|Pastor Larry Phillips speaks at the rally|
I opened the rally with a few announcements and let the crowd know we were gathering on the 223 anniversary of the day James Madison introduced the Bill of Rights, with its guarantee of religious freedom, to the First Congress. I also told them that I was officially a hippie after attending two protests in one week. That is where I got the idea for this blog! I don't advocate free love, I'd prefer that they pay for their own love and birth control. Before I introduced Charlie Breeding, our emcee, I ended with a quote from Andrew Jackson's farewell address: "But you must remember, my fellow citizens, that eternal vigilance by the people is the price of liberty and you must pay the price if you wish to secure the blessing. It behooves you, therefore, to be watchful in your States as well as in the Federal Government."
|A family participating in the rally|
Please click on the video label to see videos and hear the speakers from the June 8th rally. Here are a few pictures from the day:
|Two of our local priests|
|Fr. Rossi speaks at the rally|
|Major Dave speaks at the rally|
For more information on the Stand Up For Religious Freedom Rallies in Winston-Salem, NC, visit the FB page here. Another great article on our rally can be found here.