Catholic priest harassed by gay rights activists for praying the rosary

For a movement that refers to itself as the philosophical heir of the nonviolent civil rights movement, gay rights activists have been doing some pretty hateful things lately.

In case you needed evidence that their allusions to peace and tolerance are nothing more than empty words, look no further. The National Organization for Marriage has uncovered a video that shows Fr. Gerald O’Reilly, a Catholic priest, being verbally assaulted by members of the Gay Liberation Network for praying the rosary during a protest outside a Chick-fil-A restaurant in Chicago.

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23 thoughts on “Catholic priest harassed by gay rights activists for praying the rosary

  1. Monty says:

    Patrick, please explain to me how, when I sit alone at my table, pray a blessing over my food as I have done for 36 years, I am “harassing” anyone else in that restaurant? I understand that you may hot share my religious beliefs, and as we live in a country where that is not only allowed, but protected as your right, that is not something I would ever try to forcibly change, but I am tired of being told that my saying Christmas, God Bless when someone sneezes, wearing a shirt or pendant that is “overtly religious,” or the like, is not allowed because it’s a “form of harassment,” while those pushing these new rules are free to scream obscenities at me and worse.

  2. Patrick says:

    Yes, prayer can be used as harrassment and that’s what the priest was doing here. Prayers are said to God, not to TV cameras. If a Muslim cleric stood next to you reciting Koran verses in opposition to your wife’s right to vote or your daughter’s right to drive, you’d all be singng a different tune right now.

  3. Sean says:

    By the way, this “gay marriage” that homosexual activists demand will not stop at civil marriage. Civil marriage alone would not be “marriage equality.” Once they had civil marriage secured across the country, they would then turn their attention toward punishing churches which “discriminate” by not marrying homosexuals.

    The first point of attack would be the denial of tax-exempt status. Pastors who do not speak out about anything for fear of running afoul of tax regulations may one day be relieved of that concern.

    Resistance to the activists’ bully-boy tactics has been long overdue. It has come in the form of a tasty Chick-fil-A sandwich!

  4. Sam says:

    Fr. Gerald O’Reilly is a shining example of courage!

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