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  • Michelle Obama's 'Let's Move!' takes over annual Easter Egg Roll --- again

    04/09/2014 7:50:57 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 19 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | April 8, 2014 | Paul Bedard
    Exercise, and not colorful marshmallow Peeps, will be the focus of the 136th Annual White House Easter Egg Roll on April 21, the sixth year in a row that first lady Michelle Obama's fitness-first goal for kids has taken over the once sugar-filled event on the South Lawn.“The day's activities will encourage children to lead healthy, active lives in support of the first lady's Let's Move! initiative,” said the White House of their sixth roll, titled “Hop into Healthy, Swing into Shape.”In the past, administrations have given differing themes for the annual Easter Egg Roll. Former President George W. Bush,...
  • Why did IRS’ Shulman visit WH 118 times in two years? ‘Um, Easter Egg Roll?’

    05/22/2013 12:52:13 PM PDT · by opentalk · 31 replies
    twitchy ^ | May 22, 2013 | T Staff
    Asked why he visited WH 118 times,Former IRS Commish Doug Shulman,cited the Easter Egg Roll as one reason. —Mark Knoller (@markknoller) May 22,2013 Well, give him points for creativity at least. When asked to account for his 118 visits to the White House within a two-year period, former IRS commissioner Douglas Shulman dug deep and managed to come up with one explanation: he took his kids to the White House Easter Egg Roll!… “@jpodhoretz: 118 times in 104 weeks Shulman went to White House. why?"Easter egg roll…" he actually said that.” Bold.—Dana Perino (@DanaPerino) May 22,2013 No kidding! Too bad...
  • FLOTUS’s attempt to turn Easter Egg Roll into ‘Let’s Move’ event backfires

    04/01/2013 3:18:13 PM PDT · by smoothsailing · 41 replies
    Red Alert Politics ^ | 4-1-2013 | Molly C. Braswell
    April 1, 2013 FLOTUS’s attempt to turn Easter Egg Roll into ‘Let’s Move’ event backfires Molly C. Braswell Oops! First Lady Michelle Obama’s attempt to turn the 135th Annual Easter Egg Roll into another one of her “Let’s Move” events backfired when the kids in attendance announced that they liked spaghetti and meatballs more than peas and broccoli.Her first mistake was choosing (or allowing someone in her office to choose) the children’s book “Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs” by Judi Barrett for the reading part of the event. “Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs,” for those of you not...
  • Obama 2 for 22 at Easter Egg Roll

    04/01/2013 12:29:07 PM PDT · by Old Teufel Hunden · 35 replies
    The Weekly Standard ^ | 4/1/2013 | Daniel Halper
    POTUS at basketball court, with kids and Washington Wizards (don't have all names but John Wall included -- will get details for final wrap) POTUS stepped to free throw line and kids were asked to stand on opposite sides, depending on whether they think he would sink it. Most kids moved in one direction, but one boy went to the "miss" side."Oh, man," a stunned POTUS said, hands on hips. The boy didn't budge. And three others joined.In sharp form, POTUS released the ball. It bounced off the rim and circled it -- miss."Come on. Come on. Did you see...
  • Caption WH Easter Roll

    04/01/2013 10:20:54 AM PDT · by Lucky9teen · 47 replies
    U.S. President Barack Obama reads the children's book "Chicka Chicka Boom Boom" alongside his dog Bo and U.S. first lady Michelle Obama reads the book 'Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs' to children during the 135th annual Easter Egg Roll on the South Lawn of the White House in Washington, April 1, 2013. U.S. President Barack Obama speaks alongside first lady Michelle (2nd R), their daughters Sasha (2nd L) and Malia (3rd R), Michelle Obama's mother Marian Robinson (L) and the Easter Bunny as they participate in the 135th annual Easter Egg Roll on the South Lawn of the...
  • White House Easter Egg Roll party to include a "Yoga Garden"

    03/29/2013 9:57:18 AM PDT · by Nachum · 18 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 3/29/13 | Charlie Spiering
    The White House announces that President Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama will include a “Yoga Garden” for children and their parents who attend the traditional Easter Egg Roll festivities on Monday. “Come enjoy a session of yoga from professional instructors,” reads the announcement reminding participants that the event’s theme is “Be Healthy, Be Active, Be You!” Professional athletes will join the president for the “Eggtivity Zone” including NFL stars Anquan Boldin and Adrian Peterson as well as NASCAR’s Danica Patrick According to the White House, more than 30,000 people from
  • White House Easter Egg Roll May Be Cancelled Due to 'Funding Uncertainty'

    03/19/2013 8:52:53 AM PDT · by chessplayer · 36 replies
    At the Washington Post's Post Politics blog on Monday, Juliet Eilperin revealed that the White House has notified participants invited to the April 1 Easter Egg Roll that the event "is subject to cancellation due to funding uncertainty surrounding the Executive Office of the President and other federal agencies."
  • W.H. to Congress: Easter Egg Roll could be canceled (Updated)

    03/18/2013 1:26:17 PM PDT · by rightwingintelligentsia · 87 replies
    Politico ^ | March 18, 2013 | Jonathan Allen
    The next casualty of sequestration could be the Easter Bunny – at least according to a White House e-mail that recently landed in Capitol Hill inboxes. The White House warned Congress that budget uncertainties could nix the annual Easter Egg Roll for kids, which is planned for April 1. “[B]y using these tickets, guests are acknowledging that this event is subject to cancellation due to funding uncertainty surrounding the Executive Office of the President and other federal agencies,” the White House cautioned, according to two Capitol Hill sources who provided the language. “If cancelled, the event will not be rescheduled.”...
  • Caption Obamas

    04/09/2012 5:58:57 PM PDT · by Roscoe Karns · 61 replies
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  • Let's Move... after a cheeseburger and curly fries? Michelle Obama's Easter Roll brunch at White

    04/09/2012 5:10:27 PM PDT · by Nachum · 22 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 4/9/12 | Louise Boyle
    The theme for the Easter Egg Roll at the White House may have been 'Let’s Go, Let’s Play, Let’s Move!', following the First Lady's campaign against obesity - but the menu on offer would have satisfied any couch potato. The Obamas welcomed thousands of children and their parents on to the South Lawn this morning to feast on a brunch menu that included waffles, French toast and slurpees. Later in the day, visitors were offered choices of cheeseburgers, chicken tenders, hot dog and curly fries, egg salad or peanut butter and jelly sandwiches.
  • Obama misses 7 baskets before he makes one

    04/09/2012 1:37:49 PM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 46 replies
    Obama misses 7 baskets before he makes one By JENNIFER EPSTEIN | 4/9/12 12:00 PM EDT President Obama was determined to sink a basket Monday morning as he took shots on the basketball court at the White House Easter Egg Roll. He was 0-for-3 early on as he took shots with some pros and Harlem Globetrotters players gathered on the White House basketball court with a few dozen kids. Each shot that the pros -- or the kids -- made triggered a few pushups for everyone playing, including the president, who willingly got down on the ground in his blue...
  • White House celebrates Easter with celebrities, athletes and yoga

    04/06/2012 2:36:13 PM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 32 replies
    White House celebrates Easter with celebrities, athletes and yoga By Jonathan Easley - 04/06/12 04:32 PM ET Actress Julianne Moore, singer Janelle Monáe, and tennis player Andy Roddick will be among the guests at the 134th annual Easter Egg Roll at the White House on Monday. The event is centered around the first lady’s Let’s Move initiative, which promotes healthy, active lifestyles for children, and will include a yoga garden, obstacle course, instruction from players and coaches on professional sports teams, and healthy eating tips from celebrity chefs. According to an administration press release, more than 30,000 people from around...
  • Easter Egg Roll: Mixed Message in a Goody Bag

    04/05/2010 11:21:18 AM PDT · by GOP_Lady · 21 replies · 1,142+ views
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | 04-05-10 | Jean Spencer
    Under sunny skies with temperatures hovering just below 80 degrees, nearly 30,000 people gathered on the White House lawn for the Easter Egg Roll. This year, in sync with First Lady Michelle Obama’s initiative to combat childhood obesity through the Let’s Move Campaign, the event was themed “Ready, Set, Go!” to encourage a health lifestyle. “Today we have transformed the south lawn into a playground,” said the first lady, who donned a festive a hot pink sweater and silver sneakers, in opening remarks to a crowd of youngsters. “And our hope today is in addition to having fun doing some...
  • The White House Egg Roll

    04/05/2010 9:35:00 AM PDT · by Big Bureaucracy · 8 replies · 620+ views
    Big Bureaucracy ^ | April 3rd, 2010 | Ellie Velinska
    Below is my quick research of the National Archives and the Presidential Libraries for Easter Photos. Presidents Barack Obama, George W. Bush, Bill Clinton, George W.H. Bush, Ronald Reagan, Jimmy Carter took time to greet the Easter Bunny and the enthusiastic egg-rollers. The photos capture the fabulous presence of the First Ladies Michelle Obama, Laura Bush, Barbara Bush, Nancy Reagan, Rosalyn Carter and Eleanor Roosevelt at the celebrations.
  • Obama Excludes Private and Catholic School Children From Easter Egg Roll Ticket Giveaway

    03/24/2010 11:16:58 AM PDT · by massmike · 94 replies · 3,114+ views
    cnsnews.com ^ | 03/24/2010 | Penny Starr
    The Obama administration announced on Tuesday it has reserved 3,000 free tickets to the annual White House Easter Egg Roll for students in D.C.-area public and charter schools, but not for children who attend private or parochial schools. Why exclude children in private and parochial schools, asked the father of a parochial school student at Tuesday’s press conference where U.S. Education Secretary Arne Duncan and District of Columbia Mayor Adrian Fenty announced the ticket giveaway. “These tickets are from the White House to public schools, and we’re appreciative, but there may be other things unrelated to this press conference,” Fenty...
  • White House Easter Egg Roll to Be Environmentally Friendly

    03/08/2010 7:35:07 PM PST · by Free ThinkerNY · 36 replies · 267+ views
    myfoxny.com ^ | March 8, 2010
    (Fox News) - This year’s White House Easter Egg roll will be eggs-actly what the bunny ordered. The environmentally concerned bunny, that is. A White House announcement Monday said the eggs at this year’s April 5 roll will be made from paperboard that contains no wood fibers from endangered forests, is recyclable and features vegetable-oil based inks and a water-based coating. What’s more, they’ll come in purple, pink, green and yellow and feature the stamped signatures of both President Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama.
  • REMARKS BY THE PRESIDENT AT HUMAN RIGHTS CAMPAIGN DINNER

    10/11/2009 6:35:56 PM PDT · by Cindy · 22 replies · 1,503+ views
    WHITEHOUSE.gov ^ | October 10, 2009 | n/a
    Note: The following text is a quote: http://www.whitehouse.gov/the_press_office/Remarks-by-the-President-at-Human-Rights-Campaign-Dinner/ THE BRIEFING ROOM THE WHITE HOUSE Office of the Press Secretary __________________________________________________________________ For Immediate Release October 10, 2009 REMARKS BY THE PRESIDENT AT HUMAN RIGHTS CAMPAIGN DINNER Walter E. Convention Center Washington, D.C. 8:10 P.M. EDT THE PRESIDENT: Thank you, everybody. Please, you're making me blush. (Laughter.) AUDIENCE MEMBER: We love you, Barack! THE PRESIDENT: I love you back. (Applause.) To Joe Solmonese, who's doing an outstanding job on behalf of HRC. (Applause.) To my great friend and supporter, Terry Bean, co-founder of HRC. (Applause.) Representative Patrick Kennedy. (Applause.) David Huebner, the...
  • Caption This: Fergie & Obama

    04/14/2009 2:53:30 PM PDT · by wrrock · 57 replies · 7,015+ views
  • ABC: Obama Went Out Of Way To Invite Gays And Lesbians Couples To WH Easter Egg Roll!

    04/13/2009 8:25:12 PM PDT · by MindBender26 · 36 replies · 2,980+ views
    ABC ^ | Jake Tapper
    In an effort to politicize and trash even the Lord's Arising, President Obama went out of his way to invite more then 110 gay and lesbian couples to have their "children" roll Easter Eggs on the White House lawn. What a wonderful way to celebrate Easter... the day the Lord rose from the dead. I'd say more but I'm too disgusted. I would post a direct link to the video or transcript but neither are available. Gee, I wonder if he'll invite them back when he has a WH dinner to break the Ramadan fast.
  • Obamas host first White House egg roll

    04/13/2009 7:03:42 AM PDT · by Soothesayer · 24 replies · 1,430+ views
    Yahoo news ^ | April 13, 2009 | Natasha T. Metzler
    WASHINGTON – Hundreds of children are scurrying for positioning on the White House South Lawn for one of the city's most heavily anticipated happenings: The annual Easter Egg Roll. Bundled up against the crisp morning air under partially cloudy skies, children queued with oversized spoons to shove decorated eggs across the grass in race competition, which will begin at 10 a.m. EDT. Music star Fergie performed for large crowd of children and camera-wielding parents nodding their heads in time with the music. The White House allotted tickets for the event to gay and lesbian parents as part of the Obama...
  • Caption Zero at the White House Easter Egg Roll

    04/13/2009 10:12:22 AM PDT · by lewisglad · 122 replies · 3,384+ views
    Yahoo Pics ^ | 4/13/09
  • Fergie, Ziggy Marley lead Easter Egg Roll talent

    04/12/2009 6:08:29 PM PDT · by GQuagmire · 11 replies · 851+ views
    bostonherald.com via AP ^ | April 12, 2009 | AP
    WASHINGTON — This year’s White House Easter Egg Roll will be more Fergalicious than ever, with pop diva Fergie headlining the entertainment. The Obama administration has invited 30,000 people to watch the Black Eyed Peas frontwoman, reggae star Ziggy Marley and children’s favorites SteveSongs and Imagination Movers perform Monday on a new stage facing the White House. Chefs Art Smith, Spike Mendelsohn and Jose Andres plan to show guests how to cook healthful foods. And Education Secretary Arne Duncan will join actors James Cromwell and Josh Duhamel to read to the kids
  • Roiled by This Year's Easter Egg Roll (at the White House)

    04/12/2009 7:10:37 AM PDT · by dennisw · 36 replies · 1,677+ views
    Wash Post ^ | Sunday, April 12, 2009; Page C06 | Terilynne Butler, Gaithersburg
    would like to know whether anyone local -- from the Washington area -- was successful in obtaining tickets to tomorrow's White House Easter Egg Roll. We have gone in the past, waited in line in the wee hours of the morning, sometimes in soaking rain or snow, and with that patience obtained tickets nearly each time we have tried. This year marks the end of the Roll for most folks, I think. With the White House's decision to distribute tickets online to make the event more available to people all over the country, the chances of getting tickets are now...
  • Parents Upset White House Set Aside Tickets for Gay/Lesbian Families for Easter Egg Roll (video)

    04/10/2009 4:15:53 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 62 replies · 2,171+ views
    Associated Press ^ | April 10, 2009
    CBN: Families from 45 different states are expected to attend the event, but not all of them [tickets] have been distributed in a democratic fashion. Special blocks of tickets have been allocated to military families, administration families, DC public school children, and families of gay and lesbian parents.
  • Gay Groups Invited to (White House) Easter Egg Roll

    04/08/2009 8:43:05 PM PDT · by lilylangtree · 28 replies · 1,298+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | 4-8-2009 | Christine Bellantoni
    President Obama's White House saved Easter Egg Roll tickets for gay and lesbian parents, reaching out to groups that felt ostracized by previous administrations. The White House would not say how many tickets were set aside for the group for Monday's annual celebration, only noting that it was far fewer than the large block set aside for military families and the 2,000 saved for D.C. public schools. There also is a batch for administration employees and their children. The White House Office of Public Liaison coordinated with several groups representing lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) issues and saved a...
  • White House Invites Gay Families to Easter Event

    04/07/2009 6:17:51 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 108 replies · 2,638+ views
    Associated Press ^ | April 7, 2009
    WASHINGTON -- The White House is allocating tickets for the upcoming Easter Egg Roll to gay and lesbian families as part of the Obama administration's outreach to diverse communities. Families say the gesture shows that the new Democratic administration values them as equal to other families.
  • WH Easter Egg Roll hot ticket online [In the B Hussein O WH It's A New Age Thing]

    03/27/2009 7:32:15 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 8 replies · 510+ views
    WH Easter Egg Roll hot ticket online Parents peeved as free passes are auctioned off Jim McElhatton Saturday, March 28, 2009 The hottest free ticket in town is getting expensive. After the Obama White House distributed passes to the annual Easter Egg Roll online Thursday, six tickets apparently sold on eBay for nearly $1,000, while dozens of ticket seekers posted ads elsewhere offering everything from Redskins seats to a professional photo shoot for a chance to attend the April 13 event. Leticia Barr said she thought it was a "brilliant idea" when the White House decided to give away tickets...
  • Easter Egg Roll Tickets to Be Distributed Online

    03/23/2009 4:57:31 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 21 replies · 961+ views
    Washington Post ^ | March 23, 2009 | By Michael E. Ruane
    Tickets to the White House's annual Easter Egg Roll will for the first time be distributed online. Gone is the first-come, first-served timed ticket distribution at the visitors kiosk on the ellipse the week before the roll and the smaller giveaway the morning of the roll. Those procedures, in place for the past eight years, replaced the traditional marathon waiting line for tickets that often began on Easter and lasted into Monday, the day of the roll. The tickets are being made available online so "more children and families from across the United States have the opportunity to experience this...
  • A Day in The Life of President Bush...03-24-08..photos and news

    03/24/2008 6:55:58 PM PDT · by snugs · 58 replies · 1,317+ views
    The President and First Lady spent the weekend at Camp David returning to the White House on Sunday. . Today the President took part in the Easter Egg Roll at the White House, met with India ' s Foreign Minister Pranab Kumar Mukherjee, attended a National Security Council meeting and made a statement at the State Department.Pray for President Bush -- Day 2748 The Vice President continued his overseas trip today with meetings in Israel and Turkey. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice met with India's External Affairs Minister Pranab Mukherjee at the State Department Secretary of Defense Robert Gates met...
  • A Day in the Life of President Bush [photos] 04-09-07

    04/09/2007 7:24:21 PM PDT · by snugs · 64 replies · 1,871+ views
    www.yahoo.com www.whitehouse.gov ^ | 9th April 2007 | Snugs
    The President and the First Lady spent the Easter Weekend in Texas Today the President visit Border Patrol Agents and the First Lady hosted the Easter Egg Roll at the White House. The Vice President's wife also was at this event along with Members of the Administration Enjoy your visit to Sanity Island
  • Caption Laura Bush and tot on Easter Sunday

    04/18/2006 4:28:05 AM PDT · by memorandum1 · 8 replies · 697+ views
    Reuters ^ | 4/17/06
    First lady Laura Bush poses with 14-month-old Nicola Pasqua Teutonico of New York at the annual 2006 White House Easter Egg Roll on the South Lawn of the White House in Washington
  • Only gay men have well-behaved kids? (MSM photo gallery run amok)

    04/17/2006 6:02:02 PM PDT · by jdm · 57 replies · 2,346+ views
    Reuters ^ | 04-17-06
    MSM: Gays Raising Kids = Good, Happy KidsTraditional Family = Unhappy, Screaming KidsThis is from the slide show gallery for the White House Easter Egg Hunt.
  • Gay parents crash White House party

    04/17/2006 4:11:15 PM PDT · by Aussie Dasher · 147 replies · 3,111+ views
    Herald Sun ^ | 18 April 2006
    US President George W. Bush and his wife Laura launched the annual White House Easter egg party today while managing to avoid any awkward moments with dozens of gay couples and their children who attended the outdoor event. The Easter Egg Roll is a traditional all-American event held on the White House lawn each year since 1878, where kids push an egg with a giant wooden spoon, often with the proud president and his wife looking on. But gay groups joined the queue for tickets - which were given out to families on a first-come, first served basis at the...
  • Gay parents head to Easter event

    04/17/2006 4:07:08 AM PDT · by Aussie Dasher · 139 replies · 2,672+ views
    Washington Times ^ | 17 April 2006 | Joseph Curl
    Dozens of homosexual parents who spent the night outside the White House on Friday will attend this morning's Easter Egg Roll on the South Lawn, and they will be joined by President Bush and first lady Laura Bush. The homosexual parents plan no overt protest at the children's event -- no chants, no signs. But they will be wearing rainbow-colored leis to push their message that homosexual parents are equally as capable as any of raising children. "I don't think this is a protest," said Jennifer Chrisler, executive director of the Family Pride Coalition. "Showing up, participating fully in an...
  • Gay parents' protest comes up against the Cookie Monster ...(Mrs Bush should be gone)

