Oh No! The Rose Parade Caught The Gay!


At the annual Rose Parade on New Year’s Day, one of the floats had a gay couple that got married. Predictably, the bigots absolutely lost their minds over it, demanding a boycott of every sponsor of the parade (as though the sponsors controlled the content of every float). A Facebook group in favor of the boycott had this hilarious status about 12 hours before the parade happened:

This Boycott e page has now exceeded 7,000 likes. One of the posts has over 23,000 views, and most, an average of 20,000. And yet The Tournament of Roses still insists on allowing this homosexual wedding to be conducted on a float during the parade. Shame on them! And shame on them for not making this public early enough so people could avoid buying tickets or making travel plans.

I just realized something. Not only are they now promoting homosexual marriage in over 30 states where it isn’t accepted; they’re doing the same thing via broadcast in countries where they have laws and religious practices that strongly prohibit this. How much worse can this possibly get for them? We should all continue speaking out and making our thoughts known. Please continue using their Contact page to send your message, posting on the https://www.facebook.com/roseparade page, and calling them at (626) 449-4100 or (877) 893-9911. They STILL need to hear from us.

Am I the only one who thinks that sounds like a 12 year old wrote it? “I mean, we totally got 7000 likes on Facebook and they still didn’t cave in to our demands.” But it’s in the comments that the real fun begins. Here’s the very first one:

Why do gays feel the need to intrude into a family oriented celebration?

For crying out loud, they’re creating a family by getting married. There are few things in this country that irritate me more than the use of “family” to mean anti-gay. Gay people come from, have and form families too.

I have been a little home sick for Cali. so I was looking forward to the parade this year. II wont be watching. Too bad people have to insert their sex urges into what used to be family friendly entertainment.

Oh yes, I’m sure they’ll be fucking on the float.

So sad to have my New Years tradition ruined for a political agenda.

Ruined? Merely seeing gay people — worse, gay people in love and celebrating their unions just like you do — ruins your New Year’s? That’s totally rational. And I can’t imagine why anyone would accuse you of being a bigot.

When morals no longer exist then man becomes God, the body becomes the soul and time becomes eternity.

Um. Okay. Thanks for sharing that completely incoherent “thought.”

NOT WATCHING!!! When is the FILTH GOING TO STOP!

Never. Get over it.

We are a Christian family and will not be watching the Rose Parade this year or any year to follow. We choose not to support TV shows and stations or other entities that promote Gay/Lesbian couples. It’s as ridiculous as giving drug dealers and rapists an award for their achievements!

And I bet this person absolutely freaks out when you call her a bigot. “I don’t hate gays! But they’re just like drug dealers and rapists and I refuse to view anything that even acknowledges their existence.” Nah, not bigoted at all.

Comments

  1. eric says

    [poster]
    NOT WATCHING!!! When is the FILTH GOING TO STOP!

    [Ed in response] Never. Get over it.

    On the contrary, it will stop when gay marriage is as mundane an accepted as any other marriage. After all, you don’t see people making Rose Bowl floats for interracial marriage any more. There’s no need for that sort of speech. There wouldn’t be any need for that sort of speech in support of gay marriage if there was no opposition to it.

    Best way to make gay marriage legality a nonissue and news nonstory? Make it legal.

  2. cptdoom says

    Why do gays feel the need to intrude into a family oriented celebration?

    Because in the nearly 125-year history of a parade that celebrates the beauty of flowers, not one gay person was ever involved in designing or creating any of the floats – it’s a fact. Oh, and it’s step number 1,372 in the agenda to destroy America.

    When morals no longer exist then man becomes God, the body becomes the soul and time becomes eternity.

    Please put down the bong and the Jethro Tull album, thank you.

  3. says

    “When morals no longer exist then man becomes God”

    So he thinks that god has no morals??

    It’s like that weird sign about being mad one sometimes sees in offices:
    ‘You don’t have to have no morals to be god, but it helps’

  4. Sastra says

    And I bet this person absolutely freaks out when you call her a bigot

    Since I can imagine an otherwise tolerant, accepting, open-minded person becoming persuaded by their church that homosexuality is in the same category as drug abuse and rape, then I’m okay with shifting the blame for bigotry onto the religion.

    “Okay, you’re not a bigot at heart — you just act like one because your religion is both false AND a black, dark, twisted, and morally reprehensible mass of vile prejudice — and a nice person like you can do so much better! There. Friends, now?”

  5. says

    They have only themselves to blame. I’m surprised this issue doesn’t come up more often. Floats are magnets for The Gays. I think they nest there or something.

    For crying out loud, they’re creating a family by getting married.

    Sure, but you left out the FACT that one normal family had to be broken up to make it. It’s a zero-sum game. That’s how Civil Rights work.

  6. Abby Normal says

    I wonder how many of these same people were screaming about “free speech” and having tolerance for contrary opinions last week when Duck Dynasty under fire.

  7. Wylann says

    We choose not to support TV shows and stations or other entities that promote Gay/Lesbian couples. It’s as ridiculous as giving drug dealers and rapists an award for their achievements!

