Columbia, SC Overrides Police Chief on Gay Parade

Oct 4, 2013 | Posted by: roboblogger | Full story: EDGE

Columbia officials have overridden a decision by interim police chief Ruben Santiago to order two officers to march in the South Carolina Gay Pride Parade even though they did not want to participate.

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TrueBlood wrote:
This is just another example of how homosexuality is practically shoved down your throat, whether you like it or not. Trying to force people to participate in the flaunting of their perversion in a queer parade. Sickening just sickening.
Oh just shut the hell up... and go back to the dark ages where you'll be more comfortable. I don't agree with forcing someone to march in a Pride parade, and things ended up the way they should have. In this case, the "out of control" element was political correctness and had nothing to do with us gays.

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TrueBlood wrote:
This is just another example of how homosexuality is practically shoved down your throat, whether you like it or not. Trying to force people to participate in the flaunting of their perversion in a queer parade. Sickening just sickening.
We are very thankful you are closer to the grave than the cradle. We'll be dancing at your funeral to make sure the dirt is tightly packed.

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What I don't agree with, breeder, is the root cause. You attribute it to gays, when it is politically correct people, not gays that caused the problem.
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So what are you bitc:hing about, fagg@t, you agreed with me. Queers are strange creatures.
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What I don't agree with, breeder, is the root cause. You attribute it to gays, when it is politically correct people, not gays that caused the problem.
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Under constant and relentless pressure from gays to make everyone not only "accept" homosexuality but celebrate it. The politicians, who obviously are fearful of character assassination during the next election, are passing that pressure on. The population must pay homage to the God of Homosexuality or pay a bitter price.

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Oh pish-posh... you must be a fiction drama writer fond of prognostication and bloviation.

It's not character assassination to require elected officials to represent all of their constituents. Sometimes those officials go overboard in trying to represent a group of constituents. When the same over-zealous representation happens for those seeking tax reduction you don't get all blowhard and excited and describe a "deity of tax reduction" do you?

The "God of Homosexuality"... really? A very important word you should read up on... "perspective". It seems you may have lost it somewhere in your life's trajectory.

"God of Homosexuality". I can't wait to tell all my homo friends that we now have a god specific to us. What a riot!
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Under constant and relentless pressure from gays to make everyone not only "accept" homosexuality but celebrate it. The politicians, who obviously are fearful of character assassination during the next election, are passing that pressure on. The population must pay homage to the God of Homosexuality or pay a bitter price.
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"Wilson says the departmentís participation in the parade was an important signal of the cityís commitment to inclusiveness."

Two officers didn't want to be included, a simple 'no' should have been enough. Gay parades are often rude, crude and offensive to families, why would anyone want to be a part of that?

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I would actually agree on this point. A gay pride parade is definitely not for everyone, and should not be mandatory to march in. Police should be required to be present, like they would any large approved event, but not march. That was a bad call by the management, in my opinion.
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"Wilson says the departmentís participation in the parade was an important signal of the cityís commitment to inclusiveness."
Two officers didn't want to be included, a simple 'no' should have been enough. Gay parades are often rude, crude and offensive to families, why would anyone want to be a part of that?

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Wondering wrote:
"Wilson says the departmentís participation in the parade was an important signal of the cityís commitment to inclusiveness."
Two officers didn't want to be included, a simple 'no' should have been enough. Gay parades are often rude, crude and offensive to families, why would anyone want to be a part of that?
Unlike the classy St. Patrick's Day parades where people reel drunkenly in the streets and barf on car hoods, or the inoffensive Spring Break events where strangers eat jello shots out of girl's navels, or tasteful Mardi Gras where women show their bare titties for a string of plastic beads or....
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Wondering wrote:
"Wilson says the departmentís participation in the parade was an important signal of the cityís commitment to inclusiveness."
Two officers didn't want to be included, a simple 'no' should have been enough. Gay parades are often rude, crude and offensive to families, why would anyone want to be a part of that?
So why do families that wouldn't like a gay parade even bother to attend? I carefully choose things in my life. Can't they do that too?

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I don't see why any officer should be forced to march in any parade, unless they're part of a marching band or color guard.
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Right American in Canada wrote:
Oh pish-posh... you must be a fiction drama writer fond of prognostication and bloviation.
It's not character assassination to require elected officials to represent all of their constituents. Sometimes those officials go overboard in trying to represent a group of constituents. When the same over-zealous representation happens for those seeking tax reduction you don't get all blowhard and excited and describe a "deity of tax reduction" do you?
The "God of Homosexuality"... really? A very important word you should read up on... "perspective". It seems you may have lost it somewhere in your life's trajectory.
"God of Homosexuality". I can't wait to tell all my homo friends that we now have a god specific to us. What a riot!
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Any politician who is forcing government employees to participate in a parade that celebrates something against their own beliefs is not "represent[ing] all of their constituents." They are not representing me or anyone else who has believes that marriage is a man and a woman and who resents the public displays of nudity and sexual behavior that happen in gay "pride" parades. That politician is choosing one group of constituents over another, probably to their detriment. I don't know how these guys so misread the public, but they do.(Tell me what group of constituents would be opposed to tax reduction. Ridiculous example.) This is the United States of America, which used to stand for FREEDOM. Gays have been placed (by those politicians) in a place above freedom of religion. That must mean there is a power greater than our government declaring people must do things for gays. Yeah, I know there is no such god, but Zeus wasn't real either. Yet people used to have to pay homage to Zeus or face real-world consequences. People are very good at setting up false gods and forcing others to respect them. The Emperor's New Clothes perfectly captured the way that works.

