Here is some video from last Saturday’s gay pride festival, which I was planning to attend – if you want to know why I didn’t, read the previous post.
Why cringeworthy? Because the scene speaks to something in everyone, no matter where you stand on gay pride – the preachers isolate themselves from the larger group, who harass and hate them. The preachers inflict on themselves a bit of responsibility for the festival participants’ souls. It becomes symbolic of a city squarely in the bible belt governed by a gay mayor. Ultimately, it is about American freedom – freedom to believe, to speak, to dance and declaim in the streets.
If that isn’t American pie, what is?