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I am doing a pixel tree this year and, mainly due to time constraints, I will be buying the sequencing for the tree from holidaysequences. I am wanting to do "deck the rooftops" by the cast of Glee. (basically Deck the halls). There is a line in the song that goes "don we now our *** apparel" During which the Tree displays a rainbow pattern.

Now here's the argument: My wife says "You cant do that! "***", in the context of the song, means "festive" or "cheerful" and showing a rainbow is disrespectful to the LGBTQ community." I say "nonsense, that's just another case of politically correct gone too far. I dont see anything wrong with it. 

It wouldnt be a big deal to change the colors so that it doesnt look like a rainbow but I'm curious what everyone else thinks. 

( I can already tell what this forum thinks since it *** out the word) ?

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Why the ***? What is wrong with the word gay?

Personally, I am NOT politically correct. I just say what things mean and don't care what other think about it. To me a rainbow is a rainbow, I see it after it rains.

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Thats a tough question..... from a religious perspective I honestly think I would not do that. I personally would not do the rainbow colors at that section because that's not what the religion or the original song based it off of, but that's just me. there is a huge part of the population that frowns upon that and does not wish to be a part of everything having to involve lgbtq. I have neighbor's  who are but we also have neighbors who are offended by their flamboyantness. So Nomatter what you do, you will offend somebody. (I offend somebody every year at some point whether it's a neighbor, my choice of music, a visitor or with my Halloween decorations)

However some regular repeat visitors might be offended by turning it into it lgbtq issue. That's a small portion of the country so you may not want to single them out. Keep in mind the religious aspect of it back then did frown upon it. your wife does have the point of it possibly being offencive correct however it's not the lgbtq community she needs to worry about it would be the religious community that frowns upon it. But it's your show so do as you wish. I personally just keep politics, current issues and political correctness out of my show. One of the biggest problems we run into nowadays is a cross between religion and freedom of choice. There's no participation trophies involved so do what makes you and your show feel happy. Regardless of who it offends but do take both aspects into consideration. To err on the side of safety I would just eliminate that part personally.

 

 

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Bottom line, “You can please some of the people all of the time, you can please all of the people some of the time, but you can’t please all of the people all of the time”

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It's colored Christmas lights,  not a statement about life styles! 

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And it's because of this idiocy we call "political Correctness", I am seriously considering adding this song into my Christmas Display:

"A Politically Incorrect Christmas Song"   I find it hilarious, but I'm sure there are going to be some that find it offensive.

And a rainbow is a rainbow, God gave us the rainbow as a gift to tell us that God would never flood the entire Earth again.  And it is usually displayed after a rainstorm, but I've seen them at times because the atmospheric conditions were conducive to creating one.   

My church has no issue with rainbows, the issue most folks have is the fact that a particular community took a beautiful icon as their symbol.

At least's the majority of complaints I've heard from both sides, Christian and even non-Christians alike just don't agree with the way the rainbow is used a a symbol for any particular group, that was not what God intended for that creation.

Sorry, not trying to be political or bring religion into it, but unfortunately that's where all this controversy over it comes from.

And yes, I'd use a rainbow in my display, if someone is offended, so sad, too bad, it is however, MY DISPLAY and ON MY PROPERTY, so that really makes it MY CHOICE, not theirs or anyone else's.   After all, last time I checked we still have freedom of expression and freedom of speech in America.  Other countries I can't say.

And this is all I will say on this particular subject.

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25 minutes ago, Papa6058 said:

It's colored Christmas lights,  not a statement about life styles! 

Agreed!

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Play the rainbow...

"If you cant dazzle them with brilliance, baffle them with bull"

Dang, I wonder what has happened to just having fun and lighting up the world for just 30 days or so a year.

I knew it was over when the media started beating us to our beach landings. 

JR

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You and your wife are digging in on this one!     It would be easy to have two sequences slightly different.   One to play when your wife won't see it.   

Its a minor statement for sure, if at all.  You never know when people pick up on things and imagine there are sides and you are picking one.  If they are sensitive to that stuff.   On this one, its hard for me to think people will notice or care.  There are constant rainbows in my pixel show that mean nothing and are not related to any topic.   In my neighborhood there is a Church with a huge rainbow diversity banner which is seen a lot more than my light show ever would.   

