I can understand protesting against abortion or some bill proposed by the Guam Legislature, but this is the first time I have ever heard of anyone protesting against someone's birthday. This only makes CCOG look insane. Are they saying that the Archbishop has no right to celebrate his birthday??? The Gala dinner is being held in honor of the Archbishop's 70th birthday. Why would anyone in their right mind protest against the Archbishop's or even anyone's birthday for that matter. Abortion....I can understand, but a birthday??? And these are supposed to be people who are pro-life.....protesting against the birth of a person??????
The Gala dinner is also a fundraiser to help support the RM seminary, the John Paul II seminary and the Archdiocese of Agana. If CCOG do not want to help support the Church and the seminaries, they do not have to. No one is even forcing them to attend the Gala dinner. Their protest is only going to make them look foolish.
Not only are they trying to destroy the Church, but they obviously are also trying to destroy their island. Tumon is the heart of the tourist industry, which is Guam's number one economy. Do they really want to bring some negative impact on Guam's economy? A protest in front of the Hyatt Hotel would only give the Hyatt and other nearby hotels the wrong impression on the Japanese, Korean, and Russian tourists whose second language is English. They may get the wrong impression and assume that they are protesting against the hotel. Protests in Agana is one thing because the seat of government is located there, but to protest in a village that is the heart of Guam's economy would only leave a negative impact on the tourist industry.
Why would CCOG want to protest a birthday? Why are they against the people who want to help the Church and the seminaries? It is NOT their money.