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Gay couple asked to reverse shirt at Dollywood
Associated Press ^ | July 26, 2011 | KRISTIN M. HALL

Posted on 07/26/2011 5:19:37 PM PDT by Free ThinkerNY

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- A lesbian couple is asking for changes at Dollywood after an employee asked one of the women to turn her T-shirt reading "marriage is so gay" inside-out to avoid offending others on a recent visit to the Tennessee theme park complex.

Olivier Odom and Jennifer Tipton said Tuesday they want the park to be more inclusive of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender families after Odom was asked to reverse her shirt when they visited Dollywood Splash Country next to the Pigeon Forge amusement park.

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; News/Current Events; US: California; US: New York; US: Tennessee
KEYWORDS: homosexualagenda

1 posted on 07/26/2011 5:19:39 PM PDT by Free ThinkerNY
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Ah, Dolly Parton. My two favorite entertainers.


2 posted on 07/26/2011 5:25:09 PM PDT by Yo-Yo (Is the /sarc tag really necessary?)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
And if the shirts were the opposite...promoting heterosexual marriage, there would be protested by the gay community.
Minorities rules.
3 posted on 07/26/2011 5:25:24 PM PDT by JimmyMc
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To: Free ThinkerNY

I love how they’re “families” now. What the hell is, or could be, a “transgender family” or a “bisexual family”. How many “parents” would that involve, and how do the kids fit in?

Never mind, I don’t even want to know.


4 posted on 07/26/2011 5:25:36 PM PDT by Argus
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Private property means the owners can kick you out if they see you wearing something they don’t like. But I guess that concept is quite lost on them.


5 posted on 07/26/2011 5:26:29 PM PDT by Seamus Mc Gillicuddy (Say Nope To The Hope Dope in '12!!!!!)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2754100/posts


6 posted on 07/26/2011 5:26:44 PM PDT by relictele (Pax Quaeritur Bello)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Imagine the outcry from progressives if someone wore a shirt that said “Marriage is between a man and a women” to school.


7 posted on 07/26/2011 5:26:55 PM PDT by Fzob (In matters of style, swim with the current; in matters of principle, stand like a rock. Jefferson)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Why even acknowledge the shirt? People wear stupid shirts all the time. This foolishness just gives the queers more publicity.


8 posted on 07/26/2011 5:28:08 PM PDT by Holen1 (Chesapeake Bay seasoning. "I put that **** on everything.")
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To: Free ThinkerNY

It was an inappropriate shirt - shouldn’t have been wearing it there in front of families and children. Expecting common decency out of patrons has nothing to do with being “inclusive.” They act as though if a non-homosexual had been wearing it that the staff would have been fine with them walking around like that. Absurd. Dollywood should tell them they can take their business elsewhere if they don’t like it.


9 posted on 07/26/2011 5:33:49 PM PDT by Republican Wildcat
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To: Yo-Yo

Two things in life that make it worth living
“Dolly Parton”
Ain’t it time we got back to the basics in life?


10 posted on 07/26/2011 5:33:49 PM PDT by packrat35 (America is rapidly becoming a police state that East Germany could be proud of!)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

I’d hope everyone’s marriage IS “gay”, otherwise everyone would be getting a divorce.


12 posted on 07/26/2011 5:36:23 PM PDT by KoRn (Department of Homeland Security, Certified - "Right Wing Extremist")
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To: umgud

That’s “life without parole and wear a paper bag over your head when you leave your cell” guilty!


13 posted on 07/26/2011 5:36:44 PM PDT by LostInBayport (When there are more people riding in the cart than there are pulling it, the cart stops moving...)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

More inclusive?

They didn’t tell her to leave. They told her to be more respectful to others.

Tolerance is a one way deal for the Left.


14 posted on 07/26/2011 5:38:57 PM PDT by SampleMan (If all of the people currently oppressed shared a common geography, bullets would already be flying.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

She has the right to offend others but if you offend her, then its lawsuit time!


