Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Rob Ford No Pride

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Why is it so important that Rob Ford shows up to Gay Pride week? What possible reason is there to actually WANT an alleged homophobe at the event?

What could possibly be going through these people's minds to want the attention and the validation of someone who doesn't share that lifestyle? Is it narcissism or lack of self-esteem that makes them crave that attention? Or is it simply a case of the media hammering home their own agenda trying to fix something that doesn't need to be fixed.

See, the math is simple. Mr. Ford is making a choice to continue a long standing family tradition on his holiday weekend. These voters can CHOOSE to not elect him next election. I doubt that the election will hinge on whether he attends the pride parade, but it is a consideration. It's also a consideration that he treats the LGBT community no different than the straight community - that is treats it as equal and no different than anyone else.

... and really, isn't that the whole purpose behind the parade in the first place? To show that the LGBT community members are no different than anyone else?


  1. The LGBT community is not content with our tolerance. We MUST approve. We MUST agree that whatever they choose to do is not just ok, but GOOD. It is not good enough to be treated equally and left unharmed. They must be praised. I tolerate. But I don't approve just because I am "supposed to".

  2. So they're either narcissists or lacking in self-esteem.

    It shouldn't matter if someone approves, especially when the first thing you do is call them a name if they don't immediately show approval. That's called "coercion", and quite frankly it doesn't allow for sincerity.

  3. It does seem strange that people who are unlikely to like Rob Ford are angry that he won't attend their event. You'd think they'd enjoy their party more if a politician they despised did not attend.

  4. http://www.torontosun.com/2011/06/27/no-reason-for-ford-to-attend-pride-parade

    Good article by Peter Worthington on this very subject.

    IMO, it's just more bullying by the ever-more politically correct and politically powerful gay activists.

    Ford, or any other politician, has a right to do whatever he wants, go wherever he wants,and if attending a parade isn't in his plans, tough.

  5. Says Sue-Ann Levy on Adler: "The Premier has never attended the parade, and really he should."

    Now, let's see if I have this right - the mayor of Toronto sparks an uproar because he plans not to attend, however the Premier of the province sparks not a peep as he ignores the event for the 9th time since he became Premier. Wow. Just wow.

  6. Seriously, Dalton has never attended a Pride parade? That was not mentioned once in the panel discussion on the Soloman Show. It turned into a heated debate.

  7. That's what the woman said. I don't know if it's true, but if it is, wouldn't that be a double standard?