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PHOTOS: Jesus Christ Shows Up To Challenge Protestors At AIDS Walk Los Angeles

As the expression goes, the Lord works in mysterious ways. For example, at the annual AIDS Walk Los Angeles today the usual antigay protestors showed up to tell all the good people raising money for HIV/AIDS research that they’re going straight to hell. This year, Jesus Christ himself showed up to attempt to silence the haters with a passionate subtle protest by standing in their midst holding a bouquet of 99 red balloons. OK, it’s not the real Jesus obviously, but a holy impersonator (Kevin Lee Light) who has become something of a traffic-stopping local legend as he walks the sidewalks in the City of Angels.

L.A.-based journalist Brody Brown snapped photos (see more below) of the peaceful, symbolic standoff between love and hate. The protestors show up  each year at such events in Los Angeles, but as Brown tells Queerty “someone always comes up with a creative solution to distract from them. At one point a hot, hilarious guy was holding a big group of red balloons, blocking the protestors from view. I’m assuming he or someone else gave them to Jesus to pose by the protestors with them. The protestors were clearly peeved and one was muttering something at Jesus.”

Perhaps he was asking for an answer to that eternal question: what would Jesus do? Although knowing these hypocrites, probably not.

Brody adds, “Later I saw Him walking in the AIDS walk with the balloons on his shoulder, as one might imagine Jesus would shoulder the cross.”

Photo credit: Brody Brown

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By:           Jeremy Kinser
On:           Oct 13, 2013
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  • 9 Comments
    • OutnProud
      OutnProud

      Sad that someone’s peaceful statement is being overshadowed by bigotry

      Fricking disgusting to the core

      Oct 13, 2013 at 6:01 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Mike
      Mike

      People like that need to be shot and killed on the spot, just like the Westboro clan.

      Oct 13, 2013 at 6:59 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • DarkZephyr
      DarkZephyr

      When you read the signs of the protestors, you can tell that “spreading the Gospel” and “sharing God’s Love” is the furthest thing from their minds. If they were really out to change hearts and minds they would be charitable about it at the very least and not insulting and degrading. Besides, not everyone who has HIV or AIDS is LGBT. The research would apply to heterosexuals as well. They are just balls of hate, and for them religion just justifies that hate.

      Oct 13, 2013 at 8:40 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Stache1
      Stache1

      @DarkZephyr: That is truly the core of it. These are rabid bigots and religion just happens to be very convenient cover.

      Oct 13, 2013 at 9:33 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Greg Garavani
      Greg Garavani

      Are we all really surprised that these people showed up? It’s almost mandatory now at any gay event, these people have nothing better to do and frankly, it’s obvious that no one really cares much for them anyway. I feel like they kind of add some motivation really, I mean I get a little perked up knowing that I’ll be ‘burning in hell’, kind of gets me excited. ^.^

      Oct 14, 2013 at 2:32 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • BigWoody
      BigWoody

      Hmmm, something is not quite right.
      Jesus Christ! HE is not wearing sandals…

      Oct 14, 2013 at 4:10 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Caleb in SC
      Caleb in SC

      I say let these religious zealots continue their misguided protests. The more they protest, the more publicity, public discourse and visibility LGBT issues get.

      Oct 14, 2013 at 10:38 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Bozen
      Bozen

      I’d like to have a beer with that Jesus

      Oct 14, 2013 at 12:34 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Billysees
      Billysees

      @DarkZephyr:

      Excellent description —

      ….you can tell that “spreading the Gospel” and “sharing God’s Love” is the furthest thing from their minds. If they were really out to change hearts and minds they would be charitable about it at the very least and not insulting and degrading.

      Also — They are just balls of hate, and for them religion just justifies that hate.

      Oct 15, 2013 at 7:18 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·

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