Facts and logic
Burger King the rest of the year:
"Have it your way"
BK during pride month:
"Have it, you're gay
@JewishXenu, "Have gay your way"
My brother says he gay only on weekends because he can't commit to being so fabulous 7 days a week
@ TouchMyCatEars, right.... he’s low key gay
@megamanx181x, he said, Yea pretty much.
@ TouchMyCatEars, aha!
@ TouchMyCatEars, if he can’t commit on been fabulous then he isn’t gay... he just like Tom cruse. A little gay
@seeUpee, hmm, that makes sense! And now I know why that little black dress of mine went missing..
*Companies do things like this and people buy into it.
Those same people the rest of the year: down with capitalism!
@Jdrawer, this is why I dismiss you as a troll. You’ll downvote every one of my comments, but you’ll never actually address any of my points. Show me where I’m wrong, and I’ll change my mind.
Gay pride month is as retarded as black history month. Stop dividing up the year to hold up certain demographics. It’s very exclusive.
Also, did anyone hear about the Boston Straight Pride parade? I love how it exposes the bigotry of the so-called Progressive Left.
@I Are Lebo, Yeah its funny because it was really obvious bait and yet they took it anyway and showed how big of bigots they are.
@MrSmiles, they always take the bait.
It’s okay to be white, after all.
@I Are Lebo, That's true but you would think they would learn to keep their mouths shut after doing it so damn much. Yeah I judge on character which seems to be very rare nowadays.
@MrSmiles, outrage culture banks on attention. If they keep their mouths shut they lose. They’ve put themselves into a position where looking like a lunatic is preferable to being overlooked.
Also, identity politics is racism plus mental gymnastics. Many of them fervently believe that opposing straights in general (or whites, men, etc) is actually and legitimately a morally good act.
They look like lunatics because they actually are. AOC for example is really truly a crazy person.
When is heterosexual pride month? Oh wait, we’re not desperate for attention. My bad guys.
@whatthefrank, August. Some guy in Boston is organizing a Straight Pride Parade.
@Suicide Squad Sucks, that’s going to make the gays and the others so angry. Taste of their own medicine in my opinion
@whatthefrank, Articles and tweets are already out claiming the parade is just “code” for homophonic Nazi whatevers. They fell for the joke already.
@whatthefrank, when did heterosexuals experience stonewall? When did they have to riot and fight for their right to exist? When did they experience beatings or murders or being kicked out of home for being straight?
Yeah. Pride isn’t about attention, it’s about celebrating a community.
@whatthefrank, and what’s more, pride isn’t some demonstration to the straights. It’s for queer people, by queer people.
@griffinstorme, eh maybe if they didn’t go shouting from the rooftops things no one else cares about, crazy people wouldn’t respond with bashing.
I’m sure if I went around telling people I’m straight and I need some kind of respect from society, I’d be bashed too. Even by the gays.
@griffinstorme, Pride: (noun) a high or inordinate opinion of one's own dignity, importance, merit, or superiority, whether as cherished in the mind or as displayed in bearing, conduct, etc.
Then explain parades? Because those are all for show, you know that right?
@whatthefrank, oh yeah just be quiet and submissive and maybe you won’t get beaten and murdered. You’re a moron.
And parades started as a protest march for gay rights and against injustice. Thankfully we live in a society where we can have one god d@mn day a year to have a party and not worry about fighting or being scared.
And yeah, quoting the dictionary at someone pretty much loses you the argument since you’re just wanting to play semantics.
(And nice job just omitting the other definitions.
3. a becoming or dignified sense of what is due to oneself or one's position or character; self-respect; self-esteem.)
@griffinstorme, “pride isn’t about attention, it’s about celebrating a community”
Ok, I want to celebrate the straight community.
“No, that’s bigotry.”
Do you not see the double standard?
@griffinstorme, minding my own business and not thinking I’m self righteous because of the way I live doesn’t qualify as submissive. The whole idea of needing some kind mantle in society because you don’t feel secure in your own body is just ridiculous.
And I don’t see how you can’t party year round in your own homes. Just respect the boundaries of those around you.
You think you are due something just because you say so? $hit in that case I think I deserve a straight pride parade because that’s just how I feel.
@griffinstorme, brush up on your world history. Every group, every race, religion, creed, and gender has been oppressed by someone at some point. And I mean REAL oppression, not the "why don't people acknowledge me as special?!" stuff of today.
@I Are Lebo, That's a bit of a straw man. I agree that everyone deserves the right to celebrate who they are, and the world would be a much better place if people just let other people live their lives. Who cares who wants to marry who, or what people want to call themselves?
