In a series of blog entries for Legal Insurrection, market researcher and blogger Anne Sorock describes a disturbing scene she witnessed at a Chick-fil-A “Kiss-In” event on Friday.
While the overall pro-gay marriage protest against the restaurant seemed to fall somewhat flat, the Chicago location that she visited was certainly lively. According to Sorock, gay activists began engaging — then harassing – a “homeless street preacher” who was reading his Bible outside of the restaurant.
The writer describes a group of about 20 to 30 protesters who assembled outside of the Chick-fil-A location around 7 p.m. Some of the couples, Sorock reports, kissed one another in a stand against the fast-food chain’s opinion on same-sex marriage. While these acts were expected, some of the protesters made their way over to an individual whom Sorock described as “an elderly African-American homeless man.”
He was seated along a fence nearby the protest. When the activists approached him, they began arguing with him about theology, while also mocking him. One of the individuals in the group even wrote disparaging messages in chalk near the man, who was peacefully sitting and reading his Bible at the time.
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