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A Kiss is Just a Kiss

OK, so there’s this gay pride rally in North Carolina. And there’s this fire-and-damnation preacher there, Bible in hand, waving his arms up and down “screaming at the top of his lungs ‘sodomites’ and ‘You’re going to hell.’” And at some point, a 74-year-old gay rights woman goes over, hugs the guy and gives him a kiss on the cheek.

The woman was subsequently charged with assault. The preacher, according to news reports, said the woman’s hug and kiss was an attempt to silence his preaching “to those in need of salvation who practice a death style that they call a lifestyle.”

Oh, gimme a break. You show up at a gay pride event and disturb it by screaming that everyone there is going to hell and all you get is a kiss and hug….and you’re complaining? Worse, filing criminal charges? Get a grip, Rev! A kiss is just a kiss.