{ Calling in ’gay’ to work is the latest form of protest }

Hey!! Calling in gay????

Hey!! Calling in gay????

I am trying not to laugh as I write this post. Talk about going over board and running down the street naked, screaming “look at me!” I was just watching a bit of O’Reilly when across the bottom of the screen, where Fox puts the latest news, comes scrolling some drama about gays calling in to work….no, not calling in sick…..but calling in GAY! They have got to be kidding! Ok, fine, so what…go ahead, stay home from work. It has no effect on me, or on anyone else fighting to protect traditional marriage. Our society will not crumble, the economy will still function (or whatever it’s currently doing), and the cool Asian lady at Mr. T’s Doughnuts (the best doughnuts in the world) will still make doughnuts on Wednesday. Seriously, I say, go for it. I can’t knock anyone for not going to work. I’m one of those people who thinks that calling in sick can most definitely mean, “I’m sick…sick of work,” and that it totally counts as a legitimate excuse for not showing up. Hey…it got me through 4 years of working at The Home Depot when I was in college. Just call me the return’s desk queen….So, back to this gay anti-work situation…..

I don’t understand why they think anyone cares. First of all, when I screamed out that I couldn’t believe what I was seeing at the bottom of the TV screen, as my Mom just said, “No one thinks they don’t do anything.” That is one of the alleged reasons for this whole deal…to show society how much homosexuals contribute. They do contribute a lot of good, I think many people will agree on that. However, the gay rights agenda and gay-rights activists have done a lot of damage and are working on even more destruction as we speak. So it’s not that people think gays don’t contribute, it’s that we think they contribute too much of the wrong things and have too much of a negative, destructive and to be frank, disgusting, impact on society, marriages, families, children, education, morality, politics and values…just to name a few.

It only took me about 2 seconds to pull up numerous articles about this coming Wednesday’s impending “call-in gay” charade. The opposition is so full of crazy antics, they definitely keep things lively and news reporters in their jobs. Here’s the low-down on the latest gay rights “look at me” project, as reported on Boston Hearld.com.

Some same-sex marriage supporters are urging people to “call in gay” Wednesday to show how much the country relies on gays and lesbians, but others question whether it’s wise to encourage skipping work given the nation’s economic distress. Organizers of “Day Without a Gay” — scheduled to coincide with International Human Rights Day and modeled after similar work stoppages by Latino immigrants — also are encouraging people to perform volunteer work and refrain from spending money.

I think that when and when not to spend money and when and when not to volunteer, is kind of a personal thing, and falls into the I-can-make-my-own-decisions-with-out-gay-rights-activists-telling-me-what-to-do category.  I guess they must assume that all of their supporters like to be told what to do. Not only are they supposed to ditch work, but then they are expected to spend all day volunteering and also not spend any money on say, food, mani’s and pedi’s and other necessities. So all of you who plan to participate, make sure your electric and gay bills are paid before their Wednesday due date, get your Chinese take-out the night before and you have one more day to research where you be most effective donating your volunteer hours that would otherwise be spend at work.  I also find it interesting that the organizers are trying to usurp some sympathy by modeling their protest after those of racial minority groups. Calling in ‘gay’ is hardly the same thing. In addition, gays arent’ supposed to go to work, or spend money because we as heterosexual America are supposed to “wake-up” and recognize the vast and immeasurable contribution they make in the work place and to the financial market, as if they alone will make or break America’s economy? The organizers of this “protest” seem to be way off the mark on this one.

Join The Impact, the online community that launched protests last month over the passage of gay marriage bans in California, Florida and Arizona, has urged people to withdraw $80 from their bank accounts Wednesday to demonstrate gays’ spending power, and to devote the time they might otherwise spend watching TV or surfing the Internet to volunteer work. Witeck-Combs Communications, a public relations firm in Washington that specializes in the gay and lesbian market, published a study this year that estimated that gay and lesbian consumers spend $700 billion annually.

So what the study is saying, is that more gay people spend money, then vote? Proposition 8 passed in California, so the no-voters were the minority, and not all of the no votes were from homosexuals. So of the 48% of no votes, how many were actually from gay voters? Don’t get me wrong, my little editorial piece here, or rather, as it seems to be turning into, a rant, isn’t against gay people, I’m speaking more of the Seth and Aaron, who brainstormed this protest. I’m curious to see how it all pans out on Wednesday. Should my hubby and I sell all of our stocks tomorrow before the gay call-in causes all of the retail corporations to crash on Wednesday? Can gay rights activists really make a significant dent in the current economic situation, enough to make the rest of America stop and take pause to appreciate their social contributions?

Sean Hetherington, a West Hollywood comedian and personal trainer, dreamed up the idea with his boyfriend, Aaron Hartzler, after reading online that a few angry gay-rights activists were calling for a daylong strike to protest California voters’ passage last month of Proposition 8, which reversed this year’s state Supreme Court decision allowing gay marriage. The couple thought it would be more effective and less divisive if people were asked to perform community service instead of staying home with their wallets shut. Dozens of nonprofit agencies, from the National Women’s Law Center in Washington to a Methodist church in Fresno collecting food for the homeless, have posted opportunities for volunteers on the couple’s Web site.

