February 7, 2014
The newly elected Mayor of New York has announced that he will be protesting New York’s Saint Patrick’s Day Parade because he does not believe it to be gay enough.
From the NY Daily News:
“I am not planning on marching in the parade,” Mayor de Blasio said at a City Hall press conference on Tuesday.
“I will be participating in a number of other events to honor the Irish heritage of this city, but I simply disagree with the organizers of that parade,” he added.
Parade planners have said gays are welcome to join the procession, which is expected to draw more than 1 million people on March 17, but they cannot identify themselves in any way by their sexual orientation.
City Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito also pledged not to march.
“I have an incredibly strong trajectory of being a strong ally on issues regarding social justice and equity for the LGBTQ community, so I will definitely not march,” she said. “The mayor took a very bold step and decision in deciding not to march.”
De Blasio rebuffed a move from his supporters, including Public Advocate Letitia James, to ban uniformed city workers from marching in the salute to the city’s Irish-American heritage.
So, gays are allowed in the parade, but that isn’t enough. They want to be half-naked, carrying giant dildos and waving rainbow flags, in a parade with the purpose of celebrating Irish heritage.
We could note that “straight pride” is also not a part of the parade, nor is “pedophile pride,” “bestiality pride,” “necrophiliac pride” or any other form of sexual pride, meaning that gays are not being discriminated against, they are just being told that the parade does not relate to a anyone’s particular sexual identity.
But gay pride is about much more than homosexuals celebrating – being proud of – the fact that they enjoy having men stick their penises inside of their anuses. It is about breaking down the social cohesion of Western nations. Thus, it cannot be excluded from anything, even things which in no way relate to it.