Lesbian Bagpiper Vs Anti-Gay Street Preacher [VIDEO]

From the Daily Record:

A bagpipe playing student drowned out a homophobic bigot who compared being gay to bestiality in megaphone rant. Brave Brice Ehmig confronted the preacher who was wearing a “Jesus saves from hell” T-shirt on the campus at Florida Gulf Coast University in Fort Myers, USA, on Friday August 19. Despite the preacher’s best efforts to have his voice heard, the fourth year student follows him around continuing to play the loud Scottish music.

As the video ends, applause and cheering can be heard from out of shot as Brice calls her girlfriend over. Brice, originally from Dunedin, Florida, said: “I have seen too much tragedy in the LGBTQ community to let a man in cargo pants tell me I am the embodiment of sin. I am a gay bagpiper and I’m proud. I decided since this is my last year at university that I should do things that make me feel brave.”

The Friendly Atheist reminds us that a Scottish bagpiper did the same thing last year. That clip has 4.6 million views.

(Tipped by JMG reader Drew)

  • Soren456

    LOL. The Scottish kid came immediately to mind.

    What is it about street preachers and bagpipers?

    Maybe bagpipes were invented just for this purpose.

  • leastyebejudged

    Nice. But antagonizing unhinged people is a good way to get killed, especially in FL.

    • james1200

      No kidding.

      https://media0.giphy.com/media/evoYgfWXtXHUI/200.gif

      They don’t even have the decency to NOT spew their hatred on a child.

      • David L. Caster

        But the kid will grow up resisting that hatred. That’s a good thing.

      • leastyebejudged

        Christianity IS child abuse and
        ALL Christians are child-abusers.

        And it is a fact that Christians love to get ’em while they’re young.

  • Pollos Hermanos

    She looked fantastic.

    https://youtu.be/cnVjkE87FDY

    • Rebecca Gardner

      That was so awesome!

    • OCW

      my neck of the woods

  • Oikos
  • Rebecca Gardner

    I am in love with her. She’s f**kin’ awesome! That was brilliant.

    What’s so wrong with the message? It’s one of hate and discrimination based on ancient mythologies about people that never existed.

    • Jerry

      Also see previous post on Anti-Christ…

  • Phil2u

    Why was the preacher on a university campus to begin with? Is that a public venue?

    • Oikos

      Freedumb

    • james1200

      If it’s a public university, why not? THIS is how you deal with these lunatics, not by restricting speech.

      • Phil2u

        I see, and I agree. I remember when Communists were banned… “Speaker ban law”… or something. I was a freshman in university.

        • james1200

          Yup. And look at what’s happening in Europe. They don’t have anything as strong as our First Amendment so they ban hate speech and all it does is drive the hate underground. They have a thriving alt-right & Neo-Nazi movement that is actually threatening to take the presidency in France and Austria (the French one is particularly scary ’cause this is France we’re talking about. Marine Le Pen of the National Front has been fined repeatedly for hate speech and the liberal and conservative parties stopped her rise once before by combining their candidates in local elections but she’s now ahead in the polls for the national election next year.) This is NOT the way to deal with hate speech.

          • barrixines

            Don’t really want to argue about the European approach to free speech but it’s a bit ironic suggesting the US way is better because an alt right candidate is threatening to take the presidency in France. Have you forgotten what your next President could possibly look like?

          • james1200

            Fair point. Still, restricting speech doesn’t make them go away either.

          • barrixines

            No – I have a lot of reservations about criminalising hate speech beyond direct threats of violence but I can’t really think of an example of it happening in the UK (where I am originally from). Certainly we’d shut down the likes of Ted Shoebat – and to be honest I could live with that particular restriction on freedom.

          • james1200

            I wouldn’t shut Shoebat down, at all! I’m of the school that the best disinfectant is sunlight. People also forget that traditionally, the biggest supporters of restrictions on speech come from the right and they’ll come after us if there’s any leeway given on the 1st Amendment.

          • barrixines

            Yes but it’s also the right that exploit the idea of free speech most to say as much hateful shit as possible. I am not really a flagwaver for free speech at all costs unless it comes with a big lesson in the responsibilities that come with it. And that lesson is quite simple – have some manners.

          • james1200

            Sorry, but that is ridiculous. You don’t get to restrict someone’s speech because they’re assholes. Not how this works. You should have every right to be a hateful, hurtful bitch, as long as you don’t cross over the line into physical threats.

