A woman has fought back against her homophobic neighbour in a brilliant, Christmas-y way – with 10,000 Christmas lights which show the LGBT flag.
A Reddit user by the name of MrsRoseyCrotch took to the subreddit r/pics to tell her tale. The title reads: “Our new neighbors are bigots. Since regular aggression leads to assault charges, I went with passive aggression. 10,000 lights later…”
Apparently, MrsRoseyCrotch decided to leave the Mormon Church and that made her the topic of discussion in the neighbourhood and one from one particular neighbour.
The user was asked how she knew that her neighbour was bigoted, to which she responde: “She had learned that we were Mormon from church. We are no longer Mormon, this issue is why I left. She came bouncing over and when my husband told her we no longer attend, she didn’t really get the message. She also must have missed the HRC sticker on my car.”
“Anyway, thinking that we were allies, she went on to tell us how horrified she was when her son got turned down for prom because the girl was already planning on going with her girlfriend. And THEN the junior high had an assembly about transgender people where they spotlighted one of the students who is a transgender boy. I thought she had meant that the school outed him, which, in my book is horrifyingly wrong.”
“Nope, he had organized the assembly and spoke of the realities of being transgender. That, coupled with the school’s justifications for letting lesbians attend the prom together and doing an assembly that taught kids the facts about being transgender were just too much for her. She said that she had to move them away because she was so sick of the gays and transgenders and everyone making their ‘lifestyle’ okay.”
In the most brilliant of responses, the user decided to show her defiance and support of the LGBT community by painstakingly hanging 10,000 Christmas lights. Apparently, they had to spray paint some white lights to get some of the colours, but it still looks fantastic.
The user continued: ““I know that I’m not going to change her opinion, no matter what I say. Having moved her kids to escape ‘the gays’, I’m sure me telling her my opinion on it won’t make a difference. [But] it wasn’t just a passive aggressive middle finger at my neighbour, I wanted something more to show my solidarity and belief than just the Human Rights Campaign stickers on our cars.”
You can see the source thread here, but a piece of advice – don’t stray too deep into the comments.