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Gay Flag Not Welcome in Media [PA] Memorial Day Parade (partial barf)
Patch.com ^ | May 29, 2012 | Roger Ricker

Posted on 05/29/2012 10:50:06 AM PDT by kevcol

I had been asked to walk in the Media Memorial Day Parade, due to knowing the veterans for many years and working with them at Veterans Nights at The Media Theatre.

Ed Buffman had asked me to assist with carrying the PA Veterans Museum Banner, as has been done regularly several times before.

I had with me a Gay Pride Flag, one that was to memorialize all of this country's gays and lesbians who had died in the line of duty. I wanted to drape it over my shoulders as a quiet remembrance.

I was told point blank by Ed Buffman and the chair of the Veterans Museum, "No, you cannot have that in our parade. It's too political."

I am confused. Are not all wars political? Is being black political? Is being in a wheelchair because you have lost your legs in the war political?

Three other veterans agreed with Buffman, that it was too 'political.' (It was only after I left the PA Veterans Museum that I realized the entire parade was a political event!)

I saw Ed a second time on the street. In all honesty, I gave him a friendly "Boo" and thumbs down, as we have known each other for years.

A lesbian couple that he asked to play the bagpipes in the parade were standing with him. I said to him, "This flag is for the gays and lesbians who have lost their lives so you can live here today."

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TOPICS: Culture/Society; Government; News/Current Events; US: Pennsylvania
KEYWORDS: bhodod; gaymafia; homosexualagenda; memorialday; military; nothanks; parade; veterens
Tough S***, homo.



If you are so inclined, it might be worth it to email the Pennsylvania Veterans Museum and express your support for Chairman Ed Buffman's decision to keep their participation in Media's annual Memorial Day parade family-friendly and true to American heritage and values.
1 posted on 05/29/2012 10:50:18 AM PDT by kevcol
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To: kevcol

Shouldn’t the gay flag be pink and brown?


2 posted on 05/29/2012 10:57:43 AM PDT by Kozak (The means of defence against foreign danger, have been always the instruments of tyranny at home JM)
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To: kevcol

where was the heterosexual flag. Take the gayfag flag and shove it.


3 posted on 05/29/2012 11:01:33 AM PDT by biggredd1
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To: kevcol
all of this country's gays and lesbians who had died in the line of duty

How do you tell? Do homosexuals go through some special ritual when they die? And do they really need their own flag—were they really fighting for sodomy all this time?

4 posted on 05/29/2012 11:02:06 AM PDT by SamuraiScot
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To: kevcol

“I had with me a Gay Pride Flag, one that was to memorialize all of this country’s gays and lesbians who had died in the line of duty. I wanted to drape it over my shoulders as a quiet remembrance. “

You know, seriously cant they just f*ck off with this gay pride s*it for one day! They just cant keep it in their pants!

Those people would like their service remembered, not having some moron activist get people to think about whom they liked to get it on with.


5 posted on 05/29/2012 11:03:44 AM PDT by VanDeKoik (If case you are wondering, I'm STILL supporting Newt.)
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To: biggredd1
where was the heterosexual flag?


6 posted on 05/29/2012 11:04:48 AM PDT by massmike (The choice is clear in November: Romney or Caligula!)
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To: kevcol

This was a day to honor those who fell in service to this Country. Not to honor homosexuals! Keep that crap in the closet, lest I put you in there with it!


7 posted on 05/29/2012 11:05:09 AM PDT by vpintheak (Occupy your Brain!)
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To: SamuraiScot

I was at our Memorial Day parade yesterday. I did not see a “Black” flag or a “Wheelchair” flag.


8 posted on 05/29/2012 11:05:56 AM PDT by massgopguy (I owe everything to George Bailey)
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To: SamuraiScot

Apparently the flag they saluted and fought under all during their enlistment wasnt good enough for this guy.


9 posted on 05/29/2012 11:06:24 AM PDT by VanDeKoik (If case you are wondering, I'm STILL supporting Newt.)
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To: Kozak
Here ya go.

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10 posted on 05/29/2012 11:08:59 AM PDT by FortWorthPatriot (Obama is no Hitler; Hitler got the Olympics)
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To: kevcol

There is no proof that a gay or lesbian has ever been killed in the service of Our country.