          • barrixines

            How’s what I said ridiculous? Rights come with responsibilities. Speech comes with consequence. Good manners cost nothing. You’re going to have to tell me how society works better with everyone expressing their inner asshole. I’ve said I only agree with criminalising threats of violence. How’s my opinion different from yours other than I feel people are too quick to defend their shitty manners as “free speech”?

          • james1200

            It sounded like you were saying if you have no manners and aren’t taught to be ‘responsible’ when using speech, it should be restricted. If that’s not what you meant, fine but if that’s what you meant, it’s ridiculous. What, is the government supposed to open schools to teach how to use free speech responsibly? Again, be as rude as you want to be or as hateful as you want and we’ll deal with all of it through MORE speech.

          • barrixines

            “What, is the government supposed to open schools to teach how to use free speech responsibly?”

            Isn’t that called civics?

          • james1200

            What’s the punishment if I ignore the lessons and scream hatred on the streets, besides what I should get that is, which is being a social outcast? A large fine? Caning? (which I’d probably enjoy, anyway.) A light jail sentence?

          • barrixines

            Probably at the most a withering stare and if you’re lucky the slow burn realisation that you haven’t put your point across effectively. I am not sure and I don’t want to put words into your mouth but you seem to be labouring under the idea that in Europe (and by the way that is a continent of many countries each with its own laws on speech) people are afraid to speak because of supposed draconian laws clamping down on our rights. And it’s nonsense.

          • james1200

            They fine people and jail them, all the time, for hate speech. They just raided dozens of homes in Germany because some Germans were saying mean things about the Immigrants coming into the country on Facebook. They’re out of their fucking minds over there.

            http://www.thelocal.de/20160713/german-police-launch-first-nationwide-hate-speech-raids

          • barrixines

            I think we’ve reached an impasse here. I’ve told you Europe is a continent and you’re telling me something about Germany a country you may remember possibly has some cause to be overcautious when it comes to racist speech. But yeah go on with your flagwaving.

          • Shoebat needs to be hospitalized as a threat to himself and others.

          • David L. Caster

            I say let the preacher speak all he wants, just no amplification allowed. He wants to bellow about sin then let him, but he can’t use any kind of electronic device to raise the power of his voice on campus without a permit from the administration and a concomitant assent from the student association board of directors.

          • Chucktech

            David, remove the word “electronic.” He can always use the “manual,” old fashioned, non-electronic type.

          • David L. Caster

            Yes, good suggestion. I think the rule would easily pass the constitutional smell-test both ways. In general this should be a model for college campuses everywhere that want to control this kind of thing.

          • Chucktech

            There’s no 1st Amendment right to amplified speech!

  • bkmn

    She should run for office.

  • bambinoitaliano

    Someone need to enroll in that university.

  • Mark Neé Fuzz

    I’ll be grammar cop this time. This preacher never took an English class in which he had to diagram a sentence. “Jesus saves from Hell” is structured like the statement “Jesus works from home.” There’s a big difference between “Jesus saves from Hell” and “Jesus saves YOU from Hell.” But I pick nits.

    • SoCalVet

      In other words, Jesus is in hell and is pinching his pennies.

    • Sam_Handwich

      Moses invests

      • (((GC)))

        But only Buddha pays dividends.

      • GanymedeRenard

        Does Mohammed get to collect or to spend? I’ve wondered that for years.

    • David F.

      I always liked the t-shirts that say “JESUS SAVES…By shopping wisely and using Double Coupons.”

      • robindaybird

        I prefer the “Jesus Saves, everyone else takes damage”

      • NMNative

        Jesus Saves, at the Bank of Finance on Main Street. Come in today to open your savings account.

    • DaveW

      It’s correct. He’s in hell saving, there for all the hell on earth he caused

  • olandp

    I despise the bagpipes, but I make an exception in cases like this. Wish she was better…

    • RoFaWh

      I once heard bagpipes sounding beautiful, from the other side of a lake.

      Over water like that, they work.

    • David F.

      Maybe she is, but given the circumstances I’d play a few sour notes as well, especially if I saw him wince at the sound of one of them.

  • Sam_Handwich

    Finally, someone has managed to make bagpipes useful

    • Gustav2

      What? You are not piped awake every morning?

      • Chucktech

        Or, at least, blown every morning?

    • Deacon Phreque

      You mean as opposed to being kindling for an accordion fire?

  • Lazycrockett

    I was just reading an article bout the number of bagpipers who come down with lung ailment do to the spores and other nastys that can survive in the bag and then gets inhaled into the lungs. Just FYI.

