Home Depot exposes children to homosexuality in celebrated style

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    Feb 22, 2012 12:57 AM GMT
    http://archive.afa.net/Petitions/Issuedetail.asp?id=373

    Home Depot is a willing participant in exposing children to unhealthy and risky homosexual events.

    Clad in rainbow colors and Human Rights Campaign stickers, these Home Depot employees help promote the company's outspoken pride for homosexuality.According to the 2010 Southern Maine Pride website, Home Depot signed on as a major sponsor of its 2010 Gay Pride event. But simply financing the event wasn't enough for the big box chain.

    Home Depot also signed on as a vendor, conducting kid's craft workshops for children in the midst of loud and boisterous gay activities.

    To this end, Home Depot is basically encouraging the attendance of children at events which openly expose them to transvestites, cross-dressers, and homosexual activists.

    Unfortunately, Home Depot's participation in the Southern Maine Pride Festival doesn't stand alone. It has also sponsored and participated in the 2010 Boston Gay Pride parade.

    Homosexuals often exploit young children in their desire to 'normalize' their gay lifestyle.Gay pride events have a long track record for offensive public displays of homosexual conduct. Obviously, Home Depot is OK with the idea of exposing children to an unhealthy and risky environment. So much so, it is willing to also celebrate it by participating in its promotion.

    TAKE ACTION

    Let Home Depot know you are sickened by their support and approval of children at homosexual events. If you are a customer, please add an additional personal line to our prepared letter to Home Depot.

    After sending your email, make an extra effort to protect children by calling Home Depot personally. Their corporate phone number is 770-433-8211.




    Well I guess I am going to Home Depot now!
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    Feb 22, 2012 4:28 AM GMT
    The Republican party is waging a war on equal rights for gay Americans.

    The kind of hatemongering and fearmongering we see in this attack on Home Depot is just a small part of the gay-hating Repubs' activist effort to make people hate and fear gays.

    The Repubs are trying to scare people into opposing equal rights for gays.

    We need to vote against the Repubs to prevent them from succeeding in their effort to make gay Americans second class citizens.

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    Feb 22, 2012 4:31 AM GMT
    It could be worse. They could be exposing children to religion.
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    Feb 22, 2012 4:36 AM GMT
    paulflexes saidIt could be worse. They could be exposing children to religion.
    True!
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    Feb 22, 2012 2:57 PM GMT
    HFregina saidhttp://archive.afa.net/Petitions/Issuedetail.asp?id=373

    ...Home Depot also signed on as a vendor, conducting kid's craft workshops for children in the midst of loud and boisterous gay activities.

    To this end, Home Depot is basically encouraging the attendance of children at events which openly expose them to transvestites, cross-dressers, and homosexual activists.


    ...which obviously is particularly harmful to children being raised by "transvestites, crossdressers (sic redundancy), and homosexual(s)".
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    Feb 22, 2012 3:26 PM GMT
    I must be the only gay guy who kinda agrees...

    Pride events are not child-friendly. It always makes me cringe to see people bring their kids to Folsom, Decadence, or some other obviously adult venue.
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    Feb 22, 2012 3:37 PM GMT
    Religious groups are the largest single category at NYC's Heritage of Pride march. We had 2.5 blocks of people for my denomination alone including one of the bishops of NYC and (in 2010) the Presiding Bishop of our church in Mexico.

    Pride is what you make it.
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    Feb 22, 2012 3:47 PM GMT
    Larkin saidI must be the only gay guy who kinda agrees...

    Pride events are not child-friendly. It always makes me cringe to see people bring their kids to Folsom, Decadence, or some other obviously adult venue.


    Folsom and Decadence aren't really the same as Pride, though: the former are specifically adult celebrations of sexuality, and cater to relatively narrow audiences, while Pride is at least nominally intended to be a broad celebration of the fact that gays, lesbians, bisexuals, transfolk, etc. are better off out of the closet. There's always some sexual content at Pride, yes, but it isn't on the scale of Folsom or Decadence (or IML, et al.), and it's corollary to the larger event.
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    Feb 22, 2012 3:49 PM GMT
    Larkin saidI must be the only gay guy who kinda agrees...

