Mississippi Town Denies Permit For Pride Parade

The Starkville Daily News reports:

The Starkville Board of Aldermen voted to deny the request to hold an LGBT pride parade after hearing 16 people speak in favor of the event during its meeting Tuesday night. The board approved the motion to deny the request with a 4-3 vote. Alderman Ben Carver, Alderman David Little, Vice Mayor Roy Perkins and Alderman Henry Vaughn voted in favor of denying the request. The motion to deny the request was made by Perkins [photo].

The 16 people who spoke in favor of having the pride parade were made up of Mississippi State University students, Starkville business owners, MSU officials and other citizens. The two people who spoke against having the parade were resident Dorothy Isaac and pastor of Josey Creek Missionary Baptist Church Thomas Rogers. Isaac said, “God created Adam and Eve. Do not turn our city into a sin city. It should not be this.”

Starkville Pride says they will reach out to the ACLU and others for advice. Starkville is home to Mississippi State University with a non-student population of about 24,000.

  • JaniceInToronto

    Why would they even care? They should be happy people with money are coming to visit and have a good time.

    Oh, wait. That’s right, they’re assholes.

    So many assholes…

    • Bambino

      If there ain’t no blood in the money like the NRA bribes, they won’t take it.

    • JackFknTwist

      Baptist assholes.

    • Nic Peterson

      Maybe Richard (Dick for short) Spencer could have one of his little tiki torch shindigs instead. I bet that’s just the kind of public gathering this town could support. Right up their demographic.

  • bkmn

    Braise Jeebus!

    • Natty Enquirer

      Lamb stew?

      • The_Wretched

        It makes it’s own wine for the broth.

        • Bad Tom

          And can feed a multitude!

          Perfect when a crowd of unannounced guests show up for dinner.

          • carrot festival

            Yeah, but it comes back on you a couple of days later.

          • Jonathan Smith

            it’s ok, they are home by then

          • The_Wretched

            As long as I got my protein in, it can resurrect all week long to be dinner tomorrow too.

          • fish and lamb… hmm, that’s a tough recipe, even with a wine broth.

      • bkmn

        Moran medley

  • Bluto

    This is not going to go over well in a college town.

    • j.martindale

      Well, a Mississippi college town. The student body makeup is going to be a lot less supportive than most colleges, I would assume.

      • TampaZeke

        Don’t assume. My hometown is the home of the University of Mississippi (Ole Miss) and this wouldn’t go over well at all there. Oxford has a Pride parade. Of course, Mississippi State is no Ole Miss and Starkville is most definitely no Oxford.

        • j.martindale

          I went to UGa for a degree. I know there are pockets of liberalism in the deep south. You would know better than I, though.

        • trouble94114

          So Ole Miss/Oxford has a pride parade and still has “Rebel” for the name of it’s sports team?

          And all Mississippi State has are the “Bulldogs” and approximately 1/2 of all of the research dollars reported by the institutions of higher learning in Mississippi ($209 million out of $409 million total in 2014)., National Science Foundation rankings in Agronomy, Engineering, Social Sciences and Humanities, as well as a Carnegie Foundation designation as a “Very High Research Activity University”.

          I’d have to agree with you that the University of Mississippi is definitely not Mississippi State University.

          As far as Oxford vs Starkville, they’re both still in Mississippi, and they both still send Republican Senators and representatives to Washington.

    • JackFknTwist

      My attitude would be – have the fucking parade anyhow. Arrest us all, assholes !

  • greenmanTN

    I know I don’t have any right to cast stones, but the state motto of Tennessee ought to be “At Least We Aren’t Mississippi Or Alabama!”

    • j.martindale

      There is competition for that title in Arkansas, Oklahoma, South Carolina and various other parts of the nation.

      • Judas Peckerwood

        Kansas says “Hold my beer!”

      • greenmanTN

        Like most states the college towns in TN are hotbeds of liberalism. And we did give the world Dolly Parton, which I think should earn us some bonus points. “Liberal redneck” Trae Crowder is from here too.