And if they did serve Our country and die, all their honors previously bestowed upon them should be stripped as they were illegitimate in their service to our country, not unlike a communist spy.


11 posted on 05/29/2012 11:10:25 AM PDT by Uncle Slayton
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To: kevcol

If a member of the US Armed Forces dies in a war, isn’t he/she already memorialized as a hero on Memorial Day?


12 posted on 05/29/2012 11:11:06 AM PDT by samtheman (http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2888480/posts?page=2#2)
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To: FortWorthPatriot
Cropped version:

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13 posted on 05/29/2012 11:12:31 AM PDT by FortWorthPatriot (Obama is no Hitler; Hitler got the Olympics)
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To: massmike

We are the 98%!


14 posted on 05/29/2012 11:15:25 AM PDT by 21twelve
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To: FortWorthPatriot

That is....perfect


15 posted on 05/29/2012 11:16:28 AM PDT by kevcol
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To: kevcol

Ok your gay. Ok you served. Ok. But leave your penis at home.


16 posted on 05/29/2012 11:20:18 AM PDT by Dallas59 (President Robert Gibbs 2009-2011)
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To: kevcol

I find it bizarre that some people want to be known first for their sexual orientation before any other attribute of their character or service to others. If I liked to have sex with sheep and goats, what would go on in my mind before I would want that fact to take priority over whether I was honest, trustworthy, had a great sense of humor, loved to learn, or any other attribute?

Of the members of my household who have enlisted, they did not do it so sodomites would be free to enjoy their sexual practices. In fact, had they known that this would be a future factor in the land of the free, how many of the Greatest Generation have enlisted and risked their lives? Very few. More important, how many of the young men and women in the future are going to be willing to give their lives so sodomites are free to indoctrinate young public school children that same-sex marriage is “normal”?


17 posted on 05/29/2012 11:22:36 AM PDT by theBuckwheat
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To: kevcol

On Memorial day we honor our dead not their sexuality.


18 posted on 05/29/2012 11:23:02 AM PDT by tet68 ( " We would not die in that man's company, that fears his fellowship to die with us...." Henry V.)
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To: FortWorthPatriot

lmao.

That’s good.


19 posted on 05/29/2012 11:25:27 AM PDT by AAABEST (Et lux in tenebris lucet: et tenebrae eam non comprehenderunt)
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To: VanDeKoik

May God forgive our nation for allowing this perversion to infect our children. Thank God for people like Ed Buffman, who is willing to do what is right, rather than what is politcally correct.


20 posted on 05/29/2012 11:25:27 AM PDT by Brownie63
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To: Uncle Slayton
And if they did serve Our country and die, all their honors previously bestowed upon them should be stripped as they were illegitimate in their service to our country, not unlike a communist spy.

No.

If they did serve out contry and die, then you are as beholden to them, and their blood, for your freedom, as you are anyone else who fought and died for America.

Gays go too far in demanding special rights - agreed. But there are plenty of gays you'll never know about, who don't advertise, and who live upstanding lives - including fighting and dying for this country. To throw that out because you're disgusted with their sexuality is just as wrong as them throwing you out because their disgusted with yours.

And if they shed their blood for the safety of you and your family, they deserve full honor for that sacrifice. As Jesus said, "Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends." Which means that when a homosexual soldier makes such a sacrifice, while you are spitting with contempt, Jesus is holding them in his arms.

21 posted on 05/29/2012 11:34:59 AM PDT by Talisker (He who commands, must obey.)
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To: FortWorthPatriot

LOL! Perfect!


22 posted on 05/29/2012 11:35:29 AM PDT by RushIsMyTeddyBear (A MUST WATCH: http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=KeOLurcQaqI)
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To: kevcol

Since the queers are so hot to be in the military, put them all in the same unit, and send it to the fiercest fighting, bring them back in rainbow colored body bags.


23 posted on 05/29/2012 11:35:57 AM PDT by thethirddegree
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To: kevcol

I’ve been retired in Aiken County, SC for 10 years and have been to every Memorial Day Parade in that time.

Last year about 6 or 8 the queers and fags (yes, even in this ultra conservative area we have a few) marched in the parade carrying a banner that said, “Out and Proud in Aiken County,” or some such. As they walked by the folks around me started booing. I walked down the side walk for a block or so, pacing them in the parade.

