PHOENIX, Arizona, Oct. 9 /Christian Newswire/ --
Volunteers with the American Society for the Defense of Tradition, Family, and Property (TFP) were assaulted a tenth time on October 3rd while peacefully distributing literature in support of traditional marriage at Arizona State University.
TFP has organized a 33-day tour of cities and colleges across California and Arizona to educate the public on the importance of preserving traditional marriage.
The last assault occurred at Arizona State University when a pro-homosexual man leaned out of his car window and deliberately sprayed TFP members on the sidewalk with pesticide, saying: "Have a drink!"
"Although most of my TFP colleagues managed to jump clear of the chemical substance, TFP member Thomas Schneider, who was holding a sign, was sprayed on the hands which soon became irritated," stated Cesar Franco, TFP Student Action assistant director. "The chemical liquid sprayed by the homosexual advocate made his hands sting and feel painful. They call that 'tolerance'."
"If my colleague had remained where he was standing at the time of the assault, I have no doubt that his face would have been hit by the spray - and perhaps more seriously injured," said Mr. Franco.
"We called the police immediately. They arrived and documented the incident which was caught on camera, evidence the police were glad to have. The case number is 08-166741 and police officials consider the act an aggravated assault," affirmed Mr. Franco. "Thank God, TFP Student Action members are not intimidated. With every assault, our resolve to defend traditional marriage is only strengthened. With every insult, our desire to promote the truth of God marriage grows ever stronger," he said.
TFP, a Catholic organization, is distributing flyers titled "Ten Reasons Why Homosexual 'Marriage' Is Harmful and Must Be Opposed." It calls on Californians and Arizonans to firmly and peacefully resist the advance of the homosexual movement.
In June, the California Supreme Court imposed same-sex "marriage" on the state. The American TFP believes the decision will undermine the family unit, harm the nation's moral foundation and jeopardize the innocence of children.
Visit www.tfp.org for more information on the activities and philosophy of the American Society for the Defense of Tradition, Family and Property.