Under the guise of “Gateway to Equality,” homosexuals will descend on Esther Short Park, Saturday July 14, 2012 for their 18th Annual LGBT Pride Event and issuing the call of “Come Celebrate LGBT Pride at America’s Only ‘Family Friendly’ Pride Event.”
In the invitation to the event, posted by none other than our own 49th legislative district representative Jim Moeller says of the event, “As proof of Vancouver’s rise as a thriving queer mecca, Advocate.com recently named the city the sixth most gay-friendly city in America, making it the top West Coast city for LGBT people.”
“Queer Mecca” Jim? Is that what homosexual’s see our community as now, a Mecca for queers?
Besides being a city in Saudi Arabia, Mecca also means “A place that is regarded as the center of an activity or interest.” If Vancouver really is a “Mecca for Queers,” can they rightfully retain their “Protected class” status over others? Wouldn’t they be the majority in this newly declared “Queer Mecca?”
And what of Jim’s use of the word “Queer?” Why does he describe his orientation as “Queer” when if I did, I am committing hate speech?
At the center of Saturday’s “Queer Mecca” celebration will be celebrating the recent ramming of homosexual marriage through the legislature, spearheaded by Moeller, while he and other Democrats put a staggering $1.5 Billion budget gap on the back burner, causing the legislature to have to go into special session after wasting half of the regular session placing homosexual marriage over the requirement of a balanced budget. It was reported then that Moeller, sitting around doing nothing while legislative leaders wrangled back and forth over the state budget, drew his per diem every day and justified it as “in case a vote is called for.”
Not acknowledged in this “event” is that homosexual marriage in Washington State is on hold, awaiting the outcome of the November ballot count on Referendum 74 whether or not a majority of citizens approve.
Also not acknowledged is when writing the legislation to grant homosexuals marriage in Washington State is the other orientations Jim Moeller chose to discriminate against by still denying them a right to the very marriage homosexuals’ demand. In his eye that is equality, he gets what he wants, the hell with everybody else.
According to Moeller’s release, Governor Gregoire is issuing a proclamation to be read by Jim Moeller as an opening speech.
I am still waiting on the day we hold “Hetero-Pride” days at Esther Short Park and receive proclamations praising being straight by the Governor’s office, but I’m not holding my breath. Attitudes have yet to “evolve” that we can be proud of being “straight.” Somehow, if we do declare our pride at being “Straight,” we are labeled homophobic.
Homosexuals would be incensed if we stood up offering “proof” that Vancouver is a “thriving Straight Mecca” as well as accused of discrimination against homosexuals.
I will leave the “Queer Mecca” celebration to the homosexuals tomorrow and do something more productive with my time.
Maybe I’ll step out into my yard to celebrate diversity by openly declaring that I am straight (not that there is anything wrong with that).