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Jinentonix

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Okay, so I'm going to preface this with something that went down in the town of Norwich, ON. The Town's Council decided they were NOT going to fly the pride flag as a permanent fixture on municipal property. This led to unfounded claims from the permanently unhinged leftards and the Alphabet community that the local church runs the town and that's why the motion was carried. But I suggest it COULD be something else; people who are AWAKE, not "woke".
Flying the rainbow 365 days a year isn't inclusive, it's exclusionary.

Let me explain. Above the town hall flies the Canadian flag, the Ontario coat of arms and the town's coat of arms. The Canadian flag represents all Canadians. The Ontario coat or arms represents all the citizens of Ontario and the town's coat of arms represents all the residents of that town. The pride flag only represents a small minority of people. (Keep in mind this will apply to ALL non-civic flags). Whereas civic flags best represent all groups of people, and allow everyone to coexist in harmony, regardless of their identity or beliefs.

And the thing is, if you do it for one group, then you have to do it for any other group that wants their symbol flown over municipal properties. And to open the door to flying flags that represent a particular group, organization, or ideology, will only divide rather than unite.

But, the activists and other shitheads don't want unity and are of course whining about homophobia and shit.
 

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Okay, so I'm going to preface this with something that went down in the town of Norwich, ON. The Town's Council decided they were NOT going to fly the pride flag as a permanent fixture on municipal property. This led to unfounded claims from the permanently unhinged leftards and the Alphabet community that the local church runs the town and that's why the motion was carried. But I suggest it COULD be something else; people who are AWAKE, not "woke".
Flying the rainbow 365 days a year isn't inclusive, it's exclusionary.

Let me explain. Above the town hall flies the Canadian flag, the Ontario coat of arms and the town's coat of arms. The Canadian flag represents all Canadians. The Ontario coat or arms represents all the citizens of Ontario and the town's coat of arms represents all the residents of that town. The pride flag only represents a small minority of people. (Keep in mind this will apply to ALL non-civic flags). Whereas civic flags best represent all groups of people, and allow everyone to coexist in harmony, regardless of their identity or beliefs.

And the thing is, if you do it for one group, then you have to do it for any other group that wants their symbol flown over municipal properties. And to open the door to flying flags that represent a particular group, organization, or ideology, will only divide rather than unite.

But, the activists and other shitheads don't want unity and are of course whining about homophobia and shit.

Weird that they want it flown all year.

Our town does fly a Pride flag, but only for a short time.

It changes out with other flags, of course. The Acadian flag, for example. The Ukranian flag was up there for a while. Other flags too. We also have a permanent Canadian one and NB flag.

Pride shouldn't be a permanent fixture and if anyone is actually asking/demanding this, they're out of their fucking minds.

Thankfully not all "lefttards" and "Alphabet community" people are like this. We're 'woke', but come on, there's woke and then there's stupid. (Kind'a like how there's idiocy on the right, and then there's conspiracies that turn frogs gay and the left are all out to get you)
 

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Weird that they want it flown all year.

Our town does fly a Pride flag, but only for a short time.

It changes out with other flags, of course. The Acadian flag, for example. The Ukranian flag was up there for a while. Other flags too. We also have a permanent Canadian one and NB flag.

Pride shouldn't be a permanent fixture and if anyone is actually asking/demanding this, they're out of their fucking minds.

Thankfully not all "lefttards" and "Alphabet community" people are like this. We're 'woke', but come on, there's woke and then there's stupid. (Kind'a like how there's idiocy on the right, and then there's conspiracies that turn frogs gay and the left are all out to get you)
Why do the stupid ones always get the megaphone and news coverage ?
 

Jinentonix

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Weird that they want it flown all year.

Our town does fly a Pride flag, but only for a short time.

It changes out with other flags, of course. The Acadian flag, for example. The Ukranian flag was up there for a while. Other flags too. We also have a permanent Canadian one and NB flag.

Pride shouldn't be a permanent fixture and if anyone is actually asking/demanding this, they're out of their fucking minds.

Thankfully not all "lefttards" and "Alphabet community" people are like this. We're 'woke', but come on, there's woke and then there's stupid. (Kind'a like how there's idiocy on the right, and then there's conspiracies that turn frogs gay and the left are all out to get you)
The thing is it's not just flagpoles at the Town Hall, It's anywhere on municipal property. So that would also mean no pride sidewalks or crosswalks and stuff like that.
 

petros

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I always preferred Leghorn .
Chicken
Leghorns are honky chickens.

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There are cooler breeds. Look at this fucker.

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This guy is the cock of the walk. Makes Cornelius Coo-Coo-Rico from the Cornflakes box look like a dandy.
 
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Norwich Township politician quits in protest as colleagues approve ban on Pride flags
'I refuse to participate in this any longer,” Alisha Stubbs said. “The dog whistles and blatant discrimination.'

Author of the article:Calvi Leon • Local Journalism Initiative Reporter
Published May 24, 2023 • Last updated 1 day ago • 3 minute read

A local politician who led a push to promote LGBTQ+ inclusion in Norwich Township quit mid-meeting Tuesday night as her council colleagues gave final approval to a ban on non-government flags, including Pride flags, on municipal property.


Coun. Alisha Stubbs told her colleagues she’s resigning immediately after politicians in the rural Southwestern Ontario township voted 3-2 to formally approve the flag-flying ban that’s drawn widespread attention on the community southeast of London.