    04/17/2006 7:35:20 AM PDT · by IrishMike · 21 replies · 1,548+ views
    Telegraph ^ | 17/04/2006 | Francis Harris
    Clifford the Big Red Dog and Sesame Street's Cookie Monster will provide the Bush administration's first line of defence as the White House Easter Egg Roll is flooded by hundreds of protesting homosexual parents. Faced with the prospect of the 128-year-old tradition being hijacked by gay pride advocates, aides to President George W Bush have carefully scripted the event to limit the political damage. Homosexual parents seeking public acceptance of their families have already secured many of the 15,000 tickets available to the public. But it was clear yesterday that protesters would be kept far away from the First Lady,...
  • A day in the life of President Bush (4/16/06): photos & news

    04/16/2006 12:55:36 PM PDT · by Wolfstar · 287 replies · 4,629+ views
    PRESIDENTIAL NEWS OF THE DAY: President Bush and First Lady Laura Bush left the White House last Thursday for a long weekend at Camp David. The President and his family enjoyed an early Easter dinner today before returning to Washington. The family's Easter meal included two kinds of ham, spinach salad, macaroni and cheese, asparagus, deviled eggs, fresh fruit and biscuits. For dessert, could choose between double coconut layer cake and lemon curd trifle with fresh berries. Unfortunately, on this lovely day when Christians everywhere celebrate the resurrection of Jesus, the Left will not restrain itself from turning even the...
  • Gay Parents Line Up For White House Easter Egg Roll Tickets

    04/13/2006 8:07:57 AM PDT · by WildPlum · 605 replies · 14,945+ views
    Associated Press ^ | 4-13-2006 | Associated Press
    WASHINGTON -- Hundreds of gay and lesbian parents hoping to take their families to the annual White House Easter Egg Roll plan to start lining up Friday evening to make sure they get tickets for the Monday event. Thousands of tickets — an estimated 16,000 last year — are given away on a first-come-first-come basis beginning at 7:30 a.m. Saturday. National Park Service officials said Wednesday that children of all ages may attend as long as there is at least one child 7 years old or younger, and no more than two adults per group. First lady Laura Bush's office...
  • D.C.-bound gay families may leave prez with egg on face

    04/13/2006 5:04:12 AM PDT · by billorites · 56 replies · 1,805+ views
    Boston Herald ^ | April 13, 2006 | Marie Szaniszlo
    Two years after President Bush backed calls for a constitutional amendment banning same-sex marriage, the White House may find itself in the unusual position of hosting hundreds of gay families from Massachusetts and beyond at next week’s annual Easter egg roll. The families plan to line up Friday evening so that they can be the first ones on the White House lawn Monday as they tweak a 134-year-old tradition. “We want our children to have access to the same great American traditions that other children do, and we can think of nothing better than doing that at the White House...
  • White House Letter: At the Easter egg roll, focus on a family issue

    04/09/2006 2:38:54 PM PDT · by peyton randolph · 19 replies · 2,038+ views
    New York Times via International Herald Tribune ^ | 04/09/2006 | Elisabeth Bumiller
    It had to happen: Washington's culture wars have now reached the Easter Bunny. Next Monday, some 200 gay families are planning to attend the annual White House Easter Egg Roll to showcase themselves to the nation and President George W. Bush. But some religious conservatives say the families are "crashing" the public event and exploiting children for political ends. -snip-
  • An Anti-Gay Easter [FR mentioned]

    03/01/2006 12:01:59 PM PST · by Jim Robinson · 470 replies · 6,394+ views
    In These Times ^ | March 1, 2006 | By John Ireland
    Whose children will be allowed to participate in the White House’s annual Easter Egg Roll on April 17? Not the sons and daughters of gay parents, if the Christian right gets its way. In November, when the Family Pride Coalition, a D.C.-based gay rights advocacy group, invited its members to participate in one of the “great traditions of our country” the religious right sprang into action. The Institute on Religion and Democracy, a religious think tank, accused the Family Pride Coalition of trying to “exploit a children’s event for political purposes.” Even the White House has weighed in. ~~snip~~ The...
  • A Gay Easter