15 posted on 07/26/2011 5:49:04 PM PDT by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Happiness)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

the latest stats show the numbers of identifying homosexuals has dropped markedly from a high during the 70’s. Since the numbers have dropped significantly, as modern teenagers trend more towards hetero lifestyles, why is the push to make accommodations for dysfunctional lifestyles so rabid? What power structure is involved behind the scenes?


16 posted on 07/26/2011 5:50:22 PM PDT by blueplum
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To: Free ThinkerNY

You know, long ago I used to not think much about gays.
My philosophy was ‘as long as they dont bother me..’
But they just can’t leave well enough alone.
They have to flaunt it- get in your face.
Now they make me want to puke.


17 posted on 07/26/2011 5:52:05 PM PDT by patriot08 (TEXAS GAL- born and bred and proud of it!)
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To: umgud

Eewww...they’re scary-looking.


18 posted on 07/26/2011 5:55:21 PM PDT by Allegra (Hey! Stop looking at my tagline like that.)
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To: Argus

Children should not be exposed to dysfunctional people such as transgenders and crossdressers. I consider them mentally unstable and I don’t want my children forced to be around them just because they want to feel ‘normal’. they aren’t normal.


19 posted on 07/26/2011 5:56:38 PM PDT by blueplum
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20 posted on 07/26/2011 5:58:54 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: umgud

They should told her (?) to put the shirt over head instead of turning it inside out

Is that even a womyn ?


21 posted on 07/26/2011 5:59:58 PM PDT by Popman (Obama. First Marxist to turn a five year Marxist plan into a 4 year administration.)
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To: Allegra

I thought homos were supposed to be so skilled at fashion, style and home decorating.

Or is that just male homos?


22 posted on 07/26/2011 6:04:16 PM PDT by Fightin Whitey
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To: Free ThinkerNY

But saying something “is so gay” is considered pejorative on many web forums and you can be banned for posting it. Maybe the person who told them to turn the shirt inside-out was trying to keep homos from being offended. Sometimes homos can be so ..... liberal - they can’t make up their minds about something, or they believe two opposing ideas at the same time.


23 posted on 07/26/2011 6:41:27 PM PDT by jeffc (Prayer. It's freedom of speech.)
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To: Fzob
Imagine the outcry from progressives if someone wore a shirt that said “Marriage is between a man and a women” to school.

There will be no outcry if you specify the exact number of women (four, per Koran's instructions.)

24 posted on 07/26/2011 6:42:30 PM PDT by Greysard
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To: Free ThinkerNY

1) Dolly is anything but hostile to gays. She has also endorsed the gay marriage campaign.

2) “_______ is so gay” is generally used as an insult or disparagement. There have been campaigns to discourage it’s use. The guard most likely acted in this light.

3) The lesbians in question need to lighten up. It’s a theme park.


25 posted on 07/26/2011 6:44:18 PM PDT by tlb
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To: Yo-Yo

Two of the biggest hits in Hollywood.


26 posted on 07/26/2011 10:18:10 PM PDT by DPMD (~)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
I wish people would stop being so concerned about what others do in the privacy of their own bedrooms. Or in public places. Or around kids. Or everywhere you look....

Is it just me or has the pervert-rights movement gone from objecting to having someone else's morality imposed on them to imposing their own immorality on everyone else?
27 posted on 07/26/2011 10:22:56 PM PDT by Antoninus (Nothing that offends God can possibly be a legitimate right.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

this is indeed a culture WAR and the scumbags of the left will not leave one corner of American life and culture un-assaulted

gay issues must be thrust down the throats of everyone in America

it’s not enough to have basic toleration, we must all be forcibly re-educated according to political correctness


28 posted on 07/27/2011 1:52:16 AM PDT by Enchante (Are there any honest politicians in Washington, DC??)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
When I was a kid, Gay meant Happy. Now Gay means NOT Happy.
29 posted on 07/27/2011 1:56:27 AM PDT by Kickass Conservative (Would you rather live in Obamaville or Palintown?)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Bull. She knew exactly what she was doing wearing that shirt. And shouldn’t be surprised that a controversial shirt like that wasn’t wanted in a public vacation spot.


30 posted on 07/28/2011 9:16:27 AM PDT by The_Repugnant_Conservative
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