BRAVE little girl fends off anti-gay street preacher with one defiant act.
By Laura Mitchell / Published 3rd July 2015
LOVE WINS: A Brave little girl stood in front of a street preacher with her rainbow flag [YOUTUBE ]
In this moving clip, Zea, proudly stands in front of a homophobic preacher holding her rainbow flag.
The 7-year-old first grader stood fast as the man leaned down into the little girl’s face and yelled.
He said: “You could live a life that’s filled with his redeeming power, you’d have somebody to look after you, to love you and get you through your life.
“Jesus Christ would give you that, this world will not give you that.”
Seemingly unfazed by his aggressive stance, the Ohio girl stared heroically back into his face the entire time.
Holding her rainbow flag out in front of her, she proved that sometimes, the loudest voice is the one that doesn’t say a word.
Soon, someone in the crowd runs up to Zea and gives her a high five. This starts a flurry of approving high-fives and fist bumps from impressed onlookers.
The moving moment happened at Columbus, Ohio’s annual music and arts festival ComFest.
This year it happened to be taking place on Friday when the Supreme Court gave marriage rights to the nation’s LGBT citizens.
The fest turned into an impromptu pride celebration, but unfortunately some in attendance took it as an excuse to preach anti-gay sentiments.
But little Zea taught as all a lesson in love as she stood firm in the face of hate over the weekend.
PROUD: The 7-year-old’s action were met with high-fives from the crowd [YOUTUBE ]
Proud dad Ryan Bowling posted video of the remarkable confrontation on YouTube and it has since gone viral – receiving over 4 million views.
Alain Bruno commented: “What a brave little girl.”
Once again, #LoveWins.
The original photo, taken by Zea’s father Ryan Bowling, which has gone insanely viral on the Internet, has been turned into a t-shirt, with proceeds going to Zea as well as an LGBT nonprofit to be chosen by her family.