Monday, October 20, 2014

Christian Protesters Disrupt Same-Sex Weddings in North Carolina

Remember the Benham family? The family has a long history of anti-gay/anti-abortion protesting -- which led to the twins losing a reality TV deal and transforming them into martyred darlings of the religious right where they routinely compare their scuttled TV show to those poor folks who've been beheading by ISIS terrorists. But the family's activism goes back to the 80s and 90s when their father became a huge figure in the world of anti-abortion activism.

35 same-sex couples got married in Charlotte, NC, outside the local register's office on Monday, October 13, 2014. Unfortunately, their festive day was marred by a small number of protesters from Operation Save America, including Flip Benham:
Three anti-LGBT protesters were present outside the register’s office, including well-known street preacher and convicted stalker Flip Benham. He interrupted several couples’ weddings as supporters held up a large rainbow flag to block his view. Another protester waved a bible in the air as he screamed several profanities and vulgarities. He was asked by sheriff’s deputies to tone it down or leave. He opted for the latter. Despite the protesters, those gathered celebrated at each of the several weddings held outside the register’s office.
Can you imagine if gay activists began disrupting others' weddings?

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