The anti-gay National Organization for Marriage (NOM) is planning its "2014 March for Marriage" on June 19th in Washington D.C.
One of the speakers at the march will be New York State Senator Ruben Diaz Sr. (D), who is also a pastor.
Diaz recently released a video (below) in which he offers Latino residents in New York a free bus ride to Washington D.C. on June 19th, but faily to mention the "2014 March for Marriage."
According to the blog Blabbeando, NOM's president Brian Brown sent out an email to NOM members that stated:
I just recently got off the phone with my good friend, New York State Senator, Rev. Ruben Diaz, who will be speaking at the March again this year. He told me that he plans to bring down over 100 buses to the March from the Bronx this year!
He is calling it the "Second Annual Bus Vigil to Washington." He plans to depart New York at 4:00 am in a spiritual convoy of activists coming to the nation's capital to defend marriage! That's over 5,000 people — overwhelmingly Latino and African-American constituents — that a single political and spiritual leader wants to bring to Washington DC this summer!
Towleroad.com reports that Diaz states in the video, "We are offering any pastor or organization that wishes to accompany us to Washington a bus completely free of charge. Each bus holds 55 passengers and we will send the bus to any place you tell us to do so... The bus will pick you up there, will bring you to Washington and will bring you back to the same spot.
"And you won't have to pay for a single thing... Join us! Take advantage of the opportunity. Ask for your bus! Fill the bus! And let's go to Washington! Let's go on a trip! Visit the monuments in Washington and testify that Jesus heals and saves and is the King we await."
Diaz does mention the "March for Marriage" on his government website.