YOU WOULD BE SURPRISED AT SOME OF THE PROTESTERS IN PINELLAS PARK
This information was brought to my attention this afternoon. One would think that the protesters keeping a vigil in front of Terri Schiavo's hospice were wonderful, Christian people, singing hymns and praying constantly.
You might be surprised.
The AP ran this story, picked up by San Francisco ABC affiliate KGO-TV, focusing on the protesters. It leads with Scott Heldreth, a North Carolina resident who has been arrested numerous times for blocking sidewalks and picketing in front of abortion clinics, and the father of six children. His ten year old son was one of those arrested in a symbolic attempt to enter the hospice to bring Mrs. Schiavo water.
But Mr. Heldreth has not only been arrested for his acts of civil disobedience. He's a registered sex offender with the Florida Department of Law Enforcement, having been charged with two counts of rape (on a minor) in Ohio.