        Oh shit. I’m making excuses aren’t I? Dammit. There was a governor’s race years ago where the Democratic candidate was making more homophobic statements than the Republican so I couldn’t bring myself to vote for either.

        • i love Crowder. he’s done a great deal of good, and helps me when i argue that it is class, not race or orientation or gender identity, that matters most in today’s battles.

        • David Walker

          It’s OK, hon. Really. I live in central PA. I know exactly what you mean.

          • greenmanTN

            You should visit. It’s pretty much the same but the accents are funnier, but I can translate.

    • Superman

      Indiana calls itself the Hoosier State, but there is no definition of the word Hoosier. Nobody knows what it means. But we’re proud Hoosiers. And some of our most religious celebrate native son Mike Pence, and “Mother”.

      • David Walker

        I had assumed it was a contraction of “who is your…”, as in Hoosier daddy (or Mother).

      • Jonathan Smith

        it’s in my Websters dictionary:
        Hoo·sier
        ˈho͞oZHər/Submit
        nounNORTH AMERICAN
        a native or inhabitant of Indiana.
        just sayin

  • Rex

    Vice Mayor Perkins has probably never seen a parade float filled with drag queens, he doesn’t know what he’s missing.

  • Paula

    Is the Vice Mayor’s full time job Undertaker. He looks kinda’ creepy.

    • Rex

      With that smooth face and shaved head, I’ll bet there’s a make-up case and wig in the back of his closet.

      • Judas Peckerwood

        I bet there’s something under his basement floor, too.

        • Paula

          Yeah, the corpses that he borrowed from work for conjugal visits. Ewwwww!

    • j.martindale

      Cone head?

    • Prost Seattle

      Being the vice mayor sounds fun! And kinky!

      • Paula

        Well, yeah, if you get to be in charge of all the vice.

        • Prost Seattle

          Wanna be First Lady of Vice?

          • Paula

            Sounds intriguing.

    • Frostbite

      Oh I’m sure we’ll find out he is having sex with:

      o the dead
      o minors
      o animals
      ✅ all of the above

      Soon enough!

      • The_Wretched

        Sometimes, to freak it up, it’s all 3 at the same time. Doubles as his dinner prep.

  • Rex

    Have they outlawed dancing in Starkville too?

    • ChrisMorley

      Fret not. Sodomy is still illegal in Mississippi. /s

      • Jonathan Smith

        too bad, I’ve had several Sodomy offenses there…….

        • JCF

          Don’t you mean Sodomy achievements? ;-/

      • TampaZeke

        Who needs homasekshul sodomy with so many goats and cows available in the state?

    • boatboy_srq

      That; and sex and alcohol too, because they also lead to dancing.

      /semisnark

    • That reminds me of a joke:
      Why won’t Southern Baptists have sex standing up?
      Because people might think they’re dancing.

    • sach2

      Jesus Christ, this is 2018 and this shit still happens with a wink and a nod. Sometimes I think I have just gone on too long. I’m not really that old but shit like this makes me feel that way. FUCK Vice Mayor Roy Perkins and anyone who goes along with this crap. No offense to those reading.

      • orion dumptee

        yes, its 2018..however ole Miss is in the BRTZ (Bimbo relig timezone) So when you cross the border line set your watch BACK approx, 118 years….. hope this helps…

        • TampaZeke

          Ole Miss is in Oxford, which has a Pride Parade, not in Starkville. 😉

          But, seriously, I know what you meant and you’re right. That’s why I no longer live in my home state.

    • Fella

      Hello folks. In case you want to speak to Lisa Wynn you can reach her at this phone number: (662) 324-6494

      You can also contact her with your voice and complaints here: 209 Lynn Lane, #3G, Starkville, MS 39759

      I recommend the phone call, but make sure you dial *67 to mask your caller ID – also, this information can be found publicly (link below).

      Now, let’s flood her with calls. She has earned it.

      http://local.starkvilledailynews.com/starkville-ms/community/political-organization/lisa-wynn-alderman-ward-2-662-324-6494

    • TampaZeke

      They should do us all a favor and ban breeding in Starkville!

