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Old May 1, '12, 3:03 pm
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While I was walking with my mother, we passed by a small Hispanic Protestant Church, with a couple of Hispanic Protestants talking outside. I was wearing a crucifix around my neck and one lady gave me a glance. I payed no mind, but my mother asked "why is she looking at you like that?"

I've noticed that a couple of them (as well as Jehovah's Witnesses) have given me weird glances and stares for wearing Catholic symbols. I've seen a group called "Catholics in the South" who experienced similar but I've live in NYC, which is mostly Catholic, and the majority of Hispanics are Catholic (I for instance )

But has this happened to anyone else. Has anyone else been given the look for wearing Catholic stuff?
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Other than "I like your cross," nope. (I wear a 2" "crown of thorns" cross.)
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I have to admit, in the past I had 'eyeballed' others for their catholic symbols. Especially the rosary. Now I walk around town with one of my own.
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I just had to throw in my .

When my in-laws were here recently to visit hubby and I , we went to a protestant church with them (in-laws are protestant). I was wearing a crucifix my mother gave me years ago. I got those looks too. I couldn't understand why- the crucifix symbolizes the love Christ has for us that he died on the cross for us.
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[quote=followingtheway;9247066]While I was walking with my mother, we passed by a small Hispanic Protestant Church, with a couple of Hispanic Protestants talking outside. I was wearing a crucifix around my neck and one lady gave me a glance. I payed no mind, but my mother asked "why is she looking at you like that?"

I've noticed that a couple of them (as well as Jehovah's Witnesses) have given me weird glances and stares for wearing Catholic symbols. I've seen a group called "Catholics in the South" who experienced similar but I've live in NYC, which is mostly Catholic, and the majority of Hispanics are Catholic (I for instance )

But has this happened to anyone else. Has anyone else been given the look for wearing Catholic stuff?[/QUOTE

Well I'm the only catholic in my family as I stated in a past conversation me and you had, and I always wear rosary beads on my hands and scapulars and my jehovah witness friends say it's a scam and Jesus didn't die on the cross, and when I visited my old Protestant parish I wore rosary beads on my hand and they also stared
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While I was walking with my mother, we passed by a small Hispanic Protestant Church, with a couple of Hispanic Protestants talking outside. I was wearing a crucifix around my neck and one lady gave me a glance. I payed no mind, but my mother asked "why is she looking at you like that?"

I've noticed that a couple of them (as well as Jehovah's Witnesses) have given me weird glances and stares for wearing Catholic symbols. I've seen a group called "Catholics in the South" who experienced similar but I've live in NYC, which is mostly Catholic, and the majority of Hispanics are Catholic (I for instance )

But has this happened to anyone else. Has anyone else been given the look for wearing Catholic stuff?
Are you sure it was the crucifix? Sometimes I get funny looks, but usually it's because I accidentally tuck my shirt inside my underwear or something.
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Not eyeballed but have had some usual nasty comments said to me.

When I found a frame for my picture of the Holy Family my aunt said to me "You shouldn't have pictures like that, it is idol worship" and then went into a rant about how the Catholic Church is bad because we have statues and the Bible forbids it.
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Not eyeballed but have had some usual nasty comments said to me.

When I found a frame for my picture of the Holy Family my aunt said to me "You shouldn't have pictures like that, it is idol worship" and then went into a rant about how the Catholic Church is bad because we have statues and the Bible forbids it.
You too huh? My bed room has a prayer corner and my Protestant grandmother always gives it wierd looks.
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Are you sure it was the crucifix? Sometimes I get funny looks, but usually it's because I accidentally tuck my shirt inside my underwear or something.
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I was wearing a T shirt that says B16 on the front. A fallen away Catholic friend of mine asked me what it meant. I told her Benedict the 16th..the Pope, ya know. She rolled her eyes and said, "Oh God! We gotta get you some new clothes".
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Hey I wore my crucifix into an Adventist church and I thought they were gonna' try an exorcism on me! Two nights ago I was in a jacuzzi and this guy noticed my crucix, he liked it though. I met an Austrailian couple that was Catholic and they had rosaries around their neck. I know that probably isn't right but they didn't know that.
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Hey I wore my crucifix into an Adventist church and I thought they were gonna' try an exorcism on me! Two nights ago I was in a jacuzzi and this guy noticed my crucix, he liked it though. I met an Austrailian couple that was Catholic and they had rosaries around their neck. I know that probably isn't right but they didn't know that.
No, it's okay to wear rosaries.
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Yes I do get looks I wear a silver Our Lady Of Guadalupe necklace every day. I live in Texas and where I work there is a lot of people with Mexican heritage and people that have immigrated from Mexico. Some of the people donít know a lot of English yet Iíve been stopped about that and we have something in common; Our Lord Jesus, we are family.

Ok I also wear tee-shirts that says U.S. Catholic, Catholic Original, EST. 33AD, Our Lady Of Guadalupe shirts, Catholic baseball hats; Iím proud, Iím Catholic and wear it on my sleeveóif people donít like it or are offended by it. Thatís their problem I will not be ashamed for being a Christian; PRAISE JESUS!
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I wear a silver cross at all times. It's not a crucifix but I get looks anyway.
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Catholics and non-Catholics alike loved the Benedictine Crucifix I used to wear around ('til I lost it, somehow....argh). I sometimes wear a simple wooden cross given to me by my OFS fraternity, and that doesn't get many looks one way or the other. I've got a number of curious stares when I wear the fairly large, brass Miraculous Medal that I have, though.
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