The Spiritual Mapping Movement and Proposition 8: 15,000 Nervy Attendees to an Anti-Gay Rally in San Diego Pray and Organize to Vote to Drive the Devil Out of California

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.

About Santi Tafarella

I teach writing and literature at Antelope Valley College in California.
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3 Responses to The Spiritual Mapping Movement and Proposition 8: 15,000 Nervy Attendees to an Anti-Gay Rally in San Diego Pray and Organize to Vote to Drive the Devil Out of California

  1. brian says:

    Call or email everyone you can to spread the word to vote No on 8!

    The last proposition (Prop 22, which was overturned), had a lack of support until the Sunday before the election when pastors instructed their faithful to head to the polls to vote No.

    My parents church today did the same and had buses to drive over 10,000 members to the polls.

    Proposition 8 is Unfair, Wrong! Vote No on 8 and spread the word.

  2. santitafarella says:

    brian,

    i fear that you are right—and that the number of religious fundamentalists voting in california for prop 8 may prove the tipping point.

    that’s why those of us who live in California, and oppose prop 8, need to make sure that we VOTE on tuesday.

  3. peter says:

    Wow! These worshipers of God sure look like a gigantic crowd of obscene fascists. Zig heil to the born again leaders. After they outlaw gay marriage, then the more blessed holy followers of God can work on throwing out that G-d Da**ed Bill of Rights. I can’t believe that there are so many -REALLY-STUPID-PEOPLE- in this world.
    ~~~~~ ~~~~~ ~~~~~

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