NEWS ALERT: Street Preachers Killed In United States

Saturday, February 6, 2010

By Worthy News North America  Service
WASHINGTON, USA (Worthy News)-- A religious liberty group warned Saturday, February 6, that "Anti-Christian hostility is getting increasingly deadly" in the United States after two street preachers were shot and killed by a teenager who apparently opposed their message.
"The increasing demonization of Christians in our culture makes some feel its open season on Christians," said Gary Cass of the Christian Anti-Defamation Commission.
Tite Sufra, 24 (pictured above), and Stephen Ocean (pictures below), 23, were shot and killed late Saturday, January 30, in Boynton Beach in the U.S. State of Florida, where they evangelized, after meeting 18-year-old Jeriah Woody, local police said.
"They witnessed to Woody for fifteen minutes when he got a phone call and told the preachers he 'had to go', added the Commission, which closely monitored the case.
"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, Woodyshot him in the head execution style."Stephen Ocean was shot in the street near the Boynton Beach city library.
Woody was detained Wednesday, February 3, and is charged with two counts of first-degree murder. Bail was reportedly denied to him.
Cass complained about a lack of interest in national media. "As of today, there are no national news organizations reporting this vicious murder of two innocent Christian men. Why?" Cass said, "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."
He described the case as "an ominous sign" of times "that Christians are being shot on the streets and in our churches."
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.
"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."
He said, "Anti-Christian defamation and bigotry has helped to create this violent climate and it must stop." (With reporting by Worthy News' Stefan J. Bos).

31 thoughts on “NEWS ALERT: Street Preachers Killed In United States

  1. As His time draws near, we will be seeing more of this. I do hope that we are told not only by a select few news groups, but in all news channels. You are right, it seems hate crimes are not for the Christians, but only to protect sinners.

    • This is yet another reason we MUST have our house in order. The time is near for real this time. President Obama constantly stands for immorality, he wants to rip Israel apart yet at the same time is trying to make a treaty with Russia. Christians get murdered and our media says Ah Well. Lets rejoice that there are still a few people willing to lose it all for the case pf the cross. Biblical Christianity always spreads more through persecution.

  2. "Yea, and all that will live godly in Christ Jesus shall suffer persecution." 2 Timothy 3:12


    "These things I have spoken unto you, that in me ye might have peace. In the world ye shall have tribulation: but be of good cheer; I have overcome the world." John 16:33

  3. My heart is broken...but not my will and faith.

    We need to step-it-up!.

    Consecration...requires an abandonment to Jesus and his call to serve the lost even if it means a cross.

    I do not say this flipintly...this is hard but we are cross bearing Christians.


  4. I think each of us who preach the gospel know deep in our heart that there is evil out there lurking to do bodily harm at any given moment.
    When I was called to the ministry, God showed me in a guillotine with the blade coming down, and said these words to me. To be absent from your body is to be present with me. I will never take you where I cannot keep you as you put your trust in me.
    So, no matter the outcome, we must always remember that Jesus paid the ultimate price for you and I, is our life to big of a price to give back to Him? Hang in there saints of God. We will only be at home with the Father instead of one day closer to Him.

    Be blessed and praise His holy name.


    • Yes, I have been preaching the word of God for 20 years and was also called on the street, evangelizing for 18 years, and I have came against so many devils, I have been spit on, pushed, curse at, and my God, satan tries me all the time, even on my job, and even in the church house with some. I had a dream one day long time ago, that two men held me by my arm each on one side, telling me to deny Jesus, I cried and said loud, I WILL NOT, HE IS MY LORD! he saved me,   I will not never, in the dream they put me on my knee, always saying deny him, I said never, I love you Jesus...I look up and they was one of those big blades, the one they cut off your head, deny him now I said no, they put my head down, I had tears and said Lord I love you, receive me, and then the blade disappeared, and the dream/vision? was over, I woke up with a tear in my eyes thanking the Lord, The Lord kept me in many ways, I bleed his blood on my life and I will yet preach his word, I am going on to see what the end will be, we as the Lord people we have to hole on, no matter what comes, but it will be a sad day, many will deny him at the end, many will leave him at the end, some are leaving now, we have to pray for on another. People of God...the world will and is going to get wicker, evil will be much, killing, stealing, every evil you can name it will happen, your friends, family, co-worker will give you up, but keep looking up, and keep in prayer, it will be over after while Jesus is coming after while.