“I refuse to participate in this any longer,” Stubbs said. “The dog whistles and blatant discrimination. I refuse to participate in this. The hypocrisy of decisions made for peace while many citizens here feel fear. I refuse to participate in this.”

Stubbs also said she refused to be part of “negative talk and slander” about her after meetings and a “lack of leadership by this council that panders to religious groups.”

Her announcement, which concluded with parting advice for council, drew applause and cheers from members in the gallery, who were earlier told by Norwich Mayor Jim Palmer to leave because of their pushback to politicians’ remarks during a debate.



Norwich Township, population 11,000, has drawn unprecedented attention after council voted last month to restrict flag-flying on its turf to government banners – effectively banning Pride flags – and for rejecting Stubbs’s move to designate June as Pride month.

Coun. John Scholten, who introduced the ban, said at the April 25 meeting that flying only government flags would “maintain the unity” of the township.

Many activists and residents disagree and have pointed to the Netherlands Reformed Congregation, a local church in the community, as having an influence on the council decision.



The bylaw passed Tuesday states the township has “an obligation to maintain political, religious and cultural neutrality” and that messages displayed on civic buildings and streetlight poles “may be considered community-messages.”


A lengthy debate over whether to defer the vote broke out after politicians quibbled with a section of the bylaw stating the flag ban did not apply to banners for the community’s junior and minor hockey teams.

“This just opens up the floodgates here,” Coun. Shawn Gear said.

“I just made a shortlist the other day. Like baseball banners? They’re down in Otterville Park. Then we start getting into our sponsorship banners that are around our parks and in our arenas. We get into our Christmas decorations,” he continued, listing off examples.

“Even if I was in support of this, I couldn’t stand behind the simple literature of it.”


Councillors Scholten and Adrian Couwenberg agreed one hockey team shouldn’t be singled out and supported tabling the vote.


“I agree with this bylaw up until the number one (point). We just want to stay politically, religiously and culturally neutral,” Couwenberg said, drawing opposition from the gallery.

Two local residents, including a member of a group called Norwich Residents for Love and Acceptance, presented delegations Tuesday in a last-ditch effort to dissuade council from passing the ban.

Gear and Stubbs voted against the ban. The mayor, Couwenberg and Scholten voted for it.

The council term is barely halfway through its first of four years. It wasn’t immediately clear how council would fill the vacancy. Stubbs left her now-former colleagues with parting words before the meeting ended.

“Advocate for people the same way you advocate for roads. Use your power for good. When you hear of people in our community that feel unsafe, believe them. Just like you always believe the people who say that the roads are a mess,” she said.

“Read more, learn more, and then do better.”

cleon@postmedia.com

The Local Journalism Initiative is funded by the Government of Canada
 
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York Catholic school board nixes flying Pride flag
Author of the article:Kevin Connor
Published May 30, 2023 • Last updated 1 day ago • 1 minute read
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LGBTQI+ Pride Flag with colours to include people of colour and the trans community. Getty Images
The York Catholic District School Board has voted against flying the Pride flag next month.


On Monday night, trustees voted 6-4 against flying the Pride flag outside the board’s Aurora building during Pride month.


The issue had been discussed for some time and drew many to the public gallery of the meetings at the Catholic Education Centre.

There were those for and against flying the flag and the discussions at times were tense with police even called to some meetings.

In response to the decision, Pflag York Region president Tristian Coolman said the YCDSB is not safe for the LGBTQ21A community and refusing to fly the Pride flag proves it.

“It’s not favourable for our community. Now is the time for our community to mobilize,” Coolman said in a video posted to YouTube.

“The Pride flag means so much to so many people, and of course, it is a controversial symbol to some in our community, but it has evolved over the years. It is part of the evolution of our community and what we fought for, for decades,” Coolman added.

Several trustees spoke against the motion while others supported it during the meeting.

Trustee Michaela Barbieri said she was against the motion because it didn’t do much to address the struggles and challenges LGBTQ youth face in Catholic schools.

Trustee Jennifer Wigston, who supported the motion, said flying the Pride flag would promote a safe and welcoming school environment.

— With files from The Canadian Press
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York Catholic school board nixes flying Pride flag
Author of the article:Kevin Connor
Published May 30, 2023 • Last updated 1 day ago • 1 minute read
Progress Pride flag
LGBTQI+ Pride Flag with colours to include people of colour and the trans community. Getty Images
The York Catholic District School Board has voted against flying the Pride flag next month.


On Monday night, trustees voted 6-4 against flying the Pride flag outside the board’s Aurora building during Pride month.


The issue had been discussed for some time and drew many to the public gallery of the meetings at the Catholic Education Centre.

There were those for and against flying the flag and the discussions at times were tense with police even called to some meetings.

In response to the decision, Pflag York Region president Tristian Coolman said the YCDSB is not safe for the LGBTQ21A community and refusing to fly the Pride flag proves it.

“It’s not favourable for our community. Now is the time for our community to mobilize,” Coolman said in a video posted to YouTube.

“The Pride flag means so much to so many people, and of course, it is a controversial symbol to some in our community, but it has evolved over the years. It is part of the evolution of our community and what we fought for, for decades,” Coolman added.

Several trustees spoke against the motion while others supported it during the meeting.

Trustee Michaela Barbieri said she was against the motion because it didn’t do much to address the struggles and challenges LGBTQ youth face in Catholic schools.

Trustee Jennifer Wigston, who supported the motion, said flying the Pride flag would promote a safe and welcoming school environment.

— With files from The Canadian Press
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