So strangely enough, the blogs last night were not full of updates and commentary about yesterdays's National Organization for Marriage rally in Providence, Rhode Island. The reason is simple. The gay rights activists who marched onto the rally were such an embarressment to their overall nationwide agenda that no one wants to praise what they did. I thought I'd sit on this story over night and see what was said. Not much.
Forming a line of about a hundred-fifty dressed in red shirts, bearing rainbow flags and multiple signs, the activists marched from the side of the Statehouse in Providence down and away from the location our rally was set up. This is what they told the police they planned to do.
No more. Well, that was quite the understatement.
Once again, during Dr. Morse's speech, the red shirts made their way towards our rally. They stopped just before where the police had parked their vehicles.
Their goal was to shout as loud as they could, some using bull horns, so that those attending our rally could not hear our speakers. We turned up the volume and Dr. Morse led us in loud cheers of our own.
Bearing signs, cameras and rainbow flags, a couple of them made their way around the rally and set up camp behind where Dr. Morse was speaking.
They immediatey began shouting as loud as they could to draw attention to themselves over the Doctor's speech and were quickly joined by more, fare bolder activists who came shaking water bottles filled with little stones to rattle around. There goal was to make it as difficult as they could to hear our speakers, our message. It worked against them.
Brian Brown took to the podium again. The protesters were getting out of control and they were about to do exactly what would be their undoing. This photo has already gone viral over the internet as it shows the hate and militant tactics the homosexual activists use in their 'civil rights' movement.
The reality is, as Brian Brown has said many times, the real civil rights movement is for us to stand up for not only what we believe in, but to stand up for our ability to express our beliefs - exactly what these people were attempting to prevent us from doing.
They sincerely believe in what they do and I'm sure it is with the best of intentions. I believe people are generally good people at heart but there are always some who, for one reason or another, fall off the deep end. In Providence, those same people gathered in masse.
Are these the faces of tolerance? Of equality? Of love and respect? Are these the faces of a movement which prides itself in acceptace of all and of comstitutional freedoms? Ironic how, the very same man in the blue shirt stayed on site after our rally trying to quiz us on whether or not we knew what the amendments to the Constitution were. He wanted us to tell him what certain amendments were, specifically the 3rd, 4th or 14th Amendments. I would like to suggest to him that he go home and read the first amendment as it pertains to the right to assembly - he might learn a thing or two about how this country is supposed to work.
At that point, although the Providence Police did little to enforce our right to assembly, they did finally remove the protesters from in front of the podium but not completely. Our speakers were at least able to approach the podium without being shouted down by gay activists with rainbow flags on their backs.
That, however, did not apply to these lesbian activists, one of which wearing a shirt that wrote "I love female orgasms" who sat in front of the podium kissing and touching each other right in front of our marriage supporters - many of which brought their children. They did not care whatsoever.
We've got pictures of them and their indeceny - including pictures of them making-out and making sexually suggestive gestures.
Now we get into the part where the remaining horde of the activists formed two flanks and approached our stage area from the left and right to take over the steps behind us. They assembled on the steps yelling and screaming and rattling their water bottles.
By this time, their leader had approached the two kissing and fondling lesbians pictured above and had them move from the stage area. Seems like maybe one of them was seeing the error in their ways.
The climax of the rally was amazing. The protesters were rattling their stones and chanting their chants and trying their best to drown out our speakers. Brian Brown stopped his speech and led our supporters in a chant of our own. While our opponets were chanting "Get your hate out of our state," Brian led our supporters in an amazingly loud and effective "One Man, One Woman!" chant.
The rally ended wiithout any arrests or any physical altercations but I would like to highlight the extent to which the activists went to spew their hate and the remarkably dispicable tactics they used.
Towards the end of the rally a group of them converged onto a mother and her four or five young kids.
The activists went right after the kids asking them questions like "Hey, is your mommy and daddy raising you to grow up to be bigots just like them?" The kids, the youngest of which an infact and the eldest about nine were escorted away from the activists by their mother and another woman. I approached them shortly afterwards and they were visually shaken up. Again, a movement of tolerance, love and respect for all.
So much happened yesterday that I may have left out some important details but if something comes to mind I'll definately add it to this post so everyone can really understand which side is spewing the hate. Which side is attacking who? As you can see in this video, the hate and bullying tactics weren't confined to the activists out of Providence and unfortunately, I suspect we are in for more as this tour continues.