Actor Antony Cotton Jumps Off Manchester Pride Float, Targets Christian Preachers With Rainbow Flag

(Independent.ie) Coronation Street star Antony Cotton lept from ITV’s float during Manchester Pride to confront a group of Christians holding Scripture signs.

The actor, who plays Sean Tully in the long-running soap, confronted the group on Peter Street during the annual LGBT parade.

Cotton was cheered on by crowds as he swung a rainbow flag above their placards, which featured Bible verses such as “Abstain from fleshly lusts which wage war against the soul.”

According to the Manchester Evening News, the 44-year-old, from Bury, Greater Manchester, told the group to “Shut up” and wore a t-shirt that read: “Some people are gay, get over it.”

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