Mashable: On a crowded train, passengers try to be respectful to the other straphangers riding along. Unfortunately, one New York preacher didn’t get the memo, and proceeded to go off on a homophobic rant on a busy subway car. Rob Maiale, a copywriter and voice actor from Brooklyn, was standing right next to the preacher when he’d heard enough, and started belting out the song “Golden Ticket” from Charlie and the Chocolate Factory to drown out all the hateful words. Now a subway savior, Maiale spoke to Gothamist about the incident, saying:
I was riding the M train on my way to work when this guy (who I’ve seen haranguing riders before) preaching to passengers. At first, he was going on about people having sex outside of wedlock, okay fine. Next he began denouncing same-sex relationships … unpopular opinion and a bit irritating, but again, First Amendment. I didn’t say anything. Once his “preaching” shifted from an audience to an individual (a lesbian couple with a child) I decided that this guy wasn’t going to get to talk anymore.