Cross-Carrying Elderly Woman Attacked At Anti-Proposition 8 Rally

An angry mob of homosexual activists in Southern California attacked an elderly bespectacled woman carrying a cross, then shouted her down during a live TV interview as she tried to explain to a reporter her defense of the state’s new marriage amendment.

“WE SHOULD FIGHT! WE SHOULD FIGHT!” screams one pro-‘gay’-marriage protester as the woman, identified as Phyllis Burgess, stands calmly with a reporter waiting to be interviewed.

The video is available on this link, courtesy KPSP-TV in Palm Springs.

Another is screaming, “GET OUT OF HERE,” and the reporter tells her anchor team back at the station, “As you can see we are being attacked.”

The situation developed when homosexual activists gathered at the Palm Springs City Hall for a protest following voters’ approve by a margin of nearly 53 percent to 47 percent a state constitutional amendment that acknowledges only a marriage between a man and a woman will be valid or recognized in California. The amendment specified that it is effective immediately.

Then Burgess appeared, carrying a cross, to portray the biblical perspective of homosexual marriage.

She barely had arrived when the cross was knocked from her hand, then stomped on the ground.

The on-scene reporter, identified as Connie Chang, tried repeatedly to complete her interview.

“She just wants to express her viewpoint, sir,” she tells a protester who was waving his arms in her face.

The video later was posted on the San Francisco State University College Republicans’ website.

But the worst was yet to come, said Ryan Sorba, chairman of the college group.

“The video is astounding and chilling and speaks for itself,” he wrote. “The end of this video illustrates the fate of religious freedom and marriage should pro-sodomy activists ultimately legalize so-called same-sex marriage by way of activist California courts.”

That’s where the anchor concludes the report with: “There’s a lot of anger and a lot of hate, quite honestly, on both sides.”

On the Republicans’ comment page, there was outrage.

“There is simply no explanation for this kind of intolerance. For a group of people who claim to be fighting to expand their rights, they sure are willing to strip conservatives of theirs,” said one participant.

“Yeah, the 80 year old woman was full of HATE. you could tell,” wrote another anonymous poster.

Another said, “The anchor said there was a lot of anger and hate on both sides – there was no anger and hate portrayed by the little old lady holding the cross. She reminds me of Ghandi. The anger and hate was all one sided. To defile a crucifix like that is a very grave evil indeed.”

“Man, this is unbelievable,” added Fiona. “I have never seen so much intolerance and hate in my life. Who is being silenced now. The news anchor obviously was not paying attention to what was going on, if he had the nerve to say there was hatred from both sides. … From what I saw, she was saying she loved the people, was praying, and had her belongings ripped from her and trampled on.”

The other perspective was represented by another poster, “That lady had it comin.'”

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One Response to “Cross-Carrying Elderly Woman Attacked At Anti-Proposition 8 Rally”

  1. Gina says:

    This is a hate crime caught on tape. Why doesn’t someone push the issue of this hate crime commenced on an elderly christian woman. I am not in Califonia but California christians should push this issue. If a [homosexual] was attacked while sipping a cappucino – it would be a hate crime. Don’t accept reverse discrimination.
    (Comment edited for inappropriate language)

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