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SEATTLE, WA, July 4, 2013 (LifeSiteNews.com) ‚Äď A street preacher was repeatedly punched in the head and kicked by two men at Seattle‚Äôs Pridefest this past Sunday ‚Äď and the entire confrontation was caught on camera.
In disturbing video footage uploaded on Youtube and reported by Seattle‚Äôs KOMO news, two Christian street preachers can be seen standing on a grassy area. One of the preachers holds a sign that says ‚ÄúJesus saves and heals,‚ÄĚ and ‚ÄúRepent or else,‚ÄĚ while the other holds a Bible.
At the beginning of the video a large man approaches the two preachers angrily, while another woman repeatedly shoves the man carrying the Bible and demands that the two men leave.
The situation continues to heat up, until at one point a number of people attempt to snatch the sign away from the sign-wielding preacher. When one man succeeds, a melee ensues in which the angry man seen at the beginning of the video runs at and punches the preacher in the head several times while another kicks him repeatedly. Others attempted to break up the fight.
Police arrested 36-year-old Jason Queree, who is suspected of being the main attacker. Queree reportedly has a long history of arrests and convictions for a wide variety of criminal behavior. A second suspect was also arrested.
WARNING: The video is full of profanity and shows disturbing violence. Viewer discretion advised. The extreme violence commences at 2:35 into the video.
The incident is reminiscent of an episode that took place at last year's Toronto Pride Parade, also caught on video, where a street preacher was surrounded by a mob of angry pride marchers. However, in that case the police took the side of the pride participants, telling the street preacher, "You're promoting hate." The police ultimately compelled David Lynn and his team from Christ‚Äôs Forgiveness Ministries to leave the area and stop preaching.
The Seattle attack is another example in an increasing string of violence by homosexual activists.
Last August, it was only thanks to the heroic actions of a security guard at the Family Research Council that a gay activist intent on killing employees at the organization was stopped in his deadly assault.
This past January a group of Brazilian Catholics who gathered to march through the streets of Curitiba in the state of Parana to protest abortion and homosexual ideology were harassed, spat upon, and physically assaulted by a mob.
In April the head of the Catholic Church in Belgium, Archbishop Andre-Joseph Leonard, remained calmly seated with eyes closed in prayer as four topless lesbian activists attacked him with shouts and curses and doused him with water.
Last April, a group calling itself ‚ÄúAngry Queers‚ÄĚ claimed responsibility for throwing baseball-sized rocks through nine church windows in Portland‚Äôs Mars Hill Church, known for its traditional marriage stance.