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Bible beater arrested for assaulting MA marriage equality supporter

So much for “Christian” outreach and turning the other cheek…(365gay):

A woman who was part of a conservative Christian group rallying Thursday at the Massachusetts Statehouse for a proposed constitutional amendment banning same-sex marriage is charged with assaulting a gay marriage supporter who was attending a rally across the street opposing the amendment.

Diane Steele, 52, was arraigned Friday on charges of assault and battery.

Steele, from Richmond in western Massachusetts, was one of about a hundred protestors calling on state lawmakers to approve the amendment and send it to voters in 2008.

Steele allegedly crossed the street and slapped the unidentified person. The victim was startled but not hurt.

Boston Police spokesperson James Kenneally said Steele apparently decided to “escalate” the debate into a physical confrontation.

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