“Disorderly Protesters” Definition Depends on Whose Side You’re On

Joseph Holland was arrested for praying outside a Planned Parenthood abortion clinic on July 3rd.

Joseph Holland was arrested for quietly praying on his rosary on a public sidewalk outside a Planned Parenthood abortion clinic on July 3rd. Police claim that he was unlawfully invading other people's privacy.

A graduate students is fighting charges for disorderly conduct.  His crime?  Standing and praying on the rosary outside an abortion clinic.

Joseph Holland, a 25-year-old graduate student at Northwestern University, says he was standing still praying the rosary outside a Planned Parenthood facility in downtown Chicago July 3 when police arrested him for violating the city’s new “Bubble Zone” ordinance.[…]

“I was just standing by the building praying the rosary and one of the Planned Parenthood volunteers came up to me and started yelling at me that I needed to move 8 feet away, but the thing is I didn’t actually approach anyone; I was just standing by the building and the building doesn’t actually have a bubble,” Holland told FoxNews.com.

Holland said he never responded to that volunteer or said a word to any Planned Parenthood staffers or anyone entering the building, but he still got arrested.

“I tried to talk to the officer first and explain that the building doesn’t have an 8-foot bubble and that I didn’t talk to anyone,” Holland said. “I said, ‘I’m praying, I’m praying to God, not talking to people’ and basically he said me praying was a type of approaching people and violated the bubble zone ordinance.”

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Compare this with reports that have been coming in left and right of pro-gay-marriage protesters crashing peaceful marriage rallies across the country, intimidating women and children and screaming down speakers.  In each instance, police stood by and did nothing.

In this video from Rhode Island, you can see where gay activists repeatedly came right up to the speaker podium and yelled in the face of the speaker.  At the one minute mark, you can see another yelling in the face of an elderly man.

In this video a mother with small children explains how she was physically intimidated by gay protesters who would not even turn around to let her breast-feed her infant.

This video pretty much sums up the whole issue: A catholic bishop prays for the protesters and the safety of homosexual people as as they shout vulgar slogans back at him.

More assaults, more intimidation.  At 1:10 watch a protester threaten to kidnap one of the children attending.


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