Gay pride is offensive

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The following email, complete with an Enterprise SRS header, was circulated several times over the Savannah River Nuclear Site mail server last month:

“To: SRS Employees

“SRS GLOBE LGBT Pride Program

“The Savannah River Site’s Observance of SRS GLOBE annual LGBT Pride and Award Program will be held Wednesday, June 25, 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. in SRNL Conference Center, 703-41A, Room 136 (Ellenton Room).

“The guest speaker, Jeffrey Graham, Executive Director of the Equality Foundation of Georgia, will present ‘Same Love: The Movement for the Freedom to Marry.’ Assistant Secretary of Energy for Economic Impact and Diversity, Dot Harris, will also address the audience. The highlight of the program will be the presentation of the SRS GLOBE Award for Promoting Diversity at the Savannah River Site.”

There also were fliers posted in multiple entrances on-site promoting this event. For those who are unaware of GLOBE, it stands for Gay, Lesbian or Bisexual Employees and Allies Association.

During the annual National Day of Prayer, the local SRS meeting must be held outdoors in the heat; no fliers at the entrances; no outside speakers; and all coordinating and advertising the event must be done on the employees’ own time. The reason? Apparently it is not ethical to spend taxpayers’ money or resources on religious activities.

If taxpayers’ money can’t be spent to pray for blessings on this nation, then I have a major problem with it being spent to push someone’s sexual agenda. And I don’t think I am the only one who feels this way.

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deestafford
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deestafford 07/08/14 - 07:30 am
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The leftists are trying to make the deviate....

The leftists are trying to make the deviate behavior and lifestyle to be normal and they will do everything in their power to crush anyone who goes against them.

The deviates say that their life style is being accepted by the younger people and that shows it is "normal". Hogwash.

It is being accepted by the younger people because they are brainwashed starting in kindergarten and continuing through college. Additionally, acceptance of the gay lifestyle is perpetuated throughout the TV and movie programs and shows. It is classical examples of what Marx had to say about giving him the child and he'll make it a Communist.

Positions of "Diversity" this or that is ludicrous and a waste of money and resources. To think that having different color people or people of different genders doing a job is just some liberal, lame brain idea.

The US continues to "slouch toward Gomorrah"...led by the girly man in the White House.

nofanofobama
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nofanofobama 07/08/14 - 06:27 am
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our govt celebrates

our govt celebrates everything but traditional family, hard work and obeying the laws of the land...the southern border and the PC police is the first fruits of an everything goes society..there will be a day soon when chritians will be charged with hate crimes, and sent to sensitivity camps..muslims exempt....

TrukinRanger
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TrukinRanger 07/08/14 - 07:16 am
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Perhaps you should move to
Unpublished

Perhaps you should move to Iran, Saudi Arabia, or Somalia if you would like to live in a place where religion dictates how you live. You won't have to worry about Obamacare, Gay Marriage, Women's rights and all those other pesky social issues.

hoptoad
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hoptoad 07/08/14 - 08:11 am
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I believe in live and let

I believe in live and let live but I do not want it thrust in my face. If LGBTs want to do their thing, fine, but the outrageously flamboyant actions are offensive. The left is slowly diminishing traditional values and I'm sick of seeing that we must be tolerant of every weird, deviant, offensive behavior but we have to fight to keep normal, traditional, Christian behavior in our lives.

southern2
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southern2 07/08/14 - 08:16 am
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Thanks Mike, for your

Thanks Mike, for your stand.

Even the private sector is in on this shameless agenda. The nationwide communications company that I worked for supported these type of events from the early days, even when it wasn't cool. They used to poor mouth about not having money to buy essentials like pens and paper but always funded anything having to do with Gayness.

Mike, I feel your pain.

jimmymac
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jimmymac 07/08/14 - 08:52 am
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PRIDE
Unpublished

Try and have a parade and festival about Straight Pride and see how well that's supported. You'll be labeled a homo-phobe and a hater.

jaymai
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jaymai 07/08/14 - 09:17 am
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"During the annual National

"During the annual National Day of Prayer, the local SRS meeting must be held outdoors in the heat..."

That's a lie.
Individual facilities can coordinate where they have their NDP service. It is usually scheduled at a time and place where there can be maximum participation. While these ceremonies are usually outside, I have never heard anyone complain of "the heat" as these services are usually in the morning under cover. The reason most of these services are outside is because each facility conducts it's own service and few individual facilities have indoor auditoriums to accommodate a large number of people. That being said, I'm sure each facility also has an alternate inclement weather location on standby.

"...no fliers at the entrances;..."
Another lie. Every service I have attended there were programs that included words to songs, list of speakers, etc.

"...no outside speakers..."
True, but why is this such a big deal? I have found that there are plenty of employees at SRS who are qualified to speak and provide prayers at the NDP. Moreover, I have never heard anyone complain about wanting an "outside speaker."

"...and all coordinating and advertising the event must be done on the employees’ own time."

