Firefighters run into burning buildings knowing that it’s their duty to risk their lives for others and follow orders, but some question if marching in a Gay Pride parade should fall under that solemn oath.
Four San Diego firefighters lashed out last week against the city’s fire department with a sexual harassment complaint after being forced to attend the parade in uniform despite objections they made to superiors.The firefighters claim parade attendees made obscene gestures, uttered inappropriate remarks and displayed lewd behavior that made them uncomfortable. They also demanded a work environment without discrimination and harassment.The four men allege they were ordered by a battalion chief to attend last month’s parade and feared consequences for failure to do so, since refusing to follow a direct order constitutes disciplinary action.
Similar situations have arisen in the UK as the militant gay lobby seek to force those who work in the State Sector to support their "cause". The thing that I find odd is WHY there have to be any "Gay Pride" parades? I mean we don’t have "Heterosexual Pride" marches, maybe we should? Maybe gays should be forced to turn out and cheer on those who are straight? But maybe not! Why is one’s sexuality to be a matter of such overt public display? As you know I do not agree with the sin of homosexuality BUT I do understand that people must be responsible for their own lifestyle but do we REALLY need to sink to the level of forcing those with NO interest in homosexuality but who nonetheless have an interest in providing a vital function as fighting fires and saving lives to be put in the situation (I almost said position, whoops!) that these four firemen were? My only possible possible reason for supporting firemen attending a "Gay Pride" rally would be to hose down the more ardent participants.