23 March “Stand Up for Religious Liberty” rallies

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On Friday 23 March at 12 Noon there will be “Stand Up for Religious Liberty” rallies all over the USA.

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  2. Andrew says:

    Thank you for the info. I plan to participate. I hope there will be a decent turnout. I’ve been participating in the 40 days for life, and the supports, from what I see, is pitiful. Where are the Catholics? Are we waiting till our necks are firmly in the nook?

  3. chantgirl says:

    I plan on going. I’m just trying to decide whether it’s prudent to bring the kids along.

  4. irishgirl says:

    There are a few rallies in New York. Closest seems to be in Norwich, in the southern part of the state.
    I hope that I can go to that one.
    I first spotted this at the Catholic Answers Forums site.
    I hope and pray that there will be a lot of people at these rallies! We have to stand up for our liberties!

  5. Margaret says:

    I want to go. I’m planning to go. But I can only do so with the 2yo and 5yo in tow.

    Do folks think this will mostly be a peaceful, pro-religious-freedom crowd, or is there some likelihood of OWS/union/thug activities taking place? I will be going to San Fran. I’m really torn– I can’t endanger my little guys, but I think it’s very important to take a stand.

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    Can’t use your sharing buttons. Need one for “any email.”

  7. mother undercover says:

    We’ll be Standing Up in San Diego!

    Margaret, I hope you’re able to bring your little ones! Our flyers specifically mention encouraging youth to attend, and the rallies are being billed as family friendly, but I’m sure you’re the best judge of your local political climate. I’ll be attending with children ages 9, 5, 3, and 9-months.

  8. MaryW says:

    I’d love to attend the Murrieta, CA rally (actually being held at a location in Temecula’s Old Town) but I will be traveling to Arizona on that day.

  9. AnAmericanMother says:

    All right! It’s convenient, and I can just skip over at lunch time. Won’t even have to take the bus.
    I wonder if it’s even worth asking the rector of the parish that is less than 1/2 block from the site if he would consider a procession or something along those lines.
    It’s the only “Rainbow Friendly Parish” in Georgia . . . so I doubt it.

  10. bookworm says:

    “Do folks think this will mostly be a peaceful, pro-religious-freedom crowd, or is there some likelihood of OWS/union/thug activities taking place?”

    About a week or so ago I noticed that the rally in St. Louis had been canceled. I also note that there is a Midwestern Occupy gathering/conference/whatever going on in St. Louis as we speak. Can’t help but wonder, was that rally canceled to avoid possible confrontation with the Occupy crowd?

  11. Kathleen10 says:

    I’ve been to a number of rallies. The ones that can be dicey are those that include same-sex issues, because the same-sex people can get really ugly. They provoke confrontation and are often very vulgar. No place for children.

    The rallies for this type of issue (religious freedom) tend to be fine, but, there’s always that chance…of course anything can happen anywhere….I myself would probably not bring babies, too boring for them, and why take a chance. They will start crying as soon as the speaker comes to the podium. Older children yes, to this one.
    If you are going as a family, good. (having a man along) Park as close as you can and get in with other families as well. With this issue there will probably not be “opponents”, unless you count the politicians who will be inside State Houses etc., muttering about what’s outside, if they’re Democrats.

    Going to rallies feels GREAT. It warms the heart to feel one is defending their religious freedom. My husband once looked at me during a rally and said “I’ve never seen you so happy”. To defend your faith feels EXHILIRATING.
    Have fun everybody! Bring a sign (on a stick is best) a hat, some water and a snack, and enjoy!

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