League and Council Unite To Defend Marriage In Richmond

Virginia

The League of the South and Council of Conservative Citizens held a joint Southern Marriage & Family Defense demonstration in Richmond, Virginia this morning which targeted Virginia Attorney General Mark Herring over his failure to defend Virginia’s ban on gay marriage in federal court.

In February, US District Judge Arenda Wright Allen struck down Virginia’s ban on gay marriage. In recent months, federal judges have aggressively struck down similar bans in Utah, Oklahoma, Texas, and Michigan and have issued rulings which have undermined bans on gay marriage in Kentucky and Tennessee. While League and CofCC members were still protesting in the streets in Richmond, the news broke that another federal judge has decided to strike down Ohio’s ban on gay marriage.

Approximately 30 League and CofCC activists participated in the demonstration. This was more than we expected. We were counterprotested by 12 members of a group called “Anti-Fascist Action” – 6 or 7 lesbians and around 3 effeminate male homosexuals who screamed “fascists eat ****” on a street corner a block from us.  We’re uploading a video of our encounter with the “dirty dozen” to YouTube.

Later this afternoon, we were eating lunch when we heard that two of the counter demonstrators had showed up at the Virginia Flaggers event to participate in a “rap battle,” and a random biker passing by stopped and destroyed their little radio which was blasting rap music. It was a very bad day for “anti-fa” here in Richmond!

Note: SNN has photos, videos, and links to news coverage.

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  • Mosin Nagant

    The Pennsylvania Defense of Marriage Act, signed into law by Governor Ridge in October 1996, is still in force. It states: ‘Marriage shall be between one man and one woman. A marriage between persons of the same sex, which was entered into in another state or foreign jurisdiction, even if valid where entered into, shall be void in this Commonwealth’.

    Conservative rural representative silenced liberal urban representatives from speaking against Biblical marriage in the Pennsylvania House of Representatives, last year: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/06/27/brian-sims-doma_n_3513741.html Representative Daryl Metcalfe said, ‘I did not believe that as a member of that body that I should allow someone to make comments such as he was preparing to make that ultimately were just open rebellion against what the word of God has said, what God has said, and just open rebellion against God’s law’.

  • Logan Smith

    Keep it up, fellows. The way them liberals acted, you’d think they’d want our cause to be victorious. I mean, if you compare them to nice looking, well dressed and mannered folks like y’all, the people are going to go along with y’all.

  • Jack Ryan

    God bless the brave, solid Christian men and women of the LOS, CoCC in these dark days.

  • Mosin Nagant

    Tea Partiers and Ronpaulists have always been well dressed and well mannered, too, and always clean up their trash before they leave (and even pick up trash that ISN’T theirs) — but the media still ignores them, and nobody with power listens to them. Meanwhile the liberal ‘antifa’ are having a lot of ‘fun’ (they ‘get their kicks’) by dressing ‘casual’ and acting wild in demonstrations. They are often paid money to perform, and may get free transportation. They always leave their mess behind, but the media never blames them for it.

  • NYYankees

    I don’t support CofCC’s purveying of jewish propaganda about hate crimes against jews.

    Besides that, looks like people made a positive stand. Has anyone considered framing the debate by coming up with your own name for the ‘antifa?’ I assume they named themselves.

  • FB

    “hate” is such a Jewish word. That’s all they can spit out when their intersts are threatened. You can think of a better, more positive-sounding slogan.

  • The confrontation with the antifa was worth the price of coming here. The video should be uploaded soon.

  • Nick

    While the protest and counter-protest were going on, a gay rights group known as Equality Virginia held its 2014 Equality Summit at the Greater Richmond Convention Center. Over 50 people from across the state attended. Tonight Equality Virginia also held its annual Commonwealth Dinner, an event where the work of equality advocates in the LGBT community is recognized. Tickets to the dinner were sold out.

  • tom

    Gay marriage is such a strange issue in America. It’s an issue that Blacks and conservatives are in full agreement on. Black support is why you see such strong numbers against it in the South when it comes to a vote. Even California votes against it yet it keeps making judicial/legal progress thanks to the efforts of a small group of rabid homo activists that acquire a large budget by shaking down every major corporation in the country for donations. If you look at Microsoft’s website I’d wildly guess they spend at least 10 million a year on pro homo organizations: https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/diversity/programs/ergen/gleam.aspx

    It goes without saying google, apple, ge, coke, etc all have similar programs for homos. If we could organize a successful boycott and get a company to cave in to our side that would be great, but I haven’t seen that our community has that level of organization or influence yet. The rabid homos have more money than us and are willing to stoop to any level of depravity to get their way. We have souls with consciences and are unable to fight them at their level.

    It’s a tough fight but we will always have the majority support. It’s a fight worth fighting and I appreciate your efforts today. The more the feds push this issue on us, the farther they push us away from the union. Great job, keep fighting, and I think the league is moving in a very good direction.

  • Logan Smith

    Coke is a Southern business, why would they ever be pro homosexual marriage?

  • tom

    coke is a globalist monstrosity:

  • AnalogMan

    FB says:

    “hate” is such a Jewish word. That’s all they can spit out when their intersts are threatened. You can think of a better, more positive-sounding slogan.

    I have to agree. My reaction was, I don’t know this Herring from a Kipper, and why should I care if he hates families, or cats, or broccoli? Hate is a subjective emotion, not a crime. What has he actually done?

    Of course, I’m not a Virginian, but I wonder if the organizers haven’t underestimated the level of cluelessness of the general public?

    Most of them seemed uninterested, in any event, apart from a few honks or one-fingered salutes, and one intrepid soul who shouted “Conservatives suck!” as he roared away at full throttle. One man stopped to ask what it was all about, and expressed support after it was explained to him.

    We shouldn’t have to explain it.

  • Long Live Dixie

    Analog, I tend to agree with you. The signs should have been clearer. Who is Herring? I’d never heard of him till yesterday (I’m not a Virginian but I wouldn’t be able to name my own state’s attorney general). Also, what’s it mean that Herring hates families? And how does this relate to Southern nationalism? Alternating signs saying “Marriage is between a man and a woman” and “Southern independence” I think would have made our message clearer. The majority of the Southern public agrees with us on the homosexual marriage issue and it’s important to link SNism with that issue in the minds of the public. The League is fairly new to rallies like this, so there are still a lot of lessons to be learned.

  • Hate is the operative word in any conflict with Christendom, Whites, or a moral society.

    God hates the Jews- St. John Chrysostom

    It follows (logically) that the Jews hate God, and anyone that is the incarnated representative of His Kingdom.

    Call the H8rs what they are Christophobes and Caucaphobes; whether they’re Jews, Fags, Liberals, or merely Damn Yankees.

    Call a spade a spade. Literally.