(Closed) Homophobia rant – MIL

posted 8 years ago in Family
Post # 33
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2013

I think parades are often used…but I wonder whether the term parade is used for all movements.  Think of Hitler, for example.  Would we call what his followers were doing a parade, or a march?  Does the Occupy movement have parades or marches or gatherings?  

Post # 35
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2013

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@WillyNilly:  A parade is mardi gras…so does a parade have to have a celebratory aspect to it?  Like, the Fourth of July Parade.  Pride parades are super over the top, even though they send a message.  Would your Mother-In-Law be willing to participate in a gay rights’ march?  

Post # 37
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1826 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

i’m totally for gay marriage and gaybies (30 rock, anyone?), etc etc. but i highly doubt i’d go set up a booth at a gay pride parade. maybe if i was rather close with someone who is gay, but i’m not. i only have acquaintenances. just let it go. my future mother in law is legitimately homophobic and i pray that it never has to come up in conversation. you’re better off than i am.

Post # 39
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

Lots of groups have parades. Ethnic groups have had their own parades (often connected to holidays) for a hundred years. If the Boston St. Patrick’s Day parade isn’t an Irish American “pride” parade, I don’t know what it is. (Obv, lots of other groups participate in it now, but that’s how it started.)

Post # 41
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

@WillyNilly:  Just because this is something you feel so strongly about this issue, it doesn’t mean you should expect everyone you’re close to to feel the same way.  I have a family member who hates everyone who is not straight, white, Christian, etc.  She’s basically batshit crazy.  Don’t get me wrong, I don’t agree with her at all.  But I don’t try to force my beliefs on her either.  She is what she is, I can’t change her, so I ignore her.  I think you’re asking for trouble if you push the issue.

Post # 42
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5988 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: May 2010

i dont see Future Mother-In-Law as being homophobic – im pro equal rights for all but if someone doesnt agree with gay marriage i wouldnt call them homophobic on that basis alone 

my husband use to feel somewhat the same way but we have talked about it a number of times because i feel so strongly about it

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