Bible-believing street evangelists warning against all sin, including abortion and homosexuality, were shouted down, spat on and had water thrown on them by participants of the Women’s March on Washington on Saturday afternoon.
As hundreds of thousands of Americans descended to the nation’s capital to stand for “women’s rights” and protest President Donald Trump in the demonstration organized by pro-choice groups like Planned Parenthood, various groups of Christian believers also took the streets to warn the predominantly-liberal crowd about what the Bible has to say about sin.
Along Pennsylvania Avenue, a group of over 10 street preachers from various states branched off into two different huddles — each with a megaphone and signs warning that “hell awaits” those who sin and calling for people to repent.
Some did not take kindly to what the street preachers were saying.
Kerrigan Skelly, a street evangelist from Kentucky, told The Christian Post that he was spit on while speaking over the megaphone. Skelly and witnesses tell CP that the person who spat on him was a lesbian woman.
“I don’t remember exactly what she said but she spat in his face,” Joseph Neigh, an Army veteran and D.C.-based evangelist affiliated with the group, told CP. “That has happened to me before. People are convicted and they’re are just operating according to their flesh. We expect that to happen because they are living according to the flesh and we shouldn’t expect anything less because people killed Jesus because He preached righteousness and called people to repent. There have been a lot of people who have done dirty dancing around us, flicked us off, cursed at us but we are not going return evil for evil. We say, ‘God bless you.’ We are not out here casting stones, we are throwing life preservers.”
Skelly explained that although he was preaching against homosexuality at the time, the point of his presence in D.C. is not just to preach against homosexuality, but all sin.
“I think the opposition to us is indicative of people hating righteousness and loving sin. Jesus said in John 7:7 that the ‘whole world hates Me because I testify that its works are evil,'” Skelly stated. “So we are here to lift up righteousness and put down sin and call sinners to repentance. When you do that, they are going to hate what you are saying and they are going to hate you because you are the messenger.”
In addition to being spat on, the street evangelists also had water thrown on them by male participants in the march.
“We respect these people’s right to march for what they believe, even though we disagree with it. That is why we are out here,” Neigh said. “We are not here to tell them that they can’t do that but we are telling them that they must turn from sin because there are consequences for it but we are not here to say that you don’t have a right to march — this is America.”
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SOURCE: The Christian Post