    Pride events are not child-friendly. It always makes me cringe to see people bring their kids to Folsom, Decadence, or some other obviously adult venue.


    Folsom is not a Pride event.

    Folsom is a BDSM event.

    There is a SLIGHT difference.

    Here in Denver, I know several gay couples with kids who brought them to Pride.

    Albeit, Pride in Denver is a BIT more tame than say, San Francisco.
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    Feb 22, 2012 3:50 PM GMT
    RickRick91 saidThe Republican party is waging a war on equal rights for gay Americans.

    The kind of hatemongering and fearmongering we see in this attack on Home Depot is just a small part of the gay-hating Repubs' activist effort to make people hate and fear gays.

    The Repubs are trying to scare people into opposing equal rights for gays.

    We need to vote against the Repubs to prevent them from succeeding in their effort to make gay Americans second class citizens.




    And I have quite a few gay republican friends......wtf? Seriously, what person in their right mind would vote against their own personal rights? I think it should be considered a mental condition.
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    Feb 22, 2012 3:51 PM GMT

    Crossdressing? Like this?

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    Feb 22, 2012 3:59 PM GMT
    Larkin saidI must be the only gay guy who kinda agrees...

    Pride events are not child-friendly. It always makes me cringe to see people bring their kids to Folsom, Decadence, or some other obviously adult venue.


    I agree!
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    Feb 22, 2012 4:00 PM GMT
    Haaretz said
    Larkin saidI must be the only gay guy who kinda agrees...

    Pride events are not child-friendly. It always makes me cringe to see people bring their kids to Folsom, Decadence, or some other obviously adult venue.


    Folsom is not a Pride event.

    Folsom is a BDSM event.

    There is a SLIGHT difference.

    Here in Denver, I know several gay couples with kids who brought them to Pride.

    Albeit, Pride in Denver is a BIT more tame than say, San Francisco.


    Massive, huge difference.
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    Feb 22, 2012 4:06 PM GMT
    jim_stl said
    Larkin saidI must be the only gay guy who kinda agrees...

    Pride events are not child-friendly. It always makes me cringe to see people bring their kids to Folsom, Decadence, or some other obviously adult venue.


    Folsom and Decadence aren't really the same as Pride, though: the former are specifically adult celebrations of sexuality, and cater to relatively narrow audiences, while Pride is at least nominally intended to be a broad celebration of the fact that gays, lesbians, bisexuals, transfolk, etc. are better off out of the closet. There's always some sexual content at Pride, yes, but it isn't on the scale of Folsom or Decadence (or IML, et al.), and it's corollary to the larger event.


    Also I doubt that children process sexual information as do adults. They don't lose their innocence just because of advertising on television or in magazines or billboards, they don't lose their innocence by watching Will & Grace. Who in this world is not exposed to sexuality? It's kinda sorta basic to us. Even when children have sex with children, when they explore themselves, generally they are still children with innocence intact.

    As far as I can tell, the thing that steals innocence is burying the people you love, not loving the people you love.
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    Feb 22, 2012 4:07 PM GMT
    Hmm...well let's look at what straight people do...

    http://www.neworleans.com/new-orleans-mardi-gras/new-orleans-kids-at-mardi-gras/
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    Feb 22, 2012 4:09 PM GMT
    meninlove said Hmm...well let's look at what straight people do...

    http://www.neworleans.com/new-orleans-mardi-gras/new-orleans-kids-at-mardi-gras/


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    He's wearing the wrong colored beads. They should all be jaded.
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    Feb 22, 2012 4:11 PM GMT

    From the article:



    "Kids at Mardi Gras
    Don’t think twice about bringing the kids to New Orleans for Mardi Gras 2012! Carnival is a family-friendly experience in New Orleans. Think about it: Fanciful floats, marching bands, doubloons, riders on horseback, crazy costumes, and float riders throwing beads and toys – carnival parades are great family

