St. Patty's Day - everything gets too complicated

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    Boston St. Patrick's Day Parade says a gay group can march, just can't have a banner or say they're gay. Boston Beer pulls its sponsorship.South Boston bar says it won't serve Sam Adams anymore. The mayor and Guinness have pulled out of the parade. Now Rupert Murdoch calls for a boycott of Guinness.

    Everything sure gets political and complicated, doesn't it?
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    Rabid gay rights groups have gotten their way. Recognize them, approve them, support them, embrace them, celebrate them, or suffer the hatred from them.

    I have no problem with gays. I have friends and family members who are gay. I work with gays. I hire gays.

    I do have a problem with the in-your face gays. And, not all gays are such gays.

    Why do I care about your sexuality? I don't. Why do you want to make me care about your sexuality? That is not your right. Why do you want to point out your sexuality in all things, activities, and at all events? That is shoving your sexuality down my throat. Why is your sexual behavior a political tool and a vehicle for hate on your part? That is hypocritical, at best.

    If you want to be treated like normal US citizens, then act like normal US citizens. As long as you shove it down my throat that you are different, then I am more likely to treat you differently, and think of you as a jerk regardless of your bedroom behavior and marital preference and lifestyle choices.

    So, you want to march in a parade that flaunts your sexuality. What if someone wanted to march in a parade that flaunts their sexuality as a polyamorous porn addicted cuckhold, or Polygamists Rights America. It should not be about sexuality, and that has no place from either side of the coin in a family event such as a parade.

    And, i do not buy all the BS about that it is not about sexuality but about rights, lifestyle freedom, and oppression. The identifying mark is sexuality, which shouldn't be public in the first place.
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    Couldn't they just dress up a leprechaun in half pink or something? On the serious side this is getting quite pushy and I do think de Blasio made a mistake.
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    Being Irish I think that they should march with their family clans like everyone else does instead of having to spot light themselves. This isn't gay pride week - it is St. Patrick's Day and these people opposing this are doing nothing than political posturing.
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    I think most can attest that I supported gay rights long before it became fashionable, but this is beyond silly. The quickest way to alienate the people they have finally won over is idiocy like this, it's a freakin at patties day parade, who the hell cares about whether someone is gay? From an political and organizational standpoint this is a moronic argument to pick with so many other more obvious/winnable choices still out there.
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    Because in today's PC day and age, tolerance is simply not enough. One must be "sensitive" to the minority person/cause/etc. in order to avoid the charge of bigot. Funny, some (myself included) would call that patronizing.
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    Did get political and complicated, but several steps prior to what is upsetting you about it.
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    As I've said before, it appears "PC" means "whatever I don't like."
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    this is merely an example.
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    No, PC would be the attempt by political/media types to engage in thought control.

    But to you, being a supporter of any and everything liberal and affixed with a (D), "PC" means "Everything I like."
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    that makes no sense. Gays want to march. Someone else doesn't want them to march. Which is the PC side?
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    Gays were allowed to march, but there were restrictions with respect to the political messages they wanted to send during said march. Nobody else is allowed to display those kinds of messages (and probably don't care to anyway since, this is a day of celebration not whining). But these specific, politically-affiliated gay orgainizations, aren't happy with being, in this case, treated equally. They want more. They want special consideration.

    As I said before. Tolerance is simply not enough.

    And there you have it. A clear case of PC run amok. But one that is insightful nonetheless with regards to the dogmatic nature of it among certain people.
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    So you're saying the gays are the PC side because they wanted to express a viewpoint that others didn't want them to?
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    The upside. People stopped listening to the boy after one cry of "wolf" too many. Let's hope the same thing happens eventually with respect to people like this.
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    Because they want to be treated differently than the other groups that are marching.

    Irony, anyone?
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    Political Correctness is subjective.
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    How so?
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    Very much so. Key component, it seems, is to render one a member of the "victim class" so you can then demand special treatment, modification of the language, etc.
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    You are wrong and telling a half-truth. Gays want to march and broadcast their sexual preference. Someone will let them march but not broadcast their sexual preference while marching. Go ahead and lecture about PC.
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    Seems like specifically excluding a class of people is already "special treatment."

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