Tuesday, August 24, 2004

No Pride in this County!

A Kern County Pride event is planned for September 4th.

It’s not what you think. It’s a Gay Pride event. Bake Town Mayor Harvey Hall was scheduled to speak in support of the event. But then the locals got wind of the plans and threw a fit. After learning about the affair, one Bakersfieldian had this to say. “There is absolutely no reason to have a ‘celebration’ of gay pride in this community. A pox on all of you.” Always mindful of the next election, Mayor Hall (not so graciously) bowed out.

I think it’s going to take more than a “marketing tool kit” to change the image around here.