Brian Brown claims that pro-equality protesters in Providence intimidated children and made them cry. Now I’m suspicious, because I’ve seen video from NOM. I’ve seen arguments and shouting and a mother complaining of a scary, extended encounter that somehow mysteriously was not itself taped (what could explain that?). But I haven’t seen the crying children Brian talks about.
Nevertheless, I can say this: Don’t fuck with kids. You already know how I cringe at people mocking Maggie Gallagher for her weight. And you know why. You can only imagine how I’d react if I saw someone deliberately frightening a child or making one cry. If that person were on my side of the protest, I would do everything I could to shut down that protest until the child was safe. And felt safe. Then we’d have to deal with the person responsible.
If this really went down the way Brian Brown says — if he really has video proving it, and I mean raw footage, not a heavily edited PR fantasy — then it’s reprehensible. Now all Brian has to do is give me a reason to believe him.