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WATCH: “Pray Away The Gay” Preacher Inspires “Born This Way” Response Video

 

Queerty readers were none to pleased with Pastor Bobby Blakey, who got impressionable gay teens Tyler and Patrick to testify in his rinky-dink video that they’d left their sinful path to walk with Jesus.

Turns out he also pissed off the students at the Orange County High School of the Arts, where Tyler attends.  The school responded to Blakey’s video with a Gay Pride Day, where students were invited to wear rainbow colors and celebrate diversity. Check out this performance of Lady Gaga’s “Born This Way,” performed at OCHSA on Pride day.

“We believe in acceptance,” says one student. “We believe in love.”

After OCHSA’s video and countless negative comments on his YouTube page, Blakey has removed his clip. We’re kinda thrilled about that, but if you really want to see the original testimonial, an intrepid reader has uploaded it here.

By:           Dan Avery
On:           Oct 24, 2011
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  • 18 Comments
    • Mr. Enemabag Jones
      Mr. Enemabag Jones

      So is it confirmed that the kid in the Blakey video is actually a teenage student at this school?

      Oct 24, 2011 at 12:54 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Michael
      Michael

      Beautiful video what a great way to combat a video based on ignorance hatred and homophobia with an act of love compassion and acceptance.

      Oct 24, 2011 at 12:57 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • B
      B

      If that kid Tyler attended an art school, it wouldn’t be surprising if it turns out he was acting, trying to appear as gay as possible to turn the preacher’s video into a joke. But who knows? Too bad QUEERTY didn’t / couldn’t interview him – if his parents sent him to an art school, it’s not like they didn’t know he’s gay or would be upset by it.

      Oct 24, 2011 at 3:29 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Jess
      Jess

      @B
      I don’t know about that. I was supposed to attend an art school in San Francisco this fall and my mom was all for it, but as far as I know, she doesn’t know I’m a lesbian, and she used to be very homophobic (I say “used to” because lately she’s been more open and also we don’t talk about lgbt related things much).

      Oct 24, 2011 at 6:19 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Jess
      Jess

      @B
      “if his parents sent him to an art school, it’s not like they didn’t know he’s gay or would be upset by it.”

      I don’t know about that. I was supposed to attend an art school in San Francisco this fall and my mom was all for it, but as far as I know, she doesn’t know I’m a lesbian, and she used to be very homophobic (I say “used to” because lately she’s been more open and also we don’t talk about lgbt related things much).

      Oct 24, 2011 at 6:19 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Jess
      Jess

      Sorry about the double post, everyone. My campus wifi is a tad off today.

      Oct 24, 2011 at 6:21 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Stephen
      Stephen

      Videos like this actually give me hope for the future of this country.

      Oct 24, 2011 at 6:35 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • B
      B

      No. 4 · Jess wrote, “@B I don’t know about that. I was supposed to attend an art school in San Francisco this fall and my mom was all for it, but as far as I know, she doesn’t know I’m a lesbian, and she used to be very homophobic (I say ‘used to’ because lately she’s been more open and also we don’t talk about lgbt related things much).”

      The expectations for males may be different than for females in that regard – I know one guy who attended an art college and he told me that 90% of the students were women, 90% of the men where gay, and the remaining 10% were bi.

      Oct 24, 2011 at 8:08 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Zack
      Zack

      When we see young people response in a positive way to such hate, it gives us comfort in knowing we will ultimately prevail.

      Oct 24, 2011 at 9:50 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • B
      B

      Hint to Bobby Blakey: don’t make a video that pisses off students at an art school. They’ll outdo you.

      Oct 24, 2011 at 10:10 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Ryan Burns
      Ryan Burns

      @Mr. Enemabag Jones: Yes, the blonde boy in the original video is a junior at my school.

      Oct 24, 2011 at 10:55 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • faggot1
      faggot1

      One can only hope there is a very special place in hell for asswipes like bobby blakeky. Have to wonder how much he paid those two kids to lie for him in his video. What a piece of shit he is.

      Oct 24, 2011 at 10:59 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Riker
      Riker

      This pretty much confirms that the original video was a fraud. Tyler is in this one, dancing to Lady GaGa while wearing a shirt that says GAY AND PROUD.

      Oct 25, 2011 at 1:01 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • jean-jouis
      jean-jouis

      @Riker: thats not tyler, I go to this school and I know who that kid is.ha

      Oct 25, 2011 at 1:25 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • B
      B

      No. 11 · Ryan Burns wrote, “@Mr. Enemabag Jones: Yes, the blonde boy in the original video is a junior at my school.”

      Maybe you could fill in some more details – nothing personal about him or anything that would make him uncomfortable, of course, but a bit about his involvement in the video. I thought he was trying to act “gay” to see if Blakey would catch on and it went over Blakey’s head. Is that guess correct?

      Riker thought a student dancing in the video above is “Tyler”, but when I stopped two
      videos and compared them, it looked close to me but I wasn’t sure it was the same person. Was it?

      Oct 25, 2011 at 1:56 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • OCHSA Gal
      OCHSA Gal

      Yes, Tyler goes to this school. Blakey didn’t pay them to say this stuff, this is honestly how both these boys feel. He feels that people made him think he was gay, then he found god. The guy who is wearing the shirt is NOT Tyler. If you look at the height, the guy in the t-shirt is MUCH taller, and his hair is a lot different.

      Oct 27, 2011 at 1:21 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • B
      B

      Re No 16, where OCHSA Gal said, “Yes, Tyler goes to this school. Blakey didn’t pay them to say this stuff, this is honestly how both these boys feel. He feels that people made him think he was gay, then he found god.”

      … my advise for this sort of situation in general would be to be supportive of both Tyler and the other kid. Eventually they are going to realize the truth, and it would nice if their friends could help cushion the landing. When sexual repression is suddenly lifted, some people go completely wild in an overreaction (“making up for lost time”) and that can be dangerous.

      Oct 27, 2011 at 10:34 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Clay Brooks
      Clay Brooks

      Fags!! They will burn in hell!! Prey them away!!! Jesus saves souls. Gays are worse than terrorists!!

      Nov 28, 2011 at 7:22 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·

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