Gay pride parade should be forbidden

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The city is considering allowing a so-called gay pride parade through the streets of Augusta. There is nothing "gay" about it!

To allow homosexuals to parade up and down the streets of Augusta -- and to allow these gay people to push their perverted sexual agenda in our face -- is not moral. I have no problem with these people keeping their sexually perverted behavior to themselves at home behind closed doors and not pushing it on the rest of us.

What's next -- parades for those who practice bestiality, or pedophiles on parade?

Mayor Copenhaver should tell any ACLU lawyers fighting for this parade to go back to Atlanta. The people of Augusta, Richmond County and the CSRA do not tolerate this immoral behavior for public display.

Rick A. Bernardi Sr.

North Augusta, S.C.

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dominionfs
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dominionfs 02/17/10 - 10:25 am
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Glass- That tadpole ain't no

Glass- That tadpole ain't no frog. :))

brimisjoshan
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brimisjoshan 02/17/10 - 10:29 am
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Hey Dixieman, you go as

Hey Dixieman, you go as mustard and I will go as ketchup shaving my head and dyeing my skin red! LOL

jiclemens
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jiclemens 02/17/10 - 10:39 am
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Dixieman has a personal issue

Dixieman has a personal issue with all the overweight, fatigue-clad, greasy undershirt, pregnant wife, unmarried, 10 ignorant, scruffy kids bubba jokes going around the web. I'm sure he and his wife are indistinguishable from these photos and he has concluded the real 'gay agenda' is to force everyone to dress properly and breed responsibly.

orgpsych
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orgpsych 02/17/10 - 11:30 am
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All right,. Let's play nice

All right,. Let's play nice and keep it civil. You don't help the cause of having this parade when you jump into the gutter.

DaddyFrog
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DaddyFrog 02/17/10 - 11:49 am
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Let them have their

Let them have their parade.How many people are going to show up anyway?If the City tries to fight it the ACLU will sue, the City will be out a bunch of money,the major networks will come and try to make Augusta out as some redneck backwater town,and they'll have the parade anyway with a bunch of free publicity.Everybody just stay home that day.A parade down a deserted street can't draw much media coverage which is what they want.

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buddha_jon 02/17/10 - 11:49 am
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for all of those people using

for all of those people using the guise of morality and religion to justify the banning of this parade, one thing... separation of church and state. you are free to have your religious views as am I, but you are NOT allowed to force them on others even if you feel it is right! If you don't like it, then get out of the greatest country in the world, the USA!!! I can assure you that no where else in this world will your intolerance be accepted.

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corgimom 02/17/10 - 12:09 pm
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There have been many KKK

There have been many KKK parades in Augusta, and they didn't march down Laney-Walker, they marched down Broad St. The Klan used to be very active in Augusta. It's still there, it's just toned way down. Reading back issues of the Chronicle is fascinating. Thousands of people used to turn out for them, and the paper covered all the events.

corgimom
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corgimom 02/17/10 - 12:11 pm
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And there probably will be

And there probably will be another KKK parade down Broad St. Let them parade. Again, your options are go to it, don't go to it. I don't see what all the big fuss is about.

imdstuf
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imdstuf 02/17/10 - 12:15 pm
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Some people are offended by

Some people are offended by the fake cowboy look that some people around here go for. They might look like clowns to some. They have the right to dress that way though, and if they want to have a big cowboy parade, they have that right!

deekster
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deekster 02/17/10 - 12:20 pm
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Deke has no choice on this

Deke has no choice on this one. But this is America and we have "few choice" left. Rev. Martin Luther King Jr, declared " We will obey man's laws until they conflict with God's laws. Then we will follow God's laws". It was good enough for this 20th Century "Moses".

deekster
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deekster 02/17/10 - 12:21 pm
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First it was a "lifestyle

First it was a "lifestyle expression". Then it was a "lifestyle choice" worthy of special rights". Then it was "God created me this way, get over it". Then it was embrace my lifestyle or be guilty of a hate crime". Then it was "we have a right to educate your children about our lifestlye". They now have the right "to tell churches what they can preach". Then they "refine Biblical sin". Then they have become "comparable (here) to established religion". I think they may have their own religion and their "god" is Satan. When this parade is allowed, the X Mart will follow close behind. But what the hey, Rome became an "all inclusive, progressive neighborhood as well. Almighty GOD will sort the "wheat from the chafe". On will create life and the other will be thrown in the fire.

deekster
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deekster 02/17/10 - 12:22 pm
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Adultery, Gluttony, Envy,

