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Proud to be an American

last tuesday i stopped off on the corner of mira mesa blvd and camino ruiz to see who was out with their signs in support of prop 8.  i watched, observed, and took a few pics.  there were a few folks out that night on both sides of prop 8.  i was out there for about 2 hours, talking to folks, and mainly listening…to what the protesters of prop 8 were saying, to the cars that honked their horns as they drove by, and the occasional scream out the window, usually in opposition to 8.  by around 730 pm, all of the supporters of prop 8 had called it an evening, except for hy and his family.

i talked to him and he told me that he was a catholic, and he felt that he had to show his support for morality and marriage.  and even though he’s tired after work, he and his family are committed to being on the street every night till the election is over.  for the most part he said everyone has been polite, and he hasnt been threatened or felt unsafe  while holding up his signs in support of prop 8.  he told me that in vietnam, you could never do this, the communist govt would stop you and most likely punish you.  and he appreciates the freedom he has in America, and more importantly he told me, he understands that God is in control, and people of God need to stand up for what is right, and not let the countries morals go south.


hy came to America 15 years ago with his wife, and he loves it in America.   now that he is an American citizen, he feels blessed to live here, and doesnt want America to get worse.  he told me marriage should be between 1 man & 1 woman, thats what God wants.  hy said that they cant do big things, but every little bit counts, thats why his family is standing on the corner showing their support for traditional marriage.  i told him i agree with him, and that i will keep him and his family in prayer as they go out each night.


One response

  1. Wow. What an amazing story and even more amazing determination to do what God wants him to do. 🙂

    October 31, 2008 at 7:28 am

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