Crazy campus preacher lady prompts gay kiss-in (video)

I don’t know the crazy preachers go to college campuses. They’re routinely derided, and I’ve never seen them touch anyone’s heart. If anything, they’re an early introduction for kids to how crazy and hateful so much religions sadly is.

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So it was with great joy that we watch these college kids at California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo, holding an impromptu gay kiss-in to counter the crazy campus preacher lady. The crowd seemed to enjoy it. As did the protesters.


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  • Stev84

    The “zombie lord” is Jesus

  • Butch1

    I don’t think they have an inoculation yet that’s safe enough for the lions in the event they happen to catch something from eating one of these “poor put upon” creatures. The only thing saving them is that we do not have any spare coliseums available and they won’t insure football stadiums. ;-)

  • George Melby

    So many faux christians, so few lions! Pastor Dak!

  • George Melby

    But it’s not the true Lord they’re following… it is indeed that ZOMBIE lord that they’re following.

  • George Melby

    Unfortunately, as a grownup, I must agree with you… but we’re not ALL mindless buffoons. We’ve just seen the light a little clearer than the dogmatic dogs!

  • George Melby

    If there is anything these street sweeper preachers love, it’s persecution. They thrive and dwell on it. It gives them gas! (Probably THAT kind also!).

  • George Melby

    I absolutely love it! but just ONE couple? No more love than just ONE couple? Phooey! LOLOL. God bless ‘em! Warms my heart!
    Dakotahgeo, M.Div. Pastor/Chaplain

  • citizen_spot

    Jesus saves by clipping coupons.

  • d3clark

    Huff Po cites John and Americablog on his topic of the kiss as a political weapon: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/06/07/cal-poly-gay-makeout-campus-preacher_n_3398753.html

  • http://adgitadiaries.com/ karmanot

    “Jesus Saves” I have wondered about that too, especially since interest rates are at 1% or less.

  • Butch1

    They pretend as though they are still being fed to the lions.

  • Butch1

    When they become a nuisance by their “hog-calling” loudness and interfering with your classes, I would think they could be removed. You are paying good money to be able to listen to your professor and be able to think in peace. You shouldn’t have to listen to this mindless droning happening in the background interfering with that. The campus police should have been notified and for the reason you’ve mentioned to have him removed. If he didn’t like it, he could go to another part of the campus. If he didn’t like that, arrest the fool for disturbing the peace. We have a right NOT to hear him as well.

  • Butch1

    It certainly stopped her mindless droning away with the typical dogmatic blather we have all heard before. She couldn’t get her thoughts together after that. Loved it.

  • toutwest

    Cal Poly being one of the state schools has to allow the loons on their campus. I went to San Francisco State University and we had the Screaming MiMis all the time. Surprisingly, they were mostly ingnored. The main quad is somewhat small, as those go, so I often had to hear them in class. If you listen closely, you hear absolutely nothing.

  • http://www.rebeccamorn.com/mind BeccaM

    We got one of those a few weeks ago. Reported ‘em to the Do Not Call registry.

  • Monoceros Forth

    That is a fair point, although I suppose (if I might stretch my weak analogy even further) one could argue the same about a minimum-wage-earning telemarketing worker.
    What I most thought on the few occasions I saw a street preacher on my college campus (SDSU in the mid-’90s) was that I could probably do a better job. And I wasn’t even Christian at the time!

  • http://www.rebeccamorn.com/mind BeccaM

    I assuaged any feelings of guilt I might have by knowing that the God-shouter with whom I was arguing chose to come onto our campus to bother us, so felt it was okay to bother him back.

  • slappymagoo

    Yeah, I was thinking the same thing. Christians generally feel like the world is against them, so the intent of these sorts of things, while highlighting the idiocy of those doing the preaching, is lost on the idiots doing the preaching. Because generally speaking, they’re idiots.

  • http://AMERICAblog.com/ John Aravosis

    “I think some of those were kissing in a French way.” – Love it!

  • http://AMERICAblog.com/ John Aravosis

    We may have had the same guy – early 80s, some guy would travel to many of the midwest schools.

  • http://AMERICAblog.com/ John Aravosis

    Oh cool, thanks

  • Drew2u

    FYI: “Faith and Freedom Action” is robocalling about repealing the “IRS-Expanding Obamacare”. Has anyone else have also gotten one of these phonecalls, this morning?

    This seems like the same group. Funny how you “press 1″ to join, but “call this other number” if you want to ‘no longer receive calls’.
    http://irregulartimes.com/index.php/archives/tag/faith-and-freedom-action/

  • discus_sucks_ass

    she was not stopped from regurgitating her idiocy…

  • discus_sucks_ass

    Not sure, the CPL seemed kind of youngish, home-schooled maybe?

  • Monoceros Forth

    I admit I did once kiss my partner in front of a street preacher type (outside Seattle’s Hempfest of all places). Normally we avoid any public affection, even hand-holding.

