There’s nothing like a homophobic speech to get our blood going — especially when said speech has a great surprise ending.
Reverend Phil Snider of the Brentwood Christian Church unleashed a strongly-worded speech against gay rights at a Springfield City Council meeting this past August in Missouri.
The council was holding a public hearing amending the city’s nondiscrimination ordinance to add protection for sexual orientation and gender identity. Rev. Snider that “this step of gay rights is but another steppingstone toward the immorality and lawlessness that will be characteristic of the last days.” He said the council was “inviting the judgement of God upon our land” with the proposed amendment.
He continues on his homophobic rant, when he stops and loses his train of thought, stuttering about segregation. He looks down and says he brought the wrong notes with him and has the “argument from the wrong century.” Rev. Snider explains he’s been reading direct quotes from white preachers from the ’50s and ’60s. He replaced the words “racial segregation” with “gay rights.”
Oops. It could happen to anyone.