Monday, March 22, 2010

Street Preachers Killed in the United States – and the media refuse to cover it!

Tite Sufra, 24, and Stephen Ocean, 23, were shot to death on the evening of Saturday January 30 in Boynton Beach in Florida, US where they had gone out for street evangelism. They were shot by a fellow young black man, 18 year old Jeriah Woody to whom they had earlier witnessed. According to BosNewsLife, Stephen and Tite had “witnessed to Woody for fifteen minutes, when he got a phone call and told the preachers he had to go. As they walked away, Woody suddenly started walking back toward them. Sufra walked up to greet him and was killed with a shot gun blast at point blank range. When Ocean ran, he was shot in the back. After he fell, Woody shot him in the head execution style.”

Pointing out the absolute lack of interest in this story by the national media, Gary Cass of the Christian Anti-Defamation Commission raised a poser: “I’ll ask this: If two Muslims, or two feminists or two homosexuals were murdered, wouldn’t the media be all over it? These were two fine young black Christian men shot by another black man for their Christian faith, yet the media does not seem to care.”

Cass believes that “The increasing demonization of Christians in our culture makes some feel its open season on Christians” describing as “an ominous sign” of the times “that Christians are being shot on the streets and in our churches”.

“Increasingly, we see Christian ministers threatened and churches terrorized and vandalized for their stand on marriage. Now when Christians gather for worship they must have armed security,” Last year, Jim Pullion was killed while holding pro-life signs in front of his granddaughter’s Owasso Michigan high school. Reverend Fred Winters was murdered while preaching in his pulpit in Maryville, Illinois. According to Cass, “Anti-Christian defamation and bigotry has helped to create this violent climate and it must stop”

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