rebirth.)
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To: CedarDave

I am officially removing myself from the rolls of Air Force Veterans. This is disgusting. We did not fight wars and defend this nation to turn it over to the perverts.........


36 posted on 06/24/2014 9:27:08 PM PDT by 48th SPS (Not Republican. Not a Democrat. I am an American)
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To: CedarDave

PRIDE???!!! WTF do they have to be PROUD about?


37 posted on 06/25/2014 12:09:02 PM 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: CedarDave

Woo Hoo!

Thanks for the ping, Dave.

I have just enough time to dig out my rainbow tie died shirt and ‘assless’ black leather chaps and head out!

/s


38 posted on 06/25/2014 12:10:41 PM PDT by LegendHasIt
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