The reason for Pride Month is because so many people DO care. I'm straight, and I gather that you're straight (forgive me if I'm wrong). Society has never made us feel ashamed of who we are. Powerful people we have only a semblance of control over have never tried to dictate the way we should live our lives to us. We don't NEED a straight pride month, because regardless of what the modern GOP says, no one is realistically trying to prohibit our way of life. No one is trying to change who we are. I don't agree that (most) people out there celebrating pride month really care if you want to marry a woman instead of a man. They just want to be allowed to live their lives like everyone else.
@Neil Dylandy, By complaining that you don't have a straight pride month, you're comparing yourself to a group of people who have been oppressed for centuries, by religion, by stupid societal norms, by law. We haven't been. I don't blame the LGBTQ+ community for getting angry at the insinuation that we have.
@Neil Dylandy, that’s not equality then. What you are entitled to is not dependent on the amount of suffering other people in your demographic have experienced. No one needs a pride month. I am being facetious when I talk about a straight pride event because the truth is that your sexuality isn’t something worthy of pride. It had nothing to do with anything one did and so isn’t something worth celebrating.
Freedom is worth celebrating. Having the freedom to be gay is worth celebrating. However the current attitude is to celebrate homosexuality itself while demonizing heterosexuality and that’s an idiotic and bigoted way of seeing the world.
The original purpose of the gay pride parade was to endorse the idea that gay people are deserving of equal rights. When the status quo is that gay pride is commendable but straight pride is conflated with homophobia, then we have long since passed from the realm of equality.
There are, in fact, people attempting to prohibit our way of life.
They’re in our schools, telling our children that there’s no biological difference between men and women and that all you need to do to change your fundamental identity as a human is change your clothes and your pronouns.
@Neil Dylandy, with that logic you would agree that murders, rapists, cults, cannibals, racists, evil worshipers, sex addicts, drug users, arsonists, etc deserve the right to celebrate who they are.
Oh but when it comes to straight pride, it’s forbidden and the utmost form of ignorance.
Yet the only people with a parade are the LGBTQRSTVLKPAX32
@whatthefrank, If I were to break open a rhetoric textbook right now and look up "straw man," what you just wrote would be the first example.
Everything that you just listed is a choice. What you're sexually attracted to, straight or not, isn't. Sure, people can choose to explore a same-sex relationship, but whether they feel attracted to the other person once they give it a try is just DNA. Whereas, barring some form of extreme psychosis, arson and rape are choices. Drug use is a choice. So no, I'm not arguing that rapists should celebrate who they are.
@I Are Lebo, That's still a straw man. The status quo isn't heterosexual = demon. That's the unfortunate belief of an outspoken 0.0005% of the LGBTQ+ community. Most rational people don't feel that way. It's being celebrated because, for way too long, it's been condemned. It IS a celebration of the freedom to live life as you see fit. Heterosexuality is not being condemned by the vast majority of the community, and never has been. That's the spin internet trolls and the GOP, who are only separated by a few degrees these days, are trying to put on it to push their own agenda.
As for your second comment, regarding the boogey-men "they" in our schools, does it really matter what people want to call themselves? Honestly, truly? Again, perhaps a 0.0005% of people identifying as a different gender are doing so with ulterior motives. The rest? Does it matter if little Susie feels more in common with boys then with girls? Does it affect ANYTHING at all, other than an aging idea of gender constructs? Would it affect you if I felt, in my heart, that I was female, not male? Sure, maybe you're born with a biological sex. If you want to change that, who really cares? It's not like we're going to run out of straight people. There's no secret, evil plan to convert everyone in the world via subterfuge. It's a personal choice.
If anyone's doing anything in schools, it's telling kids that they don't have to be ashamed of who they are, which sounds pretty great to me.
@I Are Lebo, yeah, celebrating the community that’s formed necessarily out of adversity. The straights have never had that. And literally the only reason people want a “straight pride parade” is to spite gay people.
@Suicide Squad Sucks, and most oppressed minority groups have their own way of celebrating overcoming that adversity.
@whatthefrank, I don’t feel secure in society because I’m not secure in society. That might seem like a foreign concept, but it’s true. America isn’t safe for lgbt people.
@I Are Lebo, also we don’t expect equality we expect equity.
@Neil Dylandy, that doesn’t make any sense. You’re arguing out of both sides of your mouth. On the one hand, gays have faced persecution. This is true. However, as I said, you don’t deserve special treatment because other people in your demographic have faced persecution. That is not equality.
It’s not about it being a strawman. The argument is that “straight people don’t need recognition or celebration”. Nobody needs those things. If gay people can celebrate their lifestyle, which as you say is not a choice, there is no reason why straight people can’t. It’s a double standard.
@griffinstorme, you don’t deserve equity. Nobody does. That’s the self entitled attitude of “you have something, I don’t. Give it to me.”
Equity is immoral and I oppose it. Equality is to treat people like equals. Equity is to give some more than others.
@I Are Lebo, yikes 💩
@griffinstorme, what? That isn’t a refutation. Equity is the demand for a level playing field with no care given to personal agency. It’s literally what communism is all about. Equal opportunity versus equal outcome. The two are in direct conflict. A society that enforces equal opportunity is a society that is free and fair. A society that enforces equal outcome is divisive and controlled. You don’t deserve to be persecuted for being gay but you also don’t deserve special treatment for being gay.
I said at the beginning that I don’t actually think a straight pride event is useful, but gay pride parades aren’t either. They’re obnoxious opportunities to celebrate hedonism and debauchery, not freedom. While I think that gay people should have the right to do so, it’s because I think that EVERYONE has the right to do so.
Arguing that gay people have the right to do something but straights don’t is bigotry, plain and simple. You’re a heterophobe if you do so.
@Neil Dylandy, and also, it’s not about what people want to call themselves, it’s about them demanding that their delusions be supported by others or label it bigotry. It’s about biologists, scientists, and teachers being fought against on the basis of the rejection of facts. There are people receiving hatred for stating that females have ovaries. It’s science denial and it’s being pushed on children. This ideology is leading to a massive uptick in suicides because it is confusing children and preventing them from being able to recognize what’s real and what isn’t. It matters. It affects many things.
You’re in the group condemning heterosexuality, so you’re argument is quite self refuting. That’s what it means when you argue that a group of people haven’t earned the right to celebrate themselves.
@griffinstorme, also, America, and the rest of the world, has literally never been safer for lgbt people than it is right now.
@I Are Lebo, I'm really not arguing out of both sides of my mouth. Maybe in an ideal world, where no group has ever been oppressed by another group, it would be fair to say everyone's way of life should be celebrated. But this isn't that world, and people have been.
Pride month celebrates the community, as a whole, being allowed to overcome obstacles that biased people put in place. That SHOULD be celebrated. Straight people have never had to overcome obstacles to being allowed to be straight. Therefore we have no reason to celebrate our straightness. We didn't have fight for the right to be straight. No government or church has refused to recognize the validity of our sexuality. No one has ever told us we're sick just for being straight. Pride month says, this is real, and this is okay. Yes, they do need that recognition. No, we don't.
@Neil Dylandy, you’re right, you aren’t arguing out of both sides of your mouth. You’re just wrong. What consideration people are due has nothing to do with what demographic they belong to. Straight people don’t oppress gay people and gay people aren’t all victims of oppressions. This type of black-and-white thinking is infantile.
It has nothing to do with what obstacles some people have overcome. It has to do with treating people as equals with equal human dignity. Parading down the street half naked on a lewd float does nothing towards celebrating the overcoming of obstacles.
It has nothing to do with what people deserve. If you grant rights to one group and not to another based on intrinsic characteristics, you’re a bigot. Historical injustices are entirely irrelevant because you can’t change history. That’s not equality.
@I Are Lebo, oop, there it is. The big scary C word. Why don’t i just call you Hitler now, and we’ll both be on our way.
@I Are Lebo, you’re just wrong dude. Yeah thankfully America is safer than its ever been (well, it’s fluctuating under trump, but whatever), but it’s still not safe. Lgbt people still experience oppression. I guess that’s not something you’ll never experience, so since you can’t possibly understand maybe you should just shut your mouth. Why be homophobic when you can just be quiet, eh?
@griffinstorme, under Trump, violent anti-lgbt crime stats have gone down. You don’t know what you’re talking about.
Also? I’m trans. I know EXACTLY what I’m talking about.
@griffinstorme, and you’re still missing the point. All of that is reason for gay people to have their pride events. None of that excuses the pushback against straight pride.
It’s exactly like the bigots that are for international women’s day but who are against international men’s day. It’s nothing more than justification for bigotry.
Remember folks, support the gays by supporting LGBTQ-owned businesses (or maybe just send me some money. Either way).
@Kyroll, or... just don’t be a dick and treat people like you want to be treated. Don’t make decisions based on: pigmentations, genitalia, sexual orientation...
@big freedom, shhh... your common sense is showing!
@big freedom, “that’s a microaggression and makes you a bigot. Don’t you know that only queer people’s feelings matter? Sit down and shut up you white cis male oppressor!”
@I Are Lebo, lol Jdrawer downvoting these comments. Found the sensitive cûnt
@big freedom, I wouldn’t even mind if he’d put in even the slightest effort in refuting or even just saying why he dislikes what I have to say. I mean, I get it with some of my comments. If I’m making a snarky jab at someone, I fully understand why some downvote it. When I make snide comments about the bible or Christianity, I fully expect it will be disapproved of by some.
But it really seems like some people view a downvote like an argument. It’s not. Downvoting someone you disagree with and not replying is like sticking your tongue out at them. It does nothing against their argument. And unlike them, if my argument is flawed, I want to know.
I mean you could just show support and to cross over but alright
Doesn't roasting these companies show the inherent stupidity of these types of months?
Agent smeker at it again, remember though he doesnt like cuddles