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Nebraska Drag Queen vs. Itinerant Campus Preacher

Jim Burroway

September 28th, 2011

Get some popcorn and enjoy the show.

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September 28th, 2011 | LINK

He got the order wrong — you’re supposed to develop a successful career as a preacher *before* everyone finds out you like to dress in drag….

Regan DuCasse
September 28th, 2011 | LINK

I could never fear or put down a man in a dress. The pompous guy carrying the Bible is scarier. He’s casting stones…as if his house wasn’t made of glass.

However, I would use a different approach. Well, that’s just me.
But differences is why it’s a horse race, right?

Regan DuCasse
September 28th, 2011 | LINK

A lot of the kids are ALL dressed in shorts and t-shirts.
How unisexually and cross dressed can you get?
And yep, it’s a good bet that those Bible thumpers love eating pork.

Personally, I wouldn’t show up doing something so easily ridiculed.
Because the Bible thumpers take themselves SO seriously, it’s hard not to laugh at their expense.
And do it in a big, attention getting way.

September 29th, 2011 | LINK

Congratulations on a mockery well done. Just put on a dress and repeat their hate.

Rob in San Diego
September 29th, 2011 | LINK

That was awesome, I wish that would happen at schools and churches more often, I mean if those bible hatters can come onto campus then why can’t we go on their grounds?

I love how the bible thumper in the white shirt was shouting “your all a bunch of hatters!” As he’s shouting words like fag and queer. And what’s up with his son being there, shouldn’t he be in school?

September 30th, 2011 | LINK

Love it. It’s noticeable how, whenever the preacher gets a word in edgewise, he has nothing but slurs and insults for everyone present. No wonder he isn’t making much headway.

Scooter J
September 30th, 2011 | LINK

I agree with mikeksf. . . this sort of taunt is exactly what these religious zealots want. They live for the confrontation. Ignoring them, not giving them a 19 minute internet platform, seems to me much more crushing to their mission than for a well-intended, yet another over-the-top demonstration of our disapproval.

No one will change thier opinion or understanding of the gay community as a result of this type of confrontation. Funny, absolutely yes; effecting positive change nope; detrimental to our cause. . . probably.

Robert Goodman
October 3rd, 2011 | LINK

In response to several other posts: unfortunately, ignoring bigotry doesn’t make it go away. It’s like ignoring a cancer: it just gets worse. There is definitely a place for this type of “political theatre” in the movement. Remember, historically it was often only the Court Jester or Clown who could get away with telling the emperor that he had no clothes! Here’s another thing to remember: many fundamentalists suffer from narcissistic personality disorder…and nothing bothers a narcissist quite like getting laughed at…

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