April 16, 2006
Sign For A Head
If it’s Easter, it must mean … Christian fundamentalism. (… That is, if you’re the NYT Week In Review.)
Sunday’s Times section carried not one, but two articles on the evangelical movement. There was a political piece on the front page (Looking to Win in November, With a 2-Year Old Playbook), and a second story (Evangelicals Debate the Meaning of “Evangelical”) on page five.
The photo above accompanied story number one. Getting caught up in it, I started thinking about possible meanings underlying the symbolism in the “Defend Marriage” logo.
Following that, I was simply amused the protester seemed to have the sign for a head. Could it demonstrate how stereotypes inhibit the ability to see and the opportunity to think?
(image: Tom Olmscheid/AP. Minnesota. April 16, 2006. NYT Week In Review, p.1)