Organizers Say 10000 People, Mostly African-Americans and Hispanics, Turned Out for March for Marriage

AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais
AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais

More than 10,000 sign-waving, hooting, and hollering true believers gathered on the National Mall this afternoon, and they had a message for the Supreme Court less than a mile away up Capitol Hill: the Court does not have the authority to redefine marriage, and the nine Justices dare not try.

At once a political rally and an Evangelical prayer meeting, the striking thing about the third annual March for Marriage was the sea of brown faces. The marchers were almost totally African-American and Hispanic, hundreds bussed in from New York City. This points up a theme of man-woman marriage proponents that gay marriage is a project mostly of white elites.

From the opening prayer by Bishop William Lori, the marchers were primed for a fight. Lori, Archbishop of Baltimore and Chairman of the U.S. Bishop’s committee on religious freedom, told the crowd that God was hearing their prayers that the country turn away from any “new and arbitrary definition of marriage,” and that individuals and businesses should be free to oppose the idea of same-sex marriage without “constraint of opprobrium.”

The President of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops, Joseph Kurtz of Louisville said, “Marriage is and can only be the union of one man and one woman.” He called it a “beautiful truth,” and any effort to redefine marriage would be “the greatest social experiment in our history, and children do not need experiments. They need a mother and a father.”

Kurtz called same-sex advocates to civility in debate and said that “there must be room in the public square for the sacrificial love that a mother and a father share with their children.”

To a deafening roar from the crowd, Kurtz said, “We will not be silenced.”

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SOURCE: Breitbart
Austin Ruse

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