One woman’s answer to homophobic neighbor: 10,000 rainbow Christmas lights

A rainbow flag made of 10,000 lights decorates the woman's porch now
A rainbow flag made of 10,000 lights decorates the woman's porch now Photo: Screenshot

A woman on Reddit said she’s sick and tired of her neighbor making disparaging comments about gay people, particularly gay youths, so she’s decided to take a stand this holiday season.

“She had learned that we were Mormon from church,” the woman explained. “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.”

The woman, who did not identify in what part of the country she lives, wrote that her neighbor then proceeded “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.”


The neighbor then went on to express her utter dismay about how the local junior high had recently held an assembly to discuss transgender issues and trans inclusion.

“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,” the woman wrote. “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.”

Even though the woman said she was steaming mad, rather than tell her neighbor to go to hell right then and there, she chose a more peaceful, passive aggressive method in dealing with the situation: Rainbow Christmas lights. 10,000 of them, to be precise.

“I know that I’m not going to change her opinion, no matter what I say,” she posted. “Having moved her kids to escape ‘the gays’, I’m sure me telling her my opinion on it won’t make a difference.”

But at least it makes her feel better.

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