Your tax dollars at work: Gay activists asserting their 1st Amendment right at the White House

22 June 2012

Matthew "Matty" Hart, left, Mark Segal, center, and Zoe Strauss, right, pose in front of portraits of Presidents Ronald Reagan and George W. Bush at the White House. (Image source: via The Blaze. Click on the image to enlarge.


Where to begin with this…

The Blaze: Gay Activists Visiting White House Take Photos of Themselves Flipping Off Reagan Portrait

…A larger version of one photo, posted on Facebook by Zoe Strauss [update: the photo has been removed from Strauss’s Facebook page but is available on her Twitter account with the caption, “F–K YOU, REAGAN!”].

Strauss posted a second one on her blog with the comment: “Me and LB making out under a portrait of Reagan at the White House. That was amazing.”…

…The reception, which featured live music from the Marine Corps band, also saw a marriage proposal between a female-to-male transgendered person and a biological woman, according to Philadelphia Magazine….


At GayPatriot, B. Daniel Blatt expressed outrage and condemnation:  Obama to differentiate himself from juvenile behavior of his (gay activist) guests?

…Gay groups should join us in condemning these antics.  These people do not provide an image of gay people that should gain currency in the media.  Such juvenile behavior should not be representative of our community.  We should look instead to people as Mary Cheney and Heather Poe as role models.

FROM THE COMMENTS:  Haven’t had time to review all the comments.  Shortly after posting this, I headed up to take my nephew to some sites, including, of all places, the Reagan Library (where I honored the Gipper and renewed my membership).  midwest mama does get at the implications of these juvenile antics:

I am a middle-aged straight woman from Kansas. If it weren’t for my gay relatives, whom I love to pieces, the only picture I would have of the gay community is the “in your face” people who seem to not be able to get over their sexuality and insist that if I don’t absolutely embrace every possible permutation of the gay lifestyle, I am somehow a hater. I am willing to live and let live, but it seems to me that a lot of people in the gay community are not. I appreciate knowing there are gay conservatives out there…

Go to the site to read the comments where every visitor expressed remorse for this behavior.

White House rebukes guests who flipped bird at Reagan portrait

…”While the White House does not control the conduct of guests at receptions, we certainly expect that all attendees conduct themselves in a respectful manner. Most all do,” Shin Inouye, a White House spokesman, said. “These individuals clearly did not. Behavior like this doesn’t belong anywhere, least of all in the White House.” …


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