Est. May 2008

21 July, 2014

Hypocrisy


This just cracks me up:
Festival Flyers Have Residents Asking If ‘Straight White Guy Festival’ Is Real Or A Joke
Now why in the world would a festival for ‘straight white guys’ be a joke?  After all, we’ve got festivals for pretty much every ethnic group you can think of, festivals hosted by religious groups, festivals here, festivals there … hey, you have a group?  There’s a festival for that.

So why not a festival for ‘straight white men’?

Because it’s upsetting to Michael Premo, who just happens to be the leader of a local group which pushes homosexual ‘marriage’:
“This kind of thing implies there's some kind of struggle going on for being a straight white person in Ohio. Straight white people are doing just fine,” said Michael Premo.
Actually, there’s no need to ‘imply’ that straight people aren’t doing ‘just fine’; three names: Elane Photography, Sweet Cakes, and Masterpiece Cakeshop.  All three (and not a few others) are all Christian shops.  All are run by ‘straight’ people.  All have been sued by none other than homosexual-marriage-pushers – like Mr. Premo.

No, Mr. Premo.  ‘Straight’ people aren’t’ doing ‘just fine’.

But I think Mr. Premo’s irritation is more basic:
Premo heads an organization pushing same-sex marriage. He says the flyer is not productive.

“I think it detracts from the real problems of Ohio that need to be solved, that are being denied their constitutional rights because of who they are, or who the (sic) love. And that's what we really need to work on and this is just kind of a distraction,” he added.
The flyer is actually quite productive – but not in a way Mr. Premo appreciates.  Mr. Premo is especially upset- about the ‘straight’ part of the flyer.  If you think about it, it is kind of funny, isn’t it: a festival based on someone’s sexual preference.  But what is a Gay Pride Parade, if not a festival based on someone’s …

Sexual preference?

Seems rather hypocritical of Mr. Premo to disparage a festival based on someone else’s sexual preference when he, in fact, supports festivals based on his own sexual preference.

(hat tip http://www.righttruth.typepad.com/ Debbie (from her Facebook page))

1 comment:

Debbie said...

You are right, whether the flyer is a joke or something serious (probably not), it has done a service by just existing. Look at the coverage on the internet, blogs, FaceBook, even news media. Would be great to have someone report from the town in Ohio and see what happens.

Debbie
Right Truth
http://www.righttruth.typepad.com