    • Lumpy Gaga

      God Hates Bags!

      • MB

        I thought it was FIGS

        ( He did actually curse the fig tree .)

        • Jay George

          I don’t think he actually hated figs. I think his blood sugar was just a little low.

          • safari

            What does god need with a pancreas?

          • Chucktech

            Guess that’s just yet another glorious mystery…

    • McSwagg

      They need to switch to Irish Uilleann Pipes. They are similar to Scottish Pipes but are powered by a bellows pump operated under one arm. So Irish pipers can pipe and sing at the same time.

      • (((GC)))

        And Uilleann pipes can be played indoors, without drowning out other instruments or voices.

    • ChrisMorley

      That was from my local hospital In Manchester, England.
      Simple; remember to clean your pipes regularly, boys and girls. https://www.theguardian.com/science/2016/aug/22/wind-musicians-warned-over-hygiene-as-fatal-case-of-bagpipe-lung-reported

    • GanymedeRenard

      Oh no! I really like bagpipes (and some hunky bagpipers such as Hevia and Carlos Núñez). 🙁

    • Jerry

      Same can happen with any wind instrument if it’s not cleaned.

    • B Snow

      Yikes. I wonder if there’s some way to occasionally disinfect it w/o destroying the workings.

  • Sam_Handwich

    From the sound of it, he’s desperately craving the delicious taste of cock.

  • bambinoitaliano

    Maybe Hillary should do the same when Trump started to speak in a debate.

    • Chucktech

      And drown out what should be a colossal melt down??

    • GanymedeRenard

      She’s too intelligent to not let him speak and melt in his own idiotic bullshit.

  • Jay George

    Fricking bully. He ought to have that megaphone crammed up his poo hole. Yay bagpipes!

  • The_Wretched

    “Sin” is a pathetically bad concept. It’s harmful to followers and harmful to everyone else when believers apply it to them. Upsetting god is the original ‘shoot the bunny’ argument (do what I tell you or the bunny gets it).

  • Cackalaquiano

    Some heroes wear capes, some play bagpipes. Kudos!

  • Oikos

    Sin, an imaginary disease designed to sell you an imaginary cure.

    https://pbs.twimg.com/media/BLKuVNkCEAEyjfQ.jpg

  • Bill T.

    Well, at least one of those wind bags can carry a tune.

  • Jean-Marc in Canada
    • djcoastermark

      Check out the version on you tube. He does some fun hip thrusting whit the flaming pipes. Silly fun. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K-Op1Mng4oY

      • Susan

        For all the flames, he is a good piper.

    • Octavio

      Ay, but there’s a fine laddie!

      • Canadian Observer

        Hands off the sporan Octavio… yes, even your imaginary ones.

    • perversatile

      They never tell you about this stuff in Band Camp… https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rs4P1kKK-5k

  • Goodboy

    My guess when you examine these preachers you’ll find them isolated except for their cult and if you interviewed the people they grew up around they’d be calling them loony toons from the very beginning.

  • Lane

    I love bagpipes! We had a piper at our wedding.

  • motordog

    I understand the ‘free speech’ angle…but this is a university, presumably with students trying to study. Why is someone permitted to use a MEGAPHONE to screech his fundamentalist screed? THAT should not be permitted. Want to set up a booth (that will almost certainly be ignored)? Fine…but don’t FORCE people to hear your nonsense. The administrators need to step up and end that shit.

  • ikahana

    Fabulous. How about circling these folks with festive drum circles?

    • motordog

      I was thinking boom boxes playing the ambient sound from gay porn vids…you know, the moaning, gasping and whatnot.

      • David Walker

        Particularly the whatnot. ESPECIALLY the whatnot.

        • McSwagg

          I agree. The whatnot would give them the whatfor.

    • TuuxKabin

      Sure, every one can pound out on a drum, and a drum doesn’t require the lung capacity of a bagpipe, plus the two together would make a great sound.

  • Gustav2

    She has a proud grandmother in the comments section:

    KarenSloan
    That my beautiful, talented granddaughter! ! I am a very proud Nana❤❤❤

  • Dreaming Vertebrate

    As a former bagpiper – I LOVE this!
    The Scots won many a war by unleashing this unholy instrument upon their enemies.

    • GanymedeRenard

      I think it’s a Celtic trait (Ireland, Scotland, Wales, Brittany in France, Galicia and Asturias in Spain, and Tras Os Montes in Portugal). I’m a huge fan of bagpipes and all things Celtic!