  5. This report is the first I've heard of this. I'm not surprised, though.

    In the United States, the mainstream news media is **blatantly** biased against Christianity. Everything evil done _to_ a Christian minister (unless he or she is high profile) is hidden, or if it cannot be hidden, distorted so that it cannot be recognized as persecution. Everything evil done _by_ a Christian minister is exposed and twisted so that it somehow reflects badly on ALL Christians, not just the person who committed the evil act. On the other hand, evil acts done to minority religions are blown up and magnified, sometimes far beyond what the facts of the case justify, while evil acts done by members of minority religious groups are downplayed and minimized to make it seem as if it is not a big deal. The current lawsuit by CAIR against the Gaubetz family and against WorldNetDaily is a case in point: the mainstream media won't touch the story even though CAIR (Council on American Islamic Relations) has been documented by the FBI to be an un-indicted co-conspirator in Islamic terror operations in the United States and world wide, and the Gaubetz family collected further documentation showing that CAIR was engaged in surreptitious (and illegal) activities working against American governmental activities designed to stop terrorism in the U.S.

  6. I can assure you it will not be put on television, nor will the FBI get involved under the "Hate Crimes Act". That protection is reserved for all the left wingers and the criminals. We have come a long way, going the WRONG WAY!! As stated earlier in the article, this is just a preview of things to come.

      • Truth is more than in the eye of the beholder. It comes from every word of God. If you took the time to look and see for yourself, the truth will be reveled to the one that is seeking truth.

  7. Why would'nt the sister say what organization (church) they were with?????????????? Were they preaching the true gospel of Christ or a false one like the "jehovah witnesses" and many others do. Still it is tragic how these two died.

  8. I have been writing about Christian persecution in the United States for over one year. However, it is a sad day when what you write about actually comes to fruition. Most of the feedbacks that I have received from readers stated that I was totally wrong, since 90 percent of Americans were Christian. But, if that were true, there would be much less violence and destruction in our nation. This is evident in the murders of these great Christain warriors. Also, most Christians are clueless to what is happening outside the four walls of their churches, since they are insolated from much of the persecution that exists in America. American Christians need to wake up. Remember the Holocaust! Could a newer version infiltrate the streets in America and in the halls of our government? This is the reason I wrote my newest book, which is in eBook format. It is entiltled "A Brewing Pot of Christian Persecution: America's Postmoden Anti-Christian Crusade.

  9. If they were preaching the gospel of salvation through faith in Christ Jesus then these two men will receive a martyr's reward and crown. Anything this evil individual and act have stole from them in this life....God will recompense many times over. I pray God's blessing and comfort and peace on the family who suffer the loss of their loved ones. They need it now!

  10. My youngest son has ministered a lot on the streets of Dallas, and has received many threats and some have been from the police that cursed him and threatened to take him to jail if he didn't leave the his place in front of a night club where he was preaching to those standing in line to go in.

    It is a sign of our times and it will get worse before it gets better.

  11. When you join the Army and are sent into a war zone, you're saddened but not surprised when your friends are blown away. If you're a volunteer, you know and accept the risks. In the movie
    "A Band of Brothers", when confronting the guy who was afraid to fire his weapon the Lieutenant said somthing to the effect that "the best and most dangerous soldier is the one who considers himself already dead." He then has nothing to loose and can go forth with total abandon and do major damage to the enemys camp. "We are dead but our life is hidden in Christ."

  12. Lord, forgive this man and set him free from this demonic oppression that would allow him to do this. He doesn't know what he is doing. Father, put forgiveness in the heart of your church and love for this young man and may our love and forgiveness be such a witness to Your reality that he would become a Paul from his Saul condition. Encounter him with your love!

