“Tolerance for me, but not for thee.”
This is the unspoken motto of the left and all the fringe groups that inhabit that particular political realm.
Try being a pro-life feminist and see how many Women’s marches you’re welcomed to (The answer would be, not many).
Or try being a pro-Trump homosexual and see how many LGBTQ “pride” events will stand beside you.
Charlotte Pride is an advocacy group for the alphabet soup tribe, based in North Carolina and South Carolina. While their website probably resulted in some dislocated shoulders of those members patting themselves on the back for their “inclusive” goals, the reality is different.
The reality is that they’re pretty much a pack of petty, close-minded foot soldiers for the left.
Brian Talbert, leader of the group, “Gays for Trump,” received a letter recently from Charlotte Pride saying that his group couldn’t participate in the Charlotte Pride parade, which is scheduled for late August, WJZY-TV reported.
The rejection letter from Charlotte Pride said that it “reserves the right to decline participation at our events to groups or organizations which do not reflect the mission, vision, and values of our organization, as is acknowledged in our parade rules and regulations by all groups at the time of their parade application.”
“Charlotte Pride envisions a world in which LGBTQ people are affirmed, respected and included in the full social and civic life of their local communities, free from fear of any discrimination, rejection, and prejudice. Charlotte Pride invites all individuals, groups, organizations and causes which share our values to join our community’s celebration of the LGBTQ community, history, arts and culture during the Charlotte Pride Festival and Parade, Aug. 26-27, 2017,” the letter said.
That’s a really cute way of saying, “Vote like us, or else.”
It’s the lockstep reality of the left, where the views on issues such as abortion, gay marriage, religion, and free speech must be mirror-perfect from member to member. To be a leftist is to abandon individual thought. Period.
Talbert went on to explain that the goal of his group was to show that Trump supporters were not the gay-bashing misogynists that some have presented them to be, and that, in fact, some Trump supporters were proud and “out” members of the LGBTQ community.
“We wanted to show that we are Americans, love our country and our president. We wanted to be there to celebrate gay pride. Everything fell into place except being able to celebrate who I am,” Talbert said.
He added that he doesn’t regret voting for Trump, and that he will do it again, if given the chance. Talbert said that he shouldn’t be “vilified, just because of who he voted for.
“For a group of people to claim to want tolerance, acceptance, and give it to every single person you can imagine to give it to — for them to sit back and judge me for exercising my right as an American to choose my leader without judgment is hypocritical,” Talbert said.
“I don’t judge them for how they vote. I believe men and women died to give us that right to choose our own leader. They don’t extend the same courtesy to me being a gay Republican,” Talbert said.
And therein lies the rub.
The left pushes this image of tolerance and diversity, but it’s just a lie.