The Best Protest Sign You’ll Ever See Against a Homophobic Preacher

This wonderful photo of a student mocking notorious campus preacher Brother Jed has been making the rounds online, especially after it received a stamp of approval from George Takei:

You can’t choose to like dick but you can choose to be one. For example —>

In case you’re curious, that took place at the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire in the fall of 2012. Several days ago, I asked the student holding the sign some questions about the reactions he received (then and now) but he hasn’t responded to me yet (which is also why I don’t feel comfortable mentioning his name). However, a representative from the school’s Secular Student Alliance did write back to tell me, “As far as the reception that the sign got, it was pretty popular among students passing by. Many people stopped to take pictures of him and with him.”

It’s just a perfect example of humor used as a weapon against bad ideas.

About Hemant Mehta

Hemant Mehta is the editor of Friendly Atheist, appears on the Atheist Voice channel on YouTube, and co-hosts the uniquely-named Friendly Atheist Podcast. You can read much more about him here.


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