Journal of James Hartline

Friday, November 14, 2008

Elderly Prop. 8 supporter roughed up is filing charges

An elderly California woman will file charges against homosexuals who attacked her during a protest against the passage of Proposition 8.

Last Friday evening, homosexual activists and their supporters gathered at the Palm Springs City Hall, protesting voter approved Prop. 8, which defines marriage as between a man and a woman. Phyllis Burgess went to the rally, and carried a Styrofoam cross through the crowd. As ABC affiliate KESQ-TV carried that rally live, homosexuals surrounded the 69-year-old woman, began pushing her, reportedly spit on her, and grabbed the cross from her arms and threw it on the ground. (See video report) Burgess remained calm throughout the melee. "I was really so overflowing with peacefulness in my heart that I just couldn't see this," she says. "It wasn't in my mind, it really wasn't."

Initially, Burgess said she did not want to file charges, but changed her mind after authorities encouraged her to do so (see related video). She says she went to the rally "just to get my remarks across at my city hall, where I have lived for 30 years." She adds: "If it takes endangerment, should that stop me? I'm a senior -- we respect elder abuse in this city." Police are reviewing video in hopes of identifying suspects. Charges would be assault and vandalism, both misdemeanors.

If this had been a citizen who had gone and torn down a rainbow flag off of a gay center, then the homosexuals would have been screaming for justice. Why aren't they demanding justice for this woman who was denied her right free religious expression in America, as well as the fact that they brutally suppressed her right to free speech as she was carrying the cross?

We will see more acts of violence and hypocrisy from the "tolerant" crowd in the days ahead. And the result will be a dramatic turning of public opinion against the radical homosexual political agenda.

The so-called oppressed are now the neighborhood bullies. Yet, we always knew that was the case.


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