Hilarious! I love Brokeback Mountain jokes!
"I don't think this is a protest. Showing up, participating fully in an American tradition, showing Americans that we do exist, that in our minds isn't a protest," said Jennifer Chrisler, executive director of the Family Pride Coalition, an advocacy group for gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender parents based in Washington.
Critics have denounced the parents for politicizing such an iconic, American event.
"I think it's inappropriate to use a children's event to make a political statement," said Mark D. Tooley, who directs the United Methodist committee at the Institute on Religion and Democracy. He wrote a column earlier this year in the Weekly Standard saying gay civil rights groups were making "covert plans to crash the annual White House Easter egg roll."
Other critics have dubbed this year's Easter mobilization "Brokeback Bunny" in online message boards, a reference to "Brokeback Mountain," the Oscar-winning movie about two gay men.
(Chrisler/Jacques family photo)