"You should know that this coming Saturday, April 25th, 117 buses will take more than 6,000 people to Washington, D.C. These buses are being donated by the National Organization for Marriage, led by my friend, Brian Brown. The buses will leave from all parts of the New York metropolitan area - including Long Island where Apostle Carlos Luis Vargas, President of the International Freeport Bible Center is taking 20 buses, and New Jersey where Bishop Jose Lopez, President of the Evangelical Pastor’s Association of Hudson County is in charge of another 20. The buses will arrive in Washington, D.C. at 12:00 noon where a prayer vigil will take place in front of the United States Supreme Court. We will be joined by people of faith from all parts of the nation. The purpose of this prayer vigil is to praise our God and to pray for the very important decision about same-sex marriage that the Supreme Court will render this year. Therefore, we have decided to travel to the nation’s capital, Washington, D.C. where the Supreme Court is located, and there we will publicly praise our Lord and pray for His intercession so He could lead the minds of the Justices to make the right decision." - New York state Sen. Ruben Diaz
, who last year claimed that he was bringing 100 buses
to Hate March II. Attendance last year was estimated at 2000 total
, so obviously that was a lie. (Via Good As You)
During his failed attempts to stop same-sex marriage in New York, Diaz twice led hate marches through the streets of New York City. Brian Brown helped carry the banner in the second march in 2011, which culminated with a call for the death penalty for homosexuality while Diaz' gay granddaughter, Erica Diaz, stood in plain view in the audience. See my slideshow
of that day. NOM later stole my video
of Brian Brown's speech and posted it to their YouTube channel without permission or attribution. Attendance at both Diaz hate marches was inflated by busing in the New Jersey listeners of a Hispanic evangelical talk radio station.
Labels: assholery, Brian Brown, Christianists, Hate March 3, New York state, NOM, religion, Ruben Diaz, SCOTUS