Street Preacher Brutally Beat Down During Seattle ‘Gay Pride’ Event

PunchSEATTLE — A street preacher was knocked to the ground and repeatedly punched and kicked by attendees of a homosexual pride event in Seattle this past weekend.

The incident, which was captured on video, began escalating when a man angrily approached one of two Christian men who were attending the event to witness to homosexuals. One of the Christians was carrying a sign that read “Jesus saves from sin” on one side and “Repent or else” on the other. A second man, who was wearing a t-shirt that read “Trust Jesus,” was holding a Bible.

According to reports, police had heard an argument in the area moments earlier, but decided to move along.

In the video, one attendee takes off his shirt as he approaches the man holding the sign and begins to threaten him closely to his face. A woman then pursues the man holding a Bible and aggressively follows him, yelling, “If I were you, I would (expletive) leave.” The man, seeming to ignore the woman, walks away, but the male attendee walks up to him a few feet away and shoves him from behind.

Moments later, the woman approaches the man with a sign and begins screaming and blurting out profanity.

“What about the Law?” she asks at the top of her lungs. “Is it your job to judge, yes or no?”

Another female then walks up with a third woman and attempts to grab the sign. The women and others then gang up on the Christian and attempt to pull on the sign, following him as he walks away. Another attendee comes in between them and attempts to stop the women from acting out against the preacher.

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However, yet another man then begins following the Christian, and successfully latches onto the sign. The two then tussle briefly for control. The crowd begins to cheer.

When the first man sees what is taking place, he comes running and beats the Christian to the ground. He then repeatedly punches the man in the head, while the attendee who had latched onto the sign kicks the Christian in his back.

A girl in a halter top also runs toward the assault, which has attracted a crowd, and begins yanking forcefully on the plastic pole supporting the sign and bending it upward to destroy it. The man with the Bible then approaches in an attempt to stop the attendee from punching his friend, and others move in to break up what the police describe as a “melee.”

Officers moved in seconds later and arrested 36-year-old Jason Queree of Marysville, and well as a yet unidentified 22-year-old man. Both men, who were later released, are now facing possible misdemeanor assault charges.

According to KOMO News, Queree “has been arrested 29 times since 1995. He has been convicted or otherwise found against for nine felonies, including forgery, stolen property, unlawful firearm possession and theft, and 12 misdemeanors, including driving with a suspended license, vehicle prowl, domestic violence, assault, DUI and criminal trespass.”

The individual who recorded the footage writes on YouTube that while he disagreed with the message of the preachers, he believed that they had a “constitutional right to be in public and preach.”

“I think it is tragic that some of the people who justifiably want tolerance in their life, deny that same tolerance to others,” he wrote of the attendees of the pride event. “I commend the responding Seattle PD officers for the professional way they handled this situation.”

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  • JohnConnorTM

    You should not threaten people with hell, that’s terrorism and anyone who threatens another with hell, either directly as here “Repent or else!” or indirectly deserves a proper beatdown.

    Than again, anyone practicing homosexuality deserves a proper stoning.

    • Rich

      It’s not a threat, but where we will belong. Jesus himself warned about Hell and only by being born again can we escape it. Why not warn people that their lifestyle is not a lifestyle of repentance and will lead them to Hell?

      What if I told a person they will go to prison if they keep up their lifestyle of murdering of thieving? Is it wrong of me to mention prison, since it is a real, and a bad place?

      • JohnConnorTM

        Who gives a shit about that pagan hellhound of yours?

        • D.Kermott

          When Moses wrote the Law did the children of Israel know there would be Kings or Judges? Did Samuel know about Absalom? God used human authors to reveal truth about himself over time. Did that mean that Jews in David’s time were “more chosen” than Jacob? No, they did have more revealed truth about God (except that Adam, Enoch, and Moses who talked to God face to face) I believe the books of the Law, Prophets, Judges, Psalms, Proverbs were all inspired by God. I believe in an afterlife and the promised messiah — as do devout Jews.

          What prophet didn’t the Jews persecute?

          When the messiah did come is it hard to imagine they would persecute him too?

          If the messiah already came wouldn’t you expect there to be additional writings? Eye witness documentation? Jews who would give their lives rather than lie about the messiah.

          Christianity was started by Jews, not Gentiles.

          Many Jews rejected their messiah. (but not all)

          So the messianic Jews told the Gentiles about the Messiah.

          The writings about the messiah are called the New Testament.

