WASHINGTON, August 23, 2002 ( – Pro-life activists are seeing an increase in dirty trick tactics by homosexual activists out to deprive pro-family groups of their rights. Sandy Rios, president of Concerned Women for America, cites a systematic pattern by homosexuals who “will stop at nothing to win,” including:  * Caving in to homosexual activists, Miami police came to Anthony Verdugo’s house on August 16 at 6:00 a.m.—as if he were a drug criminal – and arrested and handcuffed him on a single count of “falsely certifying a petition,” even though Verdugo maintains he certified thousands of signatures legitimately;  * Homosexualist militants in Massachusetts took training sessions on how to harass pro-marriage petitioners by stalking, blocking and creating a scene;  * Homosexualists in Michigan, Florida and Maryland also pretended voters were somehow “duped” into signing pro-family petitions, thus rendering them “fraudulent” and “invalid” when they are legitimate;  * Militants in Maryland routinely harass pro-family petitioners, using “hardball legal tactics” to have a ballot measure cancelled, after state election officials had already certified it.  Rios commented: “Even as they claim to be fighting for civil rights, homosexual militants have shown that they are all too willing to trample over the civil rights of others. Their tactics of harassing and intimidating voters who are simply exercising their citizen’s right to petition undermine Americans’ freedom and the rule of law.”  To read more details see:


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