Skip to comments.Bad behavior at Cleveland Pride Weekend mars celebration of respect and inclusion for all
Posted on 07/05/2012 11:34:12 AM PDT by kevcol
(On June 23) Cleveland celebrated Pride Weekend. This event is held each June in celebration of the Stonewall Riots of 1969 which is often revered as the beginning of the LGBTQ civil rights movement. Amongst the celebration and awareness-raising was an unfortunate event which speaks directly to why such events are still necessary and full equality has not yet arrived.
The AIDS Taskforce of Greater Cleveland was abandoned by their float driver the morning of the parade when he learned he was participating in the Cleveland Pride Parade, forcing the organization to scramble on the day of a large-scale public event. The driver was employed to make a delivery, yet his biased judgments prevented him from delivering the service for which he contracted. In this day and age, this is completely unacceptable. How can we move forward as a society when behavior such as this is permitted?
As we have all learned in the recent past, teens that are not prepared for such poison all too often commit suicide because they see no acceptance in their community or hope for change.
Its time for our community to send the message to these young people that there is hope and they are loved and accepted through action rather than words alone.
(Excerpt) Read more at cleveland.com ...
It is called freedom idiot writer.
As soon as I saw the terms “bad behavior” and “Pride” in the same headline, I figured the offending party would have to be a Christian conservative. No way, after all, that prancing around in public with your pecker on parade is considered “bad behavior” to anyone in the media these days.
they haven’t thought this through. do they really want an angry ,unwilling float driver?
he/she could just drive it into a light pole at 50 MPH.
Sodomites are NOT loved and respected they are hated. "He who cannot hate is not a man"- Oswald Spengler, Decline of the West.
Give that driver the keys to the City.
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A float driver doesn’t show up and Julia/Julian is going to off herself/himself over it?
This is the only way we can teach similarly hateful others that inclusion and tolerance are beautiful.
Basically what gay, lesbian and whatever else that acronym stands for are demanding is a moral sanction for their lifestyle. Does the driver not have any rights? If a gay person found out he was driving the float for a anti gay group wouldn’t it then be unacceptable for he she or it to refuse? You people have the right to live your life any way you want but don’t demand that I sanction it. It’s not yours to demand and you will never have it.
Ok. Now a new letter has been added.
It can’t be “queer” ... the L’s B’s G’s and T’s find it offensive.
Must be that guy from Star Trek and the “Continuum”
The “q” is for “questioning.”
Questioning. I kid you not.
“when behavior such as this is permitted? “
The perverted homosexual life style. Promotes this kind of behavior.
I seem to recall seeing that it stands for "Questioning" or something like that.
In other words, you can't figure out what you are and until you make a choice you're a "Q".
Following Anderson Cooper’s lead, I was born a homophobe, and I thank God for making me this way. See how that works?
You BAD BAD "man".
What, so they couldn't be upfront and honest with the driver as to what service they really wanted? I'll bet the float was really tacky and the driver would have a prominent position (npi). Can't blame him for running away.
Or maybe it was the full body condom they wanted him to wear.
In other words, you can't figure out what you are and until you make a choice you're a "Q".
They'll keep adding letters 'till they get to 10%.
Note that the acronym and “pride” festivals are exclusive of “breeders”.
Rather than a “tolerance” event, it’s a “look at me” series of orgies and excess.
I won’t celebrate their sins.
Yes, we must eliminate free will as soon as possible.
Well here's a little intolerance in action. AIDS Taskforce of Greater Cleveland was left stranded this weekend at Cleveland LGBT Pride, when their float's driver, Tim, realized he'd be driving his truck in a gay Pride parade. More after the jump! The truck and trailer were offered by a local company, Mr. Excavator; presumably they didn't know they were sending a homophobe out to drive it. Judith Pindell, director of public policy for the AIDS Taskforce explains, When the driver realized that he was going to be driving for the gay pride parade, he then stormed off and drove away, leaving us without a float this morning." He also allegedly yelled obscenities as he drove off. Charming!
I’m sorry but if you don’t want to do a job, any job, you don’t have to. You may get fired, you may end up in a breach of contract suit. You do not need to do any job at threat of gunpoint.
I refuse to believe that this driver signed a personal services contract for something as trivial as driving a float.
I’m so sick of these groups claiming everything is a violation of this, that, they’re being persecuted etc. Then talking about morality being shoved down their throat, forced in the closet etc. Whatever. I just want to know if they’re so offended by morality do they just inherently know what they’re doing is immoral?
While, technically, the Q stands for "Questioning", what they really mean is "Potentially Recruitable.
So if you ever looked at someone of the same sex and felt anything (affection, friendship, approval, any sort of connection) you are "Questioning". Which in their parlance means that you are homosexual just not out of the closet yet.
“How can we move forward as a society when behavior such as this is permitted?”
How was his behavior worse than having men showing their “Pride” by prancing down the street in boots and panties?
