TN city declines pride festival permit until they can ban ‘sexually suggestive behavior’ in public

Corporate media’s concerted effort to gloss over sexual deviancy displayed in front of children played out prominently this week as concerned Christians were painted as prude bigots through selective reporting.

Franklin, Tennessee is a city just south of Nashville and for the third year running, a small group of locals was aiming to hold an “LGBTQ pride festival.” However, a recently signed state law, currently facing legal challenges, and reports of drag performances in front of kids the year prior had inspired locals to pass their own community decency policy.

Taking the role of victims, festival organizers pushed back on the policy and NBC News played up the demonization as reporter Mike Hixenbaugh wrote, “Outside Nashville, a city declined to OK an LGBTQ pride festival permit until they could first vote on a ‘community decency’ policy to ban ‘sexually suggestive behavior’ & excessive ‘displays of affection’ from public spaces.”

“The fight in Franklin, a city of roughly 85,000 people, echoes earlier battles over LGBTQ acceptance from more than three decades ago and comes in the midst of a nationwide backlash among conservatives against the rights of transgender people to obtain medical care, drag artists to perform in public and LGBTQ people to see themselves reflected in school library books, curricula and the culture at large,” the story read, qualifying genital mutilation and chemical castration as “medical care” and ignoring the fact that many of the controversial books in question were so pornographic that outlets must censor their reporting on them.

“In Franklin, the seat of an affluent suburban county where nearly two-thirds of voters cast ballots for Trump in 2020, the heated pride festival backlash surprised some older members of the local LGBTQ community,” the report went on. “Even in a conservative, predominantly Christian city, many believed the fights for LGBTQ equality and broad public acceptance had been won years ago.”

Facts left out by the selective reporting were that the ban on “displays of affection” actually read “excessive and / or sexually offensive intimate public displays of affection,” and that the decency policy also sought to “restrict nudity,” and “lewd or sexually suggestive acts or behavior.”

As has frequently been pointed out by the likes of Libs of TikTok and others, so-called “family-friendly” pride events routinely feature explicit content such as carnival games incorporating sex toys and some attendees have even been witnessed performing sex acts on one another in public.

Despite those realities, the NBC News report played up their attack on Christian sensibilities mere miles away from The Covenant Christian school where a transgender suspect had murdered three children and three adults allegedly for their faith.

“I was most concerned with how vicious some of those people were,” 71-year-old retired art teacher Tom Rice told the outlet of how he perceived “anti-LGBTQ rhetoric.”

“Basically, they think homosexuals are sexual perverts and we’re out to get their kids,” Rice went on, “and we’re doomed to hell. They wish we didn’t exist.”

Social media users let the outlet know how they felt about Franklin’s efforts to groom children.

Much like how the state’s law was temporarily blocked by a judge, the effort to stop the pride festival failed after a 4-4 tie over the permit was broken by Mayor Ken Moore, WKRN reported. He stipulated, “If you violate the trust we are placing in you right now that I will work as hard as I work every single day to make sure that event never happens in Franklin again.”


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