MRC: 'Hedonism' on display in historic Rose Parade

Thursday, January 2, 2014
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A conservative media analyst says this week's promotion of "gay marriage" during the annual Rose Parade show how demanding the LGBT movement has become.

The world famous Tournament of Roses Parade fueled controversy this year by featuring, for the first time, a same-sex "marriage," as two men exchanged vows standing atop a large float. Aubrey Loots and Danny Leclair held their "wedding" ceremony on the AIDS Healthcare Foundation-sponsored float (see earlier article). The theme of the parade was "Dreams Come True."

In a recent weekend poll by OneNewsNow, almost two-thirds of the 7,645 respondents felt the pro-homosexual display during the parade would be "totally inappropriate" for families and children.

Dan Gainor, vice president of business and culture for the Media Research Center, tells OneNewsNow that families were exposed to sexual deviancy.

Gainor, Dan (MRC)"This is the world the left wants to expose America to," he exclaims. "They want to undermine everything that is good and replace it with hedonism. A hedonist America will support lefty values."

Gainor maintains the LGBT community now demands way more than acceptance of their lifestyle.

"We've gone from tolerance to acceptance; now it's celebration," he laments. "If you do not see gays and really want to celebrate the fact that they're gay and support everything they want to do, no matter how harmful it might be to them or to our society, then you're [labeled] a bigot."

Several family advocacy groups called for a boycott of the parade, and one individual even created a Boycott the Rose Bowl Parade page on Facebook. Despite receiving complaints, the Pasadena Tournament of Roses Association stood firm on its decision to allow the same-sex nuptials. 

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