Day Without A Gay

Well, yesterday came and went with little more than a sputter, a fizzle and a tiny little cough.  Watching my local Fox affiliate for news, everyone was kinda going, “huh?”  Their confusion was certainly warranted; they had no idea what it was all about until they started getting emails from local activists on Tuesday evening, and the footage I saw of the actual protest here at 7th Ave and Camelback was pathetic at best.  It included a gay man with a bullhorn leading chants, but with so few people to follow it really was kinda funny.

That was the extent of the amusement, however.  This ridiculous display has, yet again, made the gay community a laughingstock and I am embarassed beyond words.  I’m not embarassed that there were so few people participating, mind you–I’m absolutely appalled that the idea was suggested in the first place!  With only an estimated 2% of the total population identifying as gay or lesbian, and less than one-third of the population supporting us to such an extent, did we really think this was a good idea?  Oh, it was fantastic, guys, it sounds like something straight out of a Saturday Night Live skit.

There are so many valid, legitimate ways to get our point across and somehow we’ve managed to bypass every single one of them.  The hysteria of calling anti-gay marriage measures “hate” has had a horrible impact on our message, but we haven’t caught on yet.  We’re still trying to target churches for all of this and we’re missing one glaring problem: WE ARE OUR OWN WORST ENEMY.  We’re not answering the valid questions being raised by those who oppose gay marriage.  Instead, we’re flinging accusations of bigotry at them in a rabid push to shut them up.  We are worse than they are in many respects.

I hope to God that I don’t see another ridiculous show of idiocy like this again in my lifetime.  Please, folks, screw your heads on straight before you try this kind of thing.  It didn’t go over well when the illegals did it, and they have far greater numbers.  Start using your brain before you open your mouths and start making plans, please, because the rest of us have no desire to look like idiots.

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8 thoughts on “Day Without A Gay

  1. And talk about stupid timing. What person in their right mind in an economy like this is going to risk their job and lose a day’s pay to make a statement that no one is going to hear or care about? My partner works for Disney as do a ton of gays and every one of them showed up because they weren’t about to punish a company that has been so good to them. I wouldn’t hold your breathe about the next time the gay community does something stupid because it can’t be far away. And really, does the gay community need to give any more fodder to the late night shows?

  2. “The hysteria of calling anti-gay marriage measures “hate” has had a horrible impact on our message, but we haven’t caught on yet. ”

    Yep. Here in CA it was my experience ignorance was the driving force in people’s opposition to same sex marriage. It was not religion, fear, and certainly not bigotry or hate.

    Name calling does one thing very well. It turns people off what you have to say.

    The pro Measure 8 campaigners ran an awful campaign and they won.

    The anti Measure 8 campaigners initiated a total disaster.

    Awful always beats a total disaster. But, awful is rarely good enough to win an election. This time it was.

  3. “My partner works for Disney as do a ton of gays and every one of them showed up because they weren’t about to punish a company that has been so good to them. ”

    Day Without a Gay = Bite the Hand that Feeds You. I can totally see the sense in that (sarcasm intended people). Can’t you? Damn that sure makes plenty of sense. Maybe on Fantasy Island.

  4. I could’t agree more! I remember that story about gays dressed in drag invading a church not so long ago. The Gay Left has joined the secular Leftists in their agenda to purge all faith from our society in an effort to “communize” the country. There were gay men and women back then who were completely embarassed by that situation as well. Our cause has been hijacked by the Gay Left and turned into something it was NEVER meant for. The idiotic idea that we can gain our rights by purging all faith from our society is a ludicrous one and will hurt us in the end. I would argue that’s it’s precisely because of lack of faith that our own community has taken such a degenerate turn for the worse. Horrible!

  5. Mel, you would be mocking the Civil Rights movement for the Montgomery Bus Boycott. You’d be calling Martin Luther King’s “Dream” speech “embarassing”.

    Mel, shut the fuck up please.

  6. Tom – you’d be celebrating a flag being burned while crying about the display of the ten commandments.

    You celebrated the election of a guy who has not promised any date for early Iraq withdrawal, no promise for tax hikes on corporations, who has virtually left your “progressive” crackpot ideas behind and has adopted the centrist position now that he’s got Blago to avoid as well as actually spending time in the White House with Bush.

    Basically he’s going to do everything Bush would have done regarding gays, war in Iraq, and taxes.

    Tom, please shut up and quit trying to compare gays to blacks. It’s embarrassing not only for gays like me and blacks like Martin Luther King, but for “libertarians” like you.

    Maybe if you “progressives” in California had not voted for Proposition 8, we over here at gayconservative could actually take you seriously.

  7. “Maybe if you “progressives” in California had not voted for Proposition 8, we over here at gayconservative could actually take you seriously.”

    LOL. Yep! Republicans did not spearhead Measure 8 over the top. In my county, they did not vote. It was cherry picking Obama supporters who snatched Measure 8 victory from the certain jaws of defeat.

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