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Right American in Canada wrote:
I would actually agree on this point. A gay pride parade is definitely not for everyone, and should not be mandatory to march in. Police should be required to be present, like they would any large approved event, but not march. That was a bad call by the management, in my opinion.
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Does anyone under 50 attend gay pride events anymore? I haven't been to one since about 1995. Been there, done that. In fact, is anything more tiresome than a parade of anything?

You are correct, however. The pussy officers who are so unsure of their own masculinity should not have been forced to attend. In a way, that is just as bad as gays being harassed for being out.

BUT, if they are allowed to stay home from this, what else might they be allowed to skip? A gay bashing? A problem at a planned parenthood clinic? I didn't realize that officers need not obey orders from superior officers if they aren't in the mood.

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So why do families that wouldn't like a gay parade even bother to attend? I carefully choose things in my life. Can't they do that too?
I get so tired of that silly argument about "families being forced to look at gay parades" It happens ONCE a year, and lasts about 3 hours. If they can't find somewhere to go for those THREE hours a year with their family, then they can move to somewhere that is super religious and won't allow such frivolities. I hear the weather in Tehran is lovely this time of year.
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<quoted text>Unlike the classy St. Patrick's Day parades where people reel drunkenly in the streets and barf on car hoods, or the inoffensive Spring Break events where strangers eat jello shots out of girl's navels, or tasteful Mardi Gras where women show their bare titties for a string of plastic beads or....
Gays fill the streets at Mardi Gras, they participate in spring break. I've never been to a St. Patrick's Day parade but I'm sure gays attend.

Here's the deal. You have to travel to New Orleans for Mardi Gras, you have to travel to a beach where it's well known spring break events are planned. Gay parades are on the main streets of our cities. I fail to see where the 'pride' comes in.

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Any politician who is forcing government employees to participate in a parade that celebrates something against their own beliefs is not "represent[ing] all of their constituents." They are not representing me or anyone else who has believes that marriage is a man and a woman and who resents the public displays of nudity and sexual behavior that happen in gay "pride" parades. That politician is choosing one group of constituents over another, probably to their detriment. I don't know how these guys so misread the public, but they do.(Tell me what group of constituents would be opposed to tax reduction. Ridiculous example.) This is the United States of America, which used to stand for FREEDOM. Gays have been placed (by those politicians) in a place above freedom of religion. That must mean there is a power greater than our government declaring people must do things for gays. Yeah, I know there is no such god, but Zeus wasn't real either. Yet people used to have to pay homage to Zeus or face real-world consequences. People are very good at setting up false gods and forcing others to respect them. The Emperor's New Clothes perfectly captured the way that works.
OK??? If a gay bar is attacked should your religious officers not have to show up? What else offends your delicate officer pals?

I never realized that police officers can pick and choose what things to show up for at their choice and leisure. It sounds more like Club Med than a police department to me.

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Homosexuality is the downfall of everything decent and moral in this country.
Oh, never heard you say THIS before. At least not in the last hour or so.
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Curteese wrote:
<quoted text>OK??? If a gay bar is attacked should your religious officers not have to show up? What else offends your delicate officer pals?
I never realized that police officers can pick and choose what things to show up for at their choice and leisure. It sounds more like Club Med than a police department to me.
Sounds like you don't know any cops. Marching in a parade isn't usually a paid detail.

Club Med, HAHAHAHA!
http://www.neighborhoodscout.com/sc/columbia/...
It wouldn't be a job for you.

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Gays fill the streets at Mardi Gras, they participate in spring break. I've never been to a St. Patrick's Day parade but I'm sure gays attend.
Here's the deal. You have to travel to New Orleans for Mardi Gras, you have to travel to a beach where it's well known spring break events are planned. Gay parades are on the main streets of our cities. I fail to see where the 'pride' comes in.
I'm betting you've never been to Boston's gay pride parade. You've probably conflated it with the Fulsom Street Fair, which is a private event that you have to buy tickets for.
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Curteese wrote:
<quoted text>OK??? If a gay bar is attacked should your religious officers not have to show up? What else offends your delicate officer pals?
I never realized that police officers can pick and choose what things to show up for at their choice and leisure. It sounds more like Club Med than a police department to me.
That's ridiculous. There's a huge difference between responding to an emergency and walking in a parade. One is a matter of public safety; the other is showing off at the behest of a politician for the politician's benefit. The real question is, "Why are politicians allowed to use public servants (paid for by taxpayers) for their own gain?
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I'm betting you've never been to Boston's gay pride parade.
You'd win that bet.

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