A 69-yard-old woman who voted in favor of Prop 8 last Tuesday was the victim of aggression by gay and lesbian demonstrators last Friday during a rally against the proposition.
Phyllis Burgess appeared at the rally carrying a large, Styrofoam cross, stating her beliefs in traditional marriage. In only a few minutes, demonstrators circled the Palm Springs resident, yanked the cross from her hands and stepped on it.
In a comment to the Desert Sun newspaper, Burgess noted, “I guess I didn’t see the gravity of the whole thing and how it was being portrayed to the public. People are incensed. They seem to want some kind of justice.”
No word yet on whether or not Burgess will press any charges.
To see the video, visit: www.youtube.com/watch?v=R6mMQwAEDC4