I responded to another thread on this topic, which may have been pulled because of duplication. I’d just like to say a few things here.
First, I want to say up front that I’m completely against gay rights to marry, so there won’t be any misunderstanding about where my allegiance lies.
I was horrified when I saw the topic line. Then I watched the video. Over and over and over. And over. And in my opinion, based on a number of things, this woman entered a highly volitile situation deliberately to manipulate these big, loudmouth gay men who were already riled up to attack either a crucifix, a little old lady or both, and to manipulate the press. Go back and watch her posture, her smiling almost throughout, even the vivid color she’s wearing, coupled with her comments to the reporter, “We might have to print this. If you print this it will make me so happy.” Her demeanor during the interview after the incident was self-satisfied; she had gotten the result she wanted. She’d made the gay guys look bad. Is that what protest of an evil amounts to? Making the people on the other side look bad? If she had remained on the sidelines, like the kids who were attacked praying the rosary a few weeks ago, I would have a completely different opinion of this. But she didn’t. She manipulated the situation to get the result she wanted and wide press release. I’m sorry, but if we’re going to protest an evil as Christians, we need to be transparent and non-manipulative, proclaiming the Truth rather than trying to prove how bad the people on the other side are, or worse, provoking them to their worst behavior.