Adultery, Gluttony, Envy, Strife, Homosexuality, Murder, Stealing, False Witness, Coveting are a part of our everyday American life. "Righteousness exalteth a nation, but sin is a reproach to any people". Augusta does not care. America does not care anymore. We murder innocent baby like "flies". We "exalt" a lifestyle that does not sustain the existent of human life. I think SATAN has picked a pretty good scam to destroy humans. Kill when they are in womb and destroy their will to reproduce.

deekster
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deekster 02/17/10 - 12:29 pm
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If RIGHT is solely determined

If RIGHT is solely determined by my "individual desire/personal freedom", then I can murder at will. I can steal at will. I can rape at will. I can live "in the moment" with responsibility only to myself. I am become an ANIMAL. This is not about "GAY PARADES". Rev. Martin Luther King Jr, declared " We will obey man's laws until they conflict with God's laws. Then we will follow God's laws". It was good enough for this 20th Century "Moses". A lot of people liked it when MLK talked about GOD given rights. When MLK "thumped his Bible". Liars and your father Satan is the author of lies>

brimisjoshan
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brimisjoshan 02/17/10 - 12:39 pm
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about time you guys showed

about time you guys showed up...myself and dixie have been trying the hold the fort with these guys that believe in encouraging this lifestyle and march. Got to go eat lunch.

dani
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dani 02/17/10 - 12:48 pm
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IMO if the gay activists have

IMO if the gay activists have no pride and don't mind being laughed at and ridiculed, then let them. You and I don't have to watch (I hope).

dani
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dani 02/17/10 - 12:49 pm
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grinder48
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grinder48 02/17/10 - 01:05 pm
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If a homo parade is allowed,
Unpublished

If a homo parade is allowed, we need to have a hetro parade. If some ridiculous ruling by some governmental authority finds that our founding fathers intended to allow such stupidity (though I'm sure it never occured to them as even being a possibility), the max should be a peaceful assembly in some out of the way place, like maybe May Park, similar to what they did with that idiot Martha Burke. Parades are disruptive and expensive to the taxpayer. The police need to be focusing on protecting us, not directing traffic around a parade.

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RoadkiII 02/17/10 - 01:43 pm
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I personally disagree with

I personally disagree with the gay lifestyle but if they want to make fools of themselves (based on pictures and videos I have seen of other gay parades) go for it. Just don't tell me that I and my NRA friends can't have a parade on Constitution Day. They do have the right to a parade as much as anyone else. I will not be in attendance, which is my right.

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baronvonreich 02/17/10 - 02:25 pm
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So sad that someone would

So sad that someone would compare a gay pride parade to marching pedophiles and ASSume there is going to be sexual exhibitionism. Those supporting gay pride have just as much right to parade as anybody else. To call such an event immoral is just ridiculous as there is no moral police that I know of. Just like Tea Party rallies, Million Man marches, and Christmas parades, all peaceful and law abiding parties have the Constitutional right to assemble and parade as long as they follow the local regulations which are clearly written for Augusta. Just like atheists, JW's, Jews, and others who don't support Christmas parades, they stay home and don't attend. There is no difference.

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Sargebaby 02/17/10 - 02:36 pm
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Well Baron, that's the

Well Baron, that's the perception because of the "blowout" (pardon the pun), parades they have out in "Calipornia." The immorality status of such an event is held together by the Christian beliefs according to the Holy Bible. Now, given the laws, and the U.S. Constitution, the right to conduct this event should not be precluded. I suspect this display of support will take place, no matter who feels it should not. One thing though, there is no comparing any Christian event to a gay parade.

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InChristLove 02/17/10 - 02:40 pm
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baronvonreich, you just won't

baronvonreich, you just won't give up this idea that a Christmas parade is about religion. A Christmas parade is about social organizations, world Christmas icons, schools, etc. NOT ABOUT CHRIST. Some have commented that gays just want to have a life like everyone else, to be able to hold their partners hand, kiss in public, display the same emotions or affections as hetersexuals do in public. Well, last I heard gays can, you can walk around holding hands, hug each other, kiss each other if you wish, but with that freedom also comes the rights of others to stare, gauck, display disgust, and avoid social interactions due to the fact they don't agree. With your rights also comes responsiblity, if you don't like the consequences that result from your behavior, that is a "you" issue....deal with it. My question is why have a parade. If you want to get together at the Augusta Commons and have a festival, I can see that, but the parade I think is a more "in your face" flaunting that is unnecessary.

baronvonreich
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baronvonreich 02/17/10 - 04:29 pm
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ICL - First of all I'm not

ICL - First of all I'm not gay and I won't be attending this parade. I just despise hypocrites and those who think their beliefs and religion should rule America and the CSRA. I see you support the "social organizations" throwing a Christmas parade. What is the difference between that and a "gay social organization" throwing a parade? The rules and protocol for petitioning for a parade/assembly in Augusta are CLEAR. They are either available for all peaceful groups or they are available for none.

