St. Patty's Day - everything gets too complicated

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    It's much harder to explain away reality isn't it? Cleveland let a gay group march in their St. Patrick's day parade...and nobody cared, but that doesn't fit the nightmare scenario some like to imagine so let's just say it was an anomaly. Why I bet if Boston had just quietly let a gay group march in their parade it would have been nothing less than a wild gay sex orgy on wheels, full of buttless chaps, sequins, and sacrifices to satan...or maybe it would have looked something like this.

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    Again, not same parade. Like comparing Mardi Gras in New Orleans to Marsi Gras in Shreveport. You also simply or conveniently left out the other groups that marched and this would have been one of my major concerns about this.

    Perhaps you are right and a quieter approach would have flown under the radar and nothing happens. But these are major events in major media markets and I have the feeling that circumstances on both sides were very different.

    The committees didnt want to risk turning what is typically a fun and silly day into a display of political douchbaggery and I think they are justified in doing so without being branded bigots.
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    But see, everything is about homosexuality and the identity of homosexuals, all the time, and in all places.

    That's what everything is about.
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    While I don't care for "in your face" anything, maybe flamboyance is inherently a part of some gays

    As long as nobody is violating you, move on
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    I don't need to move anywhere. Neither does anybody else.
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    They are quite flamboyant.
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    Perhaps it is, then again, so is religious conservatism, particularly of the evangelical type.
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    What is religious conservatism and who fits that label? I'm just trying to figure out if that's me.
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    Perhaps "Christian Right" would be a better term?
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    Same question applies....
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    Those who evangelize constantly about a Christian god (can apply to other religions too). Those who follow folks like Pat Robertson, or followed the late Jerry Falwell, etc....

    and oddly, this would include folks on the left that evangelize as well. Point being, the in your face type that LD speaks of is not confined to just gays.
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    Well, I guess I'm free of the label then :)
    Why always the gravitation to low hanging fruit?
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    you don't "need" to do anything, but why be bothered by it?

    seems like a waste of time
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    I don't think only the Christian Right fits the label. Plenty of people/groups going around wearing their lifestyles, professions, religious faith etc... in a way that is in others faces.
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    Label away, brotha.

    But to answer your question about LHF (a fav term of mine fwiw), given the professed religiosity that LD displays--which I have no problem with at all--I believed it would be apropos to point out that many of his like-minded religious travelers act in similar ways to those in which he has a problem.

    I mean seriously, is this or is this not flamboyant? :D

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    Do you wear red shoes to work?!? lol
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    yes they do
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    Well you're taking a quantum leap from how one debates on a message board to how they conduct themselves in everyday life. That does not equate to be congruent necessarily. I can't imagine a number of posters go through everyday life like they do here. Leave the Pope alone, he's off limits :D
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    Didn't mean to suggest that is what LD was doing or that he is hypocritical if in reference to how one debates. Just that it seemed approriate to identify a different group to which he might/likely identifies with and how people in that large, complex group engage in equally 'in-your-face" behavior, or how others would (and have) perceived it that way.

    Come on though, how can you not have loved the shoes?!? They screamed "talk about us." I'll be honest, made me like Benedict more. lol
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    Well that gets into the conversation of mores which I'm not prepared to open that can of worms without some posters getting apoplectic.
    As far as the shoes, I see plenty of old men here in the Irish Riviera that have the same fashion sense.

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