So much for the First Amendment! Christian preacher is ARRESTED for quoting Bible verses at crowd gathered for Pennsylvania Pride event – only for DA to drop case after agreeing cops violated Constitution
‘I guess the First Amendment means nothing’
By Bob Unruh
Damon Atkins being arrested in Reading, Pennsylvania, on Saturday, June 3, 2023. (Video screenshot)
A man has been detained by cops at a Pennsylvania “Pride” event after arriving with a sign explaining that Jesus said, “Go and sin no more.”
And it’s all on video:
The report comes from “Barely Preacher Man,” who described the circumstance.
“Today, as our family was driving out of Reading for a family adventure, we saw that there was a Pride rally at the City Hall building in Reading City. I saw two Christian protesters out there, and so I pulled us over and I came out to support and encourage them,” he said.
“I preached for 10 minutes or so until a tyrant cop laid hands on me and threatened to arrest me if I continued. 10 minutes later, another Christian protester came out. He stood his ground against the cop, and got arrested as shown in the clip,” he said.
“Most of the attendants, drag queens and children had come from out of town, either Lancaster, or as far away as New York. The locals in Reading were not ‘out in droves.’ The Gospel went out, but it got pretty rough pretty quickly. Didn’t have my GoPro or anything because I had no idea this was going on today. Just the Providence of God that we drove by it.”
On the video, by Barely Preacher Man, he’s watching and filming the gay fest, talking about his own experience. The additional protester then arrives with his sign.
There’s a brief exchange between him and a police officer, who turns away, only to a few seconds later charge the man, wrap his hands behind him and handcuff him. The sign-carrier then is marched down the block and around the corner and detained.
A report from WFMZ noted the Pride events, including the rally at city hall and a march that ended at city park, where there was a picnic, performances and speeches.