One such extremist preacher was doing her thing at the California Polytechnic State University in San Luis Obispo, Calif., recently, warning students that they must repent or go to hell, when two students apparently decided they'd had enough.
A video of the incident posted to YouTube and picked up by Gawker shows two men walking up next to the preacher and starting to wildly make out. The preacher goes quiet as onlookers begin cheering and clapping for the kissing students.
The YouTube user who posted the video, Nadira320, said the preacher "was just beginning a rant on traditional marriage and why gay people are evil when this happened. Highlight of my week."
Students have actually pulled this move before. In 2011, two students at the University of Texas kissed in front of anti-gay preacher Jed Smock. And both same-sex and heterosexual couples kissed in protest of a similar preacher at Yale University in 2010.
John Aravosis, editor of AMERICAblog, has a fairly comprehensive collection of LGBT couples (on TV shows and in real life) using a kiss as a "political weapon." He wrote in response to backlash over a pair of April Time magazine covers showing gay couples kissing: "It shouldn’t be a 'thing,' but it is a thing."
UPDATE: 2:30 p.m. -- A student at the school pointed HuffPost to the Facebook page of Highways and Hedges Ministries, Inc., which is run by Angela Cummings, who explains there that she travels across the U.S. and Europe evangelizing.
Cummings identifies herself as the preacher in the video and acknowledged the kiss in a status update on Friday afternoon:
2 videos are up by Cal Poly students of "homo phobe" preacher. It has just a matter of time before that came out on video. It was in writing long time ago. The video still got me preaching "Jesus will set you free" before all that happened. Oh how the devil loves his slaves. Jesus set them free!!!!!
*Today is Israel gay pride. That saddens me. Sorry Jesus