A street preacher in Seattle demonstrated remarkable composure as he faced intimidation tactics from attendees at a “pride” event. The incident involved participants surrounding the preacher and resorting to various methods to provoke him, including one individual getting in close proximity and barking like a dog.
The Post Millennial shared a video on Twitter, accompanied by the description: “PRIDE SEATTLE: Attendees surround a street preacher and bark like rabid dogs as music blares in the background to drown him out.”
Social media users responded to the incident with diverse perspectives, some referencing Jesus, the New Testament, or religion in general. Another user expressed outrage, describing the attendees as lacking respect, grace, and consideration for others, and characterizing their behavior as narcissistic and callous.
While it may be tempting to conclude that this “pride” event devolved into a demonstration of narcissistic and intolerant behavior, it is important to note that such events exist precisely to celebrate and highlight specific identities.
The blaring music was likely employed to prevent the attendees from hearing the preacher’s message, and they even used small flags to obstruct his view of his own Bible.
Considering the behavior of the individual barking like a dog, one might wonder how it would have differed if they were believed to be possessed by a demon. Such observations inevitably raise questions, regardless of personal beliefs.
In the midst of this situation, the preacher exhibited a remarkable display of love and forbearance, carrying his cross with a dignity befitting our Savior.