Atlanta just painted a target on its back for terrorists after the city decided to paint a colorful, pro-LGBT sidewalk.
Regardless of where you stand on gay rights, Atlanta has drawn unnecessary attention to itself with its latest action.
The city’s mayor defended the decision to paint the rainbow-themed sidewalk.
“I believe that symbols of unity matter; in recognition of the outstanding and ongoing contributions of Atlanta’s LGBTQ community to our city, I am pleased to announce today that the City will install the rainbow crosswalks at the intersection of Piedmont Avenue and 10th Street year-round,” Mayor Kasim Reed announced in a statement Monday.
Conservative Tribune reports:
These LGBT-themed crosswalks first appeared at the intersection during Atlanta Pride Week two years ago. After more than 20,000 people signed a petition last year asking that the crosswalk become permanent, the mayor agreed, though he waited until the one-year anniversary of the horrific Pulse nightclub shooting Tuesday to announce as such, according to The Huffington Post.
Is there anything innately wrong with these crosswalks? Technically no, though it’s a bit disconcerting that the mayor has chosen to use his government power to effectively shove his own political beliefs down everyone’s throats, especially since not everyone in Atlanta supports the homosexual lifestyle.
With that said, this stunt does admittedly seem a tad risky. Radical Islamists don’t just disapprove of the homosexual lifestyle; they sincerely believe gays deserve to die. In fact, the shooting one year ago by Omar Mateen at the Pulse nightclub in Orlando was motivated by this exact ideology.
See the full sidewalk for yourself in the tweet below:
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