California's Prop 8 Tensions Continue

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California's supreme court announced this week it will hear several legal challenges against the state's new ban on same-sex marriage.

Meanwhile, in cities across the U.S. gay marriage supporters protested the ban.

Tensions have been escalating since voters approved the constitutional amendment Proposition 8.

Click play for an interview with Bishop Harry Jackson, one of the Christian leaders who helped rally support behind Prop 8.

One recent confrontation in San Francisco involved a group of Christians who had to be protected by police in riot gear. It was all captured on camera.

Friday, police escorted a group of Christians out of the Castro District--a popular gay neighborhood in San Francisco.

The Christians were with the ministry Justice House of Prayer. For three years, they've prayed specifically for California's gay community.

Most recently, they spent 40 days in San Diego praying for the passage of Prop 8.

Friday's conflict started as they met on a Castro sidewalk to sing and worship--their typical routine. But this time, a large crowd gathered.

"The crowd grew larger and larger until it ended up being a few hundred people until the bars had emptied out and we're completely surrounded by people who are yelling at us," Angie Baird remembered.

Police eventually escorted the Christians out of the neighborhood.

"They made a wall between us and the crowd until the crowd started trying to get through the police officers to," Missy Huff, another participant, said. "That's when they told our leader we fear that you guys are in danger out here --we need to get you out of here."

Huff added that the group is praying about its next step and how to best minister to the gay community in such difficult times.

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