Just because some food banks have responded to some offers for volunteers, doesn’t in any way mean that the Methodist church in Fresno is supporting the gay agenda now. I can’t speak for them, but generally, people who need volunteers aren’t all that picky. Volunteer organizations usually accept help whenever they can get it, and especially a church collection food for the homeless at Christmas…..of course they need help. I will be waiting to see just how my band-wagon theory turns out on Wednesday. It’s one thing to coerce crazies on the street, or your college roommate, to come party. . .I mean “protest,” with you in Newport Beach or Santa Monica or some place fun, hold banners, make a ruckus, but it’s quite another to expect random people to just loose a day of pay for the “cause.” I guess we will see how many people are actually really interested in fighting for same-sex marriage, gay civil rights and whatever else they are upset about. I think that fighting implies some sort of sacrifice, partying in LA on a Saturday doesn’t exactly count, but how many people think this is an important enough cause to miss work, loose pay, parade their agreement with the homosexual agenda in front of their unsuspecting co-workers and bosses?

Despite Hartzler and Hetherington’s attempt to fashion a positive approach, some organizers of the street demonstrations that drew massive crowds in many cities last month have been reluctant to embrace the concept, saying that it could be at best impractical and at worst counterproductive to “call in gay.” “It’s extra-challenging for people to think about taking off work as a form of protest, given that we are talking about people who may not be out (as gay) at work, and given the current economic situation and job market,” said Jules Graves, 38, coordinator of the Colorado Queer Straight Alliance. “There is really not any assurance employers would appreciate it for what it is.”

WOW…..this next part is especially creepy, so I had to skim over it quickly. So we definitely know who will be taking the day off, public educators of course, and those in charge of the majority of homosexual indoctrination that is planned for America’s children. I am not surprised. Don’t let them fool you though….tons of teachers have what is called “no-tell” days. My Mom  has about 15 of those a year. Where they (the administration) don’t ask where she is and she doesn’t have to tell. You call up the automated system and order up a substitute for your class. So, there will likely be  no repercussions for these call in ‘gay’ teachers. No one will have to know where they are if they don’t want them to, but it seems like teachers get accolades for putting their gay pride on display in front of school children, and it seems like a competition between some teachers for who can be the most supportive of the gay movement and creative in their lesson plans to teach the gay agenda.

Scott Craig, a fifth-grade teacher at Independence Charter School in Philadelphia, had no problem requesting and being granted the day off. So many of the school’s 60 teachers were eager to show support for gay rights they had to make sure enough stayed behind to staff classrooms.About 25 teachers plan to take Wednesday off and to have their work covered by substitutes while they discuss ways to introduce gay issues to their students and volunteer at the local branch of the American Civil Liberties Union, Craig said. A letter telling parents why so many teachers would be out went home Monday.”We want to get the conversation going in the community that gay is not bad,” Craig said. “For kids to hear that in a positive light can be life-changing.”

Hetherington points out in the article that high schoolers should not walk out of class, and “assured college students they won’t be disloyal to the cause if they go ahead and take their final exams. ” How generous of him huh? I guess they don’t want to tick off the bureaucracies that first of all, pay their salaries, secondly, cooperate with the gay agenda and third, provide public high school and public universities to all of the gay students. The article goes on to suggest that, “rather than suspending all consumer spending for the day, gay rights supporters would have a bigger impact if they devoted their dollars to gay-friendly businesses year-round.” I think this is a great idea. If they all did this, then maybe the courts would be available to address  more pressing issues. If gays only supported gay businesses, then there would have to be more gay businesses to support them, and then maybe they would sue our heterosexual businesses less, and eharmony.com might have avoided their 3 long treacherous years in a legal battle over alleged gay civil rights. Tell us what you think! This is a doozy of a protest. Come on…don’t be scared!

Source: bostonhearald.com, “Calling in ‘gay’ to work is latest form of protest”


9 thoughts on “{ Calling in ’gay’ to work is the latest form of protest }

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  2. “We want to get the conversation going in the community that gay is not bad,” Craig said. “For kids to hear that in a positive light can be life-changing.”

    — are they going to plan lessons on how to teach about aids?

  3. Yeah, can you even believe this? I’m sure they will teach about aids. The article didn’t specifically say, however it seems everything sexual is taught in public schools except for abstinence. I think there is a definite difference between teaching children to be kind and respectful of people, and teaching them that being gay is good. Not in the same category of school discussions. I just don’t understand how schools can teach homosexuality to children who’s parents don’t want them exposed to that filth. Public schools are way too interested and involved in corrupting America’s youth.

  4. Excellent report, Journalista. I’ve decided to call in “straight” this week so that everyone can appreciate my role as a father. Think it’ll work? Probably not … since the media seems to be intent on championing and promoting the gay agenda.

  5. I think education is good but it depends on what you say or fail to say.

    Are they going to tell the students that people who take part in homosexual acts are more likely to suicide, die younger, take part in substance abuse and need psychological help?

  6. Thanks for your comment!!! I think calling in “straight” sounds like a great idea! More people need to appreciate Fathers and their irreplaceable roles in the lives of their wives, children and families! The media is out of control. Hopefully when they start seeing the bloggers who “tell it like it is” as a threat, the TV and magazine media will get with it and start reporting things more accurately, if not, oh well, people have the internet now and they no longer have to put up with grossly slanted and biased news any more!!

  7. Good point! My guess is that they will and are leaving this stuff out. I don’t understand how the gay agenda can ignore such poignant facts and statistics. They claim to be so informed and educated, yet they seem to discredit and ignore every medical, psychological and social study that tells the truth of homosexual lifestyles, same-sex relationships and all of the affects these things have on children.

  8. Great post! I think it is rediculous that gays and lesbians have to be vengeful in their pursuit for equal rights. In this country more and more gay and lesbian Americans feel they have to remain closeted to hide who they are as they feel the reality of being gay isn’t as glamorous as Hollywood portraits it. It is also sad that the majority of homophobic Americans (mainly men) are against gays for absolutely no logical reason and those same Americans make up the majority of leaders in our government who condemn gay marriage based on the views of their own political party and not because its right or wrong. Dave

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