Monday, April 17, 2006

Lose the rainbow

I detest group symbols. Might as well carry around a megaphone, announcing "I am not an individual" to everyone you meet.

So I wish the gay parents who "crashed" the White House Easter egg hunt had chosen not to wear rainbows to the event. When two men are taking turns pushing a well-appointed stroller, you really don't need the flowered leis to determine their sexual orientation.

That being said, I applaud these parents for otherwise keeping the activism out of a youthful rite of passage. Kids don't need to be confronted with politics, particularly when they're stuffing their face with Cadbury chocolates.

Family Pride spokeswoman Cathy Renna said the families who signed up to attend committed not to use slogans or even wear t-shirts that could get them barred from the White House.

Good to hear. Quiet protests always work best.

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