“I submit to you that if a man hasn’t discovered something he will die for, he isn’t fit to live.”— Martin Luther King Jr.
On April 20, 2010, six gay rights activists were arrested after chaining themselves to the White House fence to protest the fact that the military’s “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” policy has yet to be repealed by President Obama. The ringleader, Lt. Dan Choi, was also arrested the month before for the very same thing. Not surprisingly, the arrests barely made the news—owing to the fact that park police had imposed a media blackout by banning reporters from the scene of the protest and closing Lafayette Park. Even so, these gay activists were willing to risk arrest and jail to make their point.
This raises a serious question. How far would you go to stand up for what you believe? Would you be willing to get arrested and go to jail?