      • Just checking – you know almost all cultures that have a musical tradition also have bagpipes. It is a common solution to certain musical constraints.

        I like the Irish pipes – they are foot-pump activated rather than mouth activated.

        • GanymedeRenard

          Oh I love the uilleann pipe! Also, even if not mouth-activated, I’m fond of the Italian zampogna (which is super big and funny looking). The Turkish tulum? Meh. Overall I prefer the Celtic triangle (Ireland-Scotland / Wales-Cornwall-Brittany / Galicia-Asturias). My original comment was meant to say that bagpipes have been used mostly by Celtic peoples (Scots included, of course) when going to war.

          • Ah, I have the fervor of a convert. Once I learned that there are ‘pipes the world over, I want to share that with everyone. My first shock was when I was at a Chieftain’s concert and saw their piper used an elbow bellows. I had a chance to talk with him (I roomed with the promoter who brought them over) and he went over all the variations of pipes; he, too, preferred the Celtic pipes (yeah, like an Irishman would say anything else :).

            this site has some sound samples – I think the Irish pipes were the ‘smoothest?’.
            http://www.hotpipes.com/main.html

          • GanymedeRenard

            Thanks! I’m fan of the Chieftain’s myself! I enjoyed their album “Santiago”, where (as you probably know) they mix two branches of the Celtic folk music – Irish and Galician. I especially like the “Dublin in Vigo” track. What you’ll hear first is the gaita (Galician pipe) played by the great virtuoso Carlos Núñez: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UReh6JCVMG8&list=PL3F36CB0DC23F152D

            I also like the Asturian gaita, especially when played by Hevia, another great gaitero who invented the multi-timbre electronic bagpipe. You’re probably familiar with this tune: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qUA3sdyZ_Pw

            My personal favorite pipes are the uilleann, the Asturian pipe (the ‘sweetest’ IMO), and the Scottish.

    • If you strip naked, paint yourself blue and then run screaming at you enemies while a hoard of pipers backs you up, you are likely to freak your enemies out!

      • McSwagg

        Don’t forget the white lime in the hair. It was the ‘original’ spiky hair gel.

    • DoctorDJ

      Its use has been outlawed as cruel and unusual by the Geneva Convention.

  • delk

    Screaming hateful anti-gay screeds wrapped up in some goddamn religious shit-filled diaper is okay, yet marrying my husband is forcing my beliefs on others.

  • Rex

    Lesbian Bagpiper – a phrase I never thought I’d hear.

  • Brooklyn Joe

    I particularly like this point: “I have seen too much tragedy in the LGBTQ community to let a man in cargo pants tell me I am the embodiment of sin” Cargo pant-ed bastard!

  • DaveW

    Cargo pants, proof how far we’ve come from former periods of stylishness. I see them everywhere. Stop already!!!

    • m_lp_ql_m

      Um… were they ever stylish?

  • Blake Mason

    O/T

    Remember Brock Turner? From 3 Months Ago? He’ll Leave Jail On Friday.

    The 22-year-old served just three months of his six-month rape sentence.

    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/remember-brock-turner-from-3-months-ago-hell-leave-jail-on-friday_us_57c58c81e4b0cdfc5ac9256b

    • TuuxKabin

      Who could forget the POS? Karma’s just around the korner, any kozy lil’ korner . . .

  • justme

    Two bags of air..
    One plays music the other sounds like oral flatulence ..
    Bagpipes 1
    Gas bag 0

  • Jerry Hinnant

    William Wallace would be proud!

    • GanymedeRenard

      IDK, he may have been homophobic (like everyone in his time). :-/

      • Jerry Hinnant

        I was actually referring more to the young girls bravery! (Braveheart!)

        • GanymedeRenard

          Good point!

  • GayOldLady

    Don’t fuck with the lesbians or we’ll throw some bagpipe hell at ya! We might even round up a few motorcycles to circle you and drown you out.

    • GanymedeRenard

      Lesbians are the chosen people.

    • Bluto

      Dykes on bikes playing bagpipes. That would be epic.

      • GayOldLady

        Yay!! Now there’s something I’d pay to see!

        • TuuxKabin

          Allow 2guys… and me to have you as our guest. Four tickets total?

          • GayOldLady

            Sounds wonderful. 🙂

  • Deacon Phreque

    If I ever see a hate preacher on my campus, I’m going to run home, grab my bag full of kazoos (what, everyone doesn’t own a bag of kazoos? For shame!), and I’m going to hand them out to passersby and have everyone join me for Bohemian Rhapsody.

