This makes me wonder what to expect at January's "Walk for Life" in San Francisco that I plan to attend. Here, a group of evangelical Christians must be escorted by police from Castro Street after a passer-by convinced a crowd that the group was there to protest the anti-Proposition 8 crowd, although that was not true. The crowd turned to a mob and things got ugly.
"Their rights were respected," said Joe Schmitz, an opponent of Prop 8. "They got a chance to go ahead and pray on the sidewalk and I had the opportunity to express my freedom of speech which is telling them to get out of my neighborhood."Members of the gay community insisted that their reaction to the Christian group was spontaneous. "It was not an organized thing. We're tired of it. It's not religious. It's not a racial thing. It's about hate. We're trying to send a message across the world that we're standing up and we don't want this to go on anymore," said Adam Quintero.
Hopefully, the issue on Prop 8 will not spill over into the Pro-Life March. I have a feeling it might.
But I am still going.
(Hat tip to Abbey Roads)