Report from Cincinnati, Ohio
October 25, 2015
Wrapping up our weeklong caravan for traditional marriage, we joined forces today on the Feast of Christ the King with a second team of TFP members for a final day of campaigning in the Cincinnati, Ohio area. In total, we were 16 TFP Student Action volunteers.
After attending a beautiful Latin Mass at Sacred Heart parish, we assembled at a busy intersection near a shopping center on Beechmont Ave. The message -- God’s marriage = one man and one woman -- was warmly welcomed.
There was one notable exception. A couple with face piercings and tattoos approached yelling insults and profanities. The woman was more vocal: “You lost already! We won!" she screamed. "Blacks can vote. Women can get abortions, and gays can marry!” The curses and insults continued.
A TFP volunteer inquired, "Why are you displaying so much intolerance?" to which she replied, “Yes, I hate you! I hate you! I hate you!”
Campaign near Eastgate Mall
The second and final campaign ended on Eastgate Boulevard. Unable to find a sidewalk, the members stationed themselves with banners, signs, and standard on a grassy incline bordering a major intersection. The reception here was excellent. Honks, waves, thumbs up, applause, smiles -- all forms of approval for God's marriage were received.
All was well until four police cruisers arrived with lights flashing. The sight of the policemen elicited even more support from passing vehicles. A more senior police informed us that he did not intend to infringe on our 1st Amendment Right but only requested that we adjust our placement at the intersection in order to make sure that passing traffic could read the various signs and have the "right of way." We complied and the campaign continued.
Then we noticed a small pro-homosexual counter-protest form across the road. Their three signs read: It’s Legal, Get over it; God doesn’t judge; and more inappropriately, Honk if you watch gay porn.
This last sign reveals how same-sex "marriage" advocates not only lack basic moral standards, but hold morality and common decency in contempt. In order to oppose the vulgarity, we sang God Bless America, St. Louis de Montfort’s We Want God, and Hail Holy Queen.
This all lasted about an hour.
At the end, the opposition shouted, “It’s legal! Get over it!”
We replied, “It’s still wrong! Get over it!” and "An unjust law is no law at all" and "purity is the answer."
The pro-homosexual activists stood there in shock. Once again, TFP Student Action volunteers were happy to be able to defend the sacred institution of marriage which is being torn apart and destroyed by the homosexual agenda. Though the intercession of St. Michael the Archangel and the Blessed Virgin Mary, we renew our unyielding certainty in God's final victory: "True marriage will endure; counterfeit unions will not."
Saint Michael, pray for us.