Sidewalk Snippet ~ {9/30/13}

M decided to move her center of operations to a new area this morning. M has been hanging out on the corner of 1st and Market, but this day she decided to hang out behind the AWC parking lot. She was her usual aggressive self, but had a longer walk to harass clients and companions from this position.

Shoving a client as they crossed the property line, she ended up pushed up against me at the line. The plastic fetus doll she was holding was about two inches from my face; right under my nose. When the client was ignoring her after they crossed the property line, M turned her attention to me as I asked her to stop pushing on me.

“This is a baby. How can you help her murder her baby? See this? It’s a baby.” I replied, “No, it’s a plastic doll.” Of course, she got angry and told me it was a lifelike model of a 12 week baby. I replied, “No, it’s a plastic doll. Please get it out of my face.”

Another escort asked her about the Pope’s statement that there was too much emphasis on abortion in the Catholic Church, with the suggestion she should go home and think about what the Pope said. She got angrier and asked the escort for proof the Pope actually said to stop before she rushed off to harass another client.

Sometimes we just can’t help ourselves from saying something.

6 thoughts on “Sidewalk Snippet ~ {9/30/13}

    • sandl1878,

      I remember the speech the day after and I am skeptical too. We will just have to wait and see if there are any changes in the Catholic church over the next few years. That’s too long to wait for many people.


  1. The first day of the 40 days one of our members brought signs including one that said, “Catholics are too obsessed with preaching about abortion. The Pope.” Another brought some other signs referencing what the Pope said and about 10 minutes after we put them out, the antis left. Sure it was just a coincidence, but it was fun, nevertheless. We were fortunate Saturday that there were only about 25 of them there for the church service, as we call it, an dthey were all gone in less than an hour.

    Things are rather strange lately.

    • Josie,

      That’s really pretty creative and I am sure it was fun. Things have been a little strange here too, but we still get the same amount of antis on Saturdays. Last Saturday it was around 40, which is our usual number. The Saturday before that we had about 70. Of course that Saturday it was raining, so they come out to suffer for their beliefs. During the weekdays it always remains the same numbers each day Tues-Fri. The antis seem to have scheduled days during the week. The 40 Day campaign only adds a few more to the mix, but they are usually just two per hour and are easily ignored.

      Thanks as always,

  2. “If one has the answers to all the questions, that is the proof that God is not with him. It means that he is a false prophet using religion for himself. The great leaders of the people of God, like Moses, have always left room for doubt. You must leave room for the Lord, not for our certainties; we must be humble.” ~ Pope Francis

    Even though I am a pagan atheist, Pope Francis is a very wise man, and I agree with him entirely in this statement.

    I’m certain that M will be denying her pope for a long, long time.

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