- The Washington Times - Wednesday, November 5, 2014

“Orange Is the New Black” actress Lea DeLaria shouted down a man preaching from the Bible in a New York City subway on Tuesday, arguing in front of passengers that “religious fanatics are the reason America is in trouble.”

In a video posted by TMZ, Ms. DeLaria, sporting a “BAD JEW” T-shirt, shouts over the man and repeatedly tells him he has no right to preach his religious views in public.

“You have no right, you have no right, you have absolutely no right, sir,” she said, The Blaze reported. “Go to another train, get off this train.”

“Other people believe other things and have every right to believe other things on this planet and in this world,” Ms. DeLaria said. “We do not have to be force-fed this man’s religious beliefs. Jesus never said for you to do this, ever — not anywhere in the Bible.”

At one point in the video, Ms. DeLaria is seen swiftly approaching the man and getting into his face while shouting, “If you wanna press your faith, go onto another train.”



In a second video, Ms. DeLaria and a couple other passengers are seen singing “99 Bottles of Beer,” as the preaching man offers up his opinions on why America “is in trouble.”

“Religious fanatics are the reason America’s in trouble,” Ms. DeLaria interjected. “The tea party, ultra-creepy Christians and conservatives. You are the reason America’s in trouble.”

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