(Closed) Trump Supporters Not Welcome

posted 5 years ago in Guests
  • poll: how would you feel if you saw a wedding invitation that said "Trump Supporters Not Welcome"?

    Accept, Hell yeah, My kinda people. Cant wait to go to the wedding

    Accept He stands for bigotry, racism, and intolerance. I can understand not wanting that at wedding

    Decline, Trump will make America great again

    Decline, Who are you to judge my politics

    etiquette faux pas

  • Post # 3
    Member
    1030 posts
    Bumble bee

    View original reply
    newbridetobe12345 :  i would feel that the person hosting the wedding was acting on the same type of tactic that the trump campaign uses: a tactic of fear and divisiveness. 

    divisiveness will only further bigotry and eliminate any possible chance of mutual understanding. FWIW, i say this as a staunch trump opposser and a strong proponent of women’s rights and LGBTQ rights (long before gay marriage was legal). 

    Post # 6
    Member
    432 posts
    Helper bee

    Id be fine with that!

    Post # 7
    Member
    395 posts
    Helper bee

    I don’t think this is a good move, but I would still go because I belong to several classes of people that Trump hates and I’d be directly impacted by his policies against people like me so I wouldn’t say no to people putting their foot down where his racism/sexism/homophobia/Islamaphobia/etcetc is concerned – quite likely those getting married are in a similar position, or are close to people who are.

    Post # 8
    Member
    2618 posts
    Sugar bee

    I can’t imagine being friends with someone who is either extremely intolerant, or has a very very poor sense of humor. I have friends with varying political and religious views, from all walks of life. I accept them for who they are, not what their beliefs are.

    Post # 9
    Member
    432 posts
    Helper bee

    View original reply
    des- :  Wouldnt you say someones beliefs are a huge part of who they are?

    Post # 10
    Member
    2704 posts
    Sugar bee

    Copying from duplicate thread…. 

    I wouldn’t think much of it. Many of my friends are political, some involved in activism. I don’t think they would do this but it wouldn’t bother me if someone did. If I had a values based objection to the view they publicised I wouldn’t go. Same sex marriage isn’t legal where we are and a statement needs to be said to say marriage is a union between a man and a woman. Our celebrant included a short preamble to say we didn’t agree with it. Some values are so important to me I can’t and won’t check them at the door. 

    Post # 11
    Member
    448 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: August 2017

    I can’t stand it when people try to censor others’ views. There’s a lot of this kind of behaviour in the UK (“you’re unfriended if you voted Brexit/Conservative/UKIP” kind of crap). If you’re a good person who cares for your friends and family, works hard, looks after our planet and doesn’t actively go around trying to hurt people or animals, then I’m not really bothered about your beliefs. I prefer to see people engaged in politics rather than apathetic anyway.

    So to answer your question, I’d think the person sending that invite was intolerant and bigoted, just in a different way to how those words are normally used.

    Post # 12
    Member
    245 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: February 2017

    I’m not sure I agree that the Venn diagrams of ‘ukip voter’s and ‘good person’s have much overlap. A lot of what ukip and trump stand for contravene what I would consider a good person. Could I be friends with a trump supporter? No. A ukip supporter? No. A conservative voter, I’d still be your friend but I’d judge pretty hard for the ‘im alright jack’s mentality that goes with right wing voting. 

     

    I’d definitely attend the wedding  

    Post # 13
    Member
    2065 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: June 2014

    View original reply
    malgor :  Agree with you! None of my friends vote Trump or would even consider voting Trump in their wildest dreams, so I can imagine putting that on my invites as a joke. I hate Trump so much that I wouldn’t even consider being friends with anyone who votes for him… sorry :D.

    Post # 14
    Member
    1519 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: April 2017

    I would be so weirded out, because I’d assume everyone has enough self-control not to jump on a political soapbox at a wedding. If you were getting married/at a wedding right before Election Day and it came up in discussion and somebody said “gee, I love Donald Trump”, you could excuse yourself and leave the conversation. I don’t think a wedding is the place to name and shame people for their political views.

    Note: I say this as a totally anti-Trump left winger.

    Post # 15
    Member
    1595 posts
    Bumble bee

    I am glad I found out they are no longer interested in being friends before I spent money on their wedding! 

    The topic ‘Trump Supporters Not Welcome’ is closed to new replies.

    Find Amazing Vendors