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Woman Assaults Hugging Gay Couple With Holy Water

Gay couple sprayed with holy water and the woman who sprayed them
Screengrabs via @leoperovirgo/TikTok

The two men were minding their business when suddenly an unidentified woman began spraying them with water and complaining of their immorality.

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A gay couple in Mexico were sitting near a church when a woman accosted them, spraying "holy" water on the pair while berating them verbally.

The ordeal was caught on video by one of the men and has been viewed hundreds of thousands of times online.

Leonardo Hernandez and his partner were hugging near a church in Toluca -- which is located around 50 miles west of Mexico City -- when a woman accused them of tainting children with immorality, NBC News reports.

"Get out right now! I'm going to call the police," she yelled as she sprayed the couple and made the sign of the cross.

The confrontation has been viewed about 400,000 times on TikTok since the video was posted over the weekend.

After the woman sprays them with the water, she pulls out a cell phone and says she's calling the police.

Incredibly animated, the woman asserts that the couple was trespassing on the church's private property.

"They are not from here," she tells the person on the other end of the line, who Hernandez told NBC News was an officer. "They come from other depraved countries to teach immorality to the youth here."

At one point, Hernandez speaks to the officer insisting the two were just hugging and not doing anything wrong. He added that the couple had been respectful of the woman despite her efforts to try to "run us out of here," the outlet reports.

The officer tells Hernandez that he explained to the woman that she was discriminating against them but asked for the couple to leave to avoid further conflict. Hernandez thanks the person on the call before the video ended.

At one point in the video, Hernandez says, "It's bad to hate, lady."

"Its difficult to understand that someone can treat you like this for loving freely [red broken heart emoji] the good are more; Thanks to the authorities and people of the church who decided to act with love and consistency," Hernandez wrote in the caption of the video.

Mexico implemented marriage equality nationwide last October after a lengthy enactment process. In Mexico City, where Hernandez lives, same-sex couples have been able to wed since 2009.

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Christopher Wiggins is a senior national reporter for The Advocate. He has a rich career in storytelling and highlighting underrepresented voices. Growing up in a bilingual household in Germany, his German mother and U.S. Army father exposed him to diverse cultures early on, influencing his appreciation for varied perspectives and communication. His work in Washington, D.C., primarily covers the nexus of public policy, politics, law, and LGBTQ+ issues. Wiggins' reporting focuses on revealing lesser-known stories within the LGBTQ+ community. Key moments in his career include traveling with Vice President Kamala Harris and interviewing her in the West Wing about LGBTQ+ support. In addition to his national and political reporting, Wiggins represents The Advocate in the White House Press Pool and is a member of several professional journalistic organizations, including the White House Correspondents’ Association, Association of LGBTQ+ Journalists, and Society of Professional Journalists. His involvement in these groups highlights his commitment to ethical journalism and excellence in the field. Follow him on X/Twitter @CWNewser (https://twitter.com/CWNewser) and Threads @CWNewserDC (https://www.threads.net/@cwnewserdc).
Christopher Wiggins is a senior national reporter for The Advocate. He has a rich career in storytelling and highlighting underrepresented voices. Growing up in a bilingual household in Germany, his German mother and U.S. Army father exposed him to diverse cultures early on, influencing his appreciation for varied perspectives and communication. His work in Washington, D.C., primarily covers the nexus of public policy, politics, law, and LGBTQ+ issues. Wiggins' reporting focuses on revealing lesser-known stories within the LGBTQ+ community. Key moments in his career include traveling with Vice President Kamala Harris and interviewing her in the West Wing about LGBTQ+ support. In addition to his national and political reporting, Wiggins represents The Advocate in the White House Press Pool and is a member of several professional journalistic organizations, including the White House Correspondents’ Association, Association of LGBTQ+ Journalists, and Society of Professional Journalists. His involvement in these groups highlights his commitment to ethical journalism and excellence in the field. Follow him on X/Twitter @CWNewser (https://twitter.com/CWNewser) and Threads @CWNewserDC (https://www.threads.net/@cwnewserdc).