Societies are gradually normalizing the hate and maltreatment of Christians and their faith in God through Jesus Christ. A preacher known as Matthew Meinecke got arrested by Seattle police while preaching and reading his Holy Bible in public.
The charges leveled against him say the reading of the Bible aloud has been a treat to public safety at a public park closer to an LGBT pride event.
It’s very hard to understand how governmental laws and political powers are being used to crack down on religious freedom. It seems never to end anytime soon.
A similar event happened early this year when a Christian dedicated father got shot when preaching at a local vicinity leaving behind his pregnant wife (former Miss Mississippi).
Again, a High School coach was also sued in court for praying alone some yards on the field after a match. In the long run, after battling this out, the said coach won the case this year.
Talking about the situation of Matthew Meinecke, he shared his ordeal with the public on Twitter questioning the basis of his arrest. He revealed further details about what transpired between himself and the police before his arrest.
SPD has enough resources to send 10 police officers to arrest a preacher reading his Bible in a public park. Because it's such a horrible crime now! pic.twitter.com/pytbNDel9I
— The Seattle Preacher (@mattteamjesus) June 27, 2022
He said about 10 policemen from Seattle surrounded him as if he was a dangerous criminal. The police fingerprinted him at their station before releasing him.
Meinecke shared a video on Twitter that shows his encounter with the police while preaching and reading the Bible. In the video, he explained:
“SPD has enough resources to send 10 police officers to arrest a preacher reading his Bible in a public park. Because it’s such a horrible crime now!”
“So at this point, we can no longer stand by. The risk that you pose for public safety by remaining here can be mitigated if you leave. It’s your last chance,” a police officer can be heard saying.
The preacher told the officers, “I don’t want to leave because I’m not in danger.”
“I was at the Seattle Center, reading the Bible, not aggressively preaching, not stirring people up, not anything. People throwing things. People vandalizing our property. I think about 10 police officers showed up,” the pastor told journalist Jonathan Choe with the Discovery Institute.
“Your job is not to silence me and move me. Why are they so offended by words? I just believe in using the word of God.”
Hate Crime this needs to be investigated. I demand someone take actions and press charges. My bibles were destroyed In Hate for my Christian beliefs pic.twitter.com/e4Fas2EDKc
— The Seattle Preacher (@mattteamjesus) June 25, 2022
Meinecke, who also calls himself “The Seattle Preacher” posted a video showing a protester who dared to seize his Bibles and ripped some pages while shouting, “Get the f— out of here! Get your holy water off my ovaries, b—-! Get the f— out!”
The video also showed another hater, saying, “Forget about your imaginary fairy in the f—ing sky.”
The street preacher bemoaned his unfair treatment at the hands of Seattle police and the protestors. He raised an issue about something disturbing that the police should be more concerned about —not arrest a preacher using the words of God from the Holy Bible.
According to Meinecke, he saw “a bunch of naked people walking around over here, not even 200 feet away. … Naked grown men around little children.”
In all, it seems, that this preacher has been a target for some other reasons such as his recent arrest in relation to a Roe v. Wade protest. Journalist Jonathan Cloe revealed that on Twitter. “Far-left extremists ripped up his Bible and assaulted him. But they got away.”
The world is gradually becoming an unsafe place for Christians. The hate against religious freedom is getting worse. It’s more like a battle between the principles in the Bible against the laws of the land. The law is going to the extreme of redefining what sin is.
In his video, Meinecke added: “We’ve got a city full of crime. We’ve got needles all over the place. Lawless homeless camps everywhere. We’ve got assaults. We’ve got broken glass. We’ve got Antifa running the place. But they’ve got time to send in 10 police officers to arrest a street preacher reading his Bible in a park.”
In all, this isn’t something unprecedented. However, the Bible prophesized about a chaotic time like this:
“For people will be lovers of themselves, lovers of money, boastful, arrogant, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, ungrateful, unholy, unloving, irreconcilable, slanderers, without self-control, savage, opposed to what is good, treacherous, reckless, conceited, loving pleasure rather than loving God.” (2 Timothy 3:2 – 4)
These are what the world is witnessing now. Carnal minds are doing their best to put God out of our various societies.
Many Christians have shared their disappointments in the police’s arrest of a street preacher threatening his religious freedom. And worse of it all —some haters ripping off pages from his Bibles. There is nothing like the fear of God in the protestors.