Sunday, November 09, 2008

Prop 8 Protest Hits OC's Saddleback Megachurch


Here's a recap of the protest held at Saddleback Church in Lake Forest, CA this morning. Read the full article at the Orange County Register:

About 300 people gathered in front of Saddleback Church protesting the recently-passed gay marriage ban this morning. Holding signs reading "Shame on Rick Warren" and "Preach Love not Discrimination," the crowd chanted "Equal rights now."

Since Prop. 8 passed last week, massive crowds have rallied against it in Los Angeles and San Francisco. In Orange County, hundreds protested without incident in Laguna Beach and Huntington Beach yesterday. Protests were planned in Lake Forest, Laguna Niguel and Rancho Santa Margarita today.

By 11 a.m. at Saddleback Church, No on Prop. 8 protesters waved as the congregation left the church's parking lot. On the other side of the road, it seemed that only two people were rallying in favor of Prop. 8.
You may know Saddleback Church, one of the nation's largest megachurches, as the location of the religious debate between Barack Obama and John McCain held earlier in the year by Pastor Rick Warren. Or, you may be familiar with Warren's book The Purpose Driven Life that has sold a gazillion copies.

My best friend, who I met in New Orleans last month, is a congregant of Saddleback. I can tell you that not all of the folks that attend the church are in favor of or voted for Proposition 8 (or McCain).

5 comments:

Anonymous said...

What does your friend who is a congregant at Saddleback think about protesters pulling a crucifix from the hands of a woman and stomping on it?

Saddleback Prop 8 Protest said...

that never happened.

Y | O | Y said...

Dear anonymous--How come this even wasn't reported in any of the media? I mean, come on, the ultra-conservative Orange County Register would have loved to report such an event.

Seems that not only does the Yes on 8 side lie in its tv ads, but on blogs it trolls as well.

Anonymous said...

Why do you say yes on 8 tells lies? Is it not true that a teacher in SF took the 1st grade students to witness her marriage to a woman? Newspapers reported on this. This is not a lie. 1st graders were taken during school hours and the principal said it was a great teaching moment. SF Herald reported it. Who's telling the lies?

Y | O | Y said...

Sorry anonymous, after your first lie, you have no credibility here.

Now take your hate and lies and shove your krazy religion down someone else's throat. I won't be tolerating it here anymore.

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