Larry Cirignano, executive director of the Catholic Citizenship group, was speaking at an anti-gay marriage rally in Worcester, Massachusetts, and reportedly left the podium to assault a woman who was there to counter-protest:
“Sarah Loy (left), 27, of Worcester was holding a sign in defense of same-sex marriage amid a sea of green ‘Let the People Vote’ signs when Larry Cirignano of Canton, who heads the Catholic Citizenship group, ran into the crowd, grabbed her by both shoulders and told her, ‘You need to get out. You need to get out of here right now.’ Mr. Cirignano then pushed her to the ground, her head slamming against the concrete sidewalk…Ms. Loy was holding a sign that read, ‘No discrimination in the Constitution’ and counter-demonstrators were chanting, ‘You lost, go home, get over it,’ when she was pushed to the ground. Afterward, Ms. Loy, in tears, arose and yelled to no one in particular, ‘That’s what hate does. That’s what hate does.'”
Pathetic. These Massachusetts wingnuts are so backed into a corner because their bigotry is not succeeding in that state that they’re resorting to violence.