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Pride Parade floats send wrong message
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Associated Press
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Published: 6/29/2010 12:02 AM

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As a youngster, my parents were careful to always ask me, "Where are you going tonight?" They were looking to be certain my choices were good ones.

My question to the Chicago Blackhawks, and the Chicago Cubs is: "Who is watching over their franchise bearers Stanley (as in the Stanley Cup) and the formerly family friendly Cubby the bear?"

The homosexual Pride Parade is not family friendly, nor an event that any responsible parents would plan for their children. Activities of gay activists during the parade by dress (and undress) and their obscene actions leave little to the imagination. The obscenity code in Chicago should prevent a great deal of what you will see that day, but is not being enforced.

What is to be proud of in promoting a lifestyle that is disease prone? This statistics from the CDC (Government Center for Disease Control) show that 80 percent of the HIV/AIDS cases come from MSMs - men having sex with men.

I have no tolerance toward an effort to sell their dead-end lifestyle to our children. No tolerance to allow open practice at the expense of our military preparedness. No tolerance that demands the end of the traditional marriage that has served our nation under God so well over the past 2,000 years.

Apparently there's little concern on the part of Rocky Wirtz and John McDonough of the Blackhawks, and the Ricketts family of the Chicago Cubs, about the misguided message their participation in the parade sends - especially to the youth of our country

We still have the Bears, and hopefully the White Sox and Bulls. This is a sad day for the large majority of families who still believe in the moral values, such as traditional marriage, that have made America great. The families who, by the way, produce the future paying customers who put their fannies in the seats of both stadiums.

James Finnegan

Barrington