An horrific attack over the weekend has prompted calls for greater scrutiny of radical homosexual activism. TFP Student Action, a traditional marriage organization, was protesting in Fairport, New York when, “a pro-homosexualist hurled himself against the group’s thirteen foot long banner inscribed with ‘God’s Marriage = 1 Man & 1 Woman.’ The banner, held by three volunteers, was knocked down and violently torn to pieces.” The burly assailant then threatened to destroy the cameras of the brave young men but they persevered and the whole incident was recorded for the police.
Founded in 1973, the American TFP was created to “resist the liberal, socialist and communist trends and proudly affirm the positive values of tradition, family and private property.” Members of the group wear beautifully-crafted costumes that feature elaborate red capes crested with a noble lion emblem. Made up entirely of men, TFPSA regularly protests on college campuses across the nation. In addition, these ambitious and righteous fellows do a wondrous job of lending a helping hand to boys in need. They organize special Call to Chivalry Camps where, over games of dodge ball, mock sword fighting, medieval spear throwing and the always popular “Portuguese treasure hunt,” they get to spend quality time with playful children.
While some critics questioned why the TFP students involved in this incident did not do a better job of protecting their handsome banner, others see wisdom in their nonviolent actions. Reports that one of the members actually participated in the signage shredding appear to be unfounded. Indeed, they were clearly outmanned by the gym-bodied pro-homosexual activist with his massive hands and tight t-shirt.
More violence came the group’s way later in the day when a beer bottle was hurled from a white, foreign-made sports car. It struck Michael Shibler, a beefy Evangelical photojournalist, in the head. “Some say that same-sex ‘marriage’ doesn’t harm or affect anybody,” Shibler stated with deep emotion after the incident, “Well, I think my throbbing forehead is a good example of how it does harm people.”
Homosexual groups were quick to launch a smear campaign, claiming the whole incident looked staged. On internet message boards, they have mocked TFP members for their “fake British accents” and “astonishingly poor acting.” Other critics claim that the car from which the beer bottle was thrown had all its windows closed. TFPSA has not yet responded to these charges, but their message remains an important one of love and compassion. “These bully tactics do not even slightly dampen my resolve to continue promoting the truth about marriage in charity. Our cause is noble and we will win,” Shibler is quoted as saying. A local newspaper also reported that a few radical teenagers counter-protested the whole affair. One 14-year old even went so far as to hold up a sign that read, “Support Gay Marriage. This is Fairport”