Sunday, April 27, 2008

Another update

This post at Pam's House Blend has a first-hand account of the rallies outside Mount Si High School--the poster was with the supporters of the gay students, of course. The post mostly just describes what their actions were throughout the day (silent support, along with flag-waving and sign-holding), but she mentioned some of how Hutcherson's mob was behaving, which just confirms my fears.
There were protesters yelling at students--yes, you heard that right--grown adults yelling intimidations at children. There were insulting and offensive signs, and political messages that probably many of the students either didn't care about or didn't even understand.

I don't have much to add to that... I mean, adults are out there yelling at high school students because the kids have ideas that the adults don't like. I suppose I shouldn't be all that surprised, though--these are Christians, after all. Their theology is based on intimidating people into doing what they say.

(By the way, one of commenters there has a link to a YouTube video of the protests. I particularly like the sign one person had that said "Is Hutcherson Another Ted Haggard & Larry Craig?" And of course we have Hutcherson himself babbling that "They can change, so it's a choice." Sure, Ken--so howsabout you change and be gay so that everyone will know it's possible?)

No comments: