Halloween is a time of enjoyment and playing pretend. It’s a time to tell scary stories, watch fun cartoons, and of course, pig out on candy. In short, Halloween is all about having fun.
So of course Christian conservatives hate the holiday.
When they’re not appropriating it for their own political purposes, they’re busy trying to ruin it for everyone else, like this street preacher in Salem, Massachusetts. Unfortunately for this particular street preacher, he struck the wrong nerve with a young girl who was having none of his “salvation” BS.
While the preacher warned passers-by of their impending doom, proclaiming loudly that Jesus was their only hope of salvation, a young girl was caught on video shouting “zip your lips!”
“Blah, blah, blah, blah, blah, blah!” she said, adding that “no one listens” and following that up with “piehole should be quiet!”
The street preacher ignored the girl, but the video was recorded by Robert Gross-Kennedy, who uploaded the video to YouTube and LiveLeak, explaining that:
Every year Salem is inundated with street preachers during our Halloween celebrations. They spend most every weekend during October telling us to ‘Turn or Burn.’ I’ve been recording their interactions with people for a couple of years now for a long running art project, and while this young guy was preaching, a little girl just ran up and started laying into him.
A number of the comments on LiveLeak are complaining about the young girl being “uncivil” and “rude.” Frankly, I find it uncivil and rude to be blasting your faith through a megaphone on the street corner when your Bible clearly tells you not to. I find it uncivil and rude to ruin people’s celebrations and fun with lies about Heaven and Hell.
In my opinion, the preacher was asking for it.
You can watch the video below: