A Canadian pastor was arrested yesterday because he protested at a children’s drag queen story time at a public library, LifeSiteNews reports.
Derek Reimer, who leads a Calgary-based ministry called Mission 7 Ministries, had protested a drag event at a public library last week. Video footage shared on Tucker Carlson Tonight shows Reimer being forcefully thrown to the ground by people attending the drag event at the public library.
According to LifeSiteNews, Reimer said that his mission is to speak the truth as handed down by Jesus in the Gospels, and that is why he and others were protesting at the drag queen story hour.
Police came to Reimer’s home Wednesday and announced that he would be charged with mischief and causing a disturbance at the children’s drag queen story time event.
Yesterday, police returned and arrested Reimer.
A video shared online by Rebel News shows Reimer being put into the back of a police vehicle by two female officers. The Rebel News video shows Reimer sitting in the back seat of the police vehicle, looking out a window with bars. His comments are cut off as the police officer rolls up the window, but he can be heard saying, “This is what happens when you go against drag…”
Three weeks ago, the Calgary Herald reported that Calgary Mayor Jyoti Gondek said the city was planning to use its street harassment bylaw to deal with those who spread “hateful” messages outside drag events.
“Canada has now become an atheist totalitarian state,” Fox News commentator Tucker Carlson said. “Where are all the professional Christians? You have to wonder that again. Where’s David French and Beth Moore and Tim Keller and all these people who are defending Christianity, as actual Christians are being arrested for being Christian? Not a word.”