Shame on the Associated Press for twisting a story and using a photograph to encourage it.
Reporter Cathy Lynn Grossman tweeted about the “new Trail Life scouting group” – a Christian alternative to Boy Scouts which excludes gays from membership or leadership. Of course, she was offended by that tenant of their creed, but she added something horribly offensive:
New Trail Life scouting group excludes gay kids & they do a “Sieg Heil!” style salute, too.
Grossman clearly misread the caption under the AP’s picture of the boys gathered in a circle with arms extended toward the center. Although the caption clearly specifies that the boys were “moving” while “singing," Grossman intentionally distorted the truth to make these kids look like Hitler Youth wannabes.
The left distorting the truth? No surprise there.
However, Grossman’s displeasure with the group’s refusal to admit gay members has some legitimacy.