Firefighters forced to join in 'Gay Pride' parade

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[FONT=Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif][SIZE=-1]NEWS OUTRAGE![/SIZE][/FONT] [FONT=Palatino, Georgia, Times New Roman, Times, serif][SIZE=+2]Firefighters forced to join in 'Gay Pride' parade[/SIZE][/FONT] [FONT=Palatino, Georgia, Times New Roman, Times, serif][SIZE=+1]File lawsuit against city after enduring 3 hours of lewd remarks, gestures[/SIZE][/FONT] [SIZE=-1]Posted: August 7, 2007
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Participant in 2006 San Diego Pride Festival Four firefighters are suing the city of San Diego for being forced by their superiors to attend the annual "Gay Pride" parade where they endured a barrage of sexual taunts and lewd gestures. [/FONT][FONT=Palatino, Book Antiqua, Times New Roman, Georgia, Times]San Diego's fire chief, Tracy Jarman, is an open lesbian who called the July 21 parade a "fun event" in which "all employees are encouraged to participate." [/FONT]
[FONT=Palatino, Book Antiqua, Times New Roman, Georgia, Times]But the firefighters said, unlike previous years, they were ordered into uniform to participate in the parade in their fire truck, despite their repeated protests. [/FONT]
[FONT=Palatino, Book Antiqua, Times New Roman, Georgia, Times]The firefighters' legal counsel, the Thomas More Law Center, said the men were "left with the Hobson's choice of either violating their conscience or being disciplined for disobeying a direct order." [/FONT]
[FONT=Palatino, Book Antiqua, Times New Roman, Georgia, Times]The firefighters, described as devoted husbands and fathers, said they were subject to the most vulgar kinds of sexual harassment. [/FONT]

San Diego Fire Chief Tracy Jarman is an open lesbian
[FONT=Palatino, Book Antiqua, Times New Roman, Georgia, Times]"You could not even look at the crowd without getting some type of sexual gesture," one said, adding, "If any crew member were to hang up pictures at the station of what we saw, we would be disciplined." [/FONT]
[FONT=Palatino, Book Antiqua, Times New Roman, Georgia, Times]Over the course of three hours, they heard statements such as, "show me your hose," "you can put out my fire," "you're making me hot," "give me mouth-to-mouth," "you look hungry, why don't you have a twinkie (from a man wearing a "Girth and Mirth" t-shirt)," and "blow my hose." [/FONT]
[FONT=Palatino, Book Antiqua, Times New Roman, Georgia, Times]When they refused to respond to the crowd, some in the crowd turned hostile and started shouting, "F--- you firemen" and others began "flipping them off." [/FONT]
[FONT=Palatino, Book Antiqua, Times New Roman, Georgia, Times]San Diego area attorney, Charles LiMandri, the West Coast director of the Thomas More Law Center, insists the city should have known from past experience "the kind of offensive activities that go on at this event." [/FONT]
[FONT=Palatino, Book Antiqua, Times New Roman, Georgia, Times]"This was a clear case of sexual harassment in violation of state and federal law as well as the City's own code of conduct," he said. [/FONT]
[FONT=Palatino, Book Antiqua, Times New Roman, Georgia, Times]LiMandri said the firefighters also were targets of sexual gestures, including exposure of genitals, blowing kisses, grabbing of the crotch, rubbing of nipples, tongue gestures and men hugging and kissing one another passionately – many wearing make-up and dressed like women. [/FONT]
[FONT=Palatino, Book Antiqua, Times New Roman, Georgia, Times]Richard Thompson, president and chief counsel of the Thomas More Law Center argued the constitutional right to free speech also protects the right not to speak. [/FONT]
[FONT=Palatino, Book Antiqua, Times New Roman, Georgia, Times]"These men should not have to explain to their families, friends and church congregations that their presence at a celebration of lewdness and obscenity in support of the homosexual agenda was because they were forced there by way of a direct order," he said. "This is a clear violation of their constitutional rights, and the city must be held accountable. It should never happen again to any city employee." [/FONT]
[FONT=Palatino, Book Antiqua, Times New Roman, Georgia, Times]Jarman, the city fire chief, insisted when she was appointed that her homosexuality had never been an issue at the department. [/FONT]
[FONT=Palatino, Book Antiqua, Times New Roman, Georgia, Times]But Thompson maintained the firefighters' ordeal was "another example of how radical homosexual activists in positions of authority force their agenda on unwilling citizens." [/FONT]
[FONT=Palatino, Book Antiqua, Times New Roman, Georgia, Times]"Although the local media avoided mentioning the debauchery and the obscenity that pervaded the parade, the general public should know what went on and how these firefighters were forced to participate against their will," he said. [/FONT]
[FONT=Palatino, Book Antiqua, Times New Roman, Georgia, Times]As WND reported, prior to the parade, the San Diego City Council unanimously adopted a resolution introduced by Mayor Jerry Sanders to designate July as "Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender Pride Month."[/FONT]
 

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thats fucked up, i hope they sue and get rich. the chief should get demoted, she shouldnt force her employees to do something that could very well be against their religion
 

mascan42

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It wasn't so bad, but when they went for a drink afterwards, the barstools were all turned upside-down.



Christ, now I have to find that old bit about the gay pride parade.
 

bethm1b

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What perplexes me is that these idiots showed up. I would have told Dykeface to go screw and stayed home and watched it on T.V.
 

WhiskeyWhispers

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They had to be there to put out the "flamers", get it?
(Car crash please)
 

HummerTuesdays

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What perplexes me is that these idiots showed up. I would have told Dykeface to go screw and stayed home and watched it on T.V.
Did you read the article? It's right here:
The firefighters' legal counsel, the Thomas More Law Center, said the men were "left with the Hobson's choice of either violating their conscience or being disciplined for disobeying a direct order."
If I was a career fire fighter I'm not sure I'd throw it all away. I'd probably do what they did: show up & fight it later.
 

FellowTraveler

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The thing that gets me is if this was a group a half naked women everyone in a community would be screaming about how indecent it is.
 

Fr. Dougal

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Somthing tells me this story WON'T get legs... and this will get convieniently ignored and nothing will come of it for the firefighters. I hope I'm wrong. Because if this was the other way around, and gay firefighters were told to go to some sort of "straight pride" event... you just know it be the biggest fucking story in the media today. And they'd get a fortune.

I'm sick of all the fucking double-standards in this fucking country. Rules are rules... no matter who or what it is. If it's wrong for one person, it's wrong for all. Allowing a double-standard to continue is just as racist/sexist/homophobic/whatever as slurs or attacks... because by allowing that double-standard, you imply that "they don't know any better, so we'll change the rules for them."
 

bethm1b

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Did you read the article? It's right here:

If I was a career fire fighter I'm not sure I'd throw it all away. I'd probably do what they did: show up & fight it later.
It says diciplined, not fired. Fuck her anyway. I get your point, I just personally wouldn't have showed.