Apr 15

Gregory Storer (Left) Michael Barnett (right)

Michael and I spent the weekend a the Global Atheist Convention, our minds have been stimulated and pushed in all sorts of directions.  It was simply brilliant.

During the lunch break a small group of Islamic fundamentalist appeared to tell us that we were wrong, and atheism is a cancer.

The crowd responded with jeers and chants, surrounded the muslims and engaged in a change of ideas.

Security guards circled them creating a small barrier between the two groups. One woman threw her self against the protesters and was jostled away.

My partner Michael and I took advantage of the moment to kiss in front of the group. We understand that in some Islamic States gay people are persecuted and executed for their sexuality. It was an ideal opportunity to challenge the notion of acceptance and tolerance. As we began kissing, the muslims began chanting, burn in hell.

It’s crazy that in Australia such bigoted homophobia is allowed to exist. It amazes me that these men can hide behind their religion and use it as a weapon to victimise and condemn people without being challenged.

Michael’s blog on the kiss

18 Responses to “A Kissing Response to Religious Hate”

  1. anon says:

    That was a great response—the Quran advises to counter hate with something that is better—and love is definitely better than hate.

    best wishes to you both

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  4. Pete Darwin says:

    Great job mate :)

  5. Gregory says:

    Thank you anon

  6. Stump says:

    If as the placard states, Islam is the answer the question must be ‘what’s the most hate ridden, violent religion’

  7. Canuk says:

    Hetero man from up over just wishing you guys all the best, your story is being talked about all over the world and getting some pretty positive response. My wife and I live next door to legally married lesbians and support the community here in Canada.

    Represent guys….and keep on kissin’!

  8. Gregory says:

    Thanks for your support, much appreciated.

  9. Seamus Ruah says:

    Nice one, well played sir!

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  11. Paul - Minnesota says:

    Hello, a few days ago, I saw this picture online in the United States. Thank you for showing your love compared to other people’s hate. Love is greater than hate and always wins in the end.

  12. Gregory says:

    Thanks Paul.

  13. Kaffir says:

    Go guys! A straight girl like me is cheering for you!

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