A student who was harassed by a homophobic street preacher responded in the best way, drowning his bigotry out with bagpipes.
Brice Ehmig, a fourth year political science student at Florida Gulf Coast University, was sick of the preacher’s homophobic rants.
On several ocassions, the preacher compared homosexuality to bestiality and yelled at her for holding hands with her girlfriend.
And in a video on her Facebook page, Brice trolls the bigot by blaring out her bgpipes.
‘I have seen too much tragedy in the LGBTQ community to let a man in cargo pants tell me I am the embodiment of sin,’ she said. ‘I am a gay bagpiper and I’m proud.’
She added: ‘I decided since this is my last year at university that I should do things that make me feel brave.
‘After years of dealing with the homophobic comments aimed at me by the preacher, I felt I needed to stand up against these false prophets spewing bigotry. ‘I have fought hard for my rights.”
When Brice approaches the ‘preacher’, you can hear him say: ‘Why are you doing this – do you not like the message?’
‘I could see in his eyes and the tense veins in his face and neck that he was enraged by my presence,’ she said.
‘Then he started going on more about homosexuality, and earned my relentless playing even more so. I then called over my girlfriend and gave her a big kiss right in front of the “preacher” and group of people watching.’
Brice said the preachers, who attack students who study sciences and target LGBTI people, have been at the campus for every year she’s been at the university.
‘If their intent was to educate the public with the peace and love of real religion, they would not need to record and post mostly the bad interactions they had,’ she said, according to the Daily Record.
‘Their intent is clearly to catch people losing control as they target them, and they want everyone to believe that they are the victims.’