July 24, 2011 Daily Photo.
Rainbow flag and lone protestor.
Today was the first day in New York that gay couples could get legally married and many hundreds of couples got married in all five boroughs. This scene was across the street from the Manhattan Marriage Bureau. Although this guy looks rather meek in this photo, he was spewing some really outrageous comments. He was also surrounded by cops who graciously guarded my bicycle a little bit up the street while I took this and other shots. They only thing the cop in charge said was, "don't get right in his face". They were quite accommodating. You can see the other shots here: http://www.inourtimephotos.com/History/Gay-Marriage/18203378_7fqTqV
Okay, so this photo was up for about 5 seconds when someone posted a comment I found offensive and I deleted it. In case it's not clear, this is a photo of a newsworthy event. I happen to think it's a damn good photo too. Everyone is entitled to their own opinion. However, in case you missed it, I support gay marriage 100 percent, so if you leave a hateful comment, I am just going to delete it. It's my page, I can do that. The church I was raised in taught me not to judge others, lest I be judged. Most importantly, the church I was raised in taught me that the greatest of all commandants is love thy neighbor as thyself. And should you be of the opinion that gay marriage is sinful, then remember that Jesus said let he who is without sin, cast the first stone.
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