Sean Feucht, who haas held Let Us Worship events, accused the Seattle government of religious discrimination for closing Gas Work Park on Monday, Sept. 7, where they wanted to hold a religious event, while at the same time massive anti-Trump and anti-police protests were held in the city on Labor Day, The Washington Times reported.
Sean uploaded a video to his Twitter account:
The city of Seattle is leaving the park open for homeless camps, but trying to shut it down to tax paying Christians? That’s un- American!
— Sean Feucht (@seanfeucht) September 7, 2020
Feutch had scheduled the activity for Monday at the park, but the area authority, Seattle Parks and Recreation, said in a statement on Friday that the park would remain closed that day “because of anticipated crowding that could affect the public health of residents” referring to the transmission of the CCP (Chinese Communist Party) Virus.
“Out of concerns for the safety of all those who visit Gas Works Park we have opted to close the entire park for the day,” said the department. “Seattle Parks and Recreation does not allow unpermitted public events to take place in Seattle parks and asks the public [to] continue to adhere to current public health guidelines so that we can keep our parks open.”
Feucht, who has held such events in 19 cities in the past two months, accused the city of religious discrimination since Seattle has been the focus of mass protests by extreme left-wing groups for months, which of course do not maintain the social distance required by CDC guidelines.
“This is the height of hypocrisy for the city of Seattle to turn a blind eye to riots, looting, and antifa, while refusing to let Christians gather in a public park to sing and worship,” said Feucht in a statement. “First the government shuts down churches. Now it’s shutting down parks to stop us from worshipping. Time to stand up church!”
On Saturday, Sept. 5, the leftist organization Reject Fascism held a protest in the city. According to images on its Facebook page, hundreds of people participated in the protest. Similarly, on Sunday, the Seattle Alliance Against Political and Racial Repression held a protest, although the images of the event do not show a large influx of people, both demonstrations were held without any objection from the government.
In early June of this year, the city of Seattle made headlines around the world after groups of anarchists, communists, and others occupied the police precinct and a 6-block area around it including Cal Anderson Park to form the so-called Capitol Hill Autonomous Zone or CHAZ that was cleared on July 1 due to the violence that erupted and ended with at least two murders.
However, the Christian leader was firm in his conviction and held the event on the street on Monday, with several hundred people participating.
— Sean Feucht (@seanfeucht) September 8, 2020
“They can close the park, but they will never silence the Seattle church,” Feucht wrote on his Twitter account.