Readers Tell WaPo to Kiss Off

Photo by Bill O’Leary/Washington Post

This is the photo that ran on the front page of the Washington Post last week that caused 27 readers to cancel their subscription. People wrote and called in to express their homophobia outrage and accused the paper of “promoting a faggot lifestyle” and said the photo “makes normal people want to throw up.” Ombusman Andrew Alexander doesn’t buy it. “News photos capture reality,” he wrote in his regular column.

There was a time, after court-ordered integration, when readers complained about front-page photos of blacks mixing with whites. Today, photo images of same-sex couples capture the same reality of societal change.

The funny thing about the anti-gay sentiment is that, if all these protesters would just acknowledge that it is biological – i.e., something you’re born as – then there isn’t any need to fear photos, TV shows or marriage laws will turn anyone else onto the lifestyle. It just already is.

Article via Washington Post

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