Priest praying rosary verbally attacked at Chick Fil A

Last Friday, pro gay marriage activists verbally harassed a preacher reading a bible at a Chick Fil A in Chicago.

Here is more Chick Fil A confrontation from that same location in Chicago this Wednesday. What is it about Chicago and that location that brings out the attack police?

In this video, there are actually two sets of protesters-one set pro-traditional marriage apparently, the other pro gay marriage. The priest, Father Gerald O’Reilly, begins to walk, praying the Rosary quietly, but in the middle of the pro gay marriage group. He is then verbally set upon, loudly and viciously, until he is led out by police.

In the free market of ideas, is it an outdated thought that one can actually hold an opposing view and not be set upon? Or, possibly, even that calm sharing of ideas can result?

HT to Rebel Pundit by way of Legal Insurrection for video:

6 responses

  1. Fred

    God bless Fr. O’Reilly for praying peacefully for the people protesting. He puts his money where his mouth is, not afraid to stand up for his faith and to proclaim to people God’s love for them. May God bless him for his powerful witness and his charity!

    August 12, 2012 at 7:46 am

  2. Spoke with a woman who works the back office of a CFA store in PA; she said their sales were tripled on the Wednesday of the buycott and many of the same people came back on Friday to provide a ‘buffer’ in case of trouble. (They had no protesters on Friday.) She further said the buycott day was like a church picnic with strangers exchanging info, meeting old friends and new ones, buying each other lunch and singing patriotic songs. I just love America.🙂

    August 12, 2012 at 3:31 pm

    • Sounds lovely! I wish others who talk about freedom of speech, but only mean the speech they like and agree with, would understand the issues at stake here. I’m glad so many did come out, especially those who might not have agreed with Mr. Cathy.

      No government officials should by fiat be able to bully a company out of business. And everyone should stand against such an action, whether the speech is something you agree with or not.

      Imagine, those who are on the other side of this issue, it were a company that said I believe in gay marriage, and the government officials wanted to shut down the business? Would you agree with that?

      Anyone can personally boycott any company they like.

      But no government should be able to chill speech and freedom of religion, or we are not the country we profess to be.

      Thank God that we are the United States, with all the good that that portends. This is why we have been a beacon for many from every land. May our light ever shine!

      August 12, 2012 at 8:56 pm

  3. Trixie

    I just wish I could find information regarding this priest because I would love to tell him that I am so sorry for how they treated him and that if I had been there, I would have walked right next to him praying my own rosary (even though I am Christian and and Catholic anymore) God bless you Fr. Gerald O’Reilly!!!

    August 14, 2012 at 9:24 pm

  4. lil tea

    what a beautiful example and witness of Christs love and grace . Love bears all things.

    August 15, 2012 at 12:18 am

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