  13. We need to be bold my brother's in Christ! Everyone else is out of the closet we need to preach the Gospel from the roof tops!! Rev.12:11..and they loved not there lives unto death.

  14. This will only continue to get worse. We are in the last days before the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ. These two beautiful young men are in heaven. God tells us that whoever loses their life for his namesake shall live forever. We need to witness, preach it, teach it, and stand firm for the Lord Jesus Christ. Remember.....we will be hated because they first hated him.

  15. These young men have been blessed to be martyred for the cause of Christ. Their hope was not in this world so do not grieve for them, but rather grieve for those who do not have that hope.

  16. A couple years ago as I walked out of my bedroom, a report came over the radio saying that a man went into a Baptist Church and began shooting people. When I heard that: the words "I can understand that" came out of my mouth.

    So why would a 48 year old who has been a Christian since the age of 10 make such a statement. I tell you that it has nothing to do with what Jesus or the bible says about our being persecuted. It is because of the attitude of the people that attend church regularly.

    Over the past 33 years now, I have time and again attempted to begin the ministry that the Lord has called me into, only to be thwarted by those people who attend Church regularly.

    Over the past five years as I have again attempted to begin the work that the Lord has requested of me, I, for lack of work and financial support, became homeless, malnourished and very nearly died from a heart condition that developed as a result of my becoming malnourishment. Surgery had to be performed to correct the condition.

    Throughout this ordeal, Pastors and Christian laity opposed me trying to raise the support necessary for me to conduct a ministry full time. Regardless of the cause, whether it be helping the homeless, singing songs that I have written, or just simply preaching the Gospel, all were offended by my need for money.

    The entirety of this anti-Christ attitude can be seen from what was said to me by an associate pastor after I had been terminated from a part time job due to my physical weakness and inability to lift 40 pounds or more on a regular basis for more than 2 hours:
    "If a man does not work, then neither shall he eat".

    As one who is called to preach, I have not faced hatred from the world, but rather from those in the church. Considering that when Christ sent the disciples out to preach, He expected their needs to be provided for by the people; and considering that Paul himself wrote saying: "he who preaches the gospel is to make a living of the gospel, the Lord ordained it so", one must wonder why it is that so many in the church are so offended when a poor man obeys the commandments of Christ.

    Jesus Himself said: "if you love me keep my commandments". It is not a far stretch from that to realize that if a person does not keep Christ's commandments when they are able, it is due to their lack of love for God.

    In my over 30 years as a Christian, I have heard one continuous theme: Do God's will and you shall prosper. These same people then, try to dictate to me what God's will is or is not, and how it is that I should go about it.

    From these many years of opposition I have come to the following points of view.
    1. Most if not all Pastors are charlatans.
    2. 99 percent of Christians do not love Christ
    3. The majority of people who claim to be Christian are in reality: anti-Christ. For they not only oppose God's will in my life, they do so with beliefs and doctrines that are contrary to the teachings of Christ.
    4. My failure is not a failure on my part to have faith and walk in obedience. My failure, is the failure of so many who are in ministry today, to provide the guidance and financial support that Christ expects them to provide me, so that I can go about the Father's business.

    You may be offended by my words. You may consider this very harsh and untrue: It however, has been my experience for over 30 years.

    There is an irony in all of this: American Christianity tried to kill me, then, American Socialism saved my life.

    The moral of this story, take care to insure that you are not what I call "a secret anti-Christ" opposing Christ through the disobedience of His commandments.

    Now go and walk in obedience to God's word.

    • Scott,

      I am so sorry that this happened to you. I, too, have experienced a similar attitude from a former pastor. In 2007, my husband left me. I was a stay-at-home mom, homeschooling our two children, and attending online college. Naturally, after my husband left, I was left reeling. Due to the circumstances surrounding our split, I found it necessary to get an order of protection, which required a couple of court appearances. My pastor offered words of "comfort," quoting the Bible passage that talks about how a person not caring for their family is worse than an unbeliever. As you can imagine, that upset me very much, since I WAS caring for my family by seeking protection for them. I just wasn't following my pastor's timeline and agenda.

      I hope you can find a wonderful church, if you haven't already. May God bless you!

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