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Virginia Lawmakers Protest Pride Flag Outside Of Federal Reserve Bank!

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Ugh! We're sorry, but what the EFF is wrong with people?!

Virginia delegates Robert Marshall and Riley E. Ingram have reportedly written letters of protest to Jeffrey Lacker, the president of the Richmond Federal Reserve Bank, because they're unhappy that they've put up a rainbow flag in honor of Gay Pride Month, and want it removed!

The bank originally chose put up the flag per the request of its LGBT group, Prism, and to reflect their commitment to diversity!

However, Marshall, Ingram, and the conservative members of the Virginia General Assembly, have struck back, and assert that homosexuality “adds significantly to illness, increases health costs, promotes venereal diseases, and worsens the population imbalance relating to the number of workers supporting the beneficiaries of America’s Social Security and Medicare programs.”

Marshall's letter continues:

“I do not believe that a celebration of ‘gay pride’ has anything to do with the mission of the Federal Reserve under the Federal Reserve Act passed by Congress. This is a celebration of a behavior that is still a class six felony in Virginia. How can the American people trust the judgement of the Federal Reserve as an institution when its spokesperson celebrates an attack on public morals?”


We think a better question might be, "How did such an ignorant man find his way into a position where he has a platform to spew that kind of hatred and nonsense?"

Absolutely deplorable! And so sad, especially in this day and age!

We commend the Federal Reserve Bank for their commitment to LGBT rights, and sincerely hope that they will not let this disgusting behavior affect or change their view on the matter!


And to all of the aforementioned members of the Virginia General Assembly, as well as anyone else promoting hatred and intolerance…HAPPY PRIDE MONTH, bitches! We're not going ANYWHERE! Xoxo!

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32 comments to “Virginia Lawmakers Protest Pride Flag Outside Of Federal Reserve Bank!”

  1. 1

    Don't give hatred like this any power. Focus on the fact that gay people are as are good as everyone else and eventually rubbish like this will have no meaning.

    A response to him only reinforces his negative attitude.

  2. 2

    He'll eventually be caught with a dick in his mouth under a church pew or public bathroom………

  3. 3

    why is it when straight people voice their opinions you call it:

    """And to all of the aforementioned members of the Virginia General Assembly, as well as anyone else promoting hatred and intolerance…""

    Freedom of speech is not hatred…..you are one-sided Perez.

  4. Sgirl says – reply to this


    No Perez, you are gross. What on earth does a gay pride flag have to do with anything? This is the Federal Reserve. How and who you have sex with is not of anyone's concern. Grow the fuck up already.

  5. 5

    "How did such an ignorant man find his way into a position where he has a platform to spew that kind of hatred and nonsense?"… Um, it's VIRGINIA! That's how he got there. I'm from VA and there are so many conservative racist homophobic small minded people in VA and they will never change.

  6. 6

    He should have limited his comment to the part about it not having anything to do with the bank - when he goes on to talk about morals he shows himself to be a homophobe. Does the bank support any other non-banking causes? If not, it is reasonable not to fly the flag.

  7. 7

    Because straight people aren't out there passing on STIs… bigots!

  8. 8

    i just shake my head at people like this…the world is changing though and there are more open minded people being born everyday…can't wait for that generation of closed minded closeted crazies dies off.

  9. 9

    While I don't support his "public morals" argument, the truth is, the rainbow flag has nothing to do with the Federal Reserve Bank. It about ethics. The Fed shouldn't be involved in social morality issues, and neither should the US Government either, as far as I'm concerned. Live and let live is my motto… and keep the government out of my business.

  10. 10

    I am all for gay rights but this "movement" that is happening is absolutely ridiculous. A pride flag has no business being flown outside of any federal institution. That cannot be argued. I will say the same thing about any religious flags being flown out outside of the same buildings. Your sexuality and your religion is your PERSONAL business. I DONT GIVE A FUCK IF YOU LOVE A DICK IN YOUR MOUTH!!!!!!!! Keep it to yourself. Nobody cares about your sexuality nor do they care if you worship a higher power. The gays taking part of this movement are an embarrassment to all the other gay people. And FYI, if people dont agree with your lifestyle its completely fine. Its not hatred. Its personal opinion. And if you continue to flaunt what you do in the bedroom then you must be prepared to have people that dont like hearing it. GROW UP!

  11. 11

    Homosexuality is a sexual perversion. It violates the laws of nature and man.

  12. 12

    Re: Serena Loves Mario – Really? Straight people dont get STI's?
    You my dear, are rediculous.

  13. 13

    Latest headline:
    "Week Ending June 5, 2011. Albums: Gaga's Record Drop-Off"
    I am sure Perez won't post anything about it.

  14. 14

    Re: Serena Loves Mario – sorry nevermind lmao. Clicked the wrong person.

  15. 15

    Bigoted piece of shit! Is it so bad that a company shows their commitment to diversity, yes of course it would be best that everyone would just mind their business including the fed and the US government but that's not how it is.. We are fighting for a day were a company doesn't need to do things like these do show their support for something no one should be loosing their shit over..

