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Anti-Gay Child Street Preacher Comes from a Family of Them, Was Indoctrinated with Hate: VIDEO


Yesterday I posted a clip of a little kid yelling at Easter Sunday churchgoers about Leviticus at the LGBT-friendly Green Street United Methodist Church in Chapel Hill, North Carolina.

“The Bible talks about that the homosexuals are worthy of death.  Not only them that do it, but them that approve of it. They are worthy of death!”

So who is this kid? His name is Nolan, and his story is a sick tale of religious indoctrination.

Jim W at evoL did a bunch of research:

This was not Nolan’s first performance yelling at innocent strangers on the street. In a previous performance outside a courthouse he actively invited them to disobey secular law.

The website Official Street Preacher Blogspot gives insight into the Cranford family. According to the site, “Nolan has been watching preach clips from youtube like children playing videos or watching cartoons”...

...When Nolan was four, he was started on the streets yelling at passersby. The Cranfords are the anti-gay’s acceptable “traditional” family: one man, one woman. Nolan and his younger siblings were home schooled by his mom, while he was encouraged in his public disturbance vocation by the cohorts of his father. One reported, “We all stayed at the Cranford’s home and we celebrated their sons birthday on our last day of preaching, Nolan was to turn 8 later that month but we celebrated it that evening. He has been inspired by his father and the many youtube clips of open air preachers nationwide, as most kids his age would watch cartoons or play on the computer, he watched preaching videos… after dinner we had a birthday cake and placed Noland on the hot seat. From there a few street preachers questioned him and if he gave the correct answer, he got $20.00 an answer … He made a few bucks that night.”

So when religious right-wingers sermonize that gays are indoctrinating kids, you can point them to this story and tell them what real indoctrination kids.

I've reposted the clip, AFTER THE JUMP...

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  1. Child abuse.

    Posted by: Oxnard Rick | Apr 2, 2013 10:14:22 AM

  2. One seriously twisted little puppy. His parents must be very proud.

    Posted by: Onnyjay | Apr 2, 2013 10:17:24 AM

  3. Home schooled....Noooooooooooooo, you're kiddin' - right? LOL Home schooled-IT SHOWS

    Posted by: disgusted american | Apr 2, 2013 10:17:43 AM

  4. Just goes to show the trouble that can be wrought by one man and one woman.

    Posted by: Jeff | Apr 2, 2013 10:21:43 AM

  5. What's this family's home address.

    It needs to be posted.

    This child's parents are child abusers and they deserve to be named and shamed and their children need the intervention of child protective services.

    Posted by: MaryM | Apr 2, 2013 10:23:29 AM

  6. Someone should use this at SCOTUS as the argument regarding samesex adoption.

    Posted by: bambinoitalianoba | Apr 2, 2013 10:28:31 AM

  7. Hate is taught.

    Posted by: Sargon Bighorn | Apr 2, 2013 10:29:31 AM

  8. Why has this child not been taken into care ?

    And "home schooled" ? Ha ha ha .....what an example of "straight" family.....just corrupting the mind of a child.

    Posted by: JackFknTwist | Apr 2, 2013 10:31:16 AM

  9. If he was sent to school with a couple bruises they'd start an investigation.....but this? Heartbreaking. This child will never live a normal life or have the ability to reach his full potential.

    Posted by: Michaelandfred | Apr 2, 2013 10:40:15 AM

  10. What many anti-gay so-called 'christian' still don't realized is that the mortal sin is upon them for their anti-Christ lifestyle to have defied the greatest commandments of Christ with their lifestyle of hate and discrimination towards thy neighbor. Religious anti-gays have taken to all the lower biblical laws lower biblical laws to justify their hate and discrimination. Unfortunately, in the parable of the good samaritan as mentioned by Christ himself, those who have hated thy neighbor will not have eternal life. Religious anti-gays don't realize their mortal sin they have committed by condemning and discriminating gays, something that even Christ has NEVER EVER condemned at all.

    Posted by: Simon | Apr 2, 2013 10:51:46 AM

  11. This kid never had a chance.

    Posted by: Lars | Apr 2, 2013 11:14:02 AM

  12. Guys, the kid is still a kid. Lots, LOTS of kids rebel against everything their parents stand for. That is why it is imperative to keep underage sex and recreational drug use in our schools!

    Posted by: Fenrox | Apr 2, 2013 11:24:24 AM

  13. Actually it is Rob W, not Jim, but thank you so much for sharing this!!

    Posted by: Rob Watson | Apr 2, 2013 11:50:44 AM

  14. If there ever was an example of the harm the religious predators can to do children, this is it. I see no difference between a sexual predator or a religious predator when a child's innocence is corrupted.

    Posted by: jamal49 | Apr 2, 2013 12:00:11 PM

  15. Why isn't this disturbing the peace?

    Posted by: Vicar | Apr 2, 2013 2:32:14 PM

  16. what i find quite interesting (and disturbing) is that these kids probably know a lot more about gay sexual activities than other kids their age who have more conventional upbringings.

    which brings me to the whole issue of the anti-gay marriage crowd's perceived fear about kids being taught homosexuality in the classroom.

    really, just WHO is being taught more about homosexuality?

    Posted by: alguien | Apr 2, 2013 3:20:46 PM

  17. Clearly a victim of religious child abuse, in violation of his own religious rights, and rights to a proper education.

    Posted by: Randy | Apr 2, 2013 4:33:27 PM

  18. In about 10 years, that kid will find himself unemployable if he doesn't get some help immediately.

    Posted by: Bill | Apr 2, 2013 6:40:55 PM

  19. I totally called it in a previous thread about that kid: he's been brainwashed and indoctrinated with 2000 year old fables since the day he plopped out his mom's snizz.

    Child Services needs to hook this kid up with non-crazy foster parents before it's too late to undo his parent's Clockwork Orange upbringing.

    Posted by: Firestorm | Apr 2, 2013 7:04:47 PM

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