Fox Nation host Tomi Lahren took “social justice warriors” task on Thursday, blasting them for reactions to news that a group had planned a Straight Pride Parade in Boston to celebrate heterosexual relationships.
“You can be proud of about anything these days, so long as it’s not straight, white, male, or God forbid, conservative. But as it turns out, the city of Boston may not be so tolerant and accepting of a Straight Pride Parade, either,” Lahren said as she opened her online show,First Thoughts.
Lahren continued to say she has no problem with “LGBT people being proud of who they are,” though she would prefer not to see men in speedos or wearing buttless chaps, but that those individuals can do what they want. She then added that the planned Straight Pride Parade might never come to fruition as Boston city officials have not issued a permit for the event and therefore will not allow it to be held on August 31.
“Sadly, at least in Boston, straight people aren’t allowed to display their heterosexuality for all to see,” Lahren said.
The parade, organized by a group known as Super Happy Fun America, sent a list of requests to the Mayor’s Office, including that the route for the parade follow the route utilized by the LGBTQ+ parade held every June in Boston. The proposal also included the raising of a straight pride flag at city hall and adding a “S” to LGBTQ “because it’s more inclusive that way,” the group’s website says.
A post published on April 20 states that Boston Mayor Marty Walsh’s administration had denied the group’s request for city hall to fly the straight pride flag.
“We are disappointed that the Walsh administration has chosen hate and discrimination. However, we understand that some segments of society, such as the municipal government, may be hesitant to embrace progress,” the website reads. “Therefore, we have decided to launch a campaign to educate the public, politicians and civil servants about the straight community and the unique problems we face.”
“We have determined that a parade would be the best way to promote our community and its diverse history, culture and identity. We anticipate that the city will eventually choose to embrace tolerance and inclusivity,” the post continues, stating that Boston needs to be reminded that they are “legally obligated to treat straight people the same as people of other sexual orientations” before citing a Massachusettes law that prohibits discrimination based on sexual orientation.
On Thursday evening, Walshtook to Twitterto explain that the City of Boston cannot deny any group a permit “based on an organization’s values,” but that permits are given based on “operational feasibility.”
“This ‘Straight Pride Parade’ doesn’t yet have a permit, but is working to amend their application for permits to host a public event,” Walsh said in a separate tweet.
In her segment, Lahren blasted Twitter’s “social justice warriors” for slamming the concept of the parade after it made national news, saying, “Isn’t it funny how the so-called loving and tolerant leftists and members of the LGBT community demand respect for their events and celebrations but are so quick to diminish and mock groups that they disagree with?”
She then conceded that the parade could be “intended to be a joke of sorts,” but asked why it is now considered taboo “to recognize or be proud of heterosexuality or traditional values in general? Can that not be a thing anymore? According to who? I’m sick of this.”
“The very groups that preached tolerance, love and acceptance are anything but loving, tolerant and accepting. In this era of 64 gender options, female Boy Scouts and pronoun enforcement, all things traditional or conservative are deemed hateful and deplorable,” Lahren added. “Enough. Enough with that crap.”