Two street preachers were assaulted and beaten at a recent gay pride rally in Seattle, Washington. The entire confrontation was caught on video (here), and a local news station reported on the story (see above). Some thoughts worth noting:
1. The two preachers were obviously there to preach, yet the news anchors refer to them as “protesters.” This is misleading—to say the least—since preaching and protesting are not the same thing.
2. I don’t know anything about the preachers except that they were preaching the following: “repent or else” and “Jesus saves from sin.” In short, the preachers called homosexuality a sin, and they paid a price for doing so.
3. The video makes clear that when the preachers were beaten they did not retaliate.
4. If two gay rights protesters were beat-up at a Christian rally, wouldn’t that have been front page news and banner headlines across the country? How is it then that this assault is only being treated as a local crime story by the media?