Sunday, April 26, 2009

The Phelps family visits Walt Whitman High School in Bethesda Maryland

Washington Post: At Whitman, A Protest Over Poet's Lifestyle
A group of seven congregants from Topeka, Kan., set up outside Walt Whitman High School in Bethesda yesterday to protest the sexual orientation of the poet for whom the school was named.

At the 2:10 p.m. dismissal, 500 students issued forth from the campus and lined up, several students deep, along the police tape, across Whittier Boulevard from the congregants. They alternately chanted the school name and "Go home!" -- drowning out voices from across the street.

Susan Russell, 17, a junior, said she hoped the publicity would "highlight how ridiculous they are. I mean, that sign -- 'You will eat your babies' -- that doesn't even mean anything."
JimK at Teach the Facts, takes down the whole gay = hyper-sexual “lifestyle” thing, in an article titled Lifestyle -- Huh?:
Sexual orientation isn't a lifestyle, it's just a way people feel. Do you think The Post would mention a straight person's heterosexual lifestyle? No, it doesn't make any sense. There are all kinds of straight people, too, in fact if you're straight then the concept is obvious to you. The only reason you would think gay people have a certain lifestyle is if you don't know any of them, if you think of them as "others" who are different from you.

It really is time for somebody at The Post to have a talk with the headline writer who composed this gibberish and the editors who let it pass through the process.
I took out the video, the embed was making these annoying clicks. You can still access the video at the link to the news story above.


libhom said...

It's good to see people standing up to these religious extremists. By the way, I gave your blog an award.

two crows said...

protesting the NAME OF A SCHOOL???

WHERE do these people [and I use the term loosely]get their ideas [and I use the term loosely]?
and why don't they go get a life?

kudos to the students who stood up to the crazies.

and, yeah, the WaPo needs either to educate its reporters/editors or quit writing about stuff they know nothing about.