No on 8 Protest in Laguna 1100 strong

Photo: Andy Templeton for the OC RegisterFrom the Orange County Register

The statewide protest against a freshly approved ban on same-sex marriage spread south on Saturday, as hundreds opposed to Proposition 8 walked streets in two coastal Orange County cities.

In Laguna Beach, more than 1,100 people met in front of City Hall before blazing a trail down the side of Coast Highway and lighting handheld candles.

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Another Rally is scheduled for 10AM Sunday at Saddleback Church in Lake Forest. 1 Saddleback Pkwy, Lake Forest 92630.

  11 comments for “No on 8 Protest in Laguna 1100 strong

  1. November 10, 2008 at 7:47 am

    And the point of not doing this *before* the elections is?

  2. November 10, 2008 at 8:45 am

    What if we all found a local church, walked in early enough to get a seat in the front row, while wearing a Marriage Equality T-shirt? What if instead of singing the suggested hymns, we sang the following as loudly as we can.

    Jesus loves me, this I know.
    For the Bible tells me so.
    Gay and straight to him belong.
    Some may hate but they are wrong.
    Yes, Jesus loves me.
    Yes, Jesus loves me.
    Yes, Jesus loves me.
    The Bible tells me so.

    What if we did this every week until we got marriage equality? Nonviolent civil disobedience makes a difference.

  3. November 10, 2008 at 9:12 am


    The unfortunate reality if that most people do not care about the possibility of loosing their rights because they foolishly believe it will not happen to them. When they do loose their rights they get very upset and protest.

    There were protests before the election but not nearly as large. The other reality is that protests do not win elections, voters do.

  4. Dan Morgan
    November 10, 2008 at 9:17 am

    “a local church”? First off, hardly anyone sits in the front row. And that local church may not be enough to swing the vote of 500,000 million people. You would do better going to south central LA. Or have gotten out the vote more. And once you hit one church you’ll never get back in.

  5. Dee
    November 10, 2008 at 12:25 pm

    Did u not get outside AT ALL before the election?? We were all over protesting or in your words, “Doing this before the election”. The reason you didnt hear or know is because you probably didn’t care AND we did it quietly as we thought people had enough common sense then.

    Maybe your right though, we should be protesting Mormon marriages such as Mormon Joe Smith marrying a 14 year old girl- thats not a marriage between a man & a woman, that a sacrifice of a child to a monster.

  6. Steve Kim
    November 10, 2008 at 12:30 pm

    Prior to protesting I think someone or a delegation should meet with Rick Warren.
    He takes much crap from his parishioners for hosting an AIDS Forum as it is.
    He seems to respect dialog. Just a suggestion.

  7. Steve Kim
    November 10, 2008 at 12:32 pm

    One more thing….

    Protesting fundamentalists won’t change their minds.
    They will revel in being persecuted for Jesus and carrying out God’s will.

  8. G
    November 10, 2008 at 12:40 pm

    If you are a Christian, then please read verse after verse in the bible about immorality. I have nothing against the person and we are called to love them, however I have everything against the act they are committing. We as Christians are called to live pure lives without sin. Therefore we cannot condone any sin to become acceptable behavior. All have fallen short of the glory of God, but when you give into to sin and try to pass it off as purity you are ignoring the Spirit and are fooling yourself while living in sin.

  9. S Munter
    November 12, 2008 at 5:43 pm

    Hey, check out this site for the updates for Saturday’s protests.

  10. conservative oc
    November 15, 2008 at 10:03 pm

    Many believe homosexual behaviour is a lifestyle choice, therefore it is not a civil-rights situation. How many times do we need to vote on this issue?

  11. apple
    November 16, 2008 at 5:37 pm


    If you are a Christian, then please remember that we believe in love thy neighbor, do unto others as you would have done unto you, and do not judge. If you are against homosexuality, then do not be a homosexual. But to judge others and say “we cannot condone,” goes directly against many Christians’ belief that we do not judge, but instead show compassion for others and have respect for all of God’s creations. And if you would be less than pleased if someone voted for you not to be able to marry the person most precious to you, I would hope that you would not vote the same fate on others.

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