Corduroy Skirts are a Sin

A brilliant counter-protest sign on the campus of Syracuse University.

The creator Chris Pesto writes:

I noticed two adults on campus holding signs that said “Homosexuality is a sin”. First, I would just like to say that I support people with their own opinions. I think that everyone is entitled to their right to think what they want. However, when someone comes on my campus, where I pay tuition to live, I don’t think it’s appropriate to rub such a hateful sign in someone’s face. I decided that because this woman thought it was okay to make me feel uncomfortable in my home, I would retaliate and make her feel just as uncomfortable, if not more.

This woman was wearing a ankle-length corduroy skirt, which, as we all know, is a fashion nono. So, in order to make her feel uncomfortable, I stood next to her and held a sign that said Corduroy skirts are a sin! I don’t think I have ever drawn so much attention in my life. SO many people asked to take a picture with me, I got laughs, high fives and there were the few that even cursed off the woman standing behind me.

As I drew interest to what was going on with myself and the woman with the hateful sign, I started to draw a crowd that stood with me in support. Before I knew it I had 100+ people holding signs for gay rights asking people to honk their horns to support. I was interviewed by a news station, and more than 5 student organization papers, and the post standard of syracuse.

I never expected anybody to come stand by me and support and I appreciate it so much that everyone came! It meant so much and it proved to those ignorant people that we aren’t afraid, and we will put up a fight.

I’m proud that Syracuse has such a homosexual friendly community.

via F Bomb

4 thoughts on “Corduroy Skirts are a Sin”

  1. That is brilliant! I think I’ll do something similar the next time the holy rollers come to our campus.

  2. In her eyes it probably wasn’t a hateful sign at all. I think she was just trying to help.. its obviously not the best way to “open peoples eyes” but still. I would love this guys idea so much more if the sign had said “I hate gays!” or something. Ya know what I mean? I’ve just been around a lot of different types of people so thats how I think. I’ll always be pro gay though no matter how many Christians try to tell me its a sin. Ok… now I’m just rambling.
    Feel free to correct me if you think I’m wrong. I’d like to see other opinions.

  3. The vast majority of Syracuse is gay friendly. But, occasionally you have people coming out of Brewerton, Jamesville, Marcellus and going all “wrath of god pass the dip can” on the unassuming urbanites. Not to say people from those towns are all like that, it just seems the rare instance of ignorance comes from there… Well, and some of the old Polish district in the Bricks, too… but that’s just ’cause they’re drunks.

Comments are closed.