2014 OH NOES! Parade

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Sad news coming to us, today, from the Homo-phobo-sphere, where an outbreak of spontaneously-combusting hair and exploding heads is taking quite a toll.  2013 has been something of an annus horribilis for anti-gay activists who have had their dreams of perpetual hetero-supremacy dashed by Obama’s legions of radical-leftist-activist judges [some of whom were appointed by Dubya and must have “turned”] proclaiming that “equal means equal.”

Up to now, the homophobe reaction has been oddly muted and limited to isolated breath-holding, foot-stomping and refusals to bake cakes or arrange flowers for gay weddings.  But now, the march of deviants has gone “a bridge too far” in their attempt to subvert that iconic celebration of American heterodoxy—The Rose Bowl Parade.

The theme of this year’s Rose Bowl Parade is Dreams Come True and, in keeping with that theme, the AIDS Healthcare Foundation has built a wedding cake shaped float atop which a gay couple will solemnize their wedding vows during the parade.

And, suddenly, A BOYCOTT!! is in order and San Diego community organizer, Karen Grube, tells us why:

Now gay activists want to destroy the Rose Parade by performing a Gay Wedding on one of the floats. I guess that’s what they mean by ‘Dreams Come True’ or is it nightmares?

and:

Gay marriage is illegal in over 30 states, why would they promote something that is blatantly illegal?  That’s just stupid.

Except, well . . . it’s not illegal in your state—the Rose Bowl Parade state—Karen.

Grube said her call for a parade boycott has nothing to do with religious convictions.

She said she does not agree with having any marriage — gay or straight — celebrated during the parade.

On the other hand, she didn’t see fit to boycott the parade last year when a straight couple was married, during the parade, on the Farmer’s Insurance entry The Love Float.  I’m not sure she even noticed . . .

In her interview with the local paper, The Pasadena Star News, Grube came across as a fairly reasonable concerned citizen but the mask slipped when she discovered that going viral has its downside:


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Meanwhile, as Karen Grube sorts out her battle with Twitter @support, her boycott page on Facebook has garnered a gobsmacking 805 Likes which, by parade day, could be almost 1,000 which is probably close to the number of frustrated California voters who weep, still, for the overthrow of Prop 8.

The happy couple to be wed on the AHF float are unperturbed:

Leclair said he hopes his wedding, which will be broadcast around the world to an estimated 68 million people, will show people that gay marriage isn’t something to fear.

For their part, Tournament of Roses officials stated that they welcomed the entry—and the wedding:

Like all of our sponsors and float designers, AHF continues to help make the Rose Parade a premier event through original and creative expressions that connect to parade themes — as this float does.

AIDS Health Foundation President Michael Weinstein said the boycotters should respect, “the law of the land” and denied the non-profit organization was making a political statement:

There are as many opinions in the world as there are people, but our motivation is to validate the love that exists between same-sex couples and what we believe is the importance of validating these relationships in terms of protecting, particularly gay men from HIV and other STDs.  We think the more we promote stable, long-term relationships, the better it will be.

Me too.

I have a feeling that if people like Karen Grube think this is bad, 2014 is not going to be fun at all.

Josh Marshall, editor of Talking Points Memo has written a great editorial entitled “It’s Over,” that explains why he thinks the LGBT community have gotten over a hump from which there is no return:

As Judge Timothy Black put it in the Ohio case: “The question presented is whether a state can do what the federal government cannot—i.e., discriminate against same-sex couples ... simply because the majority of the voters don’t like homosexuality (or at least didn’t in 2004). Under the Constitution of the United States, the answer is no.”

and:

Now, this might all be written off as the work of two federal trial judges. But the tell is in the response of the 10th Circuit, one of the country’s more conservative. When Utah appealed to the 10th Circuit to block further gay marriages until its appeal could be heard on the merits, the judges said no. Because the two standards for such a denial are ‘irreparable harm’ and likelihood to prevail on appeal, the appellate judges - one Bush appointee, one Obama appointee - seemed to be hinting that Utah is likelihood to lose.

So yes, this will percolate a bit, as they say. Decisions will come up through the individual Circuits. In pretty short order, the Supreme Court will be forced to revisit the issue. And their logic in the Windsor case will join forces with the march of public opinion to make it almost impossible for them not to issue a broad ruling which invalidates every gay marriage ban in country.

As a furious Antonin Scalia foresaw, SCOTUS overturning DOMA “would lead logically and inevitably to overturning every state gay marriage ban in the country.”

From your lips to God’s ear, Nino.

And then, of course, there’s always the Reverend Hagee solution if equality is really getting you down:

Planes are leaving every hour on the hour. Get on one!  It’s time for the majority to rule this nation!

Bon voyage . . .

Posted by Bette Noir on 12/28/13 at 11:28 AM • Permalink

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Hagee will just love Uganda.

...or he would if it weren’t full of blah people.

Karen Grube seems quite the rube,
it strikes me, tho’ I’m loathe to say,
that a So Cal float should get her goat
should it feature love that’s gay,

though spectacle and flowers have ruled the hours
of this tradition’s genius,
at this particular juncture she finds a puncture
and says they flaunt

something she disapproves of, apparently?

I find it queer that this particular year
is when she finds love appalling
and without a doubt, she should just opt out,
and watch something else on tv, for fucks sake.

Othewise she might
be kept up at night,
with thoughts about gay people…

you know, legally marrying.

Not something that rhymes with “appalling”. Although it was happening anyway. And screw her for having a problem with it.

Yep.  Why o why are other people’s relationships any of their business?

Jesus predicted that just before His return as Judge, there will be a strange, dangerous fad - a spontaneous global steamroller notable for its speed, violence, and impudent in-your-face openness. In Luke 17 He called this worldwide craze the repeat of the “days of Lot” (see Genesis 19). By fulfilling this worldwide mania that’s secretly coordinated by unseen spirit beings, gays are really hurrying up Christ’s return and making the Bible even more believable!
    They’ve actually invented strange architecture: closets opening not on to bedrooms but on to Main Streets where kids can see naked men having sex in “Madam” Nancy Pelosi’s San Francisco Brothel District. We wonder how soon S.F.‘s underground saint - San Andreas - will get a 10-point jolt out of what goes on over his head (see the dire prediction about cities in Revelation 16:19, and Google “Obama Supports Public Depravity”).
    What’s really scary is the “reprobate mind” phrase in Romans 1:28. A person can sear his conscience so much that God finally turns him over to S, the universal evil leader whose unseen agents can give a “possessed” person super-human strength that many cops with tasers have trouble subduing!
    Remember, gays don’t have to stay bound to their slavery. Their emancipation is found in a 5-letter name starting with J (no, not James or Julia). As soon as they can find out the all-powerful J name, gays will really start living! (Google “God to Same-Sexers: Hurry Up,” “USA - from Puritans to Impure-itans,” and “The Background Obama Can’t Cover Up.”)
    Was Jesus silent about gays? Google ” ‘Jesus Never Mentioned Homosexuality.’ When gays have birthdays….”

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