Contact: John Ritchie, The American TFP, 717-495-5427
CONCORD, New Hampshire, April 16 /Christian Newswire/ -- As volunteers with the American Society for the Defense of Tradition, Family, and Property (TFP) were peacefully distributing literature in support of traditional marriage near the statehouse in Concord, NH yesterday, a same-sex "marriage" advocate tore up a Bible and shouted obscene anti-Catholic slurs at them.
Watch video footage of the Bible desecration here:
The most offensive and obscene language was edited out of the video footage.
The incident occurred shortly after 500 pro-traditional marriage supporters had finished rallying in front of the New Hampshire Statehouse, opposing the legalization of same-sex "marriage" in the Granite State.
"It was shocking to see this fellow just tearing up the Bible, throwing its pages in our face," said TFP Student Action volunteer James Bascom. "Thank God, we are not intimidated by this type of anti-Catholic hatred. Our resolve to defend traditional marriage is only strengthened. With every insult, our desire to promote the truth of God's design of marriage grows ever stronger," he said.
"Torn pages of the Bible were scattered all over the intersection, blowing in the wind," continued Bascom. "There were other pro-homosexual individuals nearby holding a rainbow flag when the desecration took place. One of them laughed and said: 'I smoked a joint with pages of the Bible.'"
The American TFP, a Catholic organization, is distributing fliers titled "Ten Reasons Why Homosexual 'Marriage' Is Harmful and Must Be Opposed." It calls on residents of New Hampshire and Maine to firmly and peacefully resist the advance of the homosexual movement. The same group sent volunteers to California, Arizona and Florida last year to promote traditional one man, one woman marriage.
Iowa and Vermont recently imposed same-sex "marriage." The American TFP believes these developments will seriously undermine the family, harm the nation's moral foundation and jeopardize the innocence of children.
Visit www.tfp.org for more information on the activities of the American Society for the Defense of Tradition, Family and Property.