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The hate group, American Family Association, reveals “the shocking truth about Macy’s Department Stores.” AFA claims that “Most American families don’t know about the contemptible role of Macy’s department stores in supporting ‘gay pride’ throughout the nation.”  AFA continues:

The radical events and activities of a typical ‘pride’ week-end are decadent and highly-sexualized. They are a disgrace to communities and certainly shouldn’t be financially supported by a retailer like Macy’s that claims to serve families.

Sex parades in many cities, among them New York City, Columbus, Phoenix, Cincinnati, San Francisco, Seattle and Kansas City, are supported by Macy’s sponsorship. In Orlando, Macy’s is the “presenting sponsor” of the parade.

I scarcely know where to begin. However, the organization that employs Bryan Fischer as their spokesperson forfeits any right to call any other organization contemptible. “Sex parades?” I must be going to the wrong pride parade because here, in South Beach, the annual parade is pretty vanilla. Of course, we’re all scantily clad to begin with. The Christianists always seek to portray us as non-stop fuck engines. It has become a fairly standard theme for degrading gay people.

Macy’s is still a for-profit enterprise with keen attention to the details of running department stores. If they are sponsoring pride parades it is because it is good for business. Most people have gay friends, gay co-workers or immediate family members who are gay — people they care about.

And by the way, exactly how does anyone at AFA know what goes on at a pride parade? Do they attend or do they get pictures from Porno Pete?

If you really wanted to see a bawdy sex parade then I recommend the New Orleans Mardis Gras which, by the way, is closely tied to Catholicism (Mardi Gras is always scheduled to take place 47 days before Easter). During Mardis Gras, women flash their tits to receive bead throws (sometimes stuffed animals and other trinkets). There are plenty of commercial sponsors of various events. Why doesn’t AFA go after them?

Simple. American Family Association is obsessed with deprecating LGBT people. That’s what they do.

This isn’t one of their silly boycotts (that never seem to work). This is limited to “Let Macy’s know your family does not join in their celebration of sin. Urge them to stop sponsoring decadence and wantonness on America’s streets.” Macy’s won’t give a flying …

By David Cary Hart

Retired CEO. Formerly a W.E. Deming-trained quality-management consultant. Now just a cranky Jewish queer. Gay cis. He/Him/His.