A video showing a street preacher peacefully protesting a pride event went viral on Monday. Conservatives and free speech advocates are rallying behind Marcus Schroeder, who was reading the Bible in Watertown, Wisconsin before being confronted by police officers.
The event, called “Pride in the Park” was advertised as “family-friendly," despite the common sexual theme among these types of events. Using a microphone on a public sidewalk, Schroeder was interrupted when a police officer grabbed the microphone from his hand. He was handcuffed and charged with “unlawful use of sound amplification” and resisting arrest.
Clearly, this is a violation of the God-given right to free speech and expression. Considering the event was held in public, this should be a slam-dunk of a lawsuit for Schroeder.
🚨BREAKING: Young man arrested for sharing the Bible on a public sidewalk— TONY™️ (@TONYxTWO) August 1, 2023
Blatant violation of the 1st amendment of The Constitution. Every one of those cops should be fired and sued. pic.twitter.com/ef8zBXSf5c
For years now, there has been a growing trend of establishment politicians and institutions siding with the LGBTQ mob over constitutionally protected expression and speech. This blatantly abusive arrest of a young man who is preaching the gospel is a prime example of this trend.
Local media outlets note that the Watertown Police Department has a good relationship with the Pride in the Park organizers, which could explain their hastiness in arresting this young man.