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10 June 2005

Yellowknife Councillor Backs Off 'Heterosexual Day' Plan

PC Hypocrites Win Again

Canadian City Scraps 'Heterosexual Day' Proposal

Divisive, special-interest favoring city proclamations, such as Gay Pride Day, got one Canadian politician so annoyed he proposed one of his own: Heterosexual Day.

Last week, Yellowknife (Northwest Territories) Councillor Alan Woytuik made the request, after the Gay Pride Day request was made by activist group Out North.

In a typical show of leftist tolerance, Out North responded by pushing Woytuik to drop his Heterosexual Day proposal, rather than allow both ideas be adopted.

Adding to the pressure was the ultraleftist Canadian news media, where this story made nationwide headlines.

Here's what Woytuik told CBC News:

"I am not anti-gay and I'm not advocating denial of anyone's rights or promoting discrimination. In fact, my position is just the opposite. I fully support the fundamental principle of democracy that everyone should be treated equal.

Last week, in proposing Heterosexual Day he said there's no reason why heterosexual people shouldn't be recognized.

Woytuik's request made headlines across the country, but he withdrew his request, saying he didn't mean it as an attack on anyone and he apologized to anybody he offended.

"I'm a little shocked over all the attention it received. I saw it as a simple request to treat everyone the same and it was misinterpreted and kind of blown way out of proportion from what the original intent was so I feel a little shocked about that."

He says he understands their perspective. But he says he still believes that proclaiming Gay Pride Day promotes inequality and animosity in the community.

There's no doubt this kind of proposal would stir up controversy in America, but to attempt it in a relatively unfree, PC-dominated country like Canada, takes real guts.

Yes, it's true he was pushing his own divisive idea, but was it any less worthy than the constant stream of special-interest proclamations cities across North America issue every day?

If Woytuik hadn't dropped his proposal, could he have faced litigation, directed at him personally? In Canada, it's very unlikely that one man could successfully stand up to these state-sanctioned angry mobs, without severe consequences.

There's also a discussion on this topic here.


  • I have an idea. How about a white Christian Republican day? You can have some pretend lynchings of Arabs?

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 10 June, 2005 16:14  

  • Bravo. Nice way to stereotype, anonymous asshat.

    I agree whole heartedly with a hetero day to coincide with a homo day parade. It's called diversity and equality, something that the leftists don't seem to be able to handle.

    By Blogger Sailor Republica, at 10 June, 2005 17:58  

  • Sailor,

    The homos want a parade to fight for acceptance while heteros want a parade to denounce the homos. That is a big difference. One is about hate the other is about acceptance. You can spin it anyway you want, but that is the truth.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 10 June, 2005 19:53  

  • The one time I had the misfortune of witnessing a "Pride" parade firsthand was a definate eye-opener. If the purpose of the parade is acceptance, they are going about it the wrong way. I was completely disgusted by what I saw on display.

    I have worked with many homosexuals in the past and still do today. Every one of them that I spoke to about these "Pride" parades has a problem with them too. One co-worker said he actually left the parade he attended very offended. He felt that the parade did more to cement gay stereo-types in the minds of observers than to highlight the postiive contributions that homosexuals make to the community. Basically the same contributions everyone makes. His point is that the "Pride" parade should show how homosexuals aren't any different. The parades, however, seem to go out of their way to show extreme differences.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 11 June, 2005 17:12  

  • Did you read about the ex-oil lobbyist who quit his post today with the Bush administration because he edited environmental reports because he didn't like the information being reported?

    Doesn't this sound familiar? And I know the reality is you Republicans don't give a damn and Rush Limbaugh is going to spin this as some innocuous thing. You guys are dirtier than scum.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 11 June, 2005 18:07  

  • When I worked for the federal government I have heard the same argument for wanting a hetero parade used by people wanting a white history month because there was a black history month or a latino history month.

    They didn't really care about celebrating white history but they resented the blacks from having a celebration.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 11 June, 2005 18:24  


    Take a look at who the marshalls are for the LA gay pride parade.

    I suggest you James Dobson ankle-grabbers picket this event.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 11 June, 2005 23:58  

  • Sailor,

    The homos want a parade to fight for acceptance while heteros want a parade to denounce the homos. That is a big difference. One is about hate the other is about acceptance. You can spin it anyway you want, but that is the truth.

    Anon @ #3: Your response to me is nothing more than bullshit. The homosexuals that I know do not want a parade AT ALL! They hate their lifestyle being put out for everyone to see. These "Pride" parades are not to fight for acceptance, they're to flaunt their egos in front of people. Just like most parades, it's about ego and not cause.

    Plus, you didn't address the simple FACT that what I stated is in fact diversity. Two sets of opinions going against each other is considered diversity, and I do not need an asshat like you to tell me that it is not.

    I still support a hetero day to coincide with the homo day, because it is the true meaning of equal rights.

    By Blogger Sailor Republica, at 12 June, 2005 18:08  

  • Either heterosexual day or straight day - either way - hay hay hay. We need to push this in public schools today!

    By Anonymous Me, at 01 January, 2009 10:49  

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