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August 21, 2013 | 1,690 views | 3 comments

The Texas Leadership Coalition has filed a formal complaint with Milam Park police and San Antonio Police Chief William McManus, asking for protection at peaceful gatherings such as the one held last week. A “Defending Life, Marriage, and Freedom,” rally was held Aug. 3 in Milam Park to oppose San Antonio’s expansion of its anti-discrimination ordinance in support of “alternate lifestyles.”

Families, young and old, assembled peaceably at the event, which was organized by the Texas Leadership Coalition, in conjunction with the San Antonio Family Association, the San Antonio Coalition for Life, and St. Joan of Arc Brigade.

“We came together to pray the rosary, enjoy Christian music, and listen to speeches on the sanctity of life, marriage, family, and our religious liberties in America,” said Phil Sevilla, president of the Texas Leadership Coalition.

As the crowd assembled in front of the park gazebo, protesters, who identified with the homosexual movement, gathered with protest signs and a bullhorn. Although a park police officer was in attendance at the request of rally organizers, he failed to keep the protesters away, participants said.

Protestors situated themselves with signs and rainbow flags in front of the gazebo attempting to drown out the prayer leaders.

While heated words were exchanged, according to Sevilla, there was no violence. When attorney Robert P. Wilson addressed the crowd, there was an obvious attempt to disrupt him, Sevilla said. Wilson has filed a letter of complaint with the city council detailing the unconstitutional language as proposed in the anti-discrimination ordinance.

It seeks to include a protected class of people who choose to identify themselves based on their “sexual orientation” and “gender identity,” Sevilla said, but disruptions such as this are why many Christians oppose the ordinance. Such a law will only embolden attempts to suppress any opposing viewpoint, he said.
 

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New Guy  
Wilson County  
August 27, 2013 4:16pm
 
Muse: Check out the real world....the majority of USA supports equal treatment of ALL Americans, not just white christians.....I you don't like it, stay home and order your supplies on Amazon.com/

 
brahma fan  
stockdale  
August 23, 2013 1:40pm
 
castro is obamas right hand man, two racists in a pod...both have a special spot in hell for their treatment of Christians, particularly white Christians.

 
The Marcelina Muse  
Dry Tank, TX  
August 22, 2013 12:47pm
 
Don't think that straight, God fearing, marriage between a man and a woman folks will get too much help from the city of SA. As far as religious liberty the Obama administration has just about wiped that out.

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