Jessica Martinez of the Christian Post reports that the pastor of an Ohio congregation whose members often protest the business of a nearby strip club, was arrested Friday for trespassing onto the club’s property, a month after topless exotic dancers appeared at his church to counter protest.
Pastor Bill Dunfee of New Beginnings Ministries was standing at a public property parking lot next to the Foxhole North Club with his Bible, as he usually does to protest, when the owner, Thomas George, engaged in an altercation with him. According to the Coshocton County Sheriff’s Office, Dunfee refused to leave and was immediately arrested.
“We will not be discouraged. We will not be deterred. We will not give up on what is right. We will continue to let our light shine and hold up Jesus,” Dunfee told the Coshocton Tribune.
George admitted to shoving Dunfee a few times with enough force to push him onto the road. Dunfee, according to the Tribune, plans to file charges against George for the assault.
The feud between New Beginnings Ministries