Monday, July 9, 2007

Christians arrested for praying!

Where did this happen? Saudi Arabia? No! Iran? No! Syria? No! It happened in Elmira, N.Y.:

Christians have been arrested recently at "gay" festivals for nothing more than having a protest sign that is "wider than their torso," but now police have
gone even further, targeting Bible-carrying ministers for praying on public
property and for standing on a public sidewalk near a "gay" festival.

One of the new cases comes from Elmira, N.Y., where police arrested seven Christians who went into a public park where a "gay" fest was beginning and started to pray, faces down, while holding their Bibles.


The second such case arose in Wichita, Kan., where police arrested Spirit One
Christian Center Pastor Mark Holick,
who had received permission earlier from officers to be on the public sidewalk adjacent to the park where the festival was occurring but then was arrested doing exactly that.

Julian Raven, a street preacher, told WND his group of seven assembled to pray for three hours the night before Elmira's recent "pride" festival in promotion of the homosexual lifestyle.

"We have a legal right to be at an event held in a public square. We're not a hate group," he said. "We're Christians and we're going to be there to pray."

Read the whole story at the link above.

I find it very disturbing to see a group of people that have been so vocal about first amendment rights, be so willing to see those rights taken away from other people.


Anonymous said...

Anti-gay, pro-gun and you call yourself a Christian. You don’t know the meaning of the word, moron.

JB Davis said...

RE: Anti-gay, pro-gun and you call yourself a Christian.

I am not anti-gay as much as I am pro-first amendment. You being from Canada, may not understand our Bill of Rights, but I do.

bubby1962 said...

>>>>Anti-gay, pro-gun

Typical liberal BS

Nice comeback JB