No Trucks Allowed!
July 4th, 2011 – The Center for Bio-Ethical Reform (CBR) lined up to be in the Columbus, Ohio “Doo Dah Parade.” The Doo Dah Parade is a combination of foolishness and licentiousness. The three rules of Doo Dah – “All politicians must wear a funny hat. No full nudity. And, no water guns or balloons.” (emphasis added). The newspaper ad said “Marching in tribute to the freedom of speech … To participate, just show up, preferably with a message.” Well, we showed up with a message to test their tolerance and commitment to Free Speech.
It was all I could do to keep a straight face as I argued with the parade “bouncer” about letting us in the parade. He looked like he was five minutes shy of a nervous breakdown as he explained that they (the parade organizers) had been worrying for the last two weeks that we would show up with our truck. While he had his golf cart parked in front of our truck to block us from entering the parade, he rambled on about how the parade was about being funny and non-offensive. He gave no sympathy to my arguments that the scores of homosexuals on parade were offensive, and that it is kinda’ funny that abortion advocates can kill a baby and get away with calling it “Choice.”
Since we had driven the parade route for the hour and a half before it started, we were content to leave when the police arrived to escort us out of the area. After all, it was Doo Dah’s rightfully permitted area.