rude protesters". One of the strangest complaints involved a couple of dogs that were brought to the event:
But I would like to highlight two aspects of their counter-protest which raised alarm. The first, as you can see in the picture to the left, they brought some dogs with them.
Now if this isn't a bullying tactic, I don't know what is. I mean, look at this dog they've got standing with them. Luckily, he was on a leash.
Louis later devoted an entire blog entry to these two dogs, attempting to prove that they did indeed exist and that they were brought to the event by anti-NOM protesters. He included more pics of the dogs, though I'm still not sure why the NOM folks were frightened of this pair. Check it out for yourself:
incident" from the Albany event that was blown out of proportion involving a mother and her kids:
So much for the "equality for all" slogans they toss around. Must be equality for all who support the homosexual agenda because, as you will see, the activists who surrounded our rally with their rainbow umbrellas were rude and disrespectful to one of our supporters.The woman could have moved or she could have watched the even through the gap in the protesters. Heck, she could have grabbed her kids and walked around those protesters and sat on the other side of them, where you can see plenty of grass for kids to play on. She chose to stay and claim victimhood. I also don't understand her concern about breast-feeding in public. I mean, she was sitting in the middle of a large public green breast-feeding. What does she care if a bunch of gay men can see her feed her baby? Anyone else passing (including the NOM rally participants) could see her breast-feeding while sitting in the middle of the green! If she's that shy, she should either purchase a pump or go somewhere private. I guess it's too easy to play the martyr role instead. Check out this interview where she discusses this incident of "shocking" intimidation...
Sitting on the grass with her three young kids, Maria, pictured to the right, was prohibited from viewing the rally from this line of homosexual activists who refused to move over a few feet to allow for a line of vision for the nursing mother. She asked them and we also asked them to stand slightly to the left or right out of respect for Maria but they wouldn't budge. One of them even threatened us when we asked them to move over. One of those 'you better not touch us' lines. Really classy.
But that's not it. After we were unsuccessful at getting them to move over for Maria, it gets worse. If you noticed, I mentioned that Maria is a nursing mother. I did that for a reason. During the rally, Maria asked the protesters to at least turn around and face the rally so that she could nurse her baby. They refused and said that if she wanted to nurse her baby that she should get up, pack up and move elsewhere. Maria told me she was frightened by the activists.
But the other complaints are little more that "crying wolf" efforts. Almost nobody will look at those dogs and see vicious attackers. Almost nobody will watch the video of the mother's complaints or look at the pictures associated with it and believe that she was truly in fear for her safety or the safety of her children. The more they bleat about those non-attacks, the more their rhetoric will be ignored by the broader community.