This heartwarming video of a seven-year-old girl holding out a rainbow flag to a homophobic preacher proves that actions really do speak louder than words.
Captured at a family-friendly festival in Columbus the day after the SCOTUS equal marriage ruling, the footage shows Zea Bowling hold out the flag, and engage the preacher in what can only be described as a death stare.
And all while high-fiving and fist-bumping her supporters. Go Zea!
Zea’s dad Ryan Bowling, who posted the video on YouTube, wrote: “This was not at a march or a political event. The preacher was accosting festival goers, including families with children.
“His rhetoric, before being confronted by a small girl, was graphic and bigoted. He was escorted out by police a short time after.
“Zea was not there to protest. She volunteers at Comfest every year and was on her way to spend her volunteer tokens on pizza.”
The video, which has over 2.5 million views, has inspired a powerful t-shirt design, with the profits going to Zea for her courage to stand for equality, and an LGBT charity of her pick.