FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Rev. Douglas E. Mackenzie, Sarah Mackenzie, Franklin C. Stanton, Molly A. Stanton
Straight Pride Contingent Steering Committee
PORTLAND, Or., June 8, 2003--A multitude of family-oriented, heterosexual and patriotic Americans will display their strength and celebrate their love between men and women this Sunday in downtown Portland at the annual Pride Northwest.
Straight individuals and families are urged to join the city's homosexuals and bisexuals in Oregon's largest celebration of sexual diversity by bringing their spouses, fiance(e)s and children. The parade commences on Sunday, June 15, 12:30 p.m. at Lincoln High School next to KGW television station on Southwest Jefferson Street.
The heterosexual pro-family participation in this event does not endorse homosexual lifestyle; rather it will create a healthy alternative to increasingly violent counter-protests that lack in civility. Although the Straight Pride Contingent Steering Committee is formed by a group of Bible-believing Christians, it is open to all heterosexual people regardless of race, religion or marital status.
Due to the new restrictive policies and security fences set by the Pride Northwest Inc. this is the only way in which straight, pro-family Americans will be allowed to voice and celebrate their pride in heterosexuality and belief in God-ordained heterosexual lifestyle.
To meet and join the contingent, assemble on Sunday at noon at the northwestern corner of the high school athletic field under the Lincoln High sign. Street parking spaces are available and additional parking are open at TriMet's Sunset Transit Center. The MAX light rail serves the high school from the park-and-ride.
The Straight Pride Contingent Steering Committee was formed last month as a product of church discussion groups on evangelism and world mission, and is supported by Christians of various denominational backgrounds. The Committee will not tolerate violence or bigotry, both within the Straight Pride contingent against the homosexuals, and within the militant homosexual activists against the pro-family heterosexuals.