I found it really disturbing that Carlson, when talking about gay families and their children wanting to purposely be visible this year, used such language as:
- there's nothing wholesome
- nothing normal
- I'm glad my kids aren't going this year
Carlson later threw in "it has nothing to do with your sexual orientation" to clear him, but I would suggest that most people who have dealt with prejudice in society weren't fooled.
Also the subtitle they placed under Mel was "Wants Gays to Crash White House Easter Egg Roll."
Such criticism about an oppressed people using action in the struggle for equality greatly frustrated Dr. King. It led him to eventually suggest that the greatest obstacle in an oppressed people's stride towards freedom is not the few hardline oppressors, but instead the many who would rather the oppressed stay in their place, always critical of activism, and voicing such concerns as "now is not the time", "this is not the place."