          Let me remind you that the site you are on is called ChristianNews.Net. I am glad you are here but your antagonism towards Christianity seems oddly placed. You are going to a Christian site and ridiculing us. Does that seem tolerant or loving to you?

          You are free to do so just as I am free to tell you that the Messiah, Jesus, born of a Virgin of the lineage of David and adopted by Joseph, also of the lineage of David, has come. He fulfilled all the prophecies concerning the Messiah.

          • JohnConnorTM

            Well, Jewish forums are full of you people terrorizing us with you pagan religion so I though it is about time we teach you a little about our religion too. Xtianity by the way has nothing to do with Judaism, it was created by emperor Titus as a spiritual weapon of mass destruction much like mohammedanism which also was created by Rome for the very same purpose.

            Exactly which prophets did we persecute, feel free to make a list and reference Tanakh for each item, if you please.

            The reason why we do not accept j-sus as one of our messiahs is that he was not a messiah, he was never anointed in the proper way, he was a sinner breaking the Shabbat and a blasphemer according to your own pagan scripture. And if by “messiah” you mean the end time messiah, well, we all know time did not end 2000 years ago, so that alone excludes him from being the end time messiah.

            In addition we do not worship the nephilim, according to your own scriptures you “g-d” was a nephilim, a hybrid being between a human woman and a ghost or angel.

            Moreover he did not fulfill a single end time messianic prophecy.
            Let me clarify this a little bit for you, below you can see some of the main things the real end time messiah will do:

            Micah 4:1 And it shall be at the end of the days, that the mountain of the Lord’s house shall be firmly established at the top of the mountains, and it shall be raised above the hills, and peoples shall stream upon it. אוְהָיָה | בְּאַחֲרִית הַיָּמִים יִהְיֶה הַר בֵּית יְהֹוָה נָכוֹן בְּרֹאשׁ הֶהָרִים וְנִשָּׂא הוּא מִגְּבָעוֹת וְנָהֲרוּ עָלָיו עַמִּים:2And many nations shall go, and they shall say, “Come, let us go up to the Lord’s mount and to the house of the God of Jacob, and let Him teach us of His ways, and we will go in His paths,” for out of Zion shall the Torah come forth, and the word of the Lord from Jerusalem. בוְהָלְכוּ גּוֹיִם רַבִּים וְאָמְרוּ לְכוּ | וְנַעֲלֶה אֶל הַר יְהֹוָה וְאֶל בֵּית אֱלֹהֵי יַעֲקֹב וְיוֹרֵנוּ מִדְּרָכָיו וְנֵלְכָה בְּאֹרְחֹתָיו כִּי מִצִּיּוֹן תֵּצֵא תוֹרָה וּדְבַר יְהֹוָה מִירוּשָׁלִָם:3And he shall judge between many peoples and reprove mighty nations afar off; and they shall beat their swords into plowshares, and their spears into pruning hooks; nations shall not lift the sword against nation; neither shall they learn war anymore. גוְשָׁפַט בֵּין עַמִּים רַבִּים וְהוֹכִיחַ לְגוֹיִם עֲצֻמִים עַד רָחוֹק וְכִתְּתוּ חַרְבֹתֵיהֶם לְאִתִּים וַחֲנִיתֹתֵיהֶם לְמַזְמֵרוֹת לֹא יִשְׂאוּ גּוֹי אֶל גּוֹי חֶרֶב וְלֹא יִלְמְדוּן עוֹד מִלְחָמָה:4And they shall dwell each man under his vine and under his fig tree, and no one shall make them move, for the mouth of the Lord of Hosts has spoken. דוְיָשְׁבוּ אִישׁ תַּחַת גַּפְנוֹ וְתַחַת תְּאֵנָתוֹ וְאֵין מַחֲרִיד כִּי פִי יְהֹוָה צְבָאוֹת דִּבֵּר:5For all peoples shall go, each one in the name of his god, but we will go in the name of the Lord, our God, forever and ever. הכִּי כָּל הָעַמִּים יֵלְכוּ אִישׁ בְּשֵׁם אֱלֹהָיו וַאֲנַחְנוּ נֵלֵךְ בְּשֵׁם יְהֹוָה אֱלֹהֵינוּ לְעוֹלָם וָעֶד:6On that day, says the Lord: I will heal the limping one, and the lost one I will gather, and those whom I harmed. ובַּיּוֹם הַהוּא נְאֻם יְהֹוָה אֹסְפָה הַצֹּלֵעָה וְהַנִּדָּחָה אֲקַבֵּצָה וַאֲשֶׁר הֲרֵעֹתִי:7And I will make the limping one into a remnant, and the scattered one into a mighty nation, and the Lord shall reign over them on Mount Zion from now and forever. זוְשַׂמְתִּי אֶת הַצֹּלֵעָה לִשְׁאֵרִית וְהַנַּהֲלָאָה לְגוֹי עָצוּם וּמָלַךְ יְהֹוָה עֲלֵיהֶם בְּהַר צִיּוֹן מֵעַתָּה וְעַד עוֹלָם:8And you-tower of the flock, the tower of the daughter of Zion-to you it shall come; yea, the former kingdom shall come to the daughter of Jerusalem. חוְאַתָּה מִגְדַּל עֵדֶר עֹפֶל בַּת צִיּוֹן עָדֶיךָ תֵאתֶה וּבָאָה הַמֶּמְשָׁלָה הָרִאשֹׁנָה מַמְלֶכֶת לְבַת יְרוּשָׁלִָם:

