Even though a team of traditional marriage supporters continues
to be threatened and berated in Minnesota, they won't be deterred
from their efforts.
Voters in The North Star State will go to the polls in November
to decide on amending the state constitution to preserve
marriage as the union of one man and one woman. So members of The American Society for
the Defense of Tradition, Family and Property (TFP) have been
showing their support for natural marriage.
James Bascom, spokesman for the Pennsylvania-based group, tells
OneNewsNow bottles were recently thrown at them, and one
person used a different tactic.
"He was definitely a pro-homosexual advocate, and he came out
and made a kind of impromptu sign and was carrying a pistol, open
carry -- which, of course, is legal in Minnesota," Bascom
recognizes. "But in the context he was, I think, trying to get a
message across that basically he was very upset with what we were
The TFP spokesman notes that his group has grown accustomed to
such acts of violence throughout the country, as team members have
consistently taken a stand for traditional marriage. For instance,
a baseball-sized rock was thrown at a volunteer in Maryland.
But Bascom asserts that homosexual activists resort to such
tactics because they do not win in civil discourse.
"It will only succeed if Americans are indifferent," he
contends. "Those who believe in God's law need to get
TFP plans to continue its open support for traditional marriage.
Teams have kicked off campaigns in Maryland, Maine and Rhode