    • Calamity_Jean

      Isn’t that where Johnny Cash spent a night in jail? There’s a song about that.
      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sAhGLxOuE5U

  • TampaZeke

    NOTHING good EVER came out of Starkville.

    My hometown of Oxford, has a Pride Parade.

  • JWC

    Now that the national directive has been established to un braid anything LGBTQ then every quarter is going to do their damnedest to show those uppity faggots who is boss

  • Rex

    Don’t tell me not to live, just sit and putter!

  • Jonathan Smith
  • Helen Damnation™

    Everybody knows about Mississippi God damn!

    https://youtu.be/LJ25-U3jNWM

  • gaycuckhubby

    Off-topic, I cannot recommend day drinking enough.

    • 🐾vorpal🐾

      I’m a convert.
      Under a Trump regime, it’s medicinal.

  • Lars Littlefield

    That Roy Perkins is one odd-looking dude.

  • Natty Enquirer

    Why is this up to the Board? According to the Starkville code, it is the Chief of Police’s responsibility to issue parade permits.

    • JWC

      Its just the South’s mean spirited bitchiness It’s a way to poke sticks at some paper tiger they perceive He can’t get laid so blame the gays

      • RoFaWh

        Mean, mean-spirited: both absolutely true of the fucking South.

  • gaycuckhubby

    is there a breakdown of Democrats versus Republicans on this?

    • Jonathan Smith

      for Dem’s 97%
      VS Rep 97%
      ?

  • S1AMER

    Mississippi is part of the majority of states where discrimination of this sort is perfectly legal. And will continue to be illegal, so long as Republicans control state and national government and Donald Trump gets to appoint justices to the United States Supreme Court.

    But we still have power in the court of popular opinion, so the best course of action here might be to publicize how backwards are these bozos of Starkville, and how decent people ought to take their business elsewhere.

    • RoFaWh

      Postcards to the mayor with a message “We were going to vacation in your area until we read about your institutionalized bigotry against LGBT people.”

      With a copy of each one to the editor of the local paper, and another copy to the head of the local chamber of commerce.

  • Gregory Peterson

    Starkville isn’t just any old Mississippi town. It has a large university, Mississippi State University there, which is the area’s largest employer. I would say that it’s likely that most of the LBGT community has ties to the university.

    So, this is also a “Town & Gown” situation.

  • 2guysnamedjoe

    Oh, Starkville. I confused Starkville with Mortville. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RZNCVvXRRsg

  • and once again we see it is the youthful element in our nation that is leading the way. i hope the ACLU can help them, and if not, i hope they march anyway. arresting a bunch of students from the school that keeps 99% of the businesses open in that town will not go over well. some of those kids come from families with money and influence. Mississippi is one of those states that is going to have to be dragged into the modern reality that LGBT folks enjoy the same rights as the ‘coloreds’ do now.

    and of course: religion poisons everything, again. agnosticism/non-affiliated ‘spiritualism’/atheism will be the dominant belief form by the time these college kids have grandchildren. thank you interwebs for helping move that along.

    • GanymedeRenard

      Second paragraph, second sentence. I fret it doesn’t apply to the Middle East.

      • it does. american reporting about the reality of the ME is so bad, most people don’t know that there is a growing, internet fueled youth reaction to radical islam. there is. i used to follow a couple of persian and iraqi bloggers back in the day; both of them were totally like us (here at this blog). liberal, gay tolerant, disgusted with organized religion, spiritual but not interested in devoting their lives and money towards support of organized islamic groups.

        i remember one post that was so eerily like mine, we could’ve switched places and still say the same things.

        • GanymedeRenard

          If that’s the case, I’d LOVE to travel to the M.E. and feel safe – the region being so culturally and historically rich, truly! But I’m afraid I won’t until the same happens with the U.S. Bible Belt. And I’m there with you, the kids and the interwebz are doing amazing things for all of us today, but change needs time to take place, unfortunately more in some instances. :/

  • AtticusP
    • David Walker

      One doesn’t HAVE to wear heels, mayor. Or always drink Mountain Dew.

      • Jonathan Smith

        or shouldn’t…….

    • RoFaWh

      Looks like a meth addict, given that behavior.

