A Christian group called ‘Christian Lives Matter’ prayed through the streets of Newtown, a progressive suburb in Sydney, Australia. and residents got scared and called the cops. Yeah, you heard that right. These guys decided to take their faith to the streets, and police were called on them because they were praying and it scared the progressives.
If you have never been to Newtown well let me paint a picture. Newtown is the kind of place where you’ll see folks walking around with all sorts of colorful hair, piercings, tattoos, and funky clothes. It’s also home to a vibrant LGBTQ+ community, so you can imagine the reaction when a group of Christians showed up and started praying in the middle of the street.
Around 30 men marched and prayed ‘Hail Mary’ up and down the inner west suburb. The local Greens MP slammed it as an inappropriate protest. However, he is happy for half-naked, gimp-suit, masked individuals to walk down hyde park in broad daylight.
I wish i was joking about that second part.
The reason the Christian Lives Matter men walked down Newtown praying was that Reuben Kayes, a homosexual, went on The Project, a family show on prime-time tv, and said; “I love Jesus. I love a man that can get nailed for 3 days straight and come back for more.”
Now, I understand that some residents may have felt intimidated and scared by the group’s actions and the Media are having an absolute field day pretending that they care. But let’s take a step back and look at the bigger picture. These Christians were not out there trying to cause harm, they didn’t even insult as Reuben Kayes did. They were simply exercising their right to freedom of religion and expression.
It was the nicest and mildest response to what was an absolutely disgusting comment!
Christians, are called to share the message of Christ with the world, and sometimes that means stepping outside of their comfort zones and taking their faith to the streets. The group’s decision to pray through the neighborhood was a bold move, but it was also a beautiful one. They were spreading the love and message of Jesus Christ to anyone who was willing to listen. They did it peacefully and calmly and i commend them for doing so.
Now, I understand that some residents may not share the same beliefs as these Christians, but that’s okay. We live in a diverse world, and everyone is entitled to their own beliefs and opinions. Just because someone disagrees doesn’t mean they have permission to vilify however, what you can’t do is disrespect and that’s exactly what Reuben Kayes did.
In fact, I believe that the group’s actions may have opened up a dialogue between the Christian community and the Muslim community. This could ultimately lead to more positive interactions and understanding between these groups as they come together against disrespect of their God & Prophet.