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By HatetheSwamp
June 6, 2022 4:07 am
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I promised to journal the emerging backlash against LGBTQ Pride month.

For years, as the article points out, we all just bent over and took it...but, no more.

The backlash is small and unorganized yet, maybe, all the more significant because it's a movement of people.

This was the organization's 16th Pride Night event at Tropicana Field. For the first time, the Rays added rainbow-colored logos on their uniforms, specifically the "TB" on their caps and the sunburst on their right jersey sleeves.


Jason Adam was asked to comment on their decision ó his response was strong.

ďSo itís a hard decision. Because ultimately we all said what we want is them to know that all are welcome and loved here,Ē he said. ďBut when we put it on our bodies, I think a lot of guys decided that itís just a lifestyle that maybe ó not that they look down on anybody or think differently ó itís just that maybe we donít want to encourage it if we believe in Jesus, whoís encouraged us to live a lifestyle that would abstain from that behavior, just like (Jesus) encourages me as a heterosexual male to abstain from sex outside of the confines of marriage. Itís no different."

Hard to argue against players wanting freedom to express themselves based on their religious backgrounds. Major League Baseball, and most other major networks, have done everything they can do make people appear anti-gay for failing to celebrate gay pride, but these five are doing well standing up for themselves. It should be understood that we all donít have to agree on each otherís life decisions/sexual orientations because we can mind our own business. Some people just want to make decisions that best suit them and let others do their thing. Thatís how life was before social media and many would like that way of life to continue.

That a backlash against LGBTQ Pride month is brewing can't be denied. How much more serious it will be next year can't be known. What it means, I don't know. I'm pretty sure that it will be bigger, more fierce and better organized next year.

Understand. pb thinks that this backlash is political, not homophobic.

The LGBTQ Pride celebration has become political. pb posted about the US government taunting the Roman Catholic Church by flying a LGBT flag at the Vatican. That's just ugly, as much as Curt embraces it.

I also mentioned that, a few days ago, I listened to a chat between Guy Benson (the gay guy Curt's never heard of) and Jason Rantz, also gay, about their objections and misgivings about Pride month. Both are openly gay. Both hate the Pride fiasco.

What I think is happening is that LGBT Pride has become woke and political and that, as the song says, is "stinking to high heaven."

The country has had enough of Blue MAGA Swampcult progressive wokeness. And, LGBTers are feeling the pain.

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  1. by Donna on June 6, 2022 7:56 am
    I understand why some people might object to LGBTQ Pride month while not necessarily being anti-LGBTQ. Anything can be politicized, including religion.

    Before I even read your post, Sheri and I had a discussion about how we don't feel connected to LGBTQ Pride month. We aren't doing anything special to recognize it or celebrate it, but we have nothing against it.

    I don't care about any these special recognition months. I don't have anything against other people taking part in the recognition of them, though. It's like the way I feel about all these special "National so-and-so Day"s, like friendship day, secretaries day, etc. I could do without all of them.

    I don't even make a big deal about my birthday. So I was born on August 7th. So what? Why does it need to be celebrated? There's nothing special about it. Everyone was born on a day.

    All of these special celebration days, months, etc. are great for capitalism and politics, though. I'm sure that's why they've increased in prevalence since back in the day.

    I could get behind a National Nothing Day, though.

  2. by Donna on June 6, 2022 2:43 pm
    If you want Hts to shut up, just agree with him.

  3. by HatetheSwamp on June 6, 2022 3:06 pm


    I'll say more. For now, interestingly,that gay guy Curt's never heard of did another Pride month rant on today's show.

  4. by HatetheSwamp on June 7, 2022 7:33 am

    I have to admit that I'm a bit surprised to note the, uh, diversity, of the backlash against LGBTQ Pride celebrations.

    My sense is that many, especially, conservative straights, have been thinking, ENOUGH ALREADY!

    I'm surprised that, apparently, many among LGBTers are strenuously opposed, even offended, by much of what's going on under the guise of Pride celebration.

    My take on Donna and po is that their response isn't backlash but it's ambivalence where the Pride gang might expect support. And, I think that Donna and po may be among a larger group in the LGBT gang than I...and the vociferous Priders...might have expected.

    And, I believe another group among the backlashers are parents of school age children. The pandemic, and remote education, uh, educated, parents to the extreme wokeness being promoted by schools. Certainly, they've been busted over CRT...

    ...but the Florida law mischaracterized as DON'T SAY GAY, came from somewhere.

    When this began to percolate, I claimed that resistance to the LGBT agenda was something that I was ahead of the curve in noticing...

    ...but, maybe not.

  5. by Donna on June 7, 2022 9:13 am
    For me, it's more about my rebellion against the idea of devoting an entire month to a particular cause. I feel the same way about all of the special cause months, including Black History Month. It's part of my broader revulsion to trendy culture, this idea that goes "We're all doing this now, so you should too."

    My attitude against that spills over into fashions too. I think fashion trends are how the fashion industry manipulates people into tossing their old clothes and buying a new wardrobe. I grew out of that by the time I graduated from high school. Since then, I've dressed for comfort. The only jewelry I wear is my engagement and wedding ring and occasionally earrings.

    I'm also not a joiner. I hold no memberships to groups other than being a registered Democrat, but that's only so I can vote in primary elections.

    I support equality, period. In fact the reason I don't support transwomen athletes competing wifh cis women is because it creates inequality in women's sports.

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