Here are the questions for those of you who are following the controversy in my imaginary town of Cityville:
Let's assume that we can agree that a purely private club could hold an event that was just for fathers and sons, or exclude a feminist message from its own communication. Does it make a difference how widespread and institutional the organization becomes? In the case of Club Cityville (C2), we are not talking about some knitting circle or ham radio club meeting in someone's basement. Everyone from the Cityville Mayor to local business owners participate in C2 events. Also, Cityville does not put on its own Fourth of July parade and fireworks display because it knows that C2 will do so. In addition, it is not like a competing group could hold its own Fourth of July parade. Even if there were comparable streets to block off or staggered times throughout the day, the parade is something for which there is only one game in town.