Friday, June 17, 2016

Watertown Remembers the Orlando Dead

    Had the pleasure to attend a very nice service Friday evening at the Unitarian Church to remember the 49 people killed at the Pulse nightclub in Orlando.
     About a hundred people gathered in prayer and song. A diverse group, but we are not quite at the point here where elected officials and other community leaders feel obliged or comfortable acknowledging LGBT.
      I think the horrible killing broke down some barriers and I am glad I took time to attend. As one in the nightlife industry I felt especially violated by the attack on people simply enjoying the company of others.

11 comments:

Anonymous said...

"Broke down some barriers?" Jeff, you sure are starting to sound like a damn social worker. Or much worse, a Dannie. What barriers exactly are you citing? Those darn barriers. I'll bet it wasn't as diverse a group as you seem to believe.

Anonymous said...

Yeah I read the WDT my gosh were in the big time now with encounter groups, NFP's, In the end were all people why have encounters, and typecast folks.

Anonymous said...

He really doesn't care 8:27,it was just an opportunity to take a shot at "elected officials" that for whatever reason didn't attend.Already making plans for another run at the mayor job,no doubt,and that was just a way to take a shot at Butler.

Anonymous said...

1047 You're right. Butler would never attend an event with trannies and the like. He is a family man.

Anonymous said...

Hey, if you know him and you got a problem with him not being there, then why don't you go and confront him about it. I really don't care if he was there or not, but I don't think it's proper for Gram to use the occasion to take a jab at him.

Anonymous said...

5:53, I don't think the Mayor was taking a jab at anyone. You guys are making up a story that just isn't there.

Anonymous said...

Obviously you can't read between the lines 11:49,but it is clear to me what he meant,you must need it spelled right out but he is very good at making these oblique statements getting his point across without stating it baldly.He could have observed the service and what it meant without the commentary about other elected officials and how they fail to measure up to his level of commitment,that is the inference and easy to read.

Anonymous said...

12:39, I nominate you as our local expert on "oblique statements". You da man.

Anonymous said...

Thanks 442 I appreciate that you acknowledge my expertise.

Anonymous said...

If you would learn to write, 7:02, people might take you more seriously. Maybe you can get some disability money for your issues. If you're not, you are missing a fine opportunity.

Anonymous said...

I will leave the disability payments to you and the rest of your libtarded,panty bunched pals. Perhaps they will come in handy when it comes to tax sale certificat time. Per se.