Christian street preachers assaulted at gay pride festival in Seattle
Two men were arrested Sunday for attacking Christian street preachers at a gay pride festival in Seattle. A video shows the two Christian preachers actively avoiding a man who had approached them in a menacing manner. After members of the NOH8 gay pride crowd ripped the protesters’ signs down, at least one of the two Christian preachers was apparently punched repeatedly before police arrived and made two arrests. At least one of the two suspects has been in trouble with the law before:
Jason Queree, the man suspected of punching the protester multiple times, has been arrested 29 times since 1995. He has been convicted or otherwise found against for nine felonies, including forgery, stolen property, unlawful firearm possession and theft, and 12 misdemeanors, including driving with a suspended license, vehicle prowl, domestic violence, assault, DUI and criminal trespass.
The story is spreading quickly on social media:
“Reverse” hate crime? As if intolerance is uni-directional.
Editor’s note and correction: This post initially included the same tweet twice. We have replaced the duplicate tweet. In addition, we replaced “NOH8 Crowd” with “gay pride crowd.” We have been informed that no one from the NOH8 Campaign was in attendance at Seattle Pride. We regret our error.