Another lie. How would anyone be able to coordinate a such an event that occurs on site on your "own time?" There are multiple announcements made, both using the site email and public address system. It is also announced on the sign at the entrance to the barricade. I'm sure the Wackenhut Security guards didn't do that "on their own time."

All that being said, I'm sure some of you don't care about the truth as it doesn't support the narrative that the gays are "taking over" while Christians are being persecuted. As a Christian employee of SRS I can say that at least where I work, this is a lie.

And if SRS supporting diversity and equal opportunity in the workplace offends the writer so much, he can do what some have suggested disgruntled Hobby Lobby employees can do who don't agree with the recent SCOTUS decision: find employment elsewhere.

nofanofobama
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nofanofobama 07/08/14 - 10:00 am
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j**there is a heck of

j**there is a heck of difference between what the writer and you have laid out..i tend to believe to believe Mike because of your tone...and there is a world of difference between 16 out of 20 birth control pills etc..and promoting what a lot of us believe is not appropriate behaviour or natural...

b1
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b1 07/08/14 - 10:10 am
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Well said Mike!

Well said Mike!

jaymai
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jaymai 07/08/14 - 10:25 am
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nofanofobama wrote:

nofanofobama wrote: "...j**there is a heck of difference between what the writer and you have laid out..i tend to believe to believe Mike because of your tone..."

No you tend to believe Mike because that's what you WANT to believe. But that's okay because that's the world we live in today. I don't take it personal. People have so many options for information these days, that they prefer the outlet that supports the narrative that they believe, not necessarily the most credible one that provides the facts. The fact that I work at SRS and have attended numerous NDP events doesn't matter to you because you WANT to believe the writer. But any SRS employee who has ever participated in these NDP services (at least the ones at my facility) should be able to back me up and would call the writer's credibility into question.

Dixieman
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Dixieman 07/08/14 - 10:36 am
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The culture wars are over. We lost.

All we can do now is retreat into our homes and churches and make them islands of sanity and common sense and try to instill good values in our children. Every Federal court that has considered the issue has ruled we MUST allow gays to marry. You will get fired from your job or have your business litigated out of existence if you DARE to question this new dogma.

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RMSHEFF 07/08/14 - 10:47 am
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Dixieman

The Lord will have the last word but you are correct in saying we who are Christians will suffer for our Faith in the not to distant future. The "gay" lobby has much political power and the movement has become the new civil right movement which leads to "extra" protection under the law.

dichotomy
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dichotomy 07/08/14 - 11:02 am
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Well, you swallowed Obamacare

Well, you swallowed Obamacare when they shoved it down your throat so take a big bite of LGBT. What else would you expect from a government that has decided that it's main function is social engineering. When have you ever seen a City of Augusta sanctioned and publicized Heterosexual Middle Class Taxpaying Citizens Parade....or a Celebration of Natural, Normal Lifestyle Parade? Do you know why? Because we do not need to artificially inflate our self-esteem with a parade when we are living a normal, natural life and doing what we are supposed to do.

We are the ones who went along to get along when they perverted the definition of "gay" trying to put a smiley face on an out of the norm lifestyle. We are the ones who went along when they perverted the definition of "marriage".

Lest we forget, the word we used to use...you know, the one that was synonymous with "odd, strange, unusual, funny, peculiar, curious, bizarre, weird, uncanny, freakish, eerie, unnatural; unconventional, unorthodox, unexpected, unfamiliar, abnormal, anomalous, atypical, untypical, out of the ordinary, incongruous"....was the perfectly legitimate, perfectly applied word that correctly described the lifestyle. The word itself wasn't ugly...it was merely a adjective being properly used...so they had to steal another "happy" word that had no correlation to the subject.

And the definition of marriage is still 'the formal union of a man and a woman, typically recognized by law, by which they become husband and wife" for those of us who are within the norm. They may can be "legally" married but it will never be a marriage in the view of nature.

But we went along to get along and now it's being thrown in our face and shoved down our throats. It's just like other "movements"....they don't want equality...they want superiority, special recognition, and special dispensation. Apparently getting what they asked for is never enough for any "movement".

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corgimom 07/08/14 - 11:14 am
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"there will be a day soon

"there will be a day soon when chritians will be charged with hate crimes, and sent to sensitivity camps..muslims exempt...."

You cannot make this stuff up, people think that I am lying when I tell them about some of the comments on here.

corgimom
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corgimom 07/08/14 - 11:16 am
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If you work at SRS, and you

If you work at SRS, and you want to go to the meeting, go.

If you don't want to, don't.

Isn't that simple? And yeah, I didn't believe Mike Stowall's letter either. Because we would've heard about it by now.

corgimom
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corgimom 07/08/14 - 11:19 am
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"During the annual National

"During the annual National Day of Prayer, the local SRS meeting must be held outdoors in the heat;"

The National Day of Prayer was held May 1, 2014. The predicted high that day was 72 degrees.

In the heat, yeah, ok!

corgimom
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corgimom 07/08/14 - 11:22 am
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"It is being accepted by the

"It is being accepted by the younger people because they are brainwashed starting in kindergarten and continuing through college. Additionally, acceptance of the gay lifestyle is perpetuated throughout the TV and movie programs and shows. It is classical examples of what Marx had to say about giving him the child and he'll make it a Communist."

How are kindergarteners brainwashed, Dee Stafford? I'd be interested in knowing this, because when a boy kisses a boy in school, the entire classroom goes NUCLEAR. Immediately.

But let me know, so that I can be watching out for the brainwashing. *snort*

You can't, because it isn't done.

GiantsAllDay
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GiantsAllDay 07/08/14 - 11:53 am
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I just finished reading the

I just finished reading the comments to this point and have reached the following conclusion. All but 2 or 3 of these commenters (including the LTE writer) would have turned hoses on black folks back in the 60's, had they the chance. There is a part of me that believes that a couple of these commenters actually did.

corgimom
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corgimom 07/08/14 - 11:23 am
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Dee Stafford, I can remember

Dee Stafford, I can remember when I was a kid and watching the Beverly Hillbillies. I said, looking at Nancy Kulp who was playing Miss Hathaway, "Mom, why is that lady acting like a man?"

I guess I was getting brainwashed by the Beverly Hillbillies!

corgimom
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corgimom 07/08/14 - 11:26 am
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Giants, yeah, if only they

Giants, yeah, if only they realized how it looks to others.

As to your last sentence, I have no opinion on that.

corgimom
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corgimom 07/08/14 - 11:28 am
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Hey, and lets not forget

Hey, and lets not forget about the brainwashing we all got from Liberace and Elton John! And Little Richard, and George Michael, too!

GiantsAllDay
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GiantsAllDay 07/08/14 - 11:35 am
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Corgimom I was thinking about

Corgimom I was thinking about that also. Stowell must be intelligent enough to know that AC archives everything and that things posted on the internet are accessible forever. Think of the humiliation Stowell's grandchildren are going to feel in the not to distant future.

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historylover 07/08/14 - 11:39 am
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Corgi and Giants

Good for you both speaking out on your opinions. Sorry Corgi, but I do sometimes feel like just a couple or so of these posters were against the Civil Rights Movement. As many have said on here before, these posts are read by persons from all over the world. Some of the comments make us look like the bare-footed, backwards characters that they already visualize as living in the deep south. Thankfully there are also a lot of educated people who I may not agree with, but it seems their comments are well thought out and supported.

corgimom
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corgimom 07/08/14 - 11:38 am
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"but we have to fight to keep

"but we have to fight to keep normal, traditional, Christian behavior in our lives"

I don't have to fight for that for one minute and neither does anybody else.

You just live your life, worship God, and surround yourself with decent people, it's not a fight in the slightest.

If you have to "fight" for it, you need to examine your life.

Like it or not, gay marriage is now legal in many states and eventually it will be in every state.

And if your life is so shaky that two gay people getting married "threatens it", you have a lot worse problems than two gay people.

corgimom
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corgimom 07/08/14 - 12:01 pm
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historylover, stick around,

historylover, stick around, you're still a newbie. Some of the stuff posted on here is stunning.

You'll understand why GAD said what he did.

OJP
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OJP 07/08/14 - 01:00 pm
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I agree that this is different from the Civil Rights era for at

least one reason: the bigots and racists could slink into the shadows and blend into decent society once they were defeated.

Not so with the Gay Rights movement. It's all forever online and our grandchildren will know how shameful some of their grandparents acted.

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Bizkit 07/08/14 - 01:03 pm
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I always support freedom, but

I always support freedom, but I don't get celebrating a sexual preference. Like what next heterosexual day or pedophilia day or bisexual day or transgender day? I don't really care what folks do behind closed door. But having sex in public is usually illegal so why go public with what is your sexual preference-because no one cares. I can yell and scream, have a parade, make posters, about how I am heterosexual and proud of it-but who really cares. Seems a shallow way to define oneself.

OJP
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OJP 07/08/14 - 01:11 pm
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@Bizkit

Are your relationships only, or even primarily, about sex?

Pride festivals are held to celebrate same-sex relationships and love. Yes, sex is a part of most homosexual relationships but the same is true for heterosexual relationships.

GiantsAllDay
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GiantsAllDay 07/08/14 - 01:16 pm
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Come on, Bizkit. You're

Come on, Bizkit. You're smarter than that. Black people held parades and marches once they reached the point where they were sick and tired of the way they were being treated. Gay folks are at the same point. Have you ever been discriminated against? Ridiculed? Beaten? Tortured? Killed? NOT for something you DID but for who you ARE? Then you'd understand.

OJP
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OJP 07/08/14 - 01:17 pm
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@Dixieman

I know you won't agree - but I guarantee the same thing was said during the Civil Rights movement by the racists once they were defeated. Again, I know you won't agree that it's the same, but for everyone that supports gay rights, it is.

Again, you won't agree. But have you tried looking outside yourself to see if maybe you are, in fact, wrong on this?

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