            As you can see the nephilim j-sus did none of that. On the contrary.

            If such a “g-d” ever existed we should kill him, as he threatened to torture all mankind in his pagan hellfire for ever and ever. So even Hitler was a good guy in comparison.

    • Rich

      So you’re saying anyone you disagree with should be beat down? So no love in the homosexual circles, right? If a truck is about to hit a child, he shouldn’t be warned??? This is not love.

      • JohnConnorTM

        You can take you’re strawmen and shove them mister.It’s not me your disagreeing with but the God of Israel and it is by His Law I judge you.

        In fact for blaspheming the God of Israel, you should be stoned. For threatening people, even children with Him torturing them in your pagan hellfire for ever and ever, I don’t even know the Law for such an atrocity but since blasphemy is involved we’ll end up with a good old fashion stoning anyway, you and your homosexual brethren.

    • Rich

      Last comment to you, but you do realize telling someone the truth about where a un-regenerate human goes is not a threat, but reality? We aren’t the ones that will judge them. God has already given His Word and Warning on what will happen. Even if I shut up about it, it will still happen. Not as a threat, but a reality.

      • JohnConnorTM

        You may perceive hell as a reality based on your pagan belief system but that does not make it so. Reality is, a loving a righteous God would never torture someone for ever and ever for stealing an apple or not worshiping Him.

        No, a loving a righteous God would judge an eye for an eye, a tooth for a tooth and a life for a life, not eternal torture for not worshiping Him.

        So yes, I would give you a good old fashion beat down if I caught you threatening people with hell in real life, you deserve it. Fact of the matter is, you are saying the God of Israel is a torturer, that’s blasphemy, for that you deserve a proper stoning. So says the God of Israel!

  • Rich

    True signs that homosexuals have total hate for those whose lifestyles are different than theirs. They are churchaphobes, Christianaphobes, and judgement-day-aphobes. What does it matter if someone believes your way of life is wrong? And then you go and say the way of a Christian’s life is wrong? Hypocrites.

  • Defied Reality

    This goes both ways and it is chaos. Two men beating a poor kid and leaving him to die? (Matthew Shepard.) and then Christian’s protesting at funeral’s, telling the poor family that their loved one is in hell? And this is just as wrong on many levels. It was two people, you don’t gang up on two people when they don’t have back up, that is cowardly. If you want to battle, make the grounds even or walk on.

    Truth be it, this is not going to bring any peace between these two groups. Like Christian’s, how do they expect people to see the light and to come to grace when they, the very people meant to exemplify this religion, give you an ugly and awful presentation? Same with the gay community. If we want people to join our cause and get respect in this world, we have to show people that it is beautiful and open to everyone willing to join in and present the freedom and the beauty.

    Yes, it does seem that there are some Christian’s out there who may never accept LGBT’s and there are LGBT’s who may never respect Christian’s. That is kind of hard when some Christian’s expect for the LGBT’s to change themselves in order to belong to their community.

    Some Christian’s may make an allowance in their beliefs and can meet LGBT’s happily in the middle, others will not and some it may take some time, might even take a very long time, life is progress. All I know is that we just have to be the best people we can be and stop our petty punches, whether they are vocal or violent.

    Peace and unity is the first step towards a perfected world, at least as perfect as we can ever get it.

  • Lloyd Peacock

    As a follower of Jesus Christ and a gay man, I DO NOT CONDONE, the violence that was perpetrated on these people with signs. I do not identify them as Christians, because I believe they are just people with an opinion. A true Christian loves not hates. Rich you too, are entitled to your opinion, but you need to give your head a shake and maybe learn what took place. Who is the real hypocrite here?