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  • Where is the tolerance here????

    18 posts, 13 voices, 695 views, started Nov 13, 2008

    Posted on Thursday, November 13, 2008 by Sandy Ochoa-West

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      Cross-Bearing Elderly Woman Attacked by Gay Marriage Supporters, May Press Charges
      Thursday , November 13, 2008

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      An elderly woman bearing a cross who attended a gay marriage protest to voice her support of the California ban was attacked by demonstrators and may now press charges.

      Carrying a large, Styrofoam cross, 69-year-old Phyllis Burgess showed up at a rally last Friday against Proposition 8, the ban on same-sex marriage that was passed on Election Day in California.

      She was there to show her belief in traditional marriage, she said.

      Within minutes, however, angry protesters swarmed around the Palm Springs resident, yanked the cross from her hands and trampled on it.

      The incident was videotaped and posted on YouTube.

      Now, Burgess says she might press assault charges, according to The Desert Sun.

      "I guess I didn't see the gravity of the whole thing and how it was being portrayed to the public," Burgess told the paper. "People are incensed. They seem to want some kind of justice."

      Palm Springs police have made no arrests yet, but said they spent time Sunday trying to convince Burgess to file charges against some of the demonstrators.



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          Cheryl Guy wrote Nov 13, 2008
        • That kind of behavior is just not acceptable from anyone!



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          Sandy Ochoa-West wrote Nov 13, 2008
        • I agree. We should never preach hate for anyone or any group for what they believe even if we don’t agree with it. This was one elderly women attacked by a group for carrying a cross! As Christians, we are being criticized for being intolerant and discriminitory, but this article shows that EVERYONE needs to be able to believe what they believe and live without fear. So many of us have been placed in the same catagory with the Radical Evangelists that use their podiums to preach hate or the pro-life groups that bomb abortion clinics. I will never condone using God’s word or his truths to spread fear and hate. That’s just wrong



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          Bobbi Bacha wrote Nov 13, 2008
        • I agree, while I believe in Civil Unions for gay partners, I would never agree with violence from anyone.



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          Sandy Ochoa-West wrote Nov 13, 2008
        • You would think in a country were we are at war and are battling an enemy that wants to destroy Americans, we would truly seek to become ONE NATION UNDER GOD. Instead, we don’t have to wait for them to destroy us, we are doing it to ourselves. What the world needs now is love sweet love, never rang truer to my heart. Since I am posting this on Sisters In Christ, I am asking all my sisters to hit their knees today. We need to pray for our President Elect, for the President who is in office right now, for the Gay community, and for the spiritual warfare that is taking hold of our country. Through God ALL things are possibe!!
          And We can do ALL things through Christ who gives us strength!!



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          Theresa Simmons wrote Nov 13, 2008
        • The bible says, one man shall not lie down with anouther.not judgeing ,just quoteing.but to each his own.



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          Theresa Simmons wrote Nov 13, 2008
        • does not say anyyhin adout a women thou...hahahahahah



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          Theresa Simmons wrote Nov 13, 2008
        • ok,that one sent me half way to hell.lol just kidding.love allof u guys on here,God be with you,and yours allways.



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          Sweetnsassy wrote Nov 13, 2008
        • I can’t say I agree with same sex marriage but I certainly respect those that do.  I feel that each person has the right to seek out their own happiness, thier own relationshp with God, and live thier life accordingly.  Who am I to judge???  The bible quotes:  “Let those without sin cast the first stone” No stone throwing coming from my direction!  And you‘re right, Sassy, this country needs love and we all need to unite as one nation under God!  Amen sister!!!



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          Lisa Middlesworth wrote Nov 13, 2008
        • How boring would it be if I got up every morning, said hello to my neighbor, they looked like me, believed like me, lived like me?
          Everywhere I go everybody was the exact same. I wouldn’t like that at all.
          We all have a right to express our passions, but in a gentle peaceful way. You also have to respect that the protesters on the other side have a right to what they believe. You can’t hurt others just because you don’t agree with them.
          Because we are all different, we are all unique. That is what makes this the most amazing place to live.  

          I truly live in a house divided, but that’s what keeps us on our toes. We are always researching facts so when our next debate comes up, we have a valid debate. For example:
          My husband is a republican, I am a democrat, I love the Atlanta Braves and my children love the NY Yankees. I can’t live without organization, my children and husband can’t live with it.
          Let me tell you, life is very interesting around here when we discuss politics and baseball. But, we have so much fun, even our neighbors will come to see us, just to watch us debate one another. They are heated debates, but when it’s said and done...I love the fact that my children are not swayed by what we believe is right or wrong and they except, love and respect everyone’s opinion. You may not even like their opinion, but you like the person. To me that builds and shows great character.
          I was raised in a Holiness church where the wealthy folks sat on one side and us from the other side of the tracks sat on the other side. And believe you me, you could feel the hair stand up on the back of your neck if you sat in the wrong place. I am ashamed to say that I don’t go to church since we moved here 18 years ago. Yikes!! I love church and want to go so badly. I am very shy and don’t like to stand out in any way what so ever, so basically, that is my lame excuse. But, I do believe in God, I pray everyday, I read the Bible, and try to live my life in a way that I think would be pleasing to God. Most would say, well you will never get to heaven. I disagree, I believe that God wants us to be good to our brothers and sister, except all the differences that make us unique.



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          Sandy Ochoa-West wrote Nov 13, 2008
        • LCmiddlesworth: you don’t have to go to church to go to heaven. You are doing everything right. I’ll see you there someday!



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