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‘I hope you f——ing go to Hell’: Activist screams at Texas gov for supporting natural marriage

Fr. Mark Hodges Fr. Mark Hodges

NEW YORK CITY, NY, July 17, 2015  (LifeSiteNews) -- Texas Governor Greg Abbott was traveling with his wife Cecilia and their daughter, 18-year-old Audrey, when a 32-year-old man who had just shaken the governor's hand began screaming at him.

Abbott's offense? Supporting natural marriage.

“I hope you f---ing go to Hell because of your stance on gay marriage,” the violent gay activist yelled, face-to-face with the governor, according to Abbott spokesman Matt Hirsch, in full view of Abbott's wife, Texas' First Lady Cecilia Abbott, and their daughter.

Then, the unidentified same-sex "marriage" supporter threatened the Texas governor.  "I'll see you on the plane," he said, as Texas troopers traveling with Abbott told the man to step away.

The incident happened at John F. Kennedy International Airport, where officials pulled the man who accosted the governor off the flight, gave him a hotel room for the night, and put him on another flight the next day.

Media coverage of this gay "marriage" supporter's attack has been light, but certain facts, such as the identity of the attacker, have been kept from the public. 

"Why has the media kept the identity of your attacker from the public?" asked a commenter on Facebook. "If it had been an attack by a Christian on a gay man, the attacker's identity would have been immediately released."

Homosexual activists and their supporters have applauded the vitriolic attack on Gov. Abbott.  Stephen D. Foster Jr. of the Addicting Info blog wrote, "The homophobic governor of Texas should be shamed wherever he goes for being a hateful bigot... More people should do this more often to other anti-gay public officials... Abbott totally deserved to be accosted at the airport."

Gov. Abbott has been a vocal supporter of natural marriage.  On the day the Supreme Court decision for homosexual "marriage" was announced, Abbott announced, “No Texan is required by the Supreme Court’s decision to act contrary to his or her religious beliefs regarding marriage.”

Last year, Abbott defended Texas’ definition of marriage as between a man and a woman. “Texas’s marriage laws are rationally related to the state’s interest in encouraging couples to produce new offspring, which are needed to ensure economic growth and the survival of the human race,” he wrote.  

“By channeling procreative heterosexual intercourse into marriage, Texas’s marriage laws reduce unplanned out-of-wedlock births and the costs that those births impose on society," the governor continued.  "Same-sex marriage does not advance this interest, because same-sex unions do not result in pregnancy.”

Gov. Abbott was in New York drumming up business for his home state.  He had conversations with some 30 global business leaders, representing 22 corporations, about how Texas cut over $4 billion in taxes for businesses and homeowners, reduced regulations, and built transportation infrastructure across the state.

Chief Executive magazine recognized Texas as the “best state for business” for the eleventh year in a row this year. 

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