Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Decisions Decisions

This Saturday (October 31) is the Taiwan Pride Parade in Taipei (Official site here). Assembly starts at 1:00PM on Kettlegalantanaloogawhisbey Boulevard in front of the Presidential Office.

I wasn't planning on attending. Don't get me wrong- I firmly believe that no group should be discriminated against or denied legal and economic rights.* It's just that every time I go to Taipei I end up spending about three times as much money as I had planned, and having to lug a bunch of stuff back to the Chung. Yeah, I'm looking at you, C!ty'super.

But then I saw this. Yep, Christian anti-gay activists protesting the parade. Protesting a parade that hasn't even happened yet. Protesting with:
“The annual gay parade was first held in 2003 with only 500 people, but the number of participants grew to 18,000 last year. Don't you think that's horrible?” Pastor Chen Yu-chuan (陳宇全), one of the co-organizers of yesterday's event, asked a crowd before the parade began at Liberty Square in Taipei.
That's not horrible. You know what's horrible? Ritual cannibalism is horrible. The Tampa Bay Buccaneers are horrible. Worshiping a zombie is horrible. Season 3 of Battlestar Galactica is horrible. An 18000 person gay parade? Colorful maybe, but not horrible.

* Except the degenerate Irish, of course. And Italians. And people with any German ancestry.


Robin said...

Damn Irish.

Michael Turton said...

Ritual cannibalism and worshiping a zombie.


I think you need to add blood drinking to that one too.