  • DisqusD37

    Does François Sagat know this asshole copied his scalp tattoo?

  • Nic Peterson

    Think of the children! Or something…

  • Leo
  • Chris H.

    “Do not turn our city into a sin city.”

    A quick search shows me Starkville has 7% divorce rate. Isn’t that a sin? Or how about 32% of births are to unwed mothers. Is that a sin? Oh yea, it’s only a “sin” when it’s the icky gays.

  • ChrisMorley

    It would be oh so dreadful if people told Vice Mayor Roy A’. Perkins how they feel.

    Roy A’. Perkins
    Board of Aldermen
    Title: Vice-Mayor; Alderman, Ward 6
    Phone: (662) 324-7300

    [email protected]
    P.O. Box 678
    Starkville, MS 39760

  • 🐾vorpal🐾

    Here’s the “good” minister preaching away to his fellow nutjobs:
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QlGk90dKfQI

    That “pastor-voice” (you all know what I mean) is like claws on a chalkboard.

    • David Walker

      “The Church Where Christ is (something, something) Loving, Caring, and (something).” I suppose if you stare at that long enough and can get hypnotized by his chants (the piano sounds like it’s accompanying a silent movie or a late night comedian), they could believe that. But I’m with you on his voice…well practiced, but irritating within the first 0:10.

      • 🐾vorpal🐾

        Glad to see you are still around! I was hoping you weren’t going to leave us JMGers!

        • David Walker

          No. Just trying to collect what few wits I still have. Thanks.

  • safari

    I’m guessing the council will start banning paint colors next like in Plessantville.

    • Lars Littlefield

      At one time the Avenues Historical Society, a group of SLC residents of the Avenues district with personality disorders, banned property owners from painting home white with gray trim. I think all of them are dead now.

      • RoFaWh

        Do you know why the defectives were upset over that color scheme?

        • Lars Littlefield

          Actually, yes. After the earthy toned paint decisions of the 1970s white and gray became very popular and safe. But the arbiters of paint chip taste couldn’t deal with such a pedestrian look. So, since they are historical, the society members researched what the original paint choices were in the 1800s and tried to force those colors as the “official” colors when remodeling a building. When you got a rebuild/remodel permit from the City, the SLC Historical Society would show up and tell you what colors you could repaint your home: you could repaint with the existing colors or the colors they had researched you house had been painted when new. Imagine how well that went over with those of us who lived in the Avenues.
          A few people were dragged through the courts and heavily fined, some to the point of bankruptcy to force them to comply. But one glorious day, we won a court decision that resulted in the hysterical historical society vulnerable to many lawsuits, which they all lost. That was a nice day. 🙂

          Obviously, I had some interest in that game.

  • hdtex
  • evanedwards

    Leviticus 21:20 clearly prohibits Rogers from being a church pastor.
    He must have some kind of eye defect since he’s wearing glasses.

  • AdamTh

    Then have an unorganized parade… A few 1000 people just happen to be there? Any law against that?

    • MBear

      If theyre ghey people, they will find a law against it

      • Jonathan Smith

        “we don’t like you”

  • GanymedeRenard

    Can you please become more original? The “Adam and Eve” argument is wearing out fast.

    • 🐾vorpal🐾

      Oh, come now… it’s only 6000 years old.

      • GanymedeRenard

        Which is nothing compared with 200,000 years or so of human evolution.

    • Gregory Peterson

      Not to mention that Adam married Eve without her consent. They broke the only law in their area, were gullible people who listened to a snake in the grass, and raised a murderous juvenile delinquent.

      Not people you want to move in next door, let alone emulate.

      • 🐾vorpal🐾

        I’d love to see a man try to marry his own rib and use Adam and Eve for an argument as to why he should be allowed to do it.

      • GanymedeRenard

        Not to mention they created the first incestuous family in the monotheistic history. How were Cain and Seth supposed to populate the Earth without the participation of their own mother?

      • HomerTh

        And Adam was fucking a cloned version of himself. Gross.

