Friday, March 23, 2012

Stand Up for Religious Freedom Rally San Diego - Link Update

I went to the Stand Up for Religious Freedom Rally today in downtown San Diego. I was struck by how impassioned both the speakers and participants were. The President's policies are uniting people of faith against him. The speakers all spoke of the importance of freedom and conscience to the proper functioning of government. They spoke of the continued assault on religious liberty. They spoke of the laughable accounting shell game of the administration: "Religious associations don't have to pay for birth control, only their insurers will be required to provide that." My personal estimate was that about 700 people turned up. We got honks of support throughout the rally.

I expect Temple of Mut to give a more complete update which I will link when available. UPDATE: Link here for full coverage of event. Best quote is from San Diego Bishop Cirilo Flores:

“Religious freedom is not a gift from politicians: It is a gift from God,” said Bishop Flores. “Today’s debate is not about the access to contraceptives…it is about the federal government forcing the Church to act against its teachings”.

Two pictures.


  1. I missed it, but was there in spirit!

  2. Thanks for the pics and links. I am so glad I met up with you among the crowd yesterday. :)

  3. Wasn't able to comment on the "temple" website, but was incredibly moved when I checked out the post and was inspired to be more involved in both demonstration and prayer.


  4. Doo Doo, Mutnodjmet, thanks for the support, today and always.

    'Dawg, thanks for your prayers and support. It was a much more inspiring event than I had anticipated. The moral foundation of our cause was brought to light, which is always inspiring, because what we believe is based on eternal principles.