    01/21/2006 10:19:06 AM PST · by jmcenanly · 69 replies · 821+ views
    The Weekly Standard ^ | 1/17/2006 | Mark D. Tooley
    Seemingly few (if any) Washingtonians have ever tried to exploit the annual White House Easter Egg Roll for political purposes. A church-based homosexual rights group is planning to crash the event with a "family visibility action" to spotlight their non-traditional families. "On April 17, 2006, when the White House lawn is opened to families for the Annual Easter Egg Roll, imagine if the first 1,000 families onto the lawn were LGBT [lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender] families," enthused a January 4 email alert from Soulforce. Once America sees the White House lawn awash in LGBT families, "there will be no going...
  • Gay families plan to attend White House egg roll

    01/20/2006 6:41:48 PM PST · by CAWats · 26 replies · 871+ views
    CNN ^ | 01/20/06 | AP-CNN
    NEW YORK (AP) -- Three months before the annual Easter egg roll at the White House, the usually festive event is already taking on a divisive edge because of plans by gay- and lesbian-led families to turn out en masse in hopes of raising their public profile. The Family Pride Coalition and other organizers envision the April 17 action as a celebration that will earn good will and showcase their families engaging in the annual tradition.
  • Gay Families Plan Easter at White House

    01/20/2006 2:35:05 PM PST · by notes2005 · 89 replies · 1,772+ views
    AP ^ | 01/20/06 | By DAVID CRARY
    NEW YORK - Three months before the annual Easter egg roll at the White House, the usually festive event is already taking on a divisive edge because of plans by gay- and lesbian-led families to turn out en masse in hopes of raising their public profile. The Family Pride Coalition and other organizers envision the April 17 action as a celebration that will earn good will and showcase their families engaging in the annual tradition. "It's important for our families to be seen participating in all aspects of American life," said Family Pride executive director Jennifer Chrisler. Yet some conservatives,...
  • Gay Rights Crowd Targets . . . White House Easter Egg Roll?

    01/13/2006 5:22:10 PM PST · by sionnsar · 18 replies · 628+ views
    Wannabe Newbie Anglican ^ | 1/13/2005 | Mark Marshall
    I’m not kidding. And I promise I’ll try to refrain from salacious humor. Anyway, I received this press release from the respected Institute of Religion and Democracy (IRD) yesterday: NEWS ALERT: PRO-HOMOSEXUALITY ‘SOULFORCE’ TO CRASH WHITE HOUSE EASTER EGG ROLL Thursday, January 12,2006: Soulforce, in coalition with other groups advocating acceptance of homosexual practice within Christian churches, is planning to crash the annual White House Easter Egg Roll. “On April 17, 2006, when the White House lawn is opened to families for the Annual Easter Egg Roll, imagine if the first 1,000 families onto the lawn were LGBT [lesbian, gay,...
  • A Gay Easter? Gay-rights groups make covert plans to crash the annual White House Easter egg roll.

    01/17/2006 7:13:19 PM PST · by DesScorp · 75 replies · 3,130+ views
    The Weekly Standard ^ | January 17, 2006 | Mark D. Tooley
    A "gay rights for LBGT families" group plans on creating a public relations firestorm by crashing the annual White House Easter Egg hunt. A group calling itself Soulforce is arranging the event, hoping to steal the spotlight for their groups agenda. "The media will be there (they are always there for the egg roll) and millions of Americans--many for the first time--will meet our families," the Soulforce email explained. "This is an amazing opportunity to reach homes in blue states and red states with positive images of our families participating in this great American family tradition."
  • A Gay Easter?

    01/17/2006 12:25:16 PM PST · by Bubba_Leroy · 68 replies · 1,848+ views
    Weekly Standard ^ | January 17, 2006 | Mark D. Tooley
    FOR OVER A HUNDRED YEARS children have gathered on the South Lawn of the White House on the Monday after Easter to roll Easter eggs across the yard and meet the Easter Bunny. Seemingly few (if any) Washingtonians have ever tried to exploit the annual White House Easter Egg Roll for political purposes. Until now. A church-based homosexual rights group is planning to crash the event with a "family visibility action" to spotlight their non-traditional families. "On April 17, 2006, when the White House lawn is opened to families for the Annual Easter Egg Roll, imagine if the first 1,000...