The article itself is a fine example of "advocacy journalism". There is no pretense at objectivity because it's all about uhhh human rights.
From the article:
Colleen Gillespie, an assistant research professor at New York University's Wagner Graduate School of Public Service, was one of the originators of the group visit. She said the idea arose after Education Secretary Margaret Spellings last year criticized an episode of the PBS children's program "Postcards From Buster" because it featured lesbians raising children. PBS declined to distribute the episode.
Gillespie said Monday that the dispute over the episode left her and her partner, Alisa Surkis, feeling vulnerable, "and we wanted to fight back."
I think it's normal to base my feelings on how the Buster Bunny cartoon is received? Are these people for real?
Like others, the gay and lesbian parents had waited overnight in a line to pick up time-specific tickets Saturday morning.
Now I'm outraged. Why did the homosexuals have to wait in line????????? They should have had their tickets fedexed to them. Fuming.
Although skies began to clear Monday afternoon, a drenching rain was falling just before noon when the group made its way to the White House grounds.
Many in the group wore leis made of yellow, purple, red, green, blue and orange silk and plastic flowers. The leis added a touch of color, meant to symbolize diversity, to an otherwise gray day.
Just as the homosexuals showed up God cleared the weather. Clearly it was a sign of divine approval. Their presence, their diversity was the only color, the only life, the only meaning to the gray day. I think this journalist could really make some money on the side writing harlequins.
Gillespie and Surkis' daughter, Ella, 3, set out with a straw bonnet, decorated with a pink and yellow flower, beneath the hood of her red rain slicker.
This is very nice because we have demonstrated for us that Ella is being cared for exquisitely. She has her Easter bonnet on but her rain coat too. These people should be giving parenting classes. They know how to dress children. It's beautiful.
Chrisler said her 4-year-old twins, Tim and Tom, had their own motivation for attending. They were interested in meeting the Easter bunny because, looking ahead to another holiday, they figured he could "put in a good word with Santa Claus," she said.
4 year old twins and they are already experienced lobbyists for their own cause. Truly this is revealing. So, 100 people out of 16,000 and the sun shines, they bring joy. Maybe next year the Gay Pride parade could replace the Easter Egg roll. Now that would be progress, that would show love and acceptance and humanity.