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SemiCharmedQuark Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-13-10 04:46 PM
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Official Tea Party sponsor in hot water for selling "Straight Pride" shirts.
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LANSING State and national organizations who represent the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community are expressing outrage over t-shirts bearing the slogan Straight Pride offered for sale at a Saturday rally of the Tea Party Express.

The person selling the t-shirts told the Michigan Messenger that his company the name of the company could not be made out on the tape due to a loud blast of noise, but it ended in free media was an official sponsor and financial supporter of the Tea Party Express, saying that they typically give 10-15 percent of their sales to the organization. He wore a button saying official sponsor.


The connection comes as a new University of Washington poll found that of those Americans who supported the Tea Party movement, only 35% believe Blacks to be hardworking, only 45 percent believe Blacks are intelligent, and only 41% think that Blacks are trustworthy. Perceptions of Latinos arent much different. While 54 percent of White Tea Party supporters believe Latinos to be hardworking, only 44% think them intelligent, and even fewer, 42 percent of Tea Party supporters believe Latinos to be trustworthy. When it comes to gays and lesbians, White Tea Party supporters also hold negative attitudes. Only 36 percent think gay and lesbian couples should be allowed to adopt children, and just 17 percent are in favor of same-sex marriage.
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  -Official Tea Party sponsor in hot water for selling "Straight Pride" shirts. SemiCharmedQuark  Apr-13-10 04:46 PM   #0 
  - The teabaggers are an ignorant bunch  Cha   Apr-13-10 04:54 PM   #1 
  - Well a gay man, I find those incredibly offensive, BUT  Mother Smuckers   Apr-13-10 04:57 PM   #2 
  - Agreed...  WillParkinson   Apr-13-10 04:59 PM   #3 
  - Surely you understand that this is deeper than a statement of straight "pride".  Bluebear   Apr-13-10 05:00 PM   #4 
  - Of course it is...and it's just one more misguided usage of "pride".  Mother Smuckers   Apr-13-10 05:05 PM   #8 
  - Please See Post #9  Toasterlad   Apr-13-10 05:08 PM   #10 
  - Of course...  WillParkinson   Apr-13-10 05:55 PM   #13 
  - Gay Pride Does Not Mean Taking Pride In the Fact That You're Gay  Toasterlad   Apr-13-10 05:05 PM   #9 
  - Well, I carry a S&W Chief Special as a tool against the chance that bigotry and hate  Mother Smuckers   Apr-13-10 05:34 PM   #11 
  - Straight pride  WillParkinson   Apr-13-10 05:52 PM   #12 
  - If hetereosexuals were as oppressed as gays, then I would be ok with a "Straight Pride" t-shirt  emulatorloo   Apr-13-10 06:36 PM   #14 
  - Don't Worry: If the "National Organizations" Who Are Outraged Include the HRC...  Toasterlad   Apr-13-10 05:02 PM   #7 
  - Wrong Place  Toasterlad   Apr-13-10 05:01 PM   #5 
  - Isn't straight pride already obvious in American culture these days?  alp227   Apr-13-10 05:02 PM   #6 

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