Modesto (CA) City Council denied the National Straight Pride Coalition a permit to hold a ‘straight pride’ rally at a local park.
Opponents of the rally said the group promotes hate towards the LGBTQ community, as well as minority groups.
According to the Lost Angeles Times, 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.
Reeves also said that if the group can show proof of insurance, they could hold a rally in the downtown area.
During a recent City Counsel meeting, Don J. Grundmann, the leader of the National Straight Pride Coalition, made the audience and counsel members laugh hysterically when he made an ‘unfortunate’ gaffe and called his organization, a “totally peaceful racist group.”
‘We are a totally peaceful, racist group’ — Watch this straight pride organizer slip-up and call his coalition 'racist' 👀 pic.twitter.com/YXpEsftyHx
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