“Orange Is the New Black” actress Lea DeLaria publicly clashed with a man preaching the Bible on a New York City subway Tuesday morning, proclaiming that “religious fanatics … the Tea Party, ultra-creepy Christians and conservatives … are the reason America’s in trouble.”
“You have no right, you have no right … you have absolutely no right, sir,” DeLaria shouted over the man, who can be heard in a video telling subway riders to beware of sin in their lives. “Go to another train, get off this train.”
From there, the incident intensified, with the actress, who plays character Big Boo on the popular Netflix series, proclaiming that she and her fellow transit riders shouldn’t be forced to hear the man’s Bible-based views.
“Other people believe other things and have every right to believe other things on this planet and in this world,” DeLaria continued. “We do not have to be force fed this man’s religious beliefs. Jesus never said for you to do this, ever — not anywhere in the Bible.”
DeLaria also challenged the subway preacher to show her where in the Bible it says that preaching on a crowded subway is permitted under Christian doctrine, spewing out an expletive in the process.
“Don’t come at me because I went to f***ing Catholic school for 12 years and I know every line,” the actress continued. “I want you to stop telling us anything. You do not have a right to do this … this is mass transportation.”
Watch part one of the subway clash below (caution: strong language):
As the preacher continued to speak about why he believes America “is in trouble,” DeLaria, likewise, continued to berate him, at one point seemingly singing “99 Bottles of Beer” over his sermon.
She also offered up her views on conservatives and the Tea Party, claiming that they are a detriment to the nation.
“Religious fanatics are the reason America’s in trouble,” she said. “The Tea Party, ultra-creepy Christians and conservatives. You are the reason America’s in trouble.”
Watch part two of the diatribe below (caution: strong language):
(H/T: Daily Mail)