After a day off and a night spent in downtown Albany, we were back at it this afternoon with a rally set up in front of the Capital Building in Albany, NY.
Local supporters were happy with the turnout, explaining that downtown Albany is a "ghost town" on weekends.
Brian Brown kicked-off the rally shortly after two under the hot sun, thanking all in attendance for everything they did back in December, 2009 when the same-sex marriage bill was coming up for a vote and the majority party was claiming they had the votes to pass the bill. It was because of the phone calls marriage supporters like those in attendance made the night prior to the vote that the bill was ultimately defeated.
It was also during Dr. Morse's speech that that very same gay lobby decided to interupt our rally.
Marching in organized single-file lines bearing umbrellas, the activists marched from behind and took over the stage where Dr. Morse and the other speakers were to be speaking. They didn't make much noise but did monopolize the stage area. Apparently, they were there without a permit which caused a few State Troopers to arrive and inform that they could not rally at that time and location without a permit. The police left the scene shortly afterwards, leaving the homosexual activists surrounding the podium.
By the way, the boy in the bright blue shirt standing up close to get a good picute is Danny Segura from an organization promoting the homosexual agenda who are paying for Mr. Danny to travel around the country with the Summer for Marriage Tour.
He lurks around throughout the rallies and then interviews those who attended afterwards looking for them to say something that they can skew and use against the National Organization for Marriage and the cause to protect marriage.
Now if this isn't a bullying tactic, I don't know what is. I mean, look at this dog they've got standing with them. Luckily, he was on a leash.
So much for the "equality for all" slogans they toss around. Must be equality for all who support the homosexual agenda because, as you will see, the activists who surrounded our rally with their rainbow umbrellas were rude and disrespectful to one of our supporters.
But that's not it. After we were unsuccessful at getting them to move over for Maria, it gets worse. If you noticed, I mentioned that Maria is a nursing mother. I did that for a reason. During the rally, Maria asked the protesters to at least turn around and face the rally so that she could nurse her baby. They refused and said that if she wanted to nurse her baby that she should get up, pack up and move elsewhere. Maria told me she was frightened by the activists.
Aside from that the activists themselves started marching around the outside of the rally area after Brian issued a call to those in attendance to take action by signing up with the NOM team.
They marched around in a single-file line shouting "Martin Luther King supported equality for all" at the top of their lungs over and over again. Kind of ironic because Martin Luther King's niece, Alveda King, is a strong supporter of traditional marriage. We turned up the music and signed up more supporters.