In the wake of the supreme court ruling on Friday June 28th, Catholic Priest Father Jonathan Morris was walking down Broadway and 22nd Street in New York. He came across a gay pride parade in progress. Instead of celebrating the new supreme court edict, two men spit on Father Morris in an act of hate.
The rallying cry of the same sex marriage advocates has been “Love Wins”. However, love was not on display that day.
Father Morris commented on the incident in a tweet, “Walking down Broadway and 22nd St just now, I ran into gay marriage parade. Two men walked by and spat on me. Oh well... I deserve worse.”
Father Morris continued his humble response by not vilifying the two men and the other participants of the parade. “The two men who spat on me are probably very good men caught up in excitement and past resentment. Most in that parade would not do that”, Father Morris tweeted.
In another twist to this story, certain media outlets are reporting this story as Father Morris “claims” that he was spit on. Instead of reporting it as it happened, insult is being added to injury by insinuating the priest may not be telling the truth.
Believers in traditional marriage are increasingly facing persecution for their beliefs and the faithful face a precarious future of loving their neighbor while also standing up for their beliefs. In these uncertain times one thing is certain, no one on either side of the same sex marriage argument deserves to be a victim of hate.