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Anti-Gay Demonstrator Gets Slushied: Video

A woman in Grandville, Michigan who chose to hold up an anti-gay sign that read "thank your mom today for not being gay" at a busy intersection today had a slushie thrown on her by another woman. WOOD-TV News 8 reports:

44thivanrestwoodtvIt happened Mother’s Day afternoon at the intersection of 44th Street and Ivanrest Avenue SW in Grandville.

Sunday, 24 Hour News 8 received a photo of a woman at that intersection holding a sign that read “Thank your mom today for not being gay.”

24 Hour News 8 was also sent a photo of a man holding a sign that said “Thank your mom if you’re not a bigot! ‘Judge not…’” That person was gone by the time 24 Hour News 8 arrived.

As a 24 Hour News 8 photojournalist began to interview the woman holding the anti-gay sign, another woman dumped a slushie on her.

Various gay supporters turned up throughout the day holding up their own signs countering her anti-gay message - such as the one to the right.


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  1. This just in!
    Fighting words provoke fight!
    Film at 11.

    Posted by: Vint | May 11, 2014 9:24:36 PM

  2. Obviously, she shouldn't have been assaulted.

    A slew of "counter-signs" is a much better approach.

    Posted by: michigander | May 11, 2014 9:25:14 PM

  3. I kind of feel sorry for that lady. She is entitled to her opinion - as ridiculous as it is. Throwing a slushy at her only emboldens the other side. I would not want anyone bullying me into keeping my opinion to myself.

    Posted by: fsinsd | May 11, 2014 9:26:12 PM

  4. totally agree with MICHIGANDER.

    Posted by: fsinsd | May 11, 2014 9:27:23 PM

  5. Slushies are not weapons. They may be cold and wet, but they don't cause bodily harm.

    Posted by: Martin | May 11, 2014 9:34:38 PM

  6. "Controversial" WTF! I want to see the media say that about someone holding a sign that says "Thank Your Mom For Not Being Black".

    Posted by: Jay | May 11, 2014 9:35:47 PM

  7. Whatever. Slushie them. It's a freakin' slushie. Won't harm you. What will harm? the message of that bigoted woman with the sign.

    Posted by: Little Kiwi | May 11, 2014 9:46:51 PM

  8. "help me! i'm making a hateful statement and people are intimidating me! because what i'm doing is not intimidating at all and doesn't in any way lead to young gay people killing themselves! you need to help me! i'm feeling threatened by people who won't let me threaten others with my hate!"

    may she walk in front of a bus, plz.

    Posted by: Little Kiwi | May 11, 2014 9:48:28 PM

  9. not a good response, for all recipient knew it could have been urine or acid. it's assault, and it's wrong. The counter signs are much more appropriate. this will be used in the coming days by "christians" to claim victimhood once more. in 3-2-1.

    Posted by: ian | May 11, 2014 9:59:06 PM

  10. What an odd sign. I guess it means if your mom was a lesbian you would not have been born.

    Which isn't necessarily true.

    And if you are gay you could thank your mom for your being gay even is she wasn't gay.


    Posted by: james street james | May 11, 2014 10:13:51 PM

  11. She called the police because she felt uncomfortable? How about taking your offensive sign and going home!? She was there to make people angry on purpose, there's absolutely no other reason to hold a sign reading that hateful garbage.

    Posted by: Honesty | May 11, 2014 10:21:24 PM

  12. This is a perfect example of how NOT to handle anti-gay supporters. This is why people hate us even more. And for you idiots that say it's just a slushie, no harm done....the same can be said about the woman's sign. Trying to pass her actions off as "no big deal" is not only disgraceful but also counter productive.

    Posted by: wheelie81 | May 11, 2014 10:37:38 PM

  13. *yawn*

    wrong, wheelie. "this" is not why "bigots hate us more" - bigotry is inherently irrational - don't look for rational "reasons" - there are no reasons to be bigoted, only excuses.

    "you people whom i hate! you make me hate you even MORE when you fight me back!" - that seems to be what you think their mentality is.

    you're wrong twice, though. her sign does cause harm. signs like hers, the messages on them, that harms. it's why our youth in our community has a suicide attempt rate of 1 in 4.

    hate kills. slushies don't.

    Posted by: Little Kiwi | May 11, 2014 11:03:21 PM

  14. More fodder for the "but we're christians and we're being oppressed" crowd. Let the b*tch hold up her sign. Then, we hold up a bunch of our signs. Surround her bigoted @$$ with signs.

    Btw, the reporter was kinda hot.

    Posted by: jamal49 | May 11, 2014 11:07:56 PM

  15. If she were in a black neighborhood and held up a pro-slavery sign, she wouldn't get a slushy thrown at her, she would get her ass kicked.

