California Town Says No To 'Straight Pride Parade' Permit

‘Straight Pride’ organizer Don Grundmann
The Northern California city of Modesto has said “no permit for you” to the organizers of a so-called ‘Straight Pride Parade” event that was planned for August 24.

The National Straight Pride Coalition had hoped to hold their event at Graceada Park.

Organizers say they expected some 500 attendees to show up at their event that was to celebrate “heterosexuality, Christianity and white contributions to Western civilization.”
Sounds like white supremacy to me, but, hey, I just report the news…

Dozens of citizens showed up at a recent city council meeting opposing the rally saying it would promote animosity towards LGBTQ people and minorities.
At that meeting, one of the organizers for the event, Don Grundmann, drew big laughs when he told the city council he was the leader of “a totally peaceful, racist group.” 
He later claimed it was a slip of the tongue, but you know how truth has a way of coming out.

According to ABC News, city spokesman Thomas Reeves says the permit request was denied over safety concerns because the group lost its liability insurance and the parks department determined the event wasn’t consistent with park use.

As a compromise, the city did say it would allow the rally to be held at a downtown plaza should the ‘Straight Pride’ group get its insurance requirements in place by Tuesday.