Thursday, October 16, 2008

Catholic Church Hot Spot - Prop 8, Yes

Violence and intimidation at the St Stanislaus Catholic Church in Modesto, California.

Attack outside of Catholic Church...

This past Sunday, a parishioner at St. Stanislaus Catholic Church in Modesto, California was attacked while helping promote Proposition 8, which will define marriage as only between a man and a woman in California. According to promoters of the initiative, the assault is part of a “wave of violence” throughout the state.

Jose Nunez, 37, was waiting outside of St. Stanislaus for Mass to finish so he could distribute yard signs to Prop. 8 supporters when he was approached by an opponent of the initiative.

The unidentified man grabbed about 75 of the “Vote Yes on 8” signs and ran. Nunez then spotted the man trying to throw the signs over a wall and approached him.
When he got nearer, the man shouted, "What do you have against gays!" to which Nunez replied that he had nothing against gays.

When Nunez attempted to take the stolen signs from the assailant, the man punched him. The blow sent Nunez to the hospital, where he received 16 stitches for the wound below his left eye.
“Yes on 8” press secretary Chip White told CNA that the irony of the whole episode is that, the opponents of Prop. 8 “are the ones who are claiming to be tolerant and open-minded.”



  1. At my local church, we have a bunch of "Yes on Prop 4" and "Yes on Prop 8" yard signs in front along the side walk. Or, should I say "had".

    Yesterday morning, on my way in to my weekly Wednesday morning men's bible study I noticed that all of those yard signs were suddenly gone.

    This isn't the first time this has happened. My church's "motto" (for lack of a better term) is "Unconditionally Pro-Life, Pro-Family". The large vinyl banner proclaiming this on the front of the building has been torn down quite a few times over the years.

    And "they" say that we are the intolerant ones. Heh.

  2. I'm trying to get the catholicvote video ( shown at my parish on two huge music screens at the front of the church before all masses.

    They usually cycle thru the sunday bulletin announcements on them before mass.

    I figured, if they do that why not show something of value that will encourage voting with an informed catholic conscience.

    My diocese will not allow it.


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