    • The_Wretched

      Key feature of religions – never ever throw out an argument. They use the same ones over and over. It doesn’t matter if they are debunk or bad, they keep using the same ones over and over. It’s the repetitions of the same thing, over and over, that entrain their followers into the same thought patterns.

      Public argumentation, then, for them, is making the key trigger recitations to kick off the trained thought ruts. It’s a pathetic way to be but trained dog is a human archetype and people can be happy doing it.

      • GanymedeRenard

        I call it ‘litany fetishism’ – no one will credit me, but that’s fine. Religious people usually say they’ll pray for me and have me in mind when they make a pilgrimage to the Wall of Lamentations. It couldn’t be more appropriate.

    • Makoto

      Oh! I suddenly get it.
      It’s not “Adam and Steve” because Steve is the snake’s name.
      And let’s not forget, the snake used his tongue to get Eve to do naughty things.

      But really, that’s not the point. Steve was courting Eve, appealing to her intelligence. He was just trying to prevent her twin/incest coupling with Adam. But nooooo, god likes him some incest porn. Enough that he used a flood to cause sequel later.

      • GanymedeRenard

        But what about Lilith (Jewish Kabbalah tradition)? Was she Adam’s extra-marital affair? Was she secretly in love with Eve, hence her curse on Adam’s lineage? So confusing!

        • Makoto

          Maybe Lilith was Adam’s attempt at a three-way to spice up the bedroom? She saw what a creep he was, liked Eve better (just like Steve the snake did), and it went on from there?

          • GanymedeRenard

            I believe we’re giving too much credit to Adam. By all accounts, he was simply stupid.

    • stevenj

      I agree as a Steve. It should be Adam and Bruce. I’m tired of having my name bandied about like that.

      • GanymedeRenard

        LOL!

      • Raising_Rlyeh

        Adam and Bruce La Bruce?

    • DoctorDJ

      That’s all the Baptists have.

      • GanymedeRenard

        So do the Catholics, and Methodists, and Mormons, and Adventists of the Seventh Day, and Pentecostals, and Presbyterians, and Jehovah’s Witnesses, and Lutherans, and….

    • TampaZeke

      Simple response. There was no Adam, Eve OR Steve. There was no “creation”, in six days or otherwise. No one has ever been dead for three days and come back to life. There is no god(s). There is no Easter Bunny or Santa Claus, no Unicorns, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles or My Little Ponies, but there are and ALWAYS have been queers.

      Learn to love it!

      • Andymac3

        Well, at least the dragons are real, I like dragons.

        • Hue-Man

          I’ve seen them on the TV so they’re real.

      • RoFaWh

        You left out the Tooth Fairy and the Great Pumpkin.

      • Jon Doh

        No Unicorns? 🙁

      • GanymedeRenard

        Oh, stop! Stop messing with my childhood! Gawd and the Care Bears were an important part of it! My lawyer will hear about this! / s

        • TampaZeke

          Ha! I was that rotten little kid who found out about Santa one day and made it my mission to ruin for all the kids at school the next day. Not gonna lie, I still get a kick out of telling Christians that the Jesus of the Bible is from the Land of Make Believe too.

          • GanymedeRenard

            You, mean one, you! XD

          • TampaZeke

            Mwaaaah ha ha ha!

        • TampaZeke

          Oh, Care Bears! Those are totally real! No need to ditch those. 🙂

    • ask them about Lilith, Ask them why the Bible specifically recounts Gawd having to call a mulligan

      • GanymedeRenard

        To ask them anything (theologically speaking) is useless, as you may have experimented. They’re completely numb to logic.

  • kelven

    In good news along this line, my ex Kenn Lyon is helping organize the first Pride Parade in Johnson City, Tennessee! I’m so proud of him!

    https://www.tripridetn.org/your-board/

  • Pizza009

    Starkville is a great and progressive city in Mississippi, unfortunately some of the inbreds filter in from the country.

    • MBear

      Sure as hell doesnt seem progressive to me. Seems like a hellhole of oppression and violence. Shithole, even

      • Pizza009

        Starkville is the only city in MS to have LBGT protections to my knowledge. The university there attracts a lot of very decent, progressive people. Lot of liberal groups (including liberal churches) very active in the city. If you have to live in MS, there or Biloxi is the place to be.
        Like I said, the inbreds craw in from around the area, but those fighting against them always need your help and support.