    Of course, not every aspect of Mardi Gras is G-rated, and families should avoid Bourbon Street on Mardi Gras day."
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    Feb 22, 2012 4:13 PM GMT
    meninlove said Hmm...well let's look at what straight people do...

    http://www.neworleans.com/new-orleans-mardi-gras/new-orleans-kids-at-mardi-gras/



    Straight people are sick! Won't someone think of the children?
  • dc415

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    Feb 22, 2012 4:22 PM GMT
    yeah, for all you guys who "kinda agree"... just replace "homosexual" with "heterosexual" in that article and you'll see just how ridiculous it is.

    I mean seriously... Southern Maine Pride is an "unhealthy and risky" event?
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    Feb 22, 2012 4:27 PM GMT
    Now....would I take my little kids to a Pride Parade? It depends on the parade.

    Some are pretty raunchy, some aren't. That said, I've seen what kids have access to on TV and the internet, and caught them watching things I don't watch.
    I will say that with parents present and with their guidance, kids don't come to their own odd conclusions and misunderstandings like they do with the TV and internet.

    -Doug
  • LJay

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    Feb 22, 2012 4:37 PM GMT
    There are no gay kids?
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    Feb 22, 2012 4:42 PM GMT
    Martin_Maros said
    Larkin saidI must be the only gay guy who kinda agrees...

    Pride events are not child-friendly. It always makes me cringe to see people bring their kids to Folsom, Decadence, or some other obviously adult venue.


    I agree!


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    Feb 22, 2012 5:29 PM GMT
    Gay or straight, it doesn't matter. It's how a person conducts him or herself in public outings. I, from New Orleans always advise families with kids to STAY AWAY from the Quarter during Mardi Gras and Southern Decadence. There are a lot of nudity, sexual attire, offensive acts that are on vulgar display which children and modest adults should not be privy to. Even I am shocked by the blatant disregard of gays who have sex in the streets!! The most I've seen from straights are showing cocks and boobs.

    In the Home Depot case, I have NO idea how some of them will conduct themselves or what they will wear. I certainly understand Larkins and others who may express apprehension toward these positive events. We hope they will conduct and dress themselves with decorum and respect so kids can see how NORMAL they are. Normal as without rainbow wigs, leather harnesses, hot shorts, etc. We want kids to be exposed to a "new" diversity - homosexuality in a positive light. As they get older, THEN they can see the gritty sexual nature of adults - gays and straights.
  • dc415

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    Feb 22, 2012 5:42 PM GMT
    like others have said, there's a HUGE difference between San Francisco Folsom and Southern Maine Pride.

    A couple years ago on the news they were doing a story about a gay-friendly school in New York, and during the voiceover they rolled some stock "gay" footage showing guys humping each other at a night club. I was like WTF?! Schoolkids looking for a space space != sex-crazed clubbers!

    I mean, read between the lines here. They don't say "gay", they use the clinical term "homosexual" like it's a disease.

    They assert that Pride events are "unhealthy and risky homosexual events". First of all, what exactly *is* a "homosexual event"? Is it any event where homosexuals gather? Cuz I just had a homosexual dinner event last night.

    The implication here is that *all* "homosexual events" are "unhealthy and risky" by nature. Unhealthy, how? Will seeing drag queens turn your kids gay?

    What does "risky" mean? I don't think they're talking about the dangers of using nails and hammers in kids' craft projects here, they're making an association between gay sex, unprotected sex, and sexually transmitted diseases.

    You can decide that you don't want your kids seeing bare asses and cross-dressers walking the streets, fine. But I think you need to think again if you "kinda agree" that we should be "sickened" that Home Depot provides booths to entertain kids at Pride events.
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    Feb 22, 2012 5:46 PM GMT
    Larkin saidI must be the only gay guy who kinda agrees...

    Pride events are not child-friendly. It always makes me cringe to see people bring their kids to Folsom, Decadence, or some other obviously adult venue.


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