It is pretty well settled law that what two consenting adults do in the privacy of their bedroom, however repulsive it may be to the rest of society, is beyond the purview of the rest of us.
There is an operative word here.
Let’s start with privacy.
I’ve asked this before, and I’ll ask this again. If I don’t care about Paris Hilton’s sex life, why should I be made to care about Perez Hilton’s sex life? As long as they get a room and shut the door, why do I have to know, approve, or be involved?
Yet homosexuals have a lobby. They want things from the Government. They call it an “alternative lifestyle”. You know what else is an “alternative lifestyle”? Polygamy. Bestiality. Heroin addiction. Pedophilia. (This list can go on forever.)
Don’t get me wrong. I’m not suggesting that homosexuality leads to the others in the same way that they used to say that reefer led to heroin. But you can talk until you are blue in the face and you are not going to convince me that it is normal behavior. Nor are you going to convince the vast majority of Americans.
Yet, a bunch of states have legalized homosexual marriage. And we have decided that it is OK to recognize homosexual partnerships for the purposes of employer benefits.
Well, the homosexual lobby has bombarded us until most people just say, the hell with it, leave us alone and we’ll let you do what you want.
But it’s never enough.
They have adopted the word “gay,” which used to mean happy. And now, we have to be careful how we use the word, or else.
Or else what?
Well, the Hallmark greeting card company of Kansas City brought out an ornament in their Ugly Christmas Sweater series and edited the lyrics of “Deck the Halls” on one of its 2013 ornaments to omit the word ‘gay’ and has received criticism on its Facebook page that puts the company in an unfamiliar position of defending a product.
The original carol verse goes: “Don we now our gay apparel.” But Hallmark’s version, which appears on a Christmas ornament designed as an ugly Christmas sweater, goes: “Don we now our FUN apparel.”
Their explanation was: “Today it has multiple meanings, which we thought could leave our intent open to misinterpretation,” the statement said. “The trend of wearing festively decorated Christmas sweaters to parties is all about fun, and this ornament is intended to play into that, so the planning team decided to say what we meant: ‘fun.’ That’s the spirit we intended and the spirit in which we hope ornament buyers will take it.”
That’s a bunch of crap, and we all know it.
Someone in Kansas City told the designers that using the word “gay” was going to be a problem; never mind the fact that the song “Deck the Halls” was composed in the 1800s, and the word “gay” has always meant “festive” or “happy.”
And, having the American Executive’s signature testicles the size of fruit flies, they rewrote the lyrics.
After taking heat from both the homosexual lobby and the religious right, they issued this statement:
“We’ve been surprised at the wide range of reactions expressed about the change of lyrics on this ornament, and we’re sorry to have caused so much concern. We never intend to offend or make political statements with our products and in hindsight, we realize we shouldn’t have changed the lyrics on the ornament.”
How much courage does it take to design an ornament with a 150 year old carol and stick with the original lyrics?
They should take lessons from Washington Redskins owner Dan Snyder, who told everybody on the left (including the President) that he’s NOT changing the name.
This goes beyond political correctness. This is basic stupidity. The next thing you know, Jesse Jackson (of Hymietown fame) will be organizing a boycott and shakedown of Hallmark just like he’s trying with the Redskins.
If every gay person in America were to boycott Hallmark, we’ll bet their gross will still be about $4-Billion a year. And we haven’t seen any decline in Redskin attendance, either.
If corporate executives were more like Dan Snyder and his NBA counterpart Mark Cuban, there would be a lot less nonsense like this because this is purely a campaign of intimidation. Corporate America needs to call the bluff.
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