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Between 120,000-200,000 Rally to Protect Marriage in Puerto Rico!

 

Puerto Rico is ardently pro-marriage! George Will writes that "91% oppose same-sex marriage".

The entire population of Puerto Rico is three-and-a-half million, so about 5% of the total population rallied to show their support for marriage:

Between 120,000 and 200,000 people blanketed the Capitol Building in San Juan, Puerto Rico, today to encourage the island's lawmakers to defend marriage as a union between one man and one woman.

Bearing signs stating “Puerto Rico stands up to defend the family,” tens of thousands of protesters called on the ruling Popular Democratic Party to turn back any measure that would redefine the family unit.

The crowd represented a significant turnout on island of three-and-a-half million. “Traffic was snarled for miles leading toward the San Jun islet as buses packed with marchers headed toward the north side of the Capitol,” according to the Puerto Rican-based Caribbean Business.

Organized in just three weeks, the cresting crowds represented people of different religious backgrounds, as well as denominations ranging from Pentecostal, Baptist, Catholic, and Disciples of Christ. (LifeSiteNews)

You can learn more about our upcoming March for Marriage at the official website and on Facebook.

6 Comments

  1. Jane
    Posted February 20, 2013 at 4:01 pm | Permalink

    The people of Puerto Rico have values. They know the meaning and importance of the real, biblical family. America has moved away from that, as have some other "progressive" countries like Canada and South Africa. The very best and most stable traditions are falling apart. God only knows what will happen now that people are finally giving in to the relentless gay agenda and giving credence to airhead celebrities who endorse gay "marriage" but who would most likely privately be upset if their siblings or children turned out to be LGBT. Bravo for Puerto Rico. There will be no gay "marriage" there. That's for sure.

  2. Bill
    Posted February 20, 2013 at 7:51 pm | Permalink

    I used to think Puerto Rico should be able to become a state. With 91 percent of Puerto Ricans being against equality I think we should keep them as far away from statehood as possible. This isn't 1950 and these antiquated prejudices have no place in an advanced nation.

  3. Randy E King
    Posted February 20, 2013 at 9:44 pm | Permalink

    Antiquated prejudices?

    These prejudices are a learned response to the abuses of the "equality" movement in Rome which ushered in the dark ages.

    Only in the world of the marriage corruption supporter would the failed policies of Nero be considered forward thinking.

  4. Pat
    Posted February 21, 2013 at 12:59 am | Permalink

    "...who would most likely privately be upset if their siblings or children turned out to be LGBT."
    The real question, Jane, isn't whether you hope your son is gay--it's whether you think he should be harmed if he is.

    @Randy: I like how your made-up facts actually support what he said. That's just ADORABLE.

  5. Randy E King
    Posted February 21, 2013 at 8:54 am | Permalink

    @Pat,

    Nero was/is not a factitious character who mandated national acceptance of SSM; an act that led to the collapse of the Republic and ushered in the Dark Ages. Much like you; He was a living breathing human being whose decadence and depravity was more important to him than life itself.

  6. zack
    Posted February 21, 2013 at 8:04 pm | Permalink

    I hope Puerto Rico becomes a state. I just can't support the notion of having all the perks of being a citizen but none of the obligations nor responsibilities. the simple fact that they do not embrace redefining marriage makes statehood a little bit sweeter.