Remember the “wave” in football stadiums? People at the parade were cheering and clapping for the parade participants. But as soon as they saw the queers they started booing. After the queers went by they went back to cheering and clapping.

Fortunately, the queers and fags didn’t make the parade this year. Maybe they didn’t enjoy the ridicule last year?


24 posted on 05/29/2012 11:38:14 AM PDT by upchuck (Need is not an acceptable lifestyle choice; dependent is not a career. ~ Dr. Tim Nerenz)
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To: All

sexual fetish flags?

where is the wife swapping flag?
animal sex flag?
leather fetish flag?

Since when did a sexual fetish need to be discussed during a memorial day ceremony?

There will be children present. There is no reason to expose them to a sexual fetish.

This is another reason to go back to DO ask and DO expel.


25 posted on 05/29/2012 11:38:14 AM PDT by longtermmemmory (VOTE! http://www.senate.gov and http://www.house.gov)
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To: kevcol
I saw Ed a second time on the street. ... A lesbian couple that he asked to play the bagpipes in the parade were standing with him.

I never heard of LetsbeAnn bagpipers. Kilts are not for women. Scots pipers are men-- all men, and wear kilts -- and they wear 'em regimental, too.

Ed doesn't know much about the pipes tradition nor of The Colors and neither does this Ricker. Let him drape his "Gay Pride" flag from a leetle lower down. /IMO

26 posted on 05/29/2012 11:39:21 AM PDT by imardmd1 (A former piper of the 174th Armored Infantry Battalion ... "Semper Fideles")
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To: Talisker

They served under a false premise and lied to serve in our armed services.


27 posted on 05/29/2012 11:42:07 AM PDT by Uncle Slayton
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To: kevcol
I don't know which is worse, the perversity of this guy's thinking or his snivelling, affected tone.

Once having spoken with such an effete poof, I'd cross a busy street to avoid doing so again. His manner makes my skin crawl.

28 posted on 05/29/2012 11:45:42 AM PDT by jboot (Emperor: "How will this end?" Kosh: "In fire.")
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To: Talisker

Homosexuals want special recognition, privilege & rights solely because of the way in which they have sex. It defines the very fiber of their being, and they insist that the rest of the world know it. Bottom line.

Show us the roll of honor of homosexual recipients of the Silver Star, Distinguished Service Cross, & Medal of Honor.

Well?


29 posted on 05/29/2012 11:46:20 AM PDT by elcid1970 (Nuke Mecca now. Death to Islam means freedom for all mankind.")
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To: thethirddegree

“Since the queers are so hot to be in the military, put them all in the same unit, and send it to the fiercest fighting, bring them back in rainbow colored body bags.”

Now that Obama has legitimized gays serving Our country and destroying Our nation, our only choice will be to extract the varmints from Our military and you have proposed a worthy plan.


30 posted on 05/29/2012 11:51:30 AM PDT by Uncle Slayton
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To: kevcol

Stop with this IN-YOUR-FACE 24/7/365 homo agenda!

Keep your sexual proclivities to yourself.
What happened to pleas of privacy?

Remember when all they wanted was privacy in their own bedrooms?

Now they advertise their sexual perversion on the street and want the government to force us to live with them, to like them, to approve of their conduct.

We have had more than enough.
Put your queer flags away, and shut up about it.


31 posted on 05/29/2012 12:03:12 PM PDT by Iron Munro (If you want total security go to prison. The only thing lacking is freedom. D. D. Eisenhower)
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To: kevcol

Someone should call this bigot out as to why he is only concerned with a flag to represent one type of sexual perverted behavior (homosexuality) that someone who served may or may not have participated in. Where was his flag to represent pedophelia? Or bestiality? Or S&M? Or nudists? Or infantialism? Or swingers into group sex? Why is this bigot excluding these behaviors???


32 posted on 05/29/2012 12:20:01 PM PDT by TheBigIf
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To: kevcol
I had with me a Gay Pride Flag, one that was to memorialize all of this country's gays and lesbians who had died in the line of duty.

They didn't "die in the line of duty" because they were queer, any more than they next man or woman died because he or she was straight.

