I get kicked out of a “Memorial Service” at a Catholic Church (*Video*)

I ended up visiting the anti-gun Moms Demand Action, a wholly owned subsidiary of Michael Bloomberg, Inc’s “Memorial Service” and fundraising event in Durham. I visited for about 30 seconds. Here’s how the News and Observer puts it.

Just before the event started, Haldeman was chatting in the church vestibule when her eyes narrowed. She dashed in front of a dark haired, clean-cut man.

“Sean, you are not welcome here,” she said. “Please leave the premises.”

The man, Sean Sorrentino, left quietly. A gun-rights activist, Sorrentino recently posted on his blog a picture of Mothers Demand Action members gathered in front of a church.

The caption: “Congratulations, you’ve had a child. How does having sex without birth control qualify you to infringe on our rights?”

Here’s the photo they are referring to

Moms Demand

I didn’t make any sort of a disturbance, nor would I have made one, especially inside of a house of worship. I think it’s projection. The Left enjoys disrupting events, so they probably can’t imagine that we wouldn’t return the favor.

ABC11 WTVD actually made me their headline.

Protester thrown out of Durham Sandy Hook vigil

A service was held Saturday in Durham honoring the Newtown school shooting victims and demanding gun reform. Others made their voices heard in favor of gun rights.

Not everyone at the service was in favor of gun restrictions. A man standing across the street called himself a protester and said he was thrown out.

“I am a fairly well known local activist for gun rights. So the organizer recognized me at the door and kicked me out,” protester Sean Sorrentino said. “Why do they want to take away my rights in order to feel better about something some crazy person did?”

Here’s the video

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NewsCarolina 14 also stopped to chat.

But there’s also the other side. Sean Sorrentino said he was banned from the ceremony because he’s a vocal second amendment supporter. He says gun control shouldn’t limit his rights.

“Take a look at these people who are committing this crime and what’s actually happening is that these people have a criminal history. Put them in jail, leave them in jail,” he said.

I should point out that we were talking about violent crime in general, not Sandy Hook in particular when I pointed out the most violent crimes are committed by people with previous convictions.

Here’s the video.

Moms Demand Action, a wholly owned subsidiary of Michael Bloomberg, Inc, is calling their current fundraiser/blood dancing effort “No More Silence,” but they don’t want to hear from anyone with a differing opinion.

28 responses to “I get kicked out of a “Memorial Service” at a Catholic Church (*Video*)

  1. Good Job, Sean.

    My only criticism is that you went alone. Of course more people means more reactions to their crass behavior of throwing you out of an open sanctuary, but I’m sure a briefing could be held about reactions to confrontations before you attended the ceremony.

  2. I would have preferred a crowd, but since it came up at the last minute, there was no time to organize a group.

  3. Sean: from what I saw on the video and from above, you conducted yourself as a gentleman. I coubt the MDA crowd would have acted the same way had the table been turned.

    I’d be interested in the number of MDA members that attended. Read where maybe a dozen showed up at one gathering and another had eight.

  4. Counting everyone there, approximately 100. This was the big event for the State. Kaaren Haldeman is the State coordinator for MDA in NC, so this event was the flagship event for NC.

    And thanks. I try to be polite where it is appropriate, and in a church it is always appropriate. I hate those Code Pinkos who disrupt other people’s events. That’s disgusting.

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  7. Steve Sorrentino. 🙂

  8. Know what the best part is? If they had just shut up and let you participate civilly no one would have known and you wouldn’t be taking over headlines or getting the last word in articles.

    Instead they throw you out and bam, instant press interest. Their bigotry betrayed them, I’ll take it!

  9. Barron: you know, you may have a point.

  10. Standing Ovation Sean. Very well done.

    Respectfully submitted by SD2010.

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  12. What I find most irritating about them is that they purport to speak for all moms. Sorry, they don’t speak for me.

    All the more reason to ignore them. Or, make them look like close-minded women in this case. Congratulations, Sean.

  13. Streisand Effect in action.

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  15. Nicely done Sean. You handled that with class!

  16. An additional good job, Sean, Thank you.

  17. Pretty badass getting thrown out of a church. It’s likely that wherever you are next thrown out of, you will be able to truthfully say that you’ve been thrown out of better joints.

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  19. Well of course they threw you out!! With all their expertise on pro gun advocates and firearms, they averted a mass shooting.

    They knew something we didn’t.

    That at any second, an AK-47, firing 50 cal bullets, would, by itself, JUMP OUT OF SEAN’S POCKET, and start killing innocent children, while also reloading itself with a super duper high capacity “clip”, of 30 rounds and shoot down Air Force One.

    Thank God they banned Sean, sending him across the street, out of range of those in the Church.


  20. Heh!

    My AK shooting 50cal bullets, which looks suspiciously like a Springfield XD .45 Compact, was secured safely in my vehicle. While I don’t doubt that if it wanted to it could have muscled open the door, marched into the church, and massacred everone within 3 counties, it seems rather unlikely. But still, putting a whole street between the EBIL GUNZZZ and probably didn’t hurt.

    That, plus they wouldn’t have to acknowledge a person with a differing opinion.

  21. Sean, you are owed not only congratulations on a job well done, but a heart felt ‘thank you’ for taking the time to go to the meeting and represent the pro-rights movement. I count myself as one of the armchair protesters, who always has some reason why I don’t have the time to join in with friendly demonstrations or to confront the anti-rights fanatics. I’m sure you’re just as busy as anyone, so ‘thank you’ again for making our cause a priority.

  22. Nice work, Sean, glad you went, not surprised at the reaction. “You are not welcome here!” What, were they going to do violence to you if you chose to remain?

  23. “I don’t know, Everett, was it just the one or the whole chain?” – Delmar, on being banished from Woolworth’s…

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  27. No sex is the only absolute effective birth control so gun violence the only absolute effective gun control would be no gun? Is that the point you were trying to make with birth control versus gun control. Bravo you prove the control is the act. Control the act you control the outcome. Control the method you control the out come. Gun violence control either the “actor” or the “method/a gun” you control the end result; gun violence. Your meme has nothing to do with a right but very much to do with “how can we control gun violence?” Good one for the side you say you are against. Your mom ma must be brought of the schooling and learnin’ you got, you are as brilliant as a burned out light bulb.

  28. Sure G Wyant. Totally ban all guns. Then we would be as peaceful as the Roman Empire. Or the Middle Ages.

    Oh, I get it. You don’t care about the people stabbed to death. You only care about those who get shot. A real humanitarian, you are.