Hate preachers cause outrage on Cambridge streets
The fundamentalist Christian preachers have sparked a peaceful counter-protest by LGBT+ campaigners
Positioned at the end of Sidney Street, two fundamentalist preachers, equipped with posters proclaiming ‘evolution is a lie’, caused uproar.
Although they have visited Cambridge before, their presence sparked outrage in light of the recent shootings of members of the LGBT+ community in Pulse nightclub in Orlando, proclaiming that it was ‘righteous judgement’.
Their previous presence was somewhat ironic, stationed just 100 metres away from the college Charles Darwin attended whilst proclaiming ‘evolution is a lie’, however, it was the use of the tragic events in Orlando for their own purpose that attracted attention.
A significant crowd gathered around the preachers, around 20 people shouting in protest and attempting to argue with the preachers. However, the most powerful response came from an individual who simply draped themselves in a Pride flag and stood in silence.
Previously when the preachers have visited Cambridge, people have taken on various methods of stopping the hate, with one man parking his van in front of them last week and refusing to move.
It seems that now tourists are no longer the most hated people on Sidney Street on an afternoon.