Sunday, October 19, 2008

Prop. 8 Opponents Throw Bricks at Elderly and Attack Churches

I heard on EWTN Radio that opponents of Prop. 8 are defacing churches.

Fred

Opponents of Traditional Marriage Engage in More Dirty Tricks; Supporters Create a YouTube Video
SACRAMENTO, October 17 /Christian Newswire/ -- Thefts, vandalism, and harassment of Prop. 8 supporters continues. Some enthusiastic volunteers for Prop. 8 have created a YouTube video of signs defaced and mangled by No on 8 forces, even though the No on 8 campaign claims to be one of tolerance: http://www.youtube.com/watch? v=OjkKqjkq1r4.

Many opponents of Prop. 8 are stealing only the plastic bags that slip over the metal frames for the signs. Because so many Yes on 8 signs have been stolen, ProtectMarriage.com has had to order 50,000 plastic bags to replace ones that have been stolen.

ORANGE COUNTY
Orange
• During the night someone took down a supporters' Yes on 8 yard sign and tacked the sign up by the front door, and defaced it. Similar messages were written on their sidewalk. Police were notified and a police report was filed.

Huntington Beach / Fountain Valley
• Numerous Yes on 8 signs have been slashed, torn, ripped, defaced, and stolen. At least two Prop. 8 supporters have created enclosed plexiglass frames (with 6-foot deep 4x4 anchors) to enclose and secure their frames.

Yorba Linda
• 200 signs were posted over this last weekend in one neighborhood, and now only 10% are left.
Sylmar

• A Yes on 8 sign was defaced with writing: "no…gay pride west Hollywood."

LOS ANGELES COUNTY
Santa Monica
• On Sunday a Yes on 8 bumper sticker was put on a supporters car, and on Tuesday while they were in a local store for only 2-5 minutes someone vandalized their car, peeled off the bumper sticker and then keyed the entire length of their car.

La Mirada
• Yes on 8 supporters have put signs in their yard three different times and two of them have been stolen. The same supporters received permission from businesses to put up about 100 signs, which were stolen within 2 two days.

KERN
• Bakersfield
A tenant placed Yes on 8 signs in the front yard of the apartments, amongst No on 8 signs. The Yes signs were ripped up and thrown in the dumpster.

SAN LOUIS OBISPO
• Supporters of Prop. 8 are victims of having bricks thrown. A brick was thrown through the front window of an elderly couple's home, as well as through the front window of a car.

SAN DIEGO COUNTY
Chula Vista
• Three arrests were made Monday evening when three men were caught stealing Yes on 8 signs.

Imperial Beach
• Yes on 8 sign was defaced with the word "bigot."

SUTTER
Yuba City
• A Yes on 8 supporter put sign up on Saturday; it was gone by Sunday. She replaced it on Sunday; it was gone by Tuesday. Neighbors with Yes on 8 signs had them stolen as well.

SANTA CLARA
• A San Jose woman who is a supporter of Prop. 8, and drives 100 miles every day for work has witnessed an orchestrated effort to remove and destroy Yes on 8 signs throughout the South Bay, and East Bay.

MERCED
• A Prop. 8 supporter reported all fifteen signs taken down from their residence; other signs were reported stolen from the area.

Protect Marriage
915 L Street, # C-259, Sacramento, CA 95814

For more information, visit www.ProtectMarriage.com.

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Christian Newswire
To: National & State Desks
Contact: Chip White, ProtectMarriage.com, 916-446-2587, 916-215-4392 cell, chip@protectmarriage.com

Attack outside of Catholic church part of ´wave of intimidation,´ says Yes on 8

Yes on 8 supporters holding yard signs in front of St. StanislausSacramento, Oct 15, 2008 / 08:17 pm (CNA).- This past Sunday, a parishioner at St. Stanislaus Catholic Church in Modesto, California was attacked while helping promote Proposition 8, which will define marriage as only between a man and a woman in California. According to promoters of the initiative, the assault is part of a “wave of violence” throughout the state.

Jose Nunez, 37, was waiting outside of St. Stanislaus for Mass to finish so he could distribute yard signs to Prop. 8 supporters when he was approached by an opponent of the initiative.

The unidentified man grabbed about 75 of the “Vote Yes on 8” signs and ran. Nunez then spotted the man trying to throw the signs over a wall and approached him.

When he got nearer, the man shouted, "What do you have against gays!" to which Nunez replied that he had nothing against gays.

When Nunez attempted to take the stolen signs from the assailant, the man punched him. The blow sent Nunez to the hospital, where he received 16 stitches for the wound below his left eye.

“Yes on 8” press secretary Chip White told CNA that the irony of the whole episode is that, the opponents of Prop. 8 “are the ones who are claiming to be tolerant and open-minded.”

"It's outrageous that the ‘No’ campaign calls themselves the voice of tolerance and moderation and wants people to feel bad for supporting Prop. 8. There was nothing tolerant or moderate about beating up Jose," said White. "Clearly the man who attacked Jose is intolerant of those who support traditional marriage," he added.

Following the altercation between Nunez and the anti-Proposition 8 assailant, the “No on Prop. 8” campaign director Patrick Guerrier released a statement condemning the violent attack and saying that such actions “should not be tolerated in any campaign."

In an interesting twist, Jose Nunez is originally from Mexico but just became a U.S. citizen two months ago. He will be voting for the first time in November. Nunez is also active in his parish as the Grand Knight of the St. Stanislaus Council Knights of Columbus, an organization that has contributed more than $1 million to the campaign for Prop. 8.

The attack has not lessened Nunez´s support for Proposition 8.

"The other side wants to intimidate us, but we can't stop standing up for traditional marriage,” he said. “I may be bloody and bruised, but I'm not giving up. Protecting traditional marriage is just too important for our kids," added Nunez, who is the father of three children, ages 9, 5, and 3.

According to Chip White, Californians from around the state have reported being harassed by people who are against Prop. 8. Among the incidents he related were: verbal harassment of Prop.8 supporters on the freeway, including obscene gestures; the theft of yard signs; and a woman in Riverside, California who had her garage sprayed with graffiti.

White characterized the incidents as “a whole wave of intimidation and violence up and down the state.”

2 Comments:

At 11:40 PM, Blogger emily said...

http://prop8discussion.wordpress.com/

yes on prop 8!

what is with the bricks! and the elderly people?!

 
At 7:18 AM, Blogger Reuven said...

Fellow Christians!

BEWARE OF MORMONS BEARING GIFTS! Vote *NO* on 8!

This is an attempt from the Mormon "Church" to gain credibility among evangelicals. Don't be fooled. A simple google search on mormon evangelical relations will reveal a lot about their plan.

You'd tell your kids "Don't accept candy from strangers." Set a good example by not doing it yourself.

(See the War on Savings)

 

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