The City of Seattle is playing the ultimate hypocrite, announcing that it is closing down a local park in anticipation of a worship and prayer rally to be held by Bethel Church’s Sean Feucht, the travelling ministerial crisscrossing the country on his #LetUsWorship tour. The move comes despite allowing Antifa and Black Lives Matter protesters to engaged in running rallies and riots for the last 100 days.
While the city did not name Feucht by name, it did issue a statement ordering Gas Works Park closed “due to anticipated crowding that could impact the public health of residents.” Officials have issued no such other decrees for left-wing protesters descending on the city to engage in anti-Trump and anti-police protests.
These events, which are comprised of worship, teaching, and then the usual accouterments of nasty charismatic tricks like speaking in tongues, being slain in the spirit, and claims of supernatural healing, have drawn criticism from Governor Jay Inslee for not being done in a safe way, given almost no one wears a mask or social distances.
The Hillsong hellraiser has naturally accused the city of discrimination, saying in a statement posted to his Facebook:
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. First the government shuts down churches. Now it’s shutting down parks to stop us from worshipping. Time to stand up, church!”
Feucht, who has consistently drawn thousands to his events, says that he will ignore the park closure and put on his show anyway, having no intentions to comply with mandates to shut down.