The purpose of a Gay parade – which is to show pride – gets entirely lost with me because it’s plainly boasting a sexual preference. Just think about that for a moment; boasting a sexual preference…
What if someone came down your street with a trumpet and started hollering, “I’m Dutch! I’m Dutch! I’m Dutch! I’m Dutch!!!”…?
You’d probably look at the guy like he’s crazy. And you’d think to yourself, “I don’t care that he’s Dutch. I just want him to shut up and stop bragging!”
When hanging out with my Gay friends, I NEVER stop and think to myself, “They’re gay. They’re different.”
No. Gay people are the SAME as you and me. They are people who want a paycheck every week. They want to pay their bills, to get to the weekend, to have sex, and wake up in the morning to some coffee and eggs as they politely avoid their partner’s morning breath.
Normal people regard homosexuals as equal, just as we regard people of different nationalities as equal. We are born with that common sense, and in our constitution we say all men are created equal. An American is no better or worse than a Canadian. A heterosexual is no better or worse than a homosexual. However, if you organize a parade in the name of these characteristics – these inherited traits – it suggests otherwise. You should be proud of your culture and upbringing, but you should never brag about it.
Gay people didn’t work hard to become homosexuals; they were born with homosexuality. Why flaunt a God-given trait? Especially if it’s something that others don’t have the luxury of.
A Gay parade is as comical to me as having a parade for hairy-legged, Mediterranean men. I’d probably be the first in line for that parade. After all, I was born on the shores of the Mediterranean and have beautiful, hairy legs. I’m proud of my hairy stumps because they make me feel like a real man. In fact, my legs are the main reason people respect and fear me at the beach. But I’m not going to stop traffic for two hours and force people to honor my follicle dominance.
Perhaps these parades are getting confused with marches. In times of persecution, it’s absolutely necessary and honorable to nonviolently march for a cause. Martin Luther King and the Million Man March was a perfect example of this. And in the months and years to come, if Gays in America don’t get equal rights for marriage, I would totally support a march to Washington. But that would be a march, not a parade. That’s the difference.
These parades are meant for flamboyant vanity, and I will never support the blocking of traffic in honor of an inherited trait. I am not impressed by someone’s sexual preference. So whether you’re Gay, Straight, Bisexual, or a priest, don’t brandish your sexuality in my face… unless you’re a lesbian, in which case you can do whatever you want to me.
If we’re going to allow Gay parades in the streets, it would only be fair if we also consider parades for: