That Cleansing Feeling

From ABC News: Religious Conservatives Demand Changes at Nation’s Parks:

The film shows a number of marches with liberal themes like gay rights and abortion rights, intercut with older clips of historical figures like former Soviet Premier Nikita Khrushchev and Marian Anderson.

Then, one day the Rev. Lou Sheldon saw it.

“It showed only those liberal, pro-abortion, pro-homosexual marches,” said Sheldon, chairman of the Traditional Values Coalition.

Sheldon’s influential Christian conservative group took their complaint to the government’s top levels — “so they could reach down and work their system and cleanse in a proper manner and make it fair and balanced,” he said.

Sheldon would like film of some conservative marches intercut in as well, though it is unclear that any major conservative marches have taken place at the Lincoln Memorial itself, which is the film’s focus.

The National Park Service is currently reviewing the contents of the film and debating whether they should remove images that Sheldon finds inappropriate — including, for example, one visual of a protester holding a sign reading: “The Lord is my shepherd and knows I’m gay.”

Dear Lou,

Get a life.

-Daniel J. Wilson

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