#1 Gays ran Christians out of Castro, San Fran!"'We're going to kill you.!"
11-18-2008, 11:30 PM
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Must watch video! Gays ran Christians out of Castro, San Fran! "'We're going to kill you.!"
Only in San FranFREAKO will they tolerate such Travesty!
Hundreds of homosexual activists rushed out of bars and swarmed a group of Christians who were singing songs in San Francisco's Castro District – and some even threatened to kill the worshippers.
A group of Christians had been singing and praying in the "gay" district for several days, but they never expected an angry mob would run them out. However, that's what happened Friday night.
One woman who was attacked told her story with Pastor Lou Engle at the International House of Prayer in Kansas City. She said the group's fellowship had been peaceful for several nights before the riot.
"People would come stand with us and join us," she said. "We got to pray for some people."
But then angry men began yelling profanities and warning the Christians to leave the district.
One asked, "Why are you here?"
The leader of the group said, "We're here to worship God, and we're here because we love you."
A group of men approached the Christians and covered them with a large cloth, backing them into a corner. Then the angry mob began swearing and growing larger. The bars began emptying out, and a crowd completely surrounded the Christians.
The worship group began singing "Amazing Grace," while an estimated 500 "gay" advocates sang, "We Shall Overcome."
The woman said she and her friend were doused with hot coffee. One man took a Bible from her friend, hit her on the head with it, pushed her to the ground and began kicking her. People began lunging at the Christian group, blowing whistles in their ears.
"They started saying, 'We're going to kill you,'" she said. "They started taking our pictures and saying, 'We're going to kill you. We know who you are."
Then she said a man jumped through the crowd and pushed her forehead.
Just then, a squad of police officers arrived in riot gear, surrounding the Christians and forming a protective human wall.
She said the police told them, "You have to leave if you want to make it out."
When the group continued praying, an officer came back and said, "You don't have a choice anymore. We're going to escort you out."
The officers then took the Christians to their cars. The angry mob began lunging at them through the riot gear and chanting "Shame on you!"
Some yelled, "We are going to follow you all the way home!" Others called the Christians "hypocrites."
One man screamed into a camera, "We don't ever want them coming back. Do you understand that, other Christians? Do you understand that, other Mormons? I'm talking to you, people. Yeah, you. Stay out of our neighborhood if you don't like us. Leave us alone!"
The woman said her group had merely organized a peaceful fellowship and wasn't there to condemn homosexuals.
"We hadn't preached," she said. "We hadn't evangelized. We worshipped God in peace, and we were about to die for it."
"Their rights were respected," Joe Schmitz, an opponent of Prop. 8, told San Francisco's KTVU Channel 2. "They got a chance to go ahead and pray on the sidewalk, and I had the opportunity to express my freedom of speech, which is telling them to get out of my neighborhood."
The following day, approximately 20,000 people marched in San Francisco to protest passage of California's Proposition 8 protecting traditional marriage. Several thousand people conducted other protests around the nation in cities such as Manhattan, Chicago and Los Angeles. According to reports, many protesters feeling emboldened by the recent election chanted, "Yes we can!" – a slogan
11-19-2008, 01:19 AM
This stuff's gotta stop. Nothing wrong with angry protests against something you don't like because millions of Americans died to grant the 1st Amendment right that says you can....but when stuff turns violent that's crossing the line. Hope nobody gets seriously hurt over this."Don't vote. It only encourages the bastards." -PJ O'Roarke
11-19-2008, 01:28 AM
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11-19-2008, 08:46 AM
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Prop. 8 battle enters new stage
The long campaign, the hard-fought election and the coast-to-coast street protests are over. The fight has just begun.
Even as court challenges to Proposition 8 proceed, about 100 supporters of same-sex marriage assembled Monday at the Billy DeFrank Lesbian and Gay Community Center in San Jose to plot their next political steps. Gay rights leaders in San Francisco are organizing an even bigger "town meeting" on Thursday to spark a series of planning meetings across the state.
Opponents of same-sex marriage are not sitting pat. In the wake of Saturday's national protests, supporters of Proposition 8 are also preparing for more legal and political battles in 2010 and beyond.
With the two warring camps over same-sex marriage talking about steps as extreme as challenging the tax-exempt status of churches or a potential recall of "activist judges," Saturday's Internet-generated protests, which some have called "Stonewall 2.0" after the seminal gay rights uprising in 1969, were far from the last clash in the fight over same-sex marriage.
"What we're doing now is building a movement," said Stuart Gaffney, one of the organizers of Thursday's San Francisco meeting. "There is more excitement and energy than I've seen in a long time about people coming together and wanting to have input as to what this movement looks like."Self-examinationFor the losing side in Proposition 8, the 52 percent vote
for the same-sex marriage ban has triggered an intense process of introspection, even touching on how "out" gay and lesbian people need to be in suburban places like much of Silicon Valley. The No on 8 campaign is in a state of exhaustive self-examination, bluntly asking which political strategies failed and why.
That postmortem will help determine when same-sex marriage supporters go back to the voters, and how they will frame the ballot question. "We've already started that work and planning," said Geoff Kors, executive director of Equality California, one of the gay rights groups at the center of the No on 8 campaign.
The victors in Proposition 8, are also looking forward to the next same-sex marriage clashes they anticipate from their dedicated opposition.
"The natural reaction is to want to organize counterprotests and to get the silent majority to take to the streets," said Frank Schubert, the manager of the Yes on 8 campaign, "But we've encouraged people to keep their powder dry. The campaign is over. The election has been won. Now we've got to focus our energies in defending Prop. 8 in courts and to get ready if our opponents want to put this back before the public."
Getting ready, he said, will include the "quiet
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