PALM SPRINGS, California, November 10, 2008 - Video footage from KPSP CBS 2 Palm Spring News shows Proposition 8 protesters surrounding an elderly woman and the reporter trying to interview her, shouting and blocking the camera's view of the woman, ultimately forcing the camera crew to flee from the encircling crowd.
Does anyone else think this is taking it too far?
Protest for what you believe, but not at the risk of HURTING someone?
Both the woman and the protesters had every right to be there because we have freedom of speech. However I must wander why she decided to walk into the crowd. Yes it is her right, but common sense has to prevail. Where was the police? I don't know about the laws in CA, but in NY every time there is a rally there is a big police presence. Also they did not hurt her just knocked the crossed out of her hand and scream. That is not right by any means, but when I read the posts here i though they had beaten her. And Last I don't think any one protesting is just throwing a tantrum, they are fighting for their right to marry who they love. I don't know if anyone here has being descriminated against, but is very hard to stand by and do nothing when your rights are being taken away.
Answer by ny.chica at 7:34 PM on Nov. 13, 2008
Why is this sort of crime tolerated? We wouldn't tolerate this from ANY OTHER GROUP. Why is it okay for gay people? This is nothing more than a super tantrum much like the ones toddlers throw when they don't get their way. What a shame that they are representing their cause with this type of behavior.
Answer by QuinnMae at 4:54 PM on Nov. 13, 2008
OMG, I learned something from The View... ::gasp, anything is possible I guess::
(please remember I am NOT from California)
~Churches (even who don't agree with gay marriage) could have lost their Tax Exempt Status, if they refused to marry. How is THAT seperation of Church and State???
I believe in civil union for ALL. It's not for me, but who am I to force my belief. But who would be allowed to force the church to marry? I am starting to understnad a little more why the churches got involved...
Answer by grlygrlz2 at 4:59 PM on Nov. 13, 2008
Answer by Anonymous at 5:05 PM on Nov. 13, 2008
It's not right to hurt anyone for a protest.
BUT, people should use their common sense. Don't go into an angry crowd of protesters with your signs and words of dissagreement! HELLO.... what did she think would happen?!
Answer by sammygrl77 at 5:24 PM on Nov. 13, 2008
"Through this whole devastating ordeal our child was watching in horror. So were the children of this so called "man." So were the children of the school, and their parents and probably some spectators from the homes across the street. Our other two children came out and were just as horrified as the rest," Currie wrote on a Facebook page.
click link above to read in full
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