And Sarqbaby what is the difference between a Christian event and a gay event? Your Bible and its mythical stories do not set allowable nor banned practices upon the United States of America nor do they set some mythical moral code for upon which all Americans must follow. You hypocritical, oppressive Christians think your beliefs supercede all others and that is just not so. It never has been and never will be.

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Sargebaby 02/17/10 - 03:01 pm
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PWUO sez; "There is a higher

PWUO sez; "There is a higher law than even those, that you are to love your neighbor as you love yourself."
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Sorry Pay, if this is your justification to an abomination in the eyes of Almighty God, you should get some instructions from a real theologist. That law was NOT the foundation for homosexuality. The "love" was not intended to mean a physical sexual act between you and your neighbor. I would be more than happy to provide you with non-denominational Biblical guidance, free of any encumbrances.

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Sargebaby 02/17/10 - 03:11 pm
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Baron sez; "And Sarqbaby what

Baron sez; "And Sarqbaby what is the difference between a Christian event and a gay event?"
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Since you profess to not being a Christian, you would never understand my explanation, should I tell you! Are Christians automatically hypocrites? You've got a lot to learn, Baron, like for instance, 85% of Americans are Christian, and 5% more believe in God. Sorry you're in the minority, but don't call us hypocrites because of our beliefs. We don't call you a hypocrite for being atheistic!

InChristLove
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InChristLove 02/17/10 - 03:13 pm
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baronvonreich, God supercedes

baronvonreich, God supercedes everything you just don't know it yet. It matters not whether we approve or disapprove of homosexuals, gay parades or what have you. He is in control and in the end, His judgement is all that matters. You can believe it or not, makes no difference. As for the parade? I agree legally they have a right to have their parade. I don't understand it, don't like it, but these are just my opinion and has no bearing on the matter. Also, I never said I did/didnot support throwing a Christmas parade, I simply corrected you about a Christmas parade being about religion.

TechLover
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TechLover 02/17/10 - 03:22 pm
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TNT: Please cite verse where

TNT: Please cite verse where Jesus said to stone anyone.

gsj612
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gsj612 02/17/10 - 03:23 pm
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First and foremost,

First and foremost, pedophilia and beastiality? Sigh. This straw man does not work.

For someone so concerned with "to allow these gay people to push their perverted sexual agenda in our face", have you looked at your governor lately? He had an adulterous affair (broke a commandment), lied to his wife and constituents about his whereabouts (broke a commandment), and misused public funds to do so (we are at 3, so far). If you are so concerned about morality, deal with the 2x4 sticking out of your head, as opposed to the presumed splinter in your brother's eye.

Finally Mr. Bernardi, as you reside in North Augusta, South Carolina, you don't have a horse in this race. When a gay pride parade comes to North Augusta and applies to march down Georgia or Buena Vista Avenues , then maybe your opinion will be recognized and possibly celebrated. Until then, please all the citizens of Augusta/ Richmond County, Georgia to have any celebrations they want.

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Brad Owens 02/17/10 - 03:28 pm
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grinder48, I am sure the

grinder48, I am sure the 'founding father's would not agree' argument will hold up in court since the letter of the law in the 1st Amendment means nothing, only what modern day views of what the 'Founding Fathers' might 'feel' when it comes to freedom. And if you consider the right to assemble as a 'stupid' right, I would have to disagree.

brimisjosh, glad to hear that you consider bigotry against your fellow American citizens as 'holding the fort.' Again, a reference that brings to mind violence, such as, fighting to defend the fort against your enemy. What is up with you? Leave the violent innuendo out of this.

deekster, dude, what are you smoking? Did you say that gays worship Satan? I mean you guys are sounding like complete loons on here. What is the big deal? Allowing the parade and gay day activities should not be treated any different than any other convention coming to town. In fact, it should be welcome given the economic situation and the downtown's set up to handle big events like this. You all are acting like you can catch 'gay' from someone.

Deke should be proud that someone is organizing so many visitors to come and spend money in our city.

Brad

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MrsAlicia 02/17/10 - 03:35 pm
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I don't even understand what

I don't even understand what religion has to do with this, period. This parade has nothing to do with any religious groups, and our state and city governments shouldn't be influenced by whatever moral "code" the religious claim to live by. If you believe being gay is a sin, that's fine. However, that personal belief has nothing to do with this parade. This is the overriding reason for the separation of church and state.

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MrsAlicia 02/17/10 - 03:39 pm
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The "founding fathers" were

The "founding fathers" were made up almost entire of deists - not Christians. This country wasn't founded on Christian values. Read the Treaty of Tripoli and get your history straight.

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