Oh, Indiana. It's always one step forward and one step back...
The good news: The Indianapolis Police Department will officially participate in this year's pride parade. The event this weekend is one of the largest pride celebrations in the midwest.
The bad news: Indianapolis media just can't resist sensationalism and went running to the religious right in a desperate attempt to drum up controversy.
FOX 59's subheading for their report is, "They will show their support for the GLBT community by marching in the Gay Pride Parade and it's making some Hoosiers uneasy."
Really? Because I'm thinking most Hoosiers could give a shit less. It might give the hacks who earn their keep by denigrating the LGBT community a serious case of the vapors, but the average Indy resident doesn't care about cops marching in a parade. That doesn't stop the lazy reporter who lets the Indiana Family Institute's Ryan McCann slide on claiming the "majority" of people would be "shocked" to "see the activities that goes on there," and that officers "don't sign up for gay pride parades and all that entails with men in police uniforms being howled at by homosexuals."
The article even uses the phrase "alternative lifestyle." What the fuck is this? The 1980's? Video is after the jump.