The "N" could be for something like "None of the above", "Normal", "Natural", "None of your business", and so on.
Then they would be even more inclusive. /sarc... But I don't really think they'll do it
You mean there are no defenses to a Breach of Contract claim? I did not know that.
I believe it.
Saw a car yesterday with Obama bumpersticker and a sticker reading “question gender”.
I guess the driver wasn't thinking of the same service the gays were.
And with that statement, you firmly hit the nail squarely upon its head.
It's not enough that the "other 97%" of the country tolerate, even accept, homosexuality. We must "celebrate" it, like it's worthy of a national holiday.
It's not enough that our school system teaches a version of history where every general's minority cook singlehandedly turned the tide of history. We now must (by law, in CA) teach a gay-centric version of history, where gays, and people who might possibly have been gay, and historical figures that are no longer alive to defend themselves and so can now be portrayed as gay ... turned the tide of history, as well.
We now have an MSM who castigates heterosexual sex crimes at length, while quietly kicking any homosexual sex crimes under the rug. Want to read a (especially national) newspaper and know if the crime was committed by a hetero- or a homosexual? If the article publishes the age and sex of the victim, the crime is hetero- related. If the gender of the victim is conspicuously left out, the crime was perpetrated by someone of the same sex.
So, you are absolutely right. "Celebrate", indeed.
Tough to keep up with all the letters these days now they have added a “Q” what does the Q stand for?
Heres how you stop this.
Before a gay pride parade event is planned in your area Get a representative to go to every church and faith group and get an agreement that they will join the parade event.
Network with like groups/churches in your state. This all takes a few phone calls and little time. Zero cost.
Contact a Christian legal group and establish a professional relationship. Get them ready to rock if they are needed.
When the permit process takes place, descend enmasse on the town/city board and demand to be inclined in this inclusive under threat of lawsuit.
If denied entry in a public parade or event, call in the Lawdogs and actively protest the board members who denied you.
Make as much noise as humanly possible on the net, radio shows and TV local/cable ect.
In each interview declare that if tolerance and coexistance are the goal, why are they being discriminated against? NEVER go off this message. EVER. Ignore all other questions or route them back to the discrimination being practiced under color of authority.
Lastly, NEVER let them set the stage or direct the story.
This whole thing requires minimal time and almost no cash. Just determination. And for the faithful, it is very much about their freedom.
C’mon everybody. Lighten up. This is obviously satire...
What? It’s not?
Ok, so they’ve added a “Q”
Let’s help them out:
Q = Questioning
P = Pedophiles
M = Molestors
H = Hedonists
Z = Zoofilists (Beastiality B already taken)
N = Necrophiliacs
Maybe that’ll get them up to the 10% that they’ve touted for so long.
Good for that driver. It sounds like he was not made fully aware that he was supposed to participate in a sick “celebration” of perversion and disease. So he bailed. Most other normal people would bail, too, I suppose.
Actually, no. There is no contract if there is no meeting of the minds. They intentionally withheld relevant information about the "delivery", so there was no meeting of the minds and thus no contract. There is a huge difference between delivering a package/pallet/whatever ten miles in a half hour and driving ten miles in a parade in several hours. Even if you ignore the moral dimension of the message they wanted him to convey, from a business perspective he was lied to. I have also walked out on agreements when I found that the other party was misrepresenting the situation, and I am in complete agreement with his response as a business decision. I do not deal with those who lie to me.
“... what they really mean is “Potentially Recruitable.”
As in “Q” for “questing”?
“they havent thought this through. do they really want an angry ,unwilling float driver?
he/she could just drive it into a light pole at 50 MPH.”
Not as long as the driver is always the first on the scene of the accident.
However, if a corner were taken too fast, queers on parade could be skidding down the asphalt. Just saying.
Oh, you say it was a “Peckers On Parade” parade? OUCH!
When did we all fall down the rabbit hole?
I ordered a LGBTQ at a restaurant. It’s a lettuce, garlic, bacon, tomato quiche.
No, actually he doesn't. This is the real problem with all of these "special rights" that they give to these protected groups. In the end, it is all other citizens who have their actual constitutional rights taken away. I first began noticing this phenomenon when Mass. started giving children to these people thru adoption. Because the Catholic Church would not do that, they had to stop doing adoptions. So, a Catholic couple who might seek an adoptive child from their church can no longer do so; a pregnant woman who wishes to give her child up for adoption; but, wants the child to have the best home available, which to her, is a mother/father married, can no longer have the confidence that her child won't end up with two men or two women with suspect lifestyles.
A "gay" couple could go to secular agencies that would participate is this questionable practice of giving innocent children to these couples; but, no, NO ONE should be allowed to say no to them. They cannot have anyone with a different viewpoint, allowed to participate in society.
I believe “Q” is for “Questioning”. So, if some confused teen has questions about his/her sexuality, some activist will “help” them figure it out.