If you quote a gay-rights activist at a protest, what should you call him?
The Louisville Courier-Journal describes the Rev. Maurice Blanchard as "a gay-rights activist."
Blanchard appears pretty high up (the sixth paragraph, to be precise) in this Courier-Journal report:
As a youth growing up in an evangelical household in North Carolina, Aaron Guldenschuh-Gatten said he got some firsthand experience with "conversion therapy" when, as an adolescent, he came out as gay.
His parents sent him to a religious counselor to try to eliminate "my sinful desires," an experience that left him depressed, isolated and, at times, suicidal.
"It's an experience I still have scars from," he said.
Monday, Guldenschuh-Gatten, 32, joined about 40 others in front of Louisville's Southern Baptist Theological Seminary to protest a three-day conference of the Association of Certified Biblical Counselors on homosexuality and transgenderism.
Organized by the Fairness Campaign, protesters prayed and held signs opposing what they call misguided efforts at counseling based on the belief homosexuality and transgenderism are wrong or sinful. It prompted horn honks and shouts of support from drivers passing by the bucolic seminary grounds on Lexington Road.
"This is absolutely and utterly wrong," said the Rev. Maurice Blanchard, a gay-rights activist in Louisville. "It's spiritual abuse, that's what it is."
Like the Courier-Journal, The Associated Press turns to Blanchard as a go-to source among the protesters.
Before we consider the AP's approach to Blanchard, though, here's the AP's newsy lede: