I would like to thank those who spoke boldly against the “gay marriage float” in the 2014 Rose Parade. Apparently, that vigorous opposition came from perhaps millions of people, and it had a significant influence on how the matter was handled on network and cable television. The following article tells a very interesting story of the coverage not given by the mainstream media.
“The two television networks – ABC and NBC – that covered the 2014 Tournament of Roses parade live on Jan. 1 are not saying why the wedding of two men atop the AIDS Healthcare Foundation’s float was not part of their programming viewed by more than 60 million people around the world,” CNS News reported.
“When CNS News asked whether the wedding was covered and, if not, why not, ABC’s press office said there would be no official statement about the event and cited technical issues. NBC did not respond to the questions.”
CNS continued, “ABC ran a news article about the gay wedding on Jan. 1 saying the two homosexual men were ‘making history. …’”
“The local paper in Pasadena, Calif., where the parade takes place each year, posted a story online with the headline: ‘TV Stations Cut Away From Gay Marriage During Rose Parade.’”
“‘Did you miss the gay wedding aboard the AIDS Healthcare Foundation float during the 125th Rose Parade?’ the Jan. 1 article on the Pasadena Star News website states. ‘You’re not alone.
“‘Multiple TV stations cut away from the float quickly or entirely during the Wednesday morning live broadcast,’ the article stated. ‘Many took to Twitter to express their feelings about the decision.’
“Josie Huang tweeted: ‘Blink and you’d miss it. NBC cuts away from gay wedding float from the AIDS Healthcare Foundation before vows are exchanged.’”
The lesson here is that those who support traditional marriage and the family can still influence the morality of the nation.
Their struggle is not against homosexuals and lesbians who are fighting for human dignity. It is in vigorous opposition to activists who want to redefine marriage, teach children a different concept of “family,” oppose the legalization of polygamy, prevent boys and girls from sharing the bathrooms and lockers of the opposite sex, oppose President Obama’s unfair “marriage penalty tax,” oppose legalization of adoption by homosexuals, protect the rights of Christian ministers to preach biblical truths from their pulpits and to protect the First Amendment rights of all Americans to speak publically against political correctness in the culture at large.
Conservative Christians hold passionately to an entirely different system of values and cherish their constitutional rights to defend those beliefs in the public square.
I am grateful for the citizens who spoke boldly against the “gay marriage float” on Jan.1. They were heard in the centers of power.