Most of my family was exterminated like vermin by Stalin's firing squad in 1937 because they belonged to an invisible minority. We can't even visit anyone because they were all thrown in mass graves and no one knows where they are. Oppression is nothing new here, but despite our tragic history I don't go around waving flags and being "overt" about my affiliations . Nor do I find it appropriate to use the oppression of my ancestors as a giant soap box for own agenda.
As for the gay pride thing, it's like a rags to riches story. You were in rags all your life and suddenly you win the lottery so you go on and buy the tackiest most expensive junk to show off how much money you have now. You just can't be modest about it. Nobody likes that kind of showing off. If you are able to come out now as never before, that is great, but it is still only one part of you and often many make it the only part about them. Basically you determine how much of a big deal it is to others by how much of a big deal it is to you. It's come to the point where quite a lot of it is imposing. Like meeting someone and they shake your hand and say "Hi, I am Christy and I am a lesbian." Uhm, okay. But I'm not sure how that is going to help me order lunch.
No, it isn't like winning a lottery... unless the prize is the ability to get a job like everyone else. In which case yeah, I'd say celebrating newly attained equality is a-okay.
Modest? One day in a year there is a gay parade. Damn, I guess them Chinese with their New Year's parade are immodest too. Oh how about them Irish? Well I guess they're okay since it's a day to get drunk and everyone has fun drinking. And what about every other parade everywhere? Mardi Gras?
Nor does having a parade make it "the only part about them". The gay people I've known aren't suddenly going to become 2-dimensional caricatures of homosexuals if they participate in the parade. What an absurd thing to say. What gay person do you know who made their sexual orientation the only part about them?
A gay parade is imposing? Jesus farking Christ, I hope you never get stuck behind a cyclist on a road.
I wonder, have you EVER had a gay person tell you they're gay when they met you or are you just blowing more smoke? Most gays I've only figured out by hearing them mention their girlfriend or boyfriend in a way one would mention a partner of an opposite sex. That is to say, they don't flaunt having a boyfriend or girlfriend anymore than any heterosexual person.
Your post reads like gays are parading on a weekly basis and wear pink ribbons on the off-days to make sure everyone can recognize their sexuality.
Basically you determine how much of a big deal it is to others by how much of a big deal it is to you.
Indeed. Seems like a big deal to you.
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