Skip to comments.Same-sex marriage protesters find little support
Posted on 06/06/2014 10:55:38 AM PDT by Phillyred
For the hour that Mike McMonagle and his allies stood in protest Thursday outside Gov. Corbett's office in Center City, they were spared from heat and rain. But little else went in their favor.
Drivers paid no attention to the 30 people holding rosaries and signs railing against same-sex marriage. A man spat on the ground at their feet. Soon, they had to share the sidewalk with other protesters - a younger, louder, more organized group.
While McMonagle's group spoke of the need to "defend our children" from nontraditional families, a group from Cook-Wissahickon School brought in actual children to make the case for increased state funding for arts and education.
The school's choir formed neat rows in front of the governor's office, with matching T-shirts and signs, and sang a Katy Perry song.
"You just got to ignite the light and let it shine . . .," the children sang.
"Holy Mary, Mother of God . . .," the protesters prayed louder.
"Cause, baby, you're a firework . . ."
"Pray for us sinners . . ."
McMonagle and his Pro-Life Coalition of Pennsylvania find themselves for the first time on the losing side of the issue. In May, a federal judge overturned the state's ban on same-sex marriage, following a growing trend among courts and legislators, and in public opinion nationwide.
Corbett declined to appeal, sparking ire from McMonagle and others who had campaigned for him.
"It was a bad decision," said Patrick Baker of Malvern. "He should reverse his stand, and if he doesn't, there's no way he'll win the election. We won't vote for him. We'll find another way."
While McMonagle spoke to security about going up to Corbett's office, the group...
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“Railing”? Stopped right there.
This is what goes for “reporting” in Philadelphia today.
Apparently society has decided that homo “marriage” (though there really is no such thing) is acceptable. Pedophiles will be next up.
This country cannot be and is not going to be saved from itself.
The Kool-Aid has been consumed.
Philly Inquirer just can’t resist stopping to spit on people with rosaries.
Ah yes the sheer inevitability of it all. The message of every progressive fantasist, straight from the pit of Hell itself: “Give it up, Christians, you’ve lost! We have triumphed over you!”
God will answer in His due time. Meanwhile repent, and prepare your souls.
“30 people holding rosaries and signs railing against same-sex marriage.”
I’ve seen the lib media do major stories about groups of protestes smaller than this. That’s the trick, all in the way it’s reported. Now if this had been 30 homos protesting FOR same sex marriage it woulda been a BIG DEAL.
Time to wrap it up, Lord?
It seems rather contrived for the students from the Cook-Wissahickon School to just happen to show up at the exact time of McMonagle’s Pro Traditional Marriage Rally.
The Cook-Wissahickon’s protesters were obviously there to counteract the Pro Traditional Marriage Rally and essentially deny McMonagle’s free speech.
A federal court violating the constitution by imposing laws on the state is not “losing an issue”
The students probably had no idea what was happening, they were bussed there and told to sing probably.
Oh look, people who take a stand for Biblical values are mocked and spat at while the media applauds.
Color me shocked. Not.
“A man spat on the ground at their feet.”
Could you imagine if a Pro Life or a Pro Traditional Marriage supporter spat at the feed of a bunch of feminists of gay protesting?
It would be national news and the person who spat would have been arrested for assault.
A man spat on the ground at their feet.
Losing support? Not when the people vote on the issue.
Judicial edicts have nothing to do with the people. Its one person’s legal decision and often made without the other side having representation in homosexual marriage decisions.
“The students probably had no idea what was happening, they were bussed there and told to sing probably.”
Well of course the elementary school students were not aware of the demonstration being conducted by the Pro Traditional Marriage group, but I bet that the teachers who took them there to protest and disrupt knew exactly what was happening.
My personal opinion is that it is time to loose the horsemen.
In fact it is well past time.
That’s right, put it on the ballot in Pa. and see how “little support” it gets.
I bet the teachers knew exactly what they were doing too
Nope. The Muslims will be up next, importing their hareems and pushing for polygamy.
Its all part of the left’s plan to destroy traditional America.
I tend to disagree, I don’t see pedophilia being legalized.
Reason is that pedophila has a more quantifiable impact than gay marriage does. Legalize gay marriage and you have two consenting adults with big smiles on their faces. Any negative impact ends up being societal and somewhat intangible in nature.
With pedophilia you have a sexually molested kid. That’s much more tangible in producing a defined, identifiable victim. Pedophilia being legalized is going to be extremely dangerous for ... pedophiles. You’ll have fathers or other family members of victims, even the victims themselves, taking matters into their own hands. And there will be very few juries willing to convict anyone who kills a known or suspected pedophile (ie jury nullification)
So sad tho it may seem, the current illegality of pedophilia actually benefits pedophiles: if they get caught theres an inherent trust by the victim/victim’s family that the system will work; they end up in jail where they get fed, showers, health care, etc.
In a world where it’s legalized there’s a MUCH better chance of pedophiles ending up dead, probably after some level of torture. With the person doing such claiming temporary insanity or somesuch and walking away scot free.
Homos have shown you will be destroyed for being against them. There is no agreeing to disagree. The homos are bloodthirsty tyrants that want blood. They will destroy your business, your career, and your family. That isa lot to ask of people sometimes.
We're caught in a twilight zone. The situation with our military is a good example. More than any other government agency, the military is being used as a vehicle for social engineering, particularly the gay agenda. But it is still hailed by conservatives as the bedrock of the American way of life.
Gay “marriage” is not about two people at all. It’s about those two people getting absolute control - parental control - over somebody else’s children.
Social engineers are the worst damn thing ever.
They are the eaters of societies.
I am reading now an account of the reign of the Khmer Rouge in Cambodia. It was all about creating a new social order. About a quarter of the population lost their lives in the madness. I think we’ll see something similar here before long.
This is what a social engineer is.
Our country is a train, a social engineer gets behind the controls and drives the train full speed into the end of the line, because the social engineer believes he can make a new and better train out of the wreckage.
These people should be ah...
I’ll leave it at that, and I was not going to saw outlawed.