A German firm that manages parking structures in the city of Hanau has stirred online controversy after announcing they will dedicate some of their prime parking spaces for LGBTQ people and migrants.
The three rainbow-festooned spots are located near the entrance and are monitored with special security cameras. And based on the reactions online to the benign nod to the challenges faced by minority groups, the extra monitoring may be smart.
Twitter was abuzz as users from around the world chimed in and castigated the company for adding extra reserved spaces to the ones already singled out for pregnant people, the disabled, and the elderly.
The righteously outraged protested the “needless” spaces by demanding reserved spaces for groups like those “who have to live on bottle deposits and leftovers from garbage cans” and need to park outside of the grocery store.
Other very concerned Americans chimed in, like the former chair of the Nevada State Republican Party who insisted on knowing “how will they verify this?”
Ken Ham, the founder of the “Creation Museum” which features a giant replica of Noah’s arc, made sure to note that LGBTQ people were condemned to Hell by quoting the Bible and adding, “God will also provide a separate place for certain people.”
The idea that the publicity stunt was designed to get people talking about their prejudices and the unseen hardships other groups might face may not have registered, but it did get them talking.
Kinder-und Altersarmut, alleinerziehende Mütter am finanziellen Limit, Rentner die vom Flaschenpfand u Resten aus Mülltonnen leben müssen.
Aber für Stadtrat Thomas Morlock in Hanau gibt es nichts wichtigeres als ein Zeichen für Toleranz zu setzen.
"Drei neue Vielfalt-Parkplätze" pic.twitter.com/GL3M59dJFK
— Lexa W. 🇩🇪 (@rebew_lexa) September 28, 2021
Hanau, Germany will be introducing reserved “diversity” parking spaces for LGBT or migrant drivers.
How will they verify this?
— Amy Tarkanian (@MrsT106) October 1, 2021
homosexuality, nor thieves, nor the greedy, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor swindlers will inherit the kingdom of God.” (1 Corinthians 6:9–10)
— Ken Ham (@aigkenham) October 2, 2021
New in Hanau, Germany: parking garage with extra places for LHBTGQI+ and migrants. They have the Cult of Men too!https://t.co/Qg62JzVKFH
— Paul VI (@montiniski) October 1, 2021
This civilisation is irrecoverable. https://t.co/ISIuZlTvEB
— BronzeAgeAgricvltvralist (@FuriusPertinax) October 1, 2021
Liberals are never-ending in the pursuit of inventing new forms of discrimination.https://t.co/S4ToYvmZen
— Alexander Higgins (@kr3at) October 1, 2021
A car park in Hanau, Germany, has unveiled dedicated parking spaces reserved for LGBTQ and migrant drivers
Being LGBTQ is as meaningless as being heterosexual and these labels, special concessions only separate us further
I predict great backlash😥https://t.co/o73Rr0nDk5
— Martin Murray🌸 (@martinpmurray) October 3, 2021
A car park in Hanau, Germany, has unveiled dedicated parking spaces reserved for LGBTQ drivers.
Only accessible via the rear entrance.
— Brian. (@SouthBucksSpurs) October 1, 2021
More actually discriminatory trash. https://t.co/IdxvMHYAqV
— J.W. Wintersteen III (@htxgopfinance) October 1, 2021
I believe in the strength of diversity
Only why naming all? Let all be and go
Accept the difference
I believe the world becomes crazy now https://t.co/1wkDWk04eL
— Yvonne ايفون Snitjer (@YvonneSnitjer) October 1, 2021