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Homophobic hate preacher drowned out by street performers with saxophones

Patrick Kelleher October 28, 2019
'Homophobic' hate preacher drowned out by street performers with saxophones

Screenshot from video (Instagram)

A preacher in New York City was trying to warn passers-by about “the homosexual community” – but two musicians with saxophones decided his message wasn’t important.

In a hilarious video posted to Instagram, the preacher can be heard warning people that “the homosexual community has the highest suicide rate of any group”.

Luckily, he doesn’t get to share his message for very long, as two guys turn up with saxophones to drown him out.

The preacher didn’t get to warn people about the LGBT+ community for very long, thanks to the guys’ saxophones.

The musicians – Augie Bello and Julian Roel – played their saxophones as loudly as possible so the preacher could not be heard over the sound of their instruments.

Nicolas Heller was passing by and decided to record the incredible moment.

“I was running late to a meeting when I was passing through, so I only had two minutes to see what was up,” he told Queerty.

Julian and I were shocked that the video went viral, but it also makes us extremely happy to see how much support there is for the LGBTQ+ community.

He later shared the video on Instagram and wrote: “This strapping young gent (who clearly gets laid regularly) is preaching that the LGBTQ community is going to burn in hell, so street musicians @augie_bello and @roel.julian offer some foreground instrumentals.”

Bello, who plays the saxophone on a Swagcycle in the video, wrote on Instagram: “Today @roel.julian and I were hanging and we stumbled upon some homophobic guy with a mic so we played over him. Shoutout to @newyorknico for capturing this moment.”

Preacher was reportedly claiming that gay people ‘will burn in hell’.

He told Queerty that they had just had lunch and were heading back to their college when they heard the preacher’s anti-gay message.

“What the video doesn’t show is what he said before we took out or saxophones,” Bello said.

“He was saying all gays will burn in hell and that they will be in a ring of fire.”

He said he and his friend looked at each other and had the same idea at the same time: to drown out his hateful rhetoric with their saxophones.

“Julian and I were shocked that the video went viral, but it also makes us extremely happy to see how much support there is for the LGBTQ+ community.”

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