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Orange is the New Black star Lea DeLaria shouts down anti-gay subway preacher

Aaron Day November 5, 2014
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Orange is the New Black star Lea DeLaria stood up to a man who was preaching anti-gay hate on a New York City subway on Tuesday.

The actress, who plays fan favourite Big Boo on the series, was captured by footage obtained by TMZ firing back at the man preaching against the “sin of homosexuality.”

ContactMusic reports she said: “You have no right! Go to another train. Get off this train. Other people believe other things and have every right to believe other things on this planet and in this world.”

However, as the preacher continued to speak and eventually referenced Sodom and Gomorrah, she attempted to drown him out.

“As long as you keep talking, I’ll keep talking,” she added.

“We do not have to be force-fed this man’s religious beliefs. Jesus never said for you to do this – ever.”

Watch a clip from the footage below:

Related topics: Americas, Anti-gay, anti-gay law, anti-gay laws, Homophobia, homophobic, lesbian, US

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