Skip to comments.A new intolerance visits Provincetown; Police say gays accused of slurs
Posted on 07/14/2006 4:34:04 AM PDT by misterrob
PROVINCETOWN -- Town leaders here are holding a public meeting today to air concerns about slurs and bigoted behavior. And this time, they say, it's gay people who are displaying intolerance.
Police say they logged numerous complaints of straight people being called ``breeders" by gays over the July Fourth holiday weekend. Jamaican workers reported being the target of racial slurs. And a woman was verbally accosted after signing a petition that opposed same-sex marriage, they said.
The town, which prizes its reputation for openness and tolerance, is taking the concerns seriously, though police say they do not consider the incidents hate crimes.
``Hate language is usually the early-warning signal that could lead to hate-motivated violence," Town Manager Keith Bergman said. ``And before that happens, we try to nip it in the bud."
Gays have coexisted fairly peacefully alongside other residents in this community on Cape Cod's tip, home to a long-established Portuguese fishing colony.
Provincetown was recently re-certified for its ``No Place for Hate" designation by the AntiDefamation League, which worked with the town on tolerance issues in the 1990s after gays experienced some problems. But the town's ``No Place for Hate" group, set up to address incidents of bigotry, hasn't met in years.
``We have not had problems in a long time," police Staff Sergeant Warren Tobias said. ``I don't necessarily view this as a big problem, but it's certainly a blip on our radar screen."
Along the main shopping street and the wharf, residents of this 3,400-person town -- which swells to some 30,000 over the summer -- say tensions are rising in part because of strong feelings about same-sex marriage.
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When the sodomites become a majority, keep your children and pets inside.
Being called a breeder doesn't have the same sting to it compared to being called a fag. The same thing with the word cracker compared to the dreaded N word. Some of the advantages of being a straight white guy.
The operator of a Provincetown trolley said the sign on her vehicle summed up her feelings on the recent tensions. (Globe Staff Photo / Wendy Maeda)
To the Godless Crowd of Provincetown, a word from God is not going to have much meaning.
All I can say is that Adrienne P. Samuels, Boston Glob writer, must've had fun writing this.
You've gotta be kidding.
Well, now, isn't that nice? The gays have coexisted fairly peacefully alongside the other residents.
Sadly, I don't think the sign is directed at them. It's for the hypocritical visitors, don't you know.
Two women wear t-shirts reading 'We Waited 20 Years,' as they walk to the Provincetown, Massachusetts Town Hall to file for a marriage license May 17, 2004. A lesbian couple from Rhode Island argued in court on Monday for the right to marry in Massachusetts, the only U.S. state where gay marriage is legal, in a potentially precedent-setting case. (Brian Snyder/Reuters)
Ha ha ha. But if you look at a person wrong, YOU will be accused of a hate crime, not them.
IF it weren't for breeders...oh forget it. Too existential for the offenders to understand. Unless they hate themselves for being born - which I suspect is a major tenet of liberalism.
Tolerance? LOL, sure they will tolerate you if you embrace their twisted lifestyle. These people are so emotionally screwed up that their hateful behavior knows no bounds when it comes to their being reminded of their deviancy by the very existence of heterosexuals. Note the disparaging term they apply to normal people, calling them "breeders". As if these pervs wouldn't "breed" if they could figure out how to mange it.
Doesn't surprise me a bit.
The least tolerant of all are those for whom "tolerance" (of any behavior???) is their religion. For them any true religion...with norms of right and wrong is hateful and intolerant... Hence they are tolerant of wrong, and intolerant of good.
I know they thound a little funny when they talked, but I alwayth thought it wath a thpeech impediment.
When it gets that bad flee the cities and look for fire from heaven.
Least ways that's what happened last time they ran a couple cities.
Not *all* the pets.Just the small rodent-like ones.
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