I am actually fine about the blood ban.
Wow, just so many different kinds of WTF in there. What does his husband have to do with it? How the fuck was the protest ‘Callous’? How was the protest ‘mocking their work’? Love for the ‘rainbow community’? What does that mean when he shows zero support for the bashed woman? Freedom of speech also means we have the freedom to protest, surely? How is this supportive to anyone except their corporate owners.
Pride Parade Director Richard Taki says not only did the protestors make the parade unsafe for themselves, but also for the 2,000 participants.
“Four thousand volunteer hours went into making the 2015 parade and this group has made a mockery of their time, commitment and love for the rainbow community,” Taki says.
“We are a nation known for our freedom of speech, and as a proud married gay man, I fully support this,” he says.
“However the Auckland Pride Parade is about our Pride as a community and as a nation. It is about us being supportive to each other.
“The protest was dangerous and callous, however, it did not stop us having the most successful pride parade to date.”
He is the same as every Pope, evil and serves only his foul religion.
The Pope has compared the threat of transgender people to nuclear weapons.
The head of the Catholic Church made the claims, that have come to light this week, in an interview for a book last year.
According to the National Catholic Reporter, he said: “Let’s think of the nuclear arms, of the possibility to annihilate in a few instants a very high number of human beings.
“Let’s think also of genetic manipulation, of the manipulation of life, or of the gender theory, that does not recognize the order of creation.”
“With this attitude, man commits a new sin, that against God the Creator.
“The true custody of creation does not have anything to do with the ideologies that consider man like an accident, like a problem to eliminate.
“God has placed man and woman and the summit of creation and has entrusted them with the earth.
“The design of the Creator is written in nature.”
Despite a recent PR blitz attempting to bolster his gay-friendly image, the Pope is yet to lift any of the actively homophobic and transphobic policies of his predecessors.
Event director Richard Taki said he was happy with how his team handled the situation, and the police in the parade were well received by the crowd.
“I do have a very highly-qualified security team and we work a lot with police about scenarios like this and they managed it well.”
Auckland Pride Festival – I’m sorry but that’s what you get. What did she expect? Hugs and kisses?
They just posted this on their Facebook page in response to a story I posted. Unbelieveable, so foul. Of course they took the comment down two seconds after posting it, so am glad I copied it.
This is the continuing dialogue with the media coordinator
for the parade….
Ian Pattison I think the fact St Johns took 11 minutes to get there, and the fact she was refused pain relief by the hospital says a lot about the actual extent of her injuries.
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Steve Gray she has a fractured elbow that requires surgery
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Ian Pattison I’m sorry but I don’t see what the problem is. You break into an organised parade and behave in that manner, you can expect to be handled. What did she expect? Hugs and kisses?
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Steve Gray probably best the parade organisers took off the what did she expect comment, hope nobody copied it………….
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Lexie Matheson ‘Handled’? Seriously?
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Steve Gray Ian, you’re the media co-ordinator of the parade?
And a discussion continuing….Jill Morrow Did she and the other protesters get off the Parade route when told to by Parade volunteers and security?? I don’t think so! Anyone who gets onto the route would have been told to get back, it was not a gender or racial issue. Heaps of false information has been posted ie time taken for medical assistance, targeted at race and gender etc. The parade was to celebrate everyone and supporters of our community shown by the participants in the Parade,this is definitely progress. I too, think it’s unfortunate that she was injured but also feel if they had protested on the public side of the fence as loud as they wanted without crashing the Parade route, this would have been a non- issue………..
Steve Gray Jill, should the protestors at Bastion Point done what they are told? When we were protesting against the SPringbok tour and for homosexual law reform should we have been told where to stand? Trans humans in prisons are denied so much, meds being one of the biggest issues, should they have just written a letter to the editor. Think maybe you need to relook at the dictionary definition of protest. Gods, when you discover it was a gay group who threw paint on the atm’s you’ll be very annoyed about this disrespect for corporates
From a friend who was there, the aftermath….a few of us confronted the officers (we arrived just after the arm breaking) that were concerned, they also arrested a guy who was just filming for “being a twat” (actual pig quote), they were really mean spirited and nasty cops who made fun of us and tried their boring predictable intimidation tactics without much success. You’d think an officer of the law would at least have some knowledge of it.