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St. Patty's Day - everything gets too complicated

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    I think kids and parents might have more to worry about what a Catholic priest or some perverted parent or other relative might do to them than some gay folk wearing a t-shirt that says they're gay.
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    And that priest was gay, make no mistake about it
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    I don't know gman, far as I can tell, Massachusetts has had gay marriage for nearly a decade now and it doesn't look like the state has fallen into some cesspool of debauchery and moral decay. And if gay marriage is going occur in churches it will be because the current trends in views regarding gay marriage will have to evolved with the times on this issue.
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    Maybe the organizers just think that sexual distinctions aren't what the parade is about.

    I doubt that Irish Who Prefer Large Non-Surgically Altered Breasts would get to carry a banner either. Does that mean they're deemed unworthy?
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    Not trying to be argumentative here or even to necessarily dispute much of anything (ftr), but I think these questions are actually good to discuss. For example, maybe their preying on children has more to do with the strictures placed on Catholic priests such as vows of celibacy and not being able to marry and/or that the priests are male rather than their actual or perceived sexual orientation? Though, causality is likely a result of quite a few factors interacting with one another (see the report I link to below).

    By the way, researchers at John Jay College found that about 20% of all the cases in the US involved female victims.
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    Each of your examples of other groups is a choice. Are you saying sexual orientation is also? Italians are born Italians but don't participate in St. Patty's Day parade saying "It's great to be Italian!"
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    You had to know this existed, but no pics of Italians marching in a St. Patrick's Day parade.

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    So you are saying the difference between an Irish wedding and an Irish funeral is one less drunk?
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    I'd say starting an LGBT society/club/organization is as much of a choice as becoming a fireman.
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    If they are not allowing any formal recognition of LGBT groups, then they are certainly making it about sexual distinctions - they just affirming the ones that their morality sanctions, and wanting to pretend the ones they don't like don't exist.
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    I think everyone needs to be a little more understanding and tolerant.

    The gay group that wanted to march needs to have some respect for the parade and have to understand the hard feelings they're going to create when there's really nothing to accomplish.
    The parade organizers need to relax and realize the letters LGBT aren't going to ruin the parade

    Instead, a bunch of people get mad, we get a series of boycotts ...

    Meanwhile, I notice the attempts to blame something on political correctness kind of died on this thread. Seems like explaining looked like a losing battle.
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    This is the second issue people try to use what is good for Massachusetts (debatable) is good for the rest of the country. If people don't mind raising there children around that degradation that's their business. Is this your litmus test to spread it to all 50 states? I will stand by my statement that there are those vested into society becoming a freak show with no boundaries.
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    Some things are just not about homosexuals.

    Most homosexuals just don't get that.
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    Well, when someone says "no gay stuff here," its hard to see it as not being about homosexuals.
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    No, no, see, the homosexuals did.

    It was akin to a Betty Crocker convention for pie-baking, and the homosexual lobby wanted to bust in and make it all about homosexual pie bakers.
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    If that's the case, then why make a fuss about it? No controversy, no attention.
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    No - those groups want to make it about sexual distinctions, and the organizers are saying "no thanks."
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    Excluding gays acknowledges that distinction, so thats an ass-backwards way to handle that, if that was indeed their intent, because presumably, they didnt ask straight people to not drunkenly make out, hold hands, etc. so as not to call attention to their sexuality for those sensitive souls out there. If you want to ask why straight people dont have signs or rainbows, its the same answer as to why there is no white history month.
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    They want their group in the parade to be about sexual distinction. Just like a veterans group holding a banner wants their group to be about veterans, or representatives of any local group.

    As I said, I think the gay group should be more sensitive to others. But they're certainly not making the entire parade about gays.
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    Is it because St. Patrick's Day is really a religious day that has you so gleeful of this nonsense? It's just not the time for gay pride, why is that so hard to understand? Not that you would have any interest in understanding the matter. I wish some of you would have the balls to admit this is about pushing the boundaries, but I won't hold my breath.

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