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Letter: Why politicize a parade over PFLAG?

In response to a Nov. 29 editorial about the Holiday Caravan, “Parade takes wrong turn”:

This article suggests the PFLAG and LGBT groups’ equal rights and protections are being ignored or at best not recognized. Exactly which rights are being ignored?  Where is it written that heterosexuals, the rest of the people, are obliged to give this small group extra special treatment?

If we don’t want to bake you a cake, why should we be subject to supporting a lifestyle with which we disagree? If we object to your “in your face” dress or values in our parade, so what?  You have your own special parade to participate in every year around the country.

The real problem is that the above groups insist, along with the progressives, that this lifestyle is being politicized and everyone must not only accept but agree to the “nth” degree of political correctness that they deserve special treatment by all the rest of us.

Why can’t we all agree that you should live your life the way that suits you and you leave the rest of us alone to live ours?  The fact that others do not agree with your ideas on just what your equal rights are does not make them homophobic. Unfortunately, to disagree with PFLAG and LGBT people on their perceived rights seems to suggest that we are all scum homophobic and you need special protection.

No, you do not need special protection you need to get over your perception of rejection.  Political correctness is not always right but it is always political and “That Tradition” concerning the parade does not need to change.  Why must all of life and living today be so politicized by the left?  Go, live your life and leave the rest of us alone.

Richard Roberts

Kannapolis

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