I am Christian but also refuse to play overtly Christian music especially any song which is more like Easter (any reference to cross, dying, suffering, rising) .  The religious Christmas songs I play are only about the day or the baby, happy, honoring, giving.    But then about 70% of my air time is 'winter' themes or pop music and almost all of it is the last week of December and any January.    

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14 minutes ago, Orville said:

Agreed!

Orville made a 'one word post' !!! 

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2 minutes ago, ItsMeBobO said:

Orville made a 'one word post' !!! 

Actually, that's not the first time. :D  There are others, just very rare to find. :P?

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Between Orville and Jim I don't know who gives the longer posts.   ?

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18 minutes ago, Mr. P said:

Between Orville and Jim I don't know who gives the longer posts.   ?

I'll take that as a compliment.  I give detailed answers...

 

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That’s what happens when all the LOR gurus find a subject they like.

Jim, Bob, Mr. P and Orville.

Darn that almost sounds like a night at the Waltons house... gnite 

JR

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12 minutes ago, k6ccc said:

I'll take that as a compliment.  I give detailed answers...

 

It was a compliment, you give very detailed answers. I don't give detailed answers because I can't type, I hunt and peck. If you ever see a detailed answer from me it probably took an hour to type it.

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5 minutes ago, Mr. P said:

It was a compliment, you give very detailed answers. I don't give detailed answers because I can't type, I hunt and peck. If you ever see a detailed answer from me it probably took an hour to type it.

Mr P- I feel bad for you now. I remember back, you gave me some very detailed information.

As always much appreciated but I didn’t expect to keep you busy for hours.

My apologies, it did help though and much appreciated.

You , Jim , Bob and Orville - all much appreciated

 

JR

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People will be offended because it represents Christmas. "Just let it go" and do what makes you happy. :) 

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My wife works for the CDC in Atlanta and every year they are instructed that they can't wear Christmas type clothing or even wish anyone a Merry Christmas at work because it offends people.

I went to pick my wife up from work one time last year and my car has one of those magnetic ribbons on the back that says "Merry Christmas" and some lady told me I had to take it off my car. I told her that I didn't work there and to stop being a Grinch, but I bet she is the first person to submit her Christmas leave.

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Hmmm.  You were a little unsure about an inappropriate choice?  But then I found you play the hippo song!  

 

 

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I have to side with your wife on this one. The word "gay" in the lyrics appeared in the 1870's, which was before the term was generally used to describe ones preference.

I've got zero issue with celebrating the LGBTQ lifestyles, but when the song was written, gay wasn't meant to reference it. Rather it was meant in it's more common definition of the time, "carefree", "cheerful", or "bright and showy".

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13 minutes ago, ItsMeBobO said:

Hmmm.  You were a little unsure about an inappropriate choice?  But then I found you play the hippo song!  

 

The real irony is it was my wife's insistence to do that song.

 

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I put up 'Holiday Lights" in the winter.

If you walked down my block, you can probably find a dozen religions or languages spoken.

I have never had someone bang on my door and tell me to take my display down . (If they do,They might get injured for trespassing ;) where they did not have permission  to be )

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Oh horse pucky. Do what you want. As much time and money as you spend, you’re the one that matters.

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10 minutes ago, Mega Arch said:

Oh horse pucky. Do what you want. As much time and money as you spend, you’re the one that matters.

I can hear the southern twang.

JR

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4 hours ago, k6ccc said:

I'll take that as a compliment.  I give detailed answers...

 

Me too, Jim.  I've had my share of complaints about being LONG WINDED! ?   At one time that used to bug me, but now, if I feel I have to be a bit more informative to get the point{s} across, then so be it.   I'll write my mini novel! :D??   At least that way there shouldn't be any misinterpretation of what I'm trying to convey.

Although we know how that goes too, sometimes you can make it informative, but someone still might not agree with your solution.  

 

I try to say, worked for me, may not work for others, but it doesn't hurt to try, you might learn a new way to do something. B)

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