A young woman counterdemonstrating at an anti-gay marriage rally in Massachusetts was jumped and beaten up by the leader of a group called "Catholic Citizenship." The leader was at the podium, finishing up leading the mob in the "Pledge of Allegiance" when he rushed to tackle Sarah Loy, smashing her head to the pavement while yelling, "You need to get out of here." Wasn't it compassionate of him to consider her needs like that while he was busy smashing her head?
I think the timing of this assault is interesting...right after reciting the "Pledge". Religion and government, mixed together, translated directly into violence.