"Y'all are going to get this intersection real loud!" said two fellows who saw us take the signs and banners out of the van. They were right.
The famous battle for the Alamo revolved around the mission Church of San Antonio de Valero. The historic building still stands and is the most visited place in Texas, a perfect location to hold a TFP campaign for marriage and collect pro-family petitions to Pope Francis ahead of the upcoming Synod on the Family.
Austin is known to be liberal. So, when the volunteers of the American Society for the Defense of Tradition, Family, and Property (TFP) arrived at the intersection of Guadalupe and West 24th Street at the University of Texas, Austin, they were prepared for a strong show of opposition.
The afternoon sun beat down relentlessly on the busy intersection. Above the din of car horns and semi-truck engines, the sound of bagpipes and singing drifted on the breeze. A group of 17 young men, gathered under an American flag, held signs which stated, "God's Marriage = 1 man + 1 woman."
"You're awesome!" two young women yelled from their car. They were driving in the center lane of a three lane intersection and had "front seats" to observe the TFP's traditional marriage campaign in Dallas, Texas.
The show of support for true marriage is overwhelming in Texas and the South in general. Since the Roe v. Wade decision in 1973, the American public has been opposing abortion. Every hundreds of thousands march for life all over the nation. Now, we are witnessing a similar attitude towards Obergefell vs. Hodges on the streets of Texas.