Skip to comments.Traditional marriage supporter hit on head with beer bottle, banner ripped to shreds (NY State)
Posted on 06/06/2011 11:59:50 AM PDT by Pyro7480
Volunteers with the American Society for the Defense of Tradition, Family, and Property (TFP) were attacked while peacefully demonstrating in support for marriage in Fairport, New York, on June 2.
Watch a video of the attack here.
The group was peacefully holding signs in support of marriage and distributing flyers titled “10 Reasons Why Homosexual ‘Marriage’ Is Harmful and Must Be Opposed.” The pamphlet calls on New Yorkers to firmly and peacefully resist the advance of the gay rights movement.
Young demonstrators were approached by a pro-homosexual man who knocked down and tore to pieces the groups thirteen foot long banner, inscribed with the words Gods Marriage = 1 Man & 1 Woman.
Immediately afterward, the man threatened to destroy the groups camera. I’ll smash your camera,” he said.
Approaching another TFP volunteer who was holding a sign that read “Honk for Traditional Marriage,” the man said: “Are you going to give me your sign, or do I need to rip it up too!?”
During the same demonstration, a passerby in a moving vehicle threw a beer bottle at TFP volunteer Michael Shibler. The glass bottle hit him on the forehead, causing it to swell and bleed. Local police are investigating both incidents.
“These bully tactics do not even slightly dampen my resolve to continue promoting the truth about marriage in charity. Our cause is noble and we will win,” said Shibler.
“Some say that same-sex ‘marriage’ doesn’t harm or affect anybody. Well, I think my throbbing forehead is a good example of how it does harm people. Anti-family proponents would like to completely silence my first amendment right to free speech,” he said. “While demanding tolerance for what they call ‘diversity,’ they are utterly intolerant of opposing viewpoints.”
TFP is a Catholic organization rooted in a mission to fighting what they call the Culture War in the front lines, by peacefully defending the values of tradition, family and private ownership.
Yeah, but the perverts are the only ones “hate crime” applies to under our perverse justice system.
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And once a person has been assaulted by threats of imminent violence to their person--
... whether or not the battery has been acted out...
All the rules about self-defense kick into gear....
Someone should have put this little snot on the ground--
---in any number of painful ways....
... and held him until arresting authorities arrived!
I hope the video is crystal clear about the chain of events...
--yet doubtful the fuzz will actually do anything to prosecute him...
This whole homosexual-"rights" issue is about the First Amendment and why it is as important as the economic issues. If we lose our First Amendment rights, then what good is a great economy?
I can only assume that more violence is on the way. Unfortunately.