KKK Plans to Protest 'Gay Day' at Dollywood - page 4

KKK Plans to Protest 'Gay Day' at Dollywood May 19, 2004 Gfn.com News A group of Ku Klux Klan members say they plan to stage a protest outside the Dollywood theme park in Pigeon Forge, Tenn., on... Read More

  1. by   Hellllllo Nurse
    SharonMH31-

    I love your sig line!
  2. by   SharonH, RN
    Quote from Hellllllo Nurse
    SharonMH31-

    I love your sig line!

    Aw shucks........... thanks!
  3. by   roxannekkb
    Quote from SharonMH31
    Aw shucks........... thanks!
    Yes, Sharon, I love it too. But since you're on a low C.A.R.B. diet, can you please hold the RICE as well!!!
    :hatparty:
  4. by   stevierae
    Quote from June55Baby
    Nurses' Day is not about ones sexuality....
    I acually don't think "Gay Day" or any other gay parades are first and foremost about celebrating one's sexuality--I THINK they are more about celebrating not having to be in the closet anymore, not being discriminated against, and more and more being able to be able to take advantage of rights that the rest of us take for granted--like marriage and health insurance coverage for one's partner.

    I say more power to 'em. It's about time. :hatparty:

    I work in San Francisco often, and I always try to attend the various gay parades and other events--heck, most everybody I know does! I am not gay or a lesbian, nor are a lot of those others who attend, in my group and others. Many of our friends and co-workers are, though.

    We do it to show solidarity, to support them in their ongoing struggle for equal rights, and, hey, because the events are a LOT of fun. One of our lesbian friends even rides her Harley in "Dykes on Bikes." We are always razzing her to do it topless, as some of the more radical riders do, but she is too shy!!! :imbar The whole weekend is great fun.

    Gosh, I did some teaching in Knoxville and also a little town--I think it was called Newport?-- one year and never did get to go to Dollywood!! I loooooove Tennessee.

    I think the KKK is and always will be a lunatic fringe group made up of intolerant and ignorant rednecks. :angryfire I in NO way consider them representative of Southerners.

    I agree with the KKK's right to assemble peacefully, but I think that they should just be ignored--remember, "Negative attention is STILL attention." Those troglodytes are not even worth glancing at or speaking to if you witness them spewing their hatred at Dollywood or anywhere else. Ignore them.

    Also ignore the "good Christians...---yeah, RIGHT--who will show up with their inevitable hate literature, hate signs, and their own interpretations of the Bible. THEY are scary. I am always tempted to hand each of them one of those bumper stickers that says, "Hate is not a family value," but, again, have to remember that they just want attention. It's just better not to feed into their need.

    Morris Dees, the founder of The Southern Poverty Law Center and of "Klanwatch" is, and has always, been my personal hero.
    Last edit by stevierae on May 22, '04
  5. by   Energizer Bunny
    Stevierae...very good post!

    Now, though I didn't say it ... I want all you southerners to know that I certainly don't think that the KKK stands for all southern values. I think they are disgusting and wish they could be dismantled without harming our freedoms, but I don't think that is to be.
  6. by   Marie_LPN, RN
    I cannot agree with using the term "redneck" in association with the KKK. Of course, just the areas i've been in and the people that i've know that refer to themselves as "red", "redneck" was never an insult, though.
    Last edit by Marie_LPN, RN on May 22, '04 : Reason: clarification,
  7. by   Dixiedi
    Quote from ChrisA
    Why do nurses have to have a day? Or a week?
    There are so many "days" it's hard to keep up with them and quite frankly I gave up long ago.

    This country has become far too tolerant of groups. Groups do not neccessarily have the right to a darn thing. The majority should rule, given that, gays should return to the closet and stay there.
    Yes, I do know several gay folk. They are fine individuals and their preferences are none of my business. I want it left that way.
  8. by   Energizer Bunny
    Well, unless you want to give up a bunch of your freedoms, I suggest you get used to groups.
  9. by   kmchugh
    Quote from Dixiedi
    There are so many "days" it's hard to keep up with them and quite frankly I gave up long ago.

    This country has become far too tolerant of groups. Groups do not neccessarily have the right to a darn thing. The majority should rule, given that, gays should return to the closet and stay there.
    Yes, I do know several gay folk. They are fine individuals and their preferences are none of my business. I want it left that way.
    Wow! I don't even know how to respond to this! I suppose we should just suspend the constitution. Let's crack down on all those crackpots who ain't God Fearin Christian folk like us! I know, we can even have our very own Cristallnacht!

