This morning our host family made us a hearty breakfast and some of the best omelets west of the Mississippi. With renewed energy, we made our way to Monterey, and after receiving Holy Communion at the Cathedral, our souls were spiritually fortified for another day of campaigning for traditional marriage.
Monterey is a big tourist attraction, built around old canneries. The campaign started a few blocks away from the Aquarium which contains an enormous variety of sea animals and plants, attracting a steady flow of visitors from near and far.
A hippie stopped: “I am an expert and what you are doing is pointless,” he insisted. “You are so few.” We told him about the overwhelming support we had so far received and that in California alone, the American TFP and its America Needs Fatima campaign has 130,000. When he heard that, he didn’t know what to say and stopped bothering us.
We received lots of support. Judging from the reactions we see on the street, and not the questionable opinion polls, I would say the majority of Californians oppose same-sex “marriage.”
The police arrived in response to “phone calls.” They were pleased to verify that our campaign was being conducted in an orderly and respectful fashion: “You are fine where you are and you don’t need to move” they said, and we continued spreading our fliers unhindered.
Off to Frenso
On our way to Fresno, we stopped at San Luis Reservoir to admire the scenery and take a few pictures. The wind was blowing so strong that our banner nearly sailed away as we set it up for the picture. Actually, the wind was so fierce that the banner tore at the corner, and Mr. Peter Miller who was holding the TFP standard fought hard to keep it from pulling him over.
We will be campaigning in Fresno tomorrow, God willing. Please continue to pray for the victory of traditional marriage in California and America.
Saint Joseph, pray for us!
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1358 Jefferson Rd.
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We’ve already traveled over 3,000 miles for traditional marriage and it takes some $107.00 to fill our van’s gas tank. Thank you for considering a gift to this cause. God bless you!