  • JohnMyroro

    So what’s her problem with cargo pants?

    • BrienneOfTarthCarolWalkingDead

      While I do wear and love the utility of the cargo pants, I think the general douchebaggery associated with the “Bro” crowd is enough for the stereotype.

  • GanymedeRenard

    Props to this lady! That’s how it’s done! Plus, not that anyone cares, but I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE female bagpipers (lesbians or not)! I’m very fond of these two (Cristina Pato and Susana Seivane, both Galician):

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NRNqlgzQt0Q

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fZiSTBJumMQ

    • Tigernan Quinn

      You can dress in heels and shake your ass, but it’s still a bagpipe. 😉

      • GanymedeRenard

        I take it you don’t like them?

      • kareemachan

        And bagpipes are great. Sorry for your lack of taste.

  • shellback

    How do you know when it’s time to tune your bagpipes?

    • (((GC)))

      Perfect pitch: when you throw the accordion into the dumpster and it lands directly on top of the bagpipes without hitting the sides. /s

      Seriously, a piper explains why out-of-tune pipes are orders of magnitude more obnoxious than other instruments, and how bagpipes are tuned to create a loud and glorious musical sound: http://www.hotpipes.com/tuning.html

      • westford.design

        Seriously – designed for warfare to terrify.

        • (((GC)))

          The Great Highland Pipes, yes. There are actually many softer sorts of bagpipes in the world.

  • secretlab

    Bagpipes are loud, exceeding OSHA’s 85dB occupational noise limit at around 100 dB. Yet I measured Mr. Cargo Pants amplified voice louder on this recording. C’mon Fort Myers Florida, enforce your own noise Ordinance 14-18, which limits noise to “66dB in Residential, public space, or 7:00 a.m.-10:00 p.m.” And, I love the bagpiper in my own family, but I hope the wonderful lesbian piper in this video heads for the hills!

    • westford.design

      You don’t mention that they were deigned for warfare to terrify the enemy with overwhelming sound as the Scots approached.

  • Hank

    Brice Ehmig….

  • BrienneOfTarthCarolWalkingDead

    She is bad ass. Now, I need to revise my username to add another badass chick….I will be BrienneofTarthCarolWalkingDeadBagpipingBrice.

  • TuuxKabin
  • Ragnar Lothbrok

    That’s one way to deal with the Churchies. You go gurl !

  • Susan

    This is as priceless as the young Scottish boy who used his pipes to shut down one of these ranters in Edinburgh

  • Bluto

    I would be proud to have her as my daughter.

  • Canadian Observer

    Oh if only she had some Lambeg drums backing her up!

    (For those unfamiliar with it, wiki describes it thus: “The Lambeg drum is, together with the bagpipe, one of the loudest acoustic instruments in the world, frequently reaching over 120 dB”)

  • Gianni

    Personally, I find the sound of bagpipes grating, but it’s the perfect way to annoy and drown out fucking Bible-bangers like this creep.

    • Homo Erectus

      Dunedin would be nothing without their bagpipes!

      • westford.design

        Hey, my husband and I have a friend in Dunedin, She was his childhood next door neighbor in MA. And I LOVE bagpipes. In the middle ages bagpipes were symbolic of homosexuality. See Hieronymus Bosch’s “Garden of Earthly Delights.”

  • anne marie in philly

    YOU GO GIRL! shut down those h8ers!

  • JCF

    “to let a man in cargo pants tell me…”

    SHADE!!!!!

    The only downside of this story: Brice already has a girlfriend. Le Sigh… < / 3

  • TexasBoy

    A shame the Almighty is too busy feeding the hungry, curing diseases, housing the poor, preventing suicide, making sure the elderly are cared for and stopping violence to speak for Him/Her self. What’s that? The Almighty doesn’t do any of the things and still can’t speak? It’s almost like Man created God in his own image.

    • Homo Erectus

      ..

  • B Snow
  • Tim Patten

    I am not sure he is a homophobic bigot. He has an ideology different from others. Feminism is HATE speech against white men.

    • kareemachan

      timmy the trollette. teeny, tiny itsy bitsy trollette.

      • Tim Patten

        Karen the obese lesbian, celebrates third wave feminism because it make her love her rolls instead of hate herself. Always good to see you trolling the internet, scolding others and making them conform to your ideology of hate.

  • Ore Carmi

    I absolutely love this! Good for her! (Next time, though, she should be supplied with an amplifier.)