That well known bigot and cream pie target Anita Bryant is having conniption fits.
Sarah Green, Bryant’s granddaughter, is getting married soon to another woman.
Needless to say, the hateful bigots in the family aren’t taking it well. Isn’t love grand?
The granddaughter of arch anti-LGBTQ activist Anita Bryant is getting married to another woman, and she doesn’t know whether to invite her homophobic grandmother to her wedding.
Bryant’s granddaughter Sarah Green said that her grandmother refused to even believe that she’s gay after she came out on her 21st birthday. The 81-year-old Christian conservative activist is still praying for Green to find a husband.
Now Green is getting married. Like many queer people, she’s not sure whether to invite her grandmother. But unlike most people, her grandmother organized one of the first major anti-LGBTQ campaigns in the country, accusing gay people of being pedophiles.
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That didn’t stop her granddaughter Sarah Green from coming out to her on her 21st birthday.
Green said that Bryant sang “Happy Birthday” to her and told her that she would have a husband one day.
“And I just snapped and was like, ‘I hope that he doesn’t come along because I’m gay, and I don’t want a man to come along,’” Green said on the podcast One Year.
Bryant then told her granddaughter that homosexuality doesn’t exist.
Robert Green – Sarah Green’s father and Anita Bryant’s son – said that his mother’s “face froze” when his daughter came out.
“All at once, her eyes widened, her smile opened, and out came the oddest sound: ‘Oh,’” he said. “Instead of taking Sarah as she is, my mom has chosen to pray that Sarah will eventually conform to my mom’s idea of what God wants Sarah to be.”
As you might guess, I’m loving every detail of this story.
Here’s the famous pie in the face incident from October 1977. Thom Higgins is a living legend, accomplishing more with one well placed and harmless pile of cream than all the anti-Anita protests before it.