The following "news" feature here from American Family Association claims that MassResistance photographer, Brian Camenker, was bullied at a scene that turned "violent" at last weekend's Youth Pride when the kids realized he was with the vitriolic anti-gay group.
The propaganda piece called "Youngsters attend Boston homosexual pride event" says the crowd started screaming at MassResistance, blocked their cameras and assaulted them (although they don't give specifics).
"They claimed that by our taking pictures and by putting them on our Web site that we were hurting the kids because their parents didn't know that they were there and they would be 'outed,'" Camenker tells OneNewsNow.
Reporter Scott Kearnan explored the unsavory MassResistance tactic in a piece I edited for EDGE Boston here.
Kearnan writes that MassResistance has gone so far as to take photographs of attending youth, many of whom may not be out to all friends and family members and post them on the MassResistance Web site.
"They harass them, take pictures and put them on their Web site," says one Youth Pride organizer. "They don’t seem to respect anybody, but I would think there would at least be a higher respect for youth."
My thoughts? It upsets me that MassResistance goes after the youngsters who already have to deal with coming to terms with their orientation, coming out to their parents and harassment at school.
If you must, go after the adults who are able to engage in debate and leave the kids alone.
Click here for the article in EDGE Boston.