New pro-marriage television ads feature victims of bullying by homosexual activists
MINNEAPOLIS, November 2, 2012, (LifeSiteNews.com) - Two new television ads presented to voters by pro-marriage organizations are featuring victims of bullying by homosexual activists and their allies, whose habitual tactics of slander and intimidation were not widely reported by the mainstream media.
One video sponsored by the Family Research Council and aired in opposition to homosexual “marriage” in Maryland, shows 14-year-old Sarah Crank and her mother describing the vicious attacks against Sarah by homosexuals following the girl’s testimony in favor of traditional marriage in the Maryland state legislature in January.
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The video shows quotes from public comments made on the Internet including “I hope you get raped by your married parents,” and “Stupid bitch, I hope you die on your birthday!”
“It never occurred to me in a million years that they would think about publicly attacking a child, publicly bullying a child,” says Crank’s mother, Kathleen. “And all of a sudden there was this outpouring of vile hatred that I simply couldn’t ever believe would be directed against a 14 year old girl.”
“I love my family, and like I said in my testimony, I just want everyone to have a mom and a dad,” Sarah remarks.
A second video aired by the National Organization for Marriage and the Marriage Anti-Defamation Alliance features an interview with firefighter Sarah Rowe, who defied her pro-gay union to publicly express her support for a traditional marriage amendment in Minnesota.
Rowe objects to her union involving itself in such issues, notes that pressure is put on people by claiming that “if you disagree with the gay marriage movement, you’re not nice, you’re mean-spirited, you’re bigoted,” and adds that “I just want to practice my faith and be allowed to practice my faith.”
Rowe eventually wrote a letter to the editor for her local newspaper detailing her opposition to her union’s position, and blasting the leadership for its “bullying” tactics against defenders of marriage.
“I chose to vote my conscience, resulting in being made to feel uncomfortable and unaccepted….Wouldn’t it also be nice not to feel bullied at a union meeting? Wouldn’t it be nice to be assured by union leadership that workplace rights will be protected?” wrote Rowe.
“Words were said against deeply held beliefs and this nation’s history and law, all a part of who I am. A list was passed around with groups in support of redefining marriage, one of which was false witness of my faith,” she also stated, but said that nonetheless “As a Local 101 member and Duluth firefighter, I’ll vote my conscience and vote ‘yes’ on the marriage amendment.”