Rex Wockner, a former Catholic seminarian, and now a journalist for numerous gay publications, did a fascinating photo-essay on this weekend’s YES ON PROPOSITION 8 anti-gay rights rally at Qualcom Stadium in San Diego.
He found the crowd’s enthusiasm sometimes cult-like—and generally nervy:
The crowd prayed, sang, spoke in tongues, prostrated themselves, sobbed (for California, for marriage, for the homosexuals) and, on numerous occasions, whipped themselves into a true frenzy.
Fortunately, for a stadium that might have held considerably more people, Wockner estimates the crowd to have been no more than about 15,000.
I still think that Proposition 8 will be defeated on Tuesday. The most recent poll shows the proposition failing—though only by a narrow margin.
It’s going to be close.
To see the rest of his images and commentary, click here.