An anti-gay religious columnist and self-professed "Roman Catholic Priestess" was forcibly removed from the Air Force One security area after attempting to give President Barack Obama a letter supporting traditional marriage, reports the AP and USA Today.
Brenda Lee, who describes herself as a Roman Catholic priestess from Anaheim, was waiting for Obama to arrive at LAX on his way out of town, she tells the Associated Press. Lee is a columnist for the monthly Georgia Informer in Macon and said she has White House press credentials. She told AP she asked a Secret Service agent to give the president her letter, but he refused and referred her to a White House staffer. Lee refused to give the staffer the letter. She said she was asked to leave. When she protested, two security officials carted her off.
Lee wrote anti-gay screeds in her column and was an active proponent of Proposition 8, the LA Weekly reports."GOD'S mercy is not everlasting," Lee wrote last year. "That is why there is death and hell. Californians will vote Yes on Proposition 8 to establish marriage between a man and woman or they will go down for their wickedness."