Yesterday afternoon, I participated in one of many protests against California’s Proposition 8, a discriminatory piece of legislation that makes homosexuals unconstitutionally unequal under the law by denying them the right to form legally sanctioned couples with full marriage rights. On the Ithaca Commons, there were a couple of hundred people at the rally, in spite of the fact that the rally was held outside in a cold, steady rain. My kids were with me, as were the children of many other people there.
Standing dry under a pavilion about 150 feet away were a couple of people selling cookies for the girl scouts. Neither of those people were girl scouts. They were both adults. No girl scouts were anywhere close by. Neither was anyone buying the scout cookies.
Grassroots gay rights activism score: 200
Top-down girl scouts score: Zero
Which event do you think better reflects character education for children?