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    Posted July 13, 2012 by
    San Diego, California
    This iReport is part of an assignment:
    San Diego Comic-Con 2012

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    CNN PRODUCER NOTE     gailpowell encountered these Christian demonstrators at Comic-Con on July 13. 'I don't think it was so much a "protest" as it was doing outreach to the people who practice the idolatry of comics, movies, and pop culture. Basically, they were there to make sure attendees got the message of the Gospel.'
    - jne2013, CNN iReport producer

    It would not be Comic-Con in San Diego without a little bit of a human interest story outside the walls of the Convention Center. While down to see some friends at the Hard Rock Hotel this morning, I met Joshua, a "Christian from Korea." He told me that he was there with a "group of about 30 Christian fundamentalists" who were walking the perimeter of the Convention with signs, pamphlets, booklets and shouts of "Heaven? Or Hell?"

    As I waited to cross busy Harbor Drive, I struck up a conversation with Joshua. He told me that most people ignored him as they walked by and some shouted slurs and insults at him. He mentioned that "many were mad that some churches are against homosexuals being able to marry."

    He seemed to be at peace with the fact that most were not really interested in what he was doing there. I offered to help him more assertively pass out some pamphlets directly into the hands of passersby and he declined my aid.

    Eventually, the light to cross was green and I went on my merry way but I was pleased that this young man from Korea, who should have been a Buddhist, was a Christian and a (somewhat) proselytizing one at that!
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