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Anti-Gay Demonstrators Are Picketing Outside Comet Ping Pong

Photograph by Evy Mages

A group of anti-gay demonstrators holding signs that say “homo sex is sin” and “judgment is coming” have assembled outside Comet Ping Pong, the Chevy Chase pizzeria that’s been the victim of harassment and a gunman incident over the conspiracy theory known as Pizzagate.

The group, calling themselves the “Official Street Preachers,” have been harassing passersby and customers over megaphones, calling them “wicked perverts” and “sinners.”

Photograph by Evy Mages

Here’s some video of one demonstrator screaming at people, by Washingtonian photographer Evy Mages:

And another showing a passerby confronting them and saying “God hates bullshit.”

Here’s a fun one that suggests crossover between these protesters and the Pizzagate “theorists”: “Tell me why this pizza place isn’t even open at noon,” the demonstrator rants, before arguing that President Obama is a Muslim.

“They’re saying terrible things about homosexuals, and how we’re all going to burn in hell,” says Matt Carr, who owns the restaurant Little Red Fox next door. Carr says there are currently two police on site.

“I’m just outside watching, trying to make sure they don’t attack our customers or anything,” Carr says.

Carr has been tweeting updates from Little Red Fox’s Twitter account. “Happy inauguration? What happened to peace and civility,” he wrote.




Jessica Sidman
Food Editor

Jessica Sidman covers the people and trends behind D.C.’s food and drink scene. Before joining Washingtonian in July 2016, she was Food Editor and Young & Hungry columnist at Washington City Paper. She is a Colorado native and University of Pennsylvania grad.