Christians Arrested by Wisconsin Police for Preaching at Trans Event Targeting Children

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In America, crackdowns are increasing on freedom of religion — specifically Christian freedom. A group of Christians in Wisconsin protested against a “trans” event that targeted children over the weekend. Once they started reading and quoting the Bible, the police acted quickly, arresting and handcuffing them.

The incident was recorded. As the police arrest a man reading the Bible, one speaker is heard saying “You guys are behaving like thugs.”

The Sentinel published a report on the incident.

On Saturday, police arrested and detained a number of young people who were preaching the gospel during a drag queen public event aimed at children in Watertown (Wisconsin).

Social media circulated a video showing multiple officers arresting Marcus Schroeder while he read from the Bible. One officer was caught on video aggressively removing the microphone from his hands, and then walking him out in handcuffs. Nick Proell was also detained, removed from the event, and released later with a warning.

Jason Storms, the man who recorded the viral clip, told The Sentinel in his remarks that the young people who attended Mercy Seat Christian Church, Brookfield, Wisconsin were among more than 200 individuals who had gathered from different groups to protest the drag show.

The police arrested several youths on the orders of city leaders. Three people were arrested in the park earlier that day while praying and speaking to attendees. They were released after receiving warnings. Storms is the minister of evangelism for Mercy Seat Christian Church. The public was allowed to attend, so the right to free expression is also applicable. Later in the day, one person was arrested for preaching outside the venue on a public sidewalk. He is now being charged with illegal use of sound amplification as well as resisting arrest.

Storms said that several dozen police officers were present to protect the drag-queen event. During this time, performers in lingerie “danced and gyrated in front of small children who were invited by them to give one dollar bills.” “Wisconsin Law prohibits anyone from forcing a minor to view or hear “sexually explicit behavior.”

Schroeder said that the arrests and detentions had inspired “further courage” in those interviewed by The Sentinel.

It was worth it. It is an honor to join the crowd of people who have been arrested in the name of Christ and His kingdom. The police may have wanted to set an example or something like that but I’ve only seen the opposite. More and more people see the severity of the situation and are called to action.

Proell also said that he does not regret being detained:

I would do it again and again if the opportunity arose to spread the good news and rescue innocent children from being sexualized by parents. God will use this for good. We will still stand up for the truth, even if it means standing alone.