And so WND -- with an already prodigious record of gay-bashing -- played catch-up with a vengeance (vengeance being the operative word here). A June 23 article by Chelsea Schilling carried the headline "'Homo Depot'? Chain hosts kiddie crafts at 'gay' fests," and began: "Is Home Depot seeking to introduce children to the homosexual lifestyle?" In it, Schilling plays shill once again, this time for the right-wing American Family Association, who is complaining that Home Depot sponsored a float in a gay-pride parade and offered a children's craft workshop during the event.
Unless Schilling and the AFA proves there's something inherently homosexual in children's crafts, the answer to Schiling's nonsensical question is an unequivocal no.
This story was accompanied by a poll asking about "Home Depot's embrace of alternative sexual lifestyles." The top answer by far: "I'm taking my business elsewhere. Ace is the place for the heterosexual hardware man."
Schilling followed up with another shot of gay-bashing in a June 24 article, serving again as AFA's PR agent by uncritically repeating AFA claims that the 10-year-old boy named grand marshal for a gay pride in Arkanasas (who made headlines by refusing to recite the Pledge of Allegiance until gays are allowed to marry) is "brain-washed" and a victim of "child abuse."
Schilling put the AFA's attacks on the youth first and foremost; it's not until the 13th paragraph that she gets around to noting why he was named grand marshal.
So, take that, MRC!