33 posted on 05/29/2012 12:26:02 PM PDT by RobinOfKingston (The instinct toward liberalism is located in the part of the brain called the rectal lobe.)
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To: kevcol; AAABEST; RushIsMyTeddyBear

Now only if some gifted FReeper could turn it into one of those flag waving animated GIFs that would be cool. :)


34 posted on 05/29/2012 12:32:16 PM PDT by FortWorthPatriot (Obama is no Hitler; Hitler got the Olympics)
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To: VanDeKoik

You know, seriously cant they just f*ck off with this gay pride s*it for one day! They just cant keep it in their pants!


There is nothing more important nor glorious than a homo’s butt. It must prance everywhere and everyone must clap. :)


35 posted on 05/29/2012 12:58:17 PM PDT by SaraJohnson
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To: biggredd1
Ah yes.....

I can remember Betsy Ross working diligently on stitching together a Rainbow Flag during the Revolution.......

...Francis Scott Key penning his epic by the dawn's early light about the rainbow flag......

...Six Brave Marines struggling to hoist the Rainbow Flag atop Mount Surabachi.....

Need I go on? Not political, my ass.

36 posted on 05/29/2012 1:01:46 PM PDT by wbill
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To: theBuckwheat
find it bizarre that some people want to be known first for their sexual orientation

What, you don't introduce yourself as "Hello, I'm "theBuckwheat" and I'm a Heterosexual Conservative"?

;-)

Personally, I'd like people to say "Hey, that's WBill. He's a pretty nice guy." Or, "That WBill, he's got a great family." Or, "Man, WBill works his butt off. He does a good job." and so on.

I suppose that if I'd never accomplished a dammed thing with my life, I'd want people to say "That WBill, what a heterosexual white guy he is.....". 'Tis better to be identified by that, I guess, than what they really might be thinking. :-)

37 posted on 05/29/2012 1:09:55 PM PDT by wbill
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To: kevcol

They were just being polite in saying it was political.
No one wanted a pervert flag in the parade..


38 posted on 05/29/2012 1:42:52 PM PDT by SECURE AMERICA (Where can I sign up for the New American Revolution and the Crusades 2012?)
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To: FortWorthPatriot

There are no...words for this... is it your own design?


39 posted on 05/29/2012 1:56:04 PM PDT by Chickensoup (STOP The Great O-ppression)
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To: upchuck

Y’all down there in Aiken are not only homophobes Y’all are bullies.
Good for you. We need more like you.


40 posted on 05/29/2012 2:00:55 PM PDT by certrtwngnut (It's not the people who vote that count, it's the people who count the votes. (Josef Stalin))
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To: Chickensoup; Kozak
"...is it your own design?"

Sadly, yes. It was the first thing that popped into my mind when Kozak asked whether the "gay" flag should be pink and brown instead of a rainbow. So I jumped on Visio real quick, made it up, converted it to a JPEG and voilà!
41 posted on 05/29/2012 3:04:06 PM PDT by FortWorthPatriot (Obama is no Hitler; Hitler got the Olympics)
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To: certrtwngnut
Y’all down there in Aiken are not only homophobes Y’all are bullies.

Thank you!

42 posted on 05/29/2012 3:40:15 PM PDT by upchuck (Need is not an acceptable lifestyle choice; dependent is not a career. ~ Dr. Tim Nerenz)
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To: theBuckwheat
I find it bizarre that some people want to be known first for their sexual orientation before any other attribute of their character or service to others.

The 'in your face' mentality of many in the homosexual world is actually a sexual fetish in and of itself. They get off cramming their lifestyle down other peoples' throats, so to speak.
43 posted on 05/29/2012 4:05:22 PM PDT by rottndog (Be Prepared.....for what's coming AFTER America.)
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To: FortWorthPatriot

And you nailed what I had in mind. Good job.


44 posted on 05/30/2012 5:37:59 AM PDT by Kozak (The means of defence against foreign danger, have been always the instruments of tyranny at home JM)
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To: Uncle Slayton

They served under a false premise and lied to serve in our armed services.

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Many stories of underaged kids who did the same (served under false premise and lied to serve) in WW2.

Should they also be stripped of all of their honors and recognition?


45 posted on 06/01/2012 1:34:19 PM PDT by dmz
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