Isn’t this technically discrimination against gay people?
Unlike his predecessor Barack Obama, President Trump entered office as a supporter of gay marriage. Yet the gay community, which is overwhelmingly leftist politically, acts as if we elected Pat Robertson last fall.
Gay Trump supporters in Charlotte, North Carolina applied to have a float in the city’s gay pride parade and were told they are not welcome.
Todd Starnes reports at FOX News:
Pro-Trump gays banned from pride parade
Those who preach tolerance and equality are normally the least tolerant and least equal of all.
That’s why I was not terribly surprised to learn that organizers of a gay pride parade in Charlotte, North Carolina, banned a group of pro-Trump gays.
“Gays for Trump” had submitted an application to display a float during this year’s Charlotte Pride parade.
“It was going to support Donald Trump,” group spokesman Derek Van Cleve told me. “It was going to be a patriotic float with American flags and a few ‘Make America Great Again’ flags.”
He also said the float would be populated with a number of drag queens – dressed as Uncle Sam and the Statue of Liberty.
“We wanted to have a couple of drag queens on the float dancing in ‘Make America Great Again’ dresses,” he said.
“All we wanted to do is let the community know the gay community does not speak for every single gay – just like the mayor of Pittsburgh does not speak for every single person in Pittsburgh,” Mr. Van Cleve said.
Charlotte Pride, which runs the parade, released a statement:
“In the past, we have made similar decisions to decline participation from other organizations espousing anti-LGBTQ religious or public policy stances,” the statement read.
Isn’t that interesting? Someone should make sure the organizers of the St. Patrick’s Day parades in Boston and New York are aware that it’s OK to exclude certain groups from participating on such a basis.
Here’s a video report from FOX 46 in Charlotte:
There has never been a more gay-friendly Republican President than Donald Trump. At the Republican convention which nominated him, gay Trump supporter Peter Thiel received a standing ovation after announcing that he was proud to be gay and a Republican American.
What’s playing out in Charlotte is proof that for all their complaints, the left doesn’t want Republicans to accept gay people. It robs them of a narrative they lazily cling to during every election that Republicans are homophobic bigots.
You know, the kind of people who ban others from marching in parades.
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