    Let's erect a monument at the site of Matthew Shepard's death in honor of those brave men who beat him to death, and as a warning to all those "F*gs" out there! We aren't going to stand for it any more. Be like us, or face the consequences!

    Lady, no disrespect, but I don't want to live in your America.

    Kevin McHugh
  10. by   JMP
    Quote from Dixiedi
    There are so many "days" it's hard to keep up with them and quite frankly I gave up long ago.

    This country has become far too tolerant of groups. Groups do not neccessarily have the right to a darn thing. The majority should rule, given that, gays should return to the closet and stay there.
    Yes, I do know several gay folk. They are fine individuals and their preferences are none of my business. I want it left that way.
    Are you for real???????

    I can't believe it--- such intolerance and hatred have caused your country so many problems in the past...... learn from it girlfriend. The closet is meant for clothes.....not people.

    Open your mind and your heart.
  11. by   stevierae
    Quote from Dixiedi
    There are so many "days" it's hard to keep up with them and quite frankly I gave up long ago.

    This country has become far too tolerant of groups. Groups do not neccessarily have the right to a darn thing. The majority should rule, given that, gays should return to the closet and stay there.
    Yes, I do know several gay folk. They are fine individuals and their preferences are none of my business. I want it left that way.
    Oh, man-----this post literally sent chills up my arms and spine. I have a very strange feeling that you are one of those "fine Christian folk" that promotes hate as a family value, and carries protest signs at such events.

    When Matthew Shephard was murdered, I was working in San Francisco. There is a certain spot in the Castro--I won't say where, lest some of the "haters" on this BB start showing up there next with their picket signs and spewing their mindless venom--where people tend to gather when a tragedy occurs that particularly affects the gay community. When it affects the gay community, it affects ALL of San Francisco. We are a diverse lot, and we care about each other.

    I was proud to be part of the diverse thousands--gay AND straight--who showed up for the nightly prayers and candlelight vigils that took place over a week's time.

    What a contrast to the morons who showed up at the poor young man's funeral, in the name of fine Christian values, with signs that said, "Matthew Is Burning In Hell!" and other such sick, sick garbage. Yes, I am sure that these "fine Christians" were a real comfort to Matthew's mom and dad, and I am sure that God was just so proud of them that day--RIGHT.

    Honestly, Dixiedi--your post made me cry. You just don't GET it, do you?
    Last edit by stevierae on May 22, '04
  12. by   leslie :-D
    Quote from stevierae
    I have a very strange feeling that you are one of those "fine Christian folk" that promotes hate as a family value, and carries protest signs at such events.
    you said it. oh God you said it.
  13. by   roxannekkb
    Quote from Dixiedi
    There are so many "days" it's hard to keep up with them and quite frankly I gave up long ago.

    This country has become far too tolerant of groups. Groups do not neccessarily have the right to a darn thing. The majority should rule, given that, gays should return to the closet and stay there.
    Yes, I do know several gay folk. They are fine individuals and their preferences are none of my business. I want it left that way.
    And who is this elusive majority that you so glibly speak of? Have you surveyed each and every one of the 300 million + Americans who live in this country and then disseminated the information and discovered a majority concensus?

    Who decides what groups should be tolerated and who shouldn't? You? Quite honestly, I would prefer that hate mongering, intolerant people with views such as the one that you presented, would return to the closet and stay there. But given that I believe in free speech, the right to peaceful assembly, free press, and in all of the rights which were given to us by our Constitution, then I willingly put up with your views (however, I personally find them despicable).

    There are a number of countries that believe as you do, but I hardly think you would enjoy living in them. For all of the flaws that I see in our nation's policies, particularly of this current administration, I don't believe that it diminishes the core greatness of our country. We are truly blessed to live in a country where people like you can openly preach intolerance and hate, while simultaneously, gays can gather at Dollywood.

    There are, unfortunately, too many people in this country who would like to see different groups "banned," ie, groups who are different from them and represent different values. Some would like us to become a police state, based on the warped values of highly distorted version of the New Testament. Some would like to return to the good old days when black Americans "knew their place" and women stayed in the kitchen. But as long as they are peaceful in their verbage, and don't try too hard to inflict their views on my way of life, then I have to support their right to free speech, and to publish what they please.

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