  16. 16

    Re: Tsinakis – I could'nt agree more. You want "equal" rights. Straight people should get a flag and fly it proudly. Also, a parade, lets see… what else?

  17. 17

    I think the real conversation here is that if that were a flag supporting any other group of people or "month of awareness" (say a flag supporting black history month) it would be a non-issue.

  18. 18

    Re: ChristopherJ – You dont make any sense.

  19. tammi says – reply to this


    Re: LoveAbove – you're ridiculous. I'm all for gay people but it has nothing to do with the federal reserve and him not agreeing with the homosexual life style is a matter of personal opinion that didn't need to be shared but still, the gay flag regardless of awareness, does NOT need to be displayed outside of a federal reserve building. If someone who works there wants to wear a pin then that is a different story but the only flag that should be flown outside of a FEDERAL building is the AMERICAN FLAG. I don't care what month it is, I support the cure for breast cancer; however, I don't believe that flag should be flown outside of the FEDERAL reserve either.

  20. 20

    The rainbow flag has no business being displayed by the Federal Reserve. The comments the Virginia delegates made about the morality of homosexuality are bigotted. However, gay pride has nothing to do with the purpose of the Federal Reserve. Federal institutions have no business supporting certain groups or causes. I would feel the same way if they displayed a Christian flag, a Muslim flag, a Pro-Life of Pro-Choice flag, a girl scouts flag, etc. Besides May was Jewish Heritage Month in the US. Was a Jewish flag displayed in support? I don't think so. Federal instiutions either support all groups or no groups. They should not be allowed to pick and choose certain ones to support.

  21. 21

    what is the point of having the rating system on the top right of peoples comments? It doesnt show the ratings.

  22. 22

    Re: GayRay – Right? There is a lot of truth to that… and I agree with booyaa123, don't give people like this a platform, you breath life into their hatred

  23. 23

    Re: Serena Loves Mario – and the gays pass out HIV.

  24. 24

    It just crazy how some of the people on here condemn others for spewing hate by bashing and hating republicans and christians. I am a catholic republican and want equal rights for everybody. I dont think being gay gay should be any different than being straight. Keep it to yourself. Its who you are. Do what you want to do in your personal life but please understand that most people dont give a shit. Quit forcing it on the public.

  25. 25

    Re: Team Kim Richards – And straight people don't?

  26. 26

    Re: maegan8888 – It's ridiculous, darling, not rediculous.
    …Idiots are ruining the English language!

  27. 27

    Re: Team Kim Richards – And last night I shit in your Mothers mouth

  28. 28

    What the fuck? We should be protesting the FED! NOT gays and lesbians! What the fuck is wrong with these people? The federal Reserve is a criminal organization corporation that is privately owned offshore by banking families predominantly in Europe by way of GERMANY. Thanks for making the fight against the FED even HARDER than it had to be. Get over the fact that people are different and accept them NOW so we bury our differences and DESTROY THE EURO MONEY LENDERS who want a New World Order under Euoropean Anglo domination!!!!! They are trying to destroy your wealth and purchasing power by killing off the dollar and are creating a fucking police state nationwide!!! We have work to do. Let's move!

  29. 29

    whoa! perez, what you really need to do is protest this situation. EQUAL RIGHTS FOR ALL alright! you would really show them if you decided to set yourself on fire like that buddist monk did in that famous picture. or maybe they'd see your point if you hung yourself. anyhow, barely anyone visits or posts on your site anymore so the world could get by without you and your baby talk (icky icky poo, gay gay gay, faboosh, LOLZ) . do it and kill two birds with one stone. good luck and i wish you success.

  30. 30

    if it is a federal or state building I can see it not being appropriate- but not for the reason you may be thinking.

    and before people get angry at me–hear me out please
    if they allow any flag other than the stars and stripes of that of the state there, sadly you know that groups like neo-nazi's or the KKK (you get the idea) will decide to raise their flag up in the same place for their "speical day" or celebration to the horror and disgust of all of us
    and becasue of the constitution, the courts would have to grant them the right
    our rights sadly apply to all- not just what sane people and causes we support
    so because of the minority that comprise the fringe lunatics in society -everyone has to be denied!!
    hardly seems fair does it- but that's the law of the land
    don't think there is any way to get around it
    and legal minds have any ideas?

  31. 31

    em… ok.. someone should kick this guys ass!!!! i'm tired of all this haters!!! if you don't agree with it… ok… then tell it your friends… but leave us the fuck alone… you idiots!

  32. 32

    These mega idiot conservative politicians want a bunch of poor ignorant babies running around with misserable parents! The herd is easier to control and manipulate that way.
    "worsens the population imbalance " WHAT IS HE LIVING UNDER A ROCK!! WE ARE VERY MUCH SO OVERPOPULATED THANKS TO RELIGIOUS ZEALOTS!!! What a bunch of ignorant morons!