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    Re: Beer makers drop out of St. Patrick's Parades that Ban Openly Gay Marchers.....

    Quote Originally Posted by Mr.Nick View Post
    This is why I hate gays - not because they're gay but because they think they have the right to take whatever they want and do whatever they want to do in the name of gayness - and if anyone is opposed to their obnoxious behavior both progressive and gays will jump on the "you hate gays" bandwagon.


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    Re: Beer makers drop out of St. Patrick's Parades that Ban Openly Gay Marchers.....

    Crimea, Ukraine, a missing jet, Putin aggression, economic turmoil, high unemployment, North Korea lobbing rockets in the ocean.....

    And half the U.S. is far more concerned if Steve and Bruce and march in a parade.

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    Re: Beer makers drop out of St. Patrick's Parades that Ban Openly Gay Marchers.....

    Quote Originally Posted by rocket88 View Post
    They're not banned from marching, they're banned from carrying a sign like every other group. From the source:
    Are they trying to make St Patrick's Day political or what?
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    Re: Beer makers drop out of St. Patrick's Parades that Ban Openly Gay Marchers.....

    Quote Originally Posted by Fishstyx View Post
    Its a private organization/committee that puts in on.
    It's a public street so I guess there isn't much they can do, they just can't have their sign in the official parade. They can get their own permit and march separately at the same time, I guess.
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    Re: Beer makers drop out of St. Patrick's Parades that Ban Openly Gay Marchers.....

    I applaud the beer makers for pulling out of the parade for cultural sensitivity reasons, but am I the only one who is noticing the irony of the fact that these manufacturers profit greatly by promoting a negative cultural stereotype by sponsoring this particular parade to begin with?

    To me, this is a double bonus situation. On one hand, companies are saying it's not alright to act like bigotted dickheads and on the other hand, we can actually have a St. Paddy's day parade that isn't perpetrating the stereotype that my people are drunken buffoons.
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    Re: Beer makers drop out of St. Patrick's Parades that Ban Openly Gay Marchers.....

    Quote Originally Posted by Tucker Case View Post
    I applaud the beer makers for pulling out of the parade for cultural sensitivity reasons, but am I the only one who is noticing the irony of the fact that these manufacturers profit greatly by promoting a negative cultural stereotype by sponsoring this particular parade to begin with?

    To me, this is a double bonus situation. On one hand, companies are saying it's not alright to act like bigotted dickheads and on the other hand, we can actually have a St. Paddy's day parade that isn't perpetrating the stereotype that my people are drunken buffoons.
    I agree. The idea that they are buffoons is stereotypical, for sure.

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    Re: Beer makers drop out of St. Patrick's Parades that Ban Openly Gay Marchers.....

    Quote Originally Posted by Perotista View Post
    I'd say it is up to each beer manufacture. Their choice. I'm not sure if I was head of any commercial firm if I would want to get that firm involved in politics. It could only hurt sales from one or the other group. But I think the loss of any sales or a few bars would really hurt either of these beer manufactures. It could lead to a boom in sales from the opposite group like the gay boycott of Chik Filet, they sold more chicken than ever once those who supported gay rights decided to boycott them. The gay boycott was good business to them and now that controversy is in the past.

    I say each should abide by their own conscious, nothing more, nothing less.
    Mornin Pero. I went with keep the Politics out of it. Any of the Activists out there. Plenty of other Parades they have.....and if not I am sure they can come up with one for any issue. My take on it.

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    Re: Beer makers drop out of St. Patrick's Parades that Ban Openly Gay Marchers.....

    Quote Originally Posted by humbolt View Post
    I agree. The idea that they are buffoons is stereotypical, for sure.
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    Re: Beer makers drop out of St. Patrick's Parades that Ban Openly Gay Marchers.....

    Do people not realize that the St Paddy's Day parades have always been political in nature?
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    Re: Beer makers drop out of St. Patrick's Parades that Ban Openly Gay Marchers.....

    Quote Originally Posted by Tucker Case View Post
    Well played.
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