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Pastor Troy Bohn prays with a man that he had been sharing the Gospel with on Bourbon Street.

Christians Arrested for Preaching in New Orleans After Sunset; Police Vow to Target Churches Next

“As the officers began handcuffing the four men and two women, Bohn heard the sergeant give the order, “Be sure to find out what church they are with because we are going to start going after these churches.”

 Read the full Story here: http://christiannews.net/christians-arrested-for-preaching-in-new-orleans-after-sunset-police-vow-to-target-churches-next/

Pastor Troy Bohn prays with a man that he had been sharing the Gospel with on Bourbon Street.

Reported from Christiannews.net: A pastor and five members of his ministry team were arrested Friday night in New Orleans, Louisiana for preaching on Bourbon Street after sunset.

Pastor Troy Bohn of RAVEN Ministries (Restoring a Vision and Evangelizing Nations) and his ministry associates were taken into custody as they were sharing the Gospel of Jesus Christ after 10:00 p.m. with the many men and women who had gathered on the infamous street.

Bourbon Street is located in the French Quarter, and is most known for its preponderance of bars and strip clubs. It is the center of night life in the city and also a tourist attraction during events like Mardis Gras and the Southern Decadence Festival, which are known for featuring lewd acts in the streets. Bohn called the area his “mission field” as he has been preaching in the city since 1996. He said that he engages in evangelistic activity in New Orleans at least three times a week.

“Jesus saw the multitudes and was moved with compassion for them. … [Similarly], he’s given us a love for the city and the people here,” Bohn stated. “Would I be willing to go through somebody tossing beer in my face or cursing me out to reach somebody? Yes.”

He outlined that last night was typical of most nights as the group began sharing Christ with the crowds.

“We had our cross set up, and one young man that works with us [named Logan] was sharing the

Christians Arrested for Preaching in New Orleans After Sunset; Police Vow to Target Churches Next

Gospel,” he explained to Christian News Network. “Some of the girls were talking to others.”

Bohn said that as the preaching went forth, a sergeant with the New Orleans Police Department approached, and so Bohn asked him what was the matter.

“[He said,] there’s an ordinance against aggressive solicitation and you are under arrest,” he recounted. “They began to handcuff Logan and they said, ‘We’re going to cuff you guys so you can’t take off.’”

As the officers began handcuffing the four men and two women, Bohn heard the sergeant give the order, “Be sure to find out what church they are with because we are going to start going after these churches.”

“It kind of chilled me,” Bohn stated. “Are we the threat preaching Jesus? No, I kind of like to think that we are holding back the

darkness.”

As he was being held, Bohn confronted the sergeant about his comments, who stated that he was just following orders, although he did not agree with them. Bohn said that he asked the officer what he would do if the mere mention of Christ on the streets became illegal.

“I’m a Christian and I used to be a youth minister,” he remembered the sergeant responding. “And one day, I will have to cross that line.”

Video Here: http://youtu.be/Hr8UQrLhsv8?t=22m14s

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4 Comments on “Christians Arrested for Preaching in New Orleans After Sunset; Police Vow to Target Churches Next”

  1. Rob Welch September 16, 2012 at 1:21 am #

    heres an other one we need to watch.

    • Marilyn Hough September 16, 2012 at 6:50 pm #

      How else are we suppose to reach people of the night if you don’t go where they are and when they are out?God says go out and preach to the multitudes,God didn’t say morning or night just to do it.So we are in America and we have the right to peacefully assemble and say what we want ,so what gives the right of the police to arrest these people as they assemble to bring the word of God to them.I would rether have people out preaching about God than to have Pimps beating up their prostitutes,what’s wrong with you cops you got it wrong.I hope the Lord enlightens you!

  2. Stacies Husband September 16, 2012 at 2:34 am #

    if this is true…there must be a massive response by all God fearing Christians nation wide….

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