Homophobic preacher confronted by drag queen protest

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A homophobic preacher was confronted by a protest of drag queens at his church.

Bishop Brian Tamaki’s Destiny Church in New Zealand faced a “drag queen disco” protest.

The queens sang YMCA outside the church and flew rainbow banners to protest comments made by the bishop.

He had previously claimed that recent earthquakes in the Kaikoura area were due to homosexuality.

Discussing homosexuality, he said that he “convulses under the weight of certain human sin”.

Even members of the church were outraged at the comments, with some joining the LGBT protestors in their spirited protest.

Event organiser Wayne Baker told the NZHerald that the LGBT community “wasn’t going to tolerate hatred”.

“It went really well.

“We had a lot of toots of support from the public and cheering and waving.

“It just goes to show the views of Brian Tamaki are the views of Brian Tamaki.”

The event’s organiser said they received a backlash on their Facebook event page, where some commenters defended Biship Tamaki by saying “he has gay friends”.

“Someone said we were sexualising the event because of the drag.

“All we want to do is raise awareness, to show the LGBT community won’t tolerate this sort of behaviour.”