    I’ve often wondered at the tactics these street preachers and sign-wavers use since they so often dwell on those abstract concepts in Christian doctrine that are the most difficult to grapple with, such as the concept of sin and salvation. What is a random passerby supposed to make of (say) a sign with the message that “Jesus Saves”? Is that approach going to win any converts?

    But I suppose the purpose of street preaching and indeed of many other forms of loudly public piety isn’t actually to win converts. Stev84 below is probably right when he says that Going there makes the preachers feel persecuted. Also I suppose that many folks who name-drop Jesus every chance they get feel that they’re running up a favorable credit balance with the Lord simply by mentioning His name as often as possible, no matter the reaction among others.

  • Monoceros Forth

    I used to amuse myself by adopting a new religion with each visit and argue with him for about ten minutes from the viewpoint of my temporarily adopted faith.

    That seems like a very college-age thing to do, I must say. I might have done something like it myself upon a time. Now though it seems slightly equivalent to chewing out some poor sap on the phone making unsolicited calls to sell insurance.

  • S1AMER

    The kids are alright; it’s so many of the grownups that’s the problem.

  • Stev84

    It happened with Brother Jed:

  • Stev84

    Going there makes the preachers feel persecuted. Just like their zombie lord told them they would be.

  • Indigo

    It’s a sweet video and a great response but freedom of speech includes crazy-lady preachers, poor thing.

  • FLL

    Cute video. As far as location, I’m sure the preacher’s accent was from one of the Southern states, possibly closer to Texas than the Atlantic Coast. Maybe this was a large university in Texas?

  • Elena

    This was at Cal Poly, SLO

  • http://www.rebeccamorn.com/mind BeccaM

    When I went to Carnegie Mellon back in the early 80s, there was the one crazy guy who used to show up now and then, literally carrying a full-sized crucifix and a couple of signs with Bible verses painted on them. He’d stand outside Doherty Hall and would god-shout at all us passing students.

    At least, until campus security could be bothered to show up and shoo him away.

    He was fairly eclectic in his fire & brimstone, in that there wasn’t anybody who walked by who he assured was going straight to Hell for his or her sins. However, common themes did include promiscuity, immodest dress (for co-eds), drug use, and homosexuality. I think he also believed there was something wrong with the entire concept of college education, but I could never be positive. And obviously, unless you believed in Jeeee-zuz (as he pronounced it), you were damned; he was especially nasty towards anybody who looked Asian or Asian-Indian.

    Anyway, when I had the time and because I’d actually spent a fair amount effort into researching a wide variety of religions in my late teens (long story), I used to amuse myself by adopting a new religion with each visit and argue with him for about ten minutes from the viewpoint of my temporarily adopted faith. Or lack of faith, because I’d also went with atheism and agnosticism a couple times. One of the most fun was Zen Buddhism (probably because I already did kind of believe that one), where I argued that if there was any actual Hell, being trapped on the Wheel by one incarnation after another here on Earth was probably it, and that the only way Mr. God-shouter be able to get off the wheel would be to give up his attachment to trying to save everybody’s souls through threats of eternal damnation.

    I was also Jewish. Quaker. Scientologist. Mormon. Hindu. Shamanist. Druid. Witch (both Gardnerian and Dianic). Early Christian literalist (i.e., what early Christianity was like before the Romans and their Popes got hold of it.) Adherent to the Church of All Worlds. UFO-logist (actually this was a total ad-lib, in that on the spot I made up an entire mythos involving trans-dimensional crystal spider entities from Arcturus). And several others.

    I’m sure if Flying Spaghetti Monsterism had existed back then, I’d have tried that on the God-shouter, too.

  • libsechumanist

    Oh, man, when I was an undergrad at the U of MN we had ‘Brother Jeb and Sister Sally’ or whatever their names were. They imported their way into the state and yelled at us while I tried to eat lunch. Their thing at that time (late 1980s) was non-Christians, not LGBT folks. It was comical and annoying more than anything. I’d give anything to have a gay kiss-in happen in front of them!

  • keirmeister

    Awesome. The future looks bright!

  • Phil

    Nothing to confess, Mike. That’s something of which to be proud. If you’ve got it, flaunt it baby!

  • Mike_in_the_Tundra

    That kiss seemed pretty intense. I don’t know if I would have had the self control to just walk away from that when I was their age.

    I don’t like to admit this, but my husband and I did things to flaunt our being gay in certain situations. The temptation was just too great. That’s my confession for today.

  • Phil

    I work at a state university. As far as I know, we’ve never had one of those, at least not one that garnered much attention. There’s a couple of campus ministries adjacent to, but not part of the campus. That would probably be the more appropriate venue for such nonsense.

  • http://www.rebeccamorn.com/mind BeccaM

    Beautiful. I especially loved the cheers.

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