Pride month has officially begun, and that means it’s time for angry bigots to start complaining about the lack of a ‘straight pride’ celebration, which would presumably focus on all the times people were arrested for engaging in heterosexual relationships, forbidden to enter a heterosexual marriage, killed for being straight, or told they deserve to burn in eternity for loving someone of a different sex — all of which add up to approximately zero.
Newsmax host Greg Kelly, has found something, though, that he does believe is discriminatory against straight people: churches being inclusive. Even he admits, though, that he’s not quite sure how inclusiveness excludes straight people, but he’s pretty sure it must be, anyway.
Newsmax host criticizes churches celebrating Pride Month: "This is exclusionary. That's what it's starting to feel like. Excluding folks who are not gay" pic.twitter.com/1UGQ353rgF
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“Gay pride is excessive when you see it on a church. Now, I don’t understand this. Quite frankly, to me, it feels like they’re excluding me. We’re all sinners yet I don’t bring — you don’t bring that stuff — you bring yourself — look, I don’t know how to put it, I just feel that this is wrong. This is exclusionary! That’s what it’s starting to feel like. Excluding folks who are not gay, when you celebrate it this much. And by the way they were doing this way before Pride month.”
That vague feeling that it’s wrong to include others who are different for you is commonly called ‘bigotry.’ Kelly should maybe get back to us if he ever tries to attend a church with a Pride flag out and finds himself demonized, excluded, or disallowed attendance or membership due to his straightness.
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