Full disclosure, I had a bit of a reality check this past weekend. It was when I found myself too drunk to be sitting in a rendition of Willy Wonka being put on entirely by children. Some point between grabbing a chardonnay (because they ran out of beer) and purchasing a $5 Wonka Bar complete with golden ticket (a Hershey bar in a Wonka wrapper) I realized I cannot be surrounded by children right now. Nothing like a presence of a innocent child will make you reconsider your life decisions. So yeah, speaking out for your religious beliefs in the middle of the street may seem like a more noble cause than day drinking and laughing at Oompa Loompas, but is it really?
Look at this adorable little girl. Sure, she has no idea what she's supporting. She has no idea what the concept of homosexuality means. She has no idea how important the Supreme Court ruling on gay marriage is to our society. All she knows is that 'love is love' or whatever else her parents told her to avoid the topic of anal sex and scissoring. However, that's not the point. The point is that if you are crazy enough to continue ranting and raving in the middle of the street while an oblivious little girl in a fucking rainbow skirt is making you look like an asshole without even speaking any words then you truly need a life coach. Can someone do me a favor? Stop filming for like two seconds and show him a video of himself preaching at a little girl. I don't think I have ever been impressed by anything I have ever done while being videotaped. However, that self loathing pales in comparison to watching yourself scream about 'redeeming power' while your only friend in the world spins a 'Jesus Saves From Hell' sign in the background. If that's not a "what the fuck am I doing with my life" moment than I don't know what is. You want to stand firmly behind the words of the Bible, no matter how antiquated they may be, then have at it. But when you start becoming a spectacle that gets shown up by the mere presence of a child then you might want to reconsider how you go about spreading the 'good' word.