USCCB - (NAB) - April 8, 2008:
"But Stephen, filled with the Holy Spirit,
looked up intently to heaven and saw the glory of God
and Jesus standing at the right hand of God,
and Stephen said, “Behold, I see the heavens opened
and the Son of Man standing at the right hand of God.”
But they cried out in a loud voice,
covered their ears, and rushed upon him together.
They threw him out of the city, and began to stone him."
Still today there are those that have accepted the gift of faith and can now see and those who haven't yet and would like nothing better then to get rid of the first bunch in anyway possible. They too 'close their ears' and rush in 'together'...it may not be done in as brutal fashion as the above story mentions...but they get the job done.