On December 16, 2006, a pro-traditional marriage rally was being held on the steps of the Massachusetts Worcester City Hall. Larry Cirignano was participating in the peaceful rally. Homosexual groups and the ACLU came to disrupt it.
It's at this point that reports diverge from the truth. According to the groups disrupting the event, Cirignano grabbed Sarah Loy (ACLU board member and "gay marriage" activist) by the shoulders and shoved her to the ground where her head slammed into the concrete sidewalk. This was all reported by Richard Nangle in the December 17, 2006 Telegram & Gazette, Worcester rally takes ugly turn - Gay marriage backer pushed
The Director of the Worcester County Chapter of the American Civil Liberties Union of Massachusetts, Ronal C. Madnick, reported in the paper, "It was definitely assault and battery,"
Coming back to the truth, civil rights charges were filed against Cirignano. He was acquitted by a jury of three men and three women of all charge. The trial revealed that
- Loy was asked repeatedly to leave. Instead she took over the poduim
- Cirignano escorted her off of the podium
- Loy returned to the crowd, threw herself to the ground and began yelling at Cirignano, "That's what hate does!"
- The police only interviewed the homosexual activists
The Homosexual movement are promoters of tolerance, elimination of hate-speech and anti-bullying. The ACLU stand for equal protection under the law regardless of religion.
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