Protesters gathered beneath the freeway overpass at South Padre Island Drive and Everhart Road Wednesday afternoon, rallying against Obamacare.
The fourteen men out of Lafayette, La., were part of a group called The American Society for the Defense of Tradition, Family and Property, a Catholic organization. They're touring parts of the country, protesting the president's health care reform law.
The protesters said the health care mandate goes against their religious beliefs, and they want to spread their message.
"Christians will be fined for not providing a type of health care that violates the law of God, and we can't stand for this," protester Cesar Franco said. "So we protest."
The protesters wore suits, despite the afternoon heat, and held signs saying "Honk! Say NO to Socialist Obamacare," and "God's Law Yes! Socialist Obamacare NO!" They also had an American flag raised about as high up as the freeway itself.
The group will wrap up their protest in Texas over the next few days.
There are those, even conservatives like Rick Hayley, who has been appointed by both former Governor Bush and Governor Perry, who say that the president's health care plan is not all that bad.
Hayley has been a type one diabetic for three decades, and couldn't get anyone to insure him because of his pre-existing condition. He said he strongly believes the president's health care bill has some good to it.
"I was red flagged years ago for having type one diabetes, which is no fault of my own, and I've rolled the dice for 12 years," Hayley said. "I finally have health care because of this program."
Under the new law, which takes full effect in 2014, most Americans will be required to have health insurance or face an income tax penalty.
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