VANCOUVER -- A university professor and former Liberal candidate drew fierce criticism Thursday when he used Twitter to out his upset at the upcoming Pride parade.http://www.sunnewsnetwork.ca/sunnews/canada/archives/2011/07/20110729-001425.html
Shinder Purewal called the flamboyant and popular annual parade, which happens Sunday, “vulgar” and said it should be banned.
The political science professor was immediately flamed – including by those within his own political party.
“They are homophobic remarks that have no place in Canada,” said Young Liberals spokesman Braeden Caley.
Purewal said in media interviews he opposed the “vulgar display of sexuality” and not sexual orientation.
These folks must be so wimpy about criticism that they can't allow anyone to make common-sense remarks. Yes, Pride parades are "vulgar" just as Lady Gaga is "vulgar". And objecting to the public display of "vulgar" behaviour is everyone's right. Those who think this man is homophobic must be incredibly insecure about their own position - they get awfully defensive pretty darn quick.
A parade that celebrated heterosexuality by exhibiting overt displays of sexual activity would also be "vulgar". Get over it, folks, this man has a right to speak his mind. And a whole lot of people agree with him.