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It takes a certain combination of fortitude and recklessness to stand up to a ranting homophobe, enclosed as you might be by the confines of a subway car. But this is exactly what a man did a couple days ago as recorded in this video.
It's a bit hard to hear but the homophobe is apparently telling the car's denizens how much God hates gays and how they are all pedophiles. The man comes back at him again and again:
"He's full of hatred. He's ignorant.... I'm a man. And I'm a good man. And I'm a gay man.... No, Jesus loves me. A false prophet... Jesus loves. Jesus loves. We can hear your falsehoods."
Watch at the end as the people on the train join in with him to applaud love.
In England, a young girl decided to give a very bigoted Conservative Cabinet member, David Jones, who is currently the 'Welsh Secretary' what for. Mr. Jones had said
I regard marriage as an institution that has developed over many centuries, essentially for the provision of a warm and safe environment for the upbringing of children, which is clearly something that two same-sex partners can't do.
And the young woman (who is being raised by two moms) wrote back at him
Dear Mr Jones,
I am writing to inform you that I don't agree that children shouldn't be brought up by lesbian or gay people. My name is [name redacted] and I am a child with lesbian parents. I have got a little sister called [name redacted] for short and I have got two mums, one is called [name redacted] and the other is called [name redacted]. I have been brought up perfectly well so I don't see any point in you saying that. Me and some of my other friends agree that you can be brought up by anyone who will love you and care for you and make sure your [sic] happy. Please write back!
He hasn't yet replied.
I'd say the homophobes are losing.
Originally posted to jpmassar on Mon Feb 18, 2013 at 03:06 PM PST.