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Police threaten an evangelist for preaching on “Hell”

A Rock Island, Il. Evangelist was threatened by police officers for preaching on “Hell” and accused him of cussing. Yet, if this Evangelist was using the term in reference to a particular place, (which he was), then there was no profanity in his speech.

Here is a portion of an article describing the events that surrounded the threats by local police:


“A Rock Island, IL, street evangelist has filed complaints after local police have twice threatened him with arrest for preaching about “hell” and informing people that they must die and face judgment. The court also required the man to justify his use of the word “hell,” asking why the alleged cuss word was a necessary part of his message.”



Read the rest of the article here:



Nevertheless, Dan Savage was allowed into a public school in order to bully, cuss, and ridicule those who hold to the Christian faith and nothing was done by authorities concerning this matter.

Read about Dan Savage’s rant here.

Those who ridicule the Bible and protest of Christian’s intolerance against homosexuality, murder, abortion, etc… ;are really showing that the shoe is on the other foot. I have yet to encounter someone on this blog who professes to be an atheist, homosexual, etc…; who actually shows tolerance for beliefs that differ with theirs.

So those who claim that Christians are bigots are showing their true colors.

  1. RC
    March 26, 2013 at 9:10 am
  2. March 26, 2013 at 11:29 pm

    The double standard! And the secular world is blinded from seeing it

    • March 27, 2013 at 4:17 am

      You are correct brother. Hypocrisy is rampant in those who would call us bigots.

  3. March 27, 2013 at 2:54 pm

    There is a good book by D.A. Carson called the Intolerance of Tolerance that deals with this issue. The basic premise is the notion that everyone has equal and valid opinions, except if you believe what the Bible teaches. This is a direct contradiction because its being tolerant of every worldview except evangelical Christianity. In the end, we need to continue praying for those who oppose us and demonstrate Christ-like grace.

    • March 27, 2013 at 6:21 pm

      Thanks for the reference to the book. I like D. A. Carson and will have to check it out.

      Also you are correct. We must be gracious towards those that oppose us. Blessings.

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