    I think it’s time to break out Ed’s list of companies that right wing bigots should use. (TM).

    Ed, if you can find that person’s email, you should send your list. Also, go post a link on that facebook page.

  8. magistramarla says

    I don’t normally watch the parade, but I watched to support the fact that the Rose Parade was supporting marriage equality. Like one of the posters mentioned, I also watched because I’m homesick for the beautiful state of California. My daughter went to school at Cal Tech and I really love Pasadena. It is really the pits for a progressive liberal to be stuck living in a red state after living in California!

  9. says

    Abby Normal “I wonder how many of these same people were screaming about “free speech” and having tolerance for contrary opinions last week when Duck Dynasty under fire.”
    I’ve said it before, but these situations are totally different, and the Right is not being inconsisent. They agree with the Their Guy and disagree with The Other. I hope that straightens it out.

  10. dingojack says

    ” One of the posts has over 23,000 views, and most, an average of 20,000.”

    Huh?
    Firstly do you actually speak a language approximating English? Secondly, exactly how is that relevant to – well – anything at all?

    Dingo

  11. Randomfactor says

    When morals no longer exist then man becomes God, the body becomes the soul and time becomes eternity.

    And you don’t WANNA know what happens to Shinola.

  12. scienceavenger says

    This Boycott e page has now exceeded 7,000 likes… And yet The Tournament of Roses still insists on allowing this homosexual wedding to be conducted on a float during the parade.

    Yeah, we’ve got 0.002% of the US population behind us, what more do we need?

    There are few things in this country that irritate me more than the use of “family” to mean anti-gay.

    How about the use of the term “working family” to roughly mean “families whose income comes from someone who has to wash his hands at the end of the day and/or doesn’t do a lot of intellectual tasks”, as if those of us who don’t fit that description inherited everything we have. Sadly, abuse of the language for political gain is an equal opportunity offense.

  13. hunter says

    “Why do gays feel the need to intrude into a family oriented celebration?”

    I’m reminded of Chicago’s Gay Pride Parade, which actually is a family affair — people bring their kids to see the parade — including the nearly naked dancers, the leather folk (in assless chaps!) the Dykes on Bikes, the drag queens, the marching bands, and, inevitably, the politicians. In fact, the Parade this past June had an estimated million viewers.

    That’s a lot of families.

  14. lofgren says

    Did anybody else feel like the theme of the float was a little odd? “Love is the best prevention” with a couple getting married on top of a wedding cake makes it seem like “Hey, if you people would just get married like us you wouldn’t have gotten AIDS in the first place!”

    Incidentally there was also am eHarmony float with like six straight couples, including one in their sixties making out. I don’t see why straight people have to keep shoving their sexuality down our throats like that.

  15. Synfandel says

    Too bad people have to insert their sex urges into what used to be family friendly entertainment.

    I wonder whether the commenter refuses to allow his children to attend heterosexual weddings because he doesn’t want them exposed to the happy couple’s “sexual urges”.

  16. Moggie says

    Too bad people have to insert their sex urges into what used to be family friendly entertainment.

    I know! Why do people have to flaunt their “marriage”, as if to say “look at me, I have someone to do the sex with!” The worst ones are the guys who show off their kids, like “see here, I’ve inserted my penis into a woman’s vagina on at least several occasions!” Ugh, why do they have to ram that down your throat?

    Wait, we are talking about straight people, right?

  17. Jackie wishes she could hibernate says

    “And you don’t WANNA know what happens to Shinola.”

    *falls out of chair laughing*

    “see here, I’ve inserted my penis into a woman’s vagina on at least several occasions!” Ugh, why do they have to ram that down your throat?

    *twice*

    Seriously, it is so upsetting when I see a wedding ring on someone’s hand. It is exactly like them broadcasting to everyone in sight, “I had so much sex with my lover that we were forced to move in together permanently because the commute cut down on precious boning time”. Because marriage is just about sexual urges.

  18. says

    So sad to have my New Years tradition ruined for a political agenda.

    Ten bucks says this guy is one of those “SAY MERRY CHRISTMAS, DAMNIT!” jaggoffs.

  19. Ichthyic says

    some of the comments I’m pretty sure are trolls…

    Dick John: First time in over 50 years I haave not watched the Rose Bowl Parade. I do not want gay pride shoved down my throat. Within the next 10 years, if you are not in favor of same sex marrage, you will be taken out and executed.

    Dick… John?

    shoved down throat…

    yeah, pretty sure that was a troll :)

  20. jnorris says

    Why do gays feel the need to intrude into a family oriented celebration?

    Hello! It’s a parade full of floats made of FLOWERS!

  21. caseloweraz says

    Too bad people have to insert their sex urges into what used to be family friendly entertainment.

    So… You’ll be protesting the eHarmony float as well?

    I have pizza urges. I had one last night. Now I’m inserting it into this post. Pizza is not family-friendly food. Be outraged.

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