  • The Milkman

    The people who are standing up for equality and pride in these small towns are doing heroic work. It’s okay that sometimes they’re smacked down by the bigots (including the bigot pictured). As Latrice Royale taught us, “It’s okay to fall down. Get up. Look sickening. And make them EAT IT.”

  • netxtown

    better get on back home loretta. your bigoty daddy gov is callin.

  • GayOldLady

    Have it anyway, frame it as a protest against discrimination, and force them to arrest you

  • ‘Til Tuesday

    Yeah, well I’ve said for a long time that Mississippi is the worst fucking state in America. I have to do contract work there for our company, and it’s like stepping back in time 50 years. They’re still upset about the end of segregation. Open racism is still an every day reality. Women’s rights aren’t even a thing yet, and gay rights are still light years away. If you want to see a living experiment of what Republicans policies do to a state, check out Mississippi. The worst in poverty, the worst in education, the worst in health care, and on and on.

    Oh, and don’t forget, it’s the state that passed the law allowing doctors and other medical workers to refuse to treat gay people, even in emergency rooms. The only thing they can’t do is let you die. But anything up to that point in withholding medical care is totally legal in Mississippi.

  • anne marie in philly

    OF COURSE THEY DID…cause it’s mississippi.

  • Wesinoregon

    Adam and Eve created the original sin. These clowns don’t have anything to brag about

  • Richard, another Canuck

    Vote them out, vote them all out!

  • canoebum

    I’m sure the ACLU will have something to say about this. No government can use a religious argument for denying the public the use of the pubic square.

    • also, First time around Gawd created Adam & Lilith. Lilith said Hell No and so Gawd had to take a second crack at it, this time using some spare parts Adan would never know were missing.

  • Jmdintpa

    Well then that does it. bus loads of leather daddies, disco dancing twinks, fairies, dykes on bikes and all the rest shall convene on starkeville and have one hell of a parade

  • Fella

    Hello folks. In case you want to speak to Lisa Wynn you can reach her at this phone number: (662) 324-6494

    You can also contact her with your voice and complaints here: 209 Lynn Lane, #3G, Starkville, MS 39759

    I recommend the phone call, but make sure you dial *67 to mask your caller ID.

    Now, let’s flood her with calls. She has earned it.

    http://local.starkvilledailynews.com/starkville-ms/community/political-organization/lisa-wynn-alderman-ward-2-662-324-6494

  • David Walker

    Okey dokey, folky. I’ve gone back reading the area news site (although I still will not read the comments, and found this: the blessing of the AR-15, god’s rod of iron. It’s a week from today, near an elementary school, and they’re expecting about 600 idiots.
    http://www.pennlive.com/news/2018/02/pa_church_plans_to_bless_assau.html

  • Fella
  • I’ve been to Starkville. It’s called that for a reason.

  • Len Ricci

    Welcome to Mississippi… please turn your clocks backwards 50 years and enjoy your day.

    • RoFaWh

      The turnback amount should be more like sixty years.

  • jeffg166

    The public street isn’t a religious venue. Of course in trump’s ‘Merica maybe it is sometimes.

  • Andymac3
    • Dazzer

      Totally love that song.

  • Kenster999

    https://youtu.be/sAhGLxOuE5U?t=2m59s

    Well, I left my motel room, down at the Starkville Motel,
    The town had gone to sleep and I was feelin’ fairly well.
    I strolled along the sidewalk ‘neath the sweet magnolia trees

    I was whistlin’, pickin’ flowers, swayin’ in the breeze.
    I found myself surrounded; one policeman said: “That’s him.
    Come along, wild flower child. Don’t you know that it’s two a.m.”

    They’re bound to get you.
    ‘Cause they got a curfew.
    And you go to the Starkville City jail.

    Well, they threw me in the car and started driving into town;
    I said: “What the hell did I do?”
    He said: “Shut up and sit down.”

    Well, they emptied out my pockets, took my pills and guitar picks.
    I said: “Wait, my name is…” “Ah, shut up.”
    Well, I sure was in a fix.

    The sergeant put me in a cell, then he went home for the night;
    I said: “Come back here, you so and so;
    I ain’t bein’ treated right.”

    Well, they’re bound to get you.
    ‘Cause they got a curfew.
    And you go to the Starkville City jail.

    I started pacin’ back and forth, and now and then I’d yell,
    And kick my forty dollar shoes against the steel floor of my cell.
    I’d walk awhile and kick awhile, and all night nobody came.

    Then I sadly remembered that they didn’t even take my name.
    At 8 a.m. they let me out, I said: “Gimme them things of mine!”
    They gave me a sneer and a guitar pick, and a yellow dandelion.

    They’re bound to get you.
    ‘Cause they got a curfew.
    And you go to the Starkville City jail.

  • scream4ever

    This is the same city council which shortly before the Obergefell decision voted to deny benefits to same-sex partners of city employees.

  • Jeffrey Robert

    Fuck ’em. Do it anyway. Don’t wait for them to give you something you already have – just put on your street shoes and take to the street.

  • Anti Russian American

    Blacks in favor of discrimination. How ironic. I remember many Black folks screaming anti-gay bullshit at me and other protesters in front of the Supreme Court steps during the Obergfell fight. Really freaked me out! I recall pointing my finger at them and shouting, “Of all the people!!”

    • Dazzer

      Many white people were probably shouting against your equal rights as well.

      • Anti Russian American

        Of course. More than double. But my comment wasn’t meant to be racist. It was meant to point out that there are plenty of Blacks who hate too.

  • andrew

    It’s always especially painful to see a southern black man deny equal rights to his fellow citizens.

  • Barry William Teske

    How long before it becomes the grave of America’s Music?
    Seems like they are on the right track…

  • JohnMyroro

    Have the parade anyway.

  • jayjonson

    Sue the bastards.

  • Tomcat

    The only America’s music that was born out of Mississippi is the DOG WHISTLE.

  • Dunkerblinker

    Mississippi…drove thru it once and had top fight the urge to gain 300 pounds and take up smoking..

  • Anastasia Beaverhousen

    God, we owned a house in this shithole town.

  • Kevin Andrews

    The least educated, poorest State in the nation clearly defines bigotry, ignorance and hate that is native to their asshole of the South status.

  • Wynter Marie Starr

    One of many reasons I wouldn’t go to this state for any reason. Talk about a shithole.

    • Bj Lincoln

      I have no desire to go any farther south than Baltimore. The Wife is from SC and visits family regularly but I stay home. I do not need the trouble. It is the same way in some northern states. I have to go to my small town home in Ohio and it is just as bad.

      • Wynter Marie Starr

        Stick to the coasts, Bj. Or an open and welcoming country.

  • Charlie In SF

    Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the RIGHT OF THE PEOPLE PEACEABLY TO ASSEMBLE, and to petition the government for a redress of grievances.

  • Max_1

    Fear hurricanes…

  • Ninja0980

    Hold the march anyway and tell these haters to fuck themselves.

  • JCF
  • Ogre Magi

    The SOUTH is a terrible place for LGBT people

  • Chris Gardner

    Don’t want to approve a Pride parade? Fine. How about a Pride protest march? It’s much harder to deny a protest march due to 1st Amendment.

  • SanDiegoInExile

    Darn, the Starkville Gay Price gofundme account only has 6K
    https://www.gofundme.com/starkvillepride

  • MikeinATL

    A good friend’s daughter attends Mississippi State University. She is very accepting and majoring in the arts. Because of her affinity to MSU, I thought Starkville might be that “Pearl in a bowl of grits” as Atlanta was once referred. Guess not. Who knows that will fall upon the city and leaders. I hope it is swift and financially severe so folks will reconsider their votes when these fools are up for reelection. After reading comments around some of their Facebook pages, I don’t have much hope, however.

  • Schlukitz

    Bet they are also ok with denying living accommodations to and firing LGBT folks.

    Next thing ya know, they will be raiding gay bars again.