    Think about it.

    Posted by: Tre | May 11, 2014 11:17:04 PM

  16. "we're oppressed!"

    -oppressed by what?

    "well, i made this sign that's anti-gay and i went out to spread some anti-gay hate and then i got oppressed!"

    -so you were oppressed while trying to spread a message of hate and oppression against someone else?

    "yes. that's exactly right. i'm a christian and i made a sign about hate, not love, and i'm being oppressed by a slushie!"

    really folks?

    i once, in my wilder teen days, punched a kid in the mouth when he called me a f@ggot. i knocked out a number of his teeth. while my now-adult self thinks I could of course have handled it better and utterly non-violently, another part of me thinks "bet he'll think twice next time he wants to call someone a f@ggot"

    people are afraid to be openly gay. yet not afraid to be openly-hateful against gays. turn the tables. see how they run.

    Posted by: Little Kiwi | May 11, 2014 11:17:53 PM

  17. I think standing on a corner displaying ones bigotry as well as ignorance is a rather immature act. She is just luck that things did not get out of hand. People need to stop imposing their views on society and passing bans on civil rights. We are all created equal in Gods eyes.

    Posted by: Rev tj chase | May 11, 2014 11:22:32 PM

  18. I feel sorry for her. If she wanted a slushie, she should have asked for one. Lucky that other woman came along, just in the nick of time. A nice Good Samaritan story. I hope she learned her lesson. It's called 7-11.

    Posted by: drew | May 11, 2014 11:35:46 PM

  19. I love that the news program's caption gets the sex of the person throwing the slushie wrong.

    An extract from the 2015 SATs:

    Christine Weick is to red slushie as Anita Bryant is to:
    a] apple pie
    b] banana cream pie
    c] coconut custard pie
    d] strawberry-rhubarb pie

    Please discuss in a separate essay entitled "At Least It's a Fruit Pie" the long tradition of sharing food with anti-gay bigots, with particular reference to Maggie Gallagher.

    Posted by: Vint | May 11, 2014 11:41:39 PM

  20. Chill peeps. People, you know, middle-America (not the xtians), know she was provoking people and is the one who is not being reasonable. Because, afterall, middle-America doesn't do extreme things like stand at busy intersections with anti-gay signs. So her in your face-ness feels uncomfortable to them and they secretly smile when she gets that slushie in her face. People are sick of this, and are ready to move on with this "issue". People are getting married all over the TV, internet, and newspaper and they see that as a positive. Remember we're talking about Middle-American and not fringe religious nut bags.

    Posted by: TKinSC | May 12, 2014 12:56:43 AM

  21. You can't anymore middle American than christian bigots being baptized by slushies.

    Posted by: Here | May 12, 2014 1:47:13 AM

  22. who *are* these people who think about homosexuals day and night. I mean, really. Who is this woman? She just decides to spend a Sunday on the side of a highway holding up a sign denouncing lesbian mothers? Of all the issues to get upset about, this is the one that drives you onto the highway? And even if you accept that people are against lesbian mothers for religious reasons, what does she think she is accomplishing by standing near a highway holding up a sign? Does she think that some would-be lesbian mother will see the sign and then say "Y'know, maybe I won't have kids."? These people are crazy.

    BTW: The reporter on the scene is gay. The slushy-thrower is straight.

    Posted by: Mikey | May 12, 2014 2:08:58 AM

  23. I'm actually sad for this woman. I spent the day making my partner's beautiful mom feel great. She had all her favorite foods, flowers, cards and friends. She won't remember any of this tomorrow, so we'll show her the pictures and eat the leftovers like it was her special day all over again.
    This woman probably didn't have anything to do, no one to keep her home and love her on Mother's Day. That really sucks.

    Posted by: parkrunner | May 12, 2014 2:15:19 AM

  24. This shameful incident is simply an updated version of Anita Bryant getting a pie in the face. It might have been satisfying and/or funny to some, but it was ultimately counter-productive to the cause of gay rights.

    You can't overcome boorish ignorant hateful behavior by stooping down to its level. We're better than that.

    Posted by: JonnyNYNY2FLFL | May 12, 2014 3:16:21 AM

  25. A woman who spends her Mother's Day afternoon standing alone with a hateful sign has a lot bigger issues than getting a slushie thrown at her. She is mentally ill.

    And, no, normal people won't "hate us more" because someone got provoked by someone intending to provoke. Normal people will wonder why this woman didn't have better things to do on Mother's Day. No hand wringing necessary over this ...

    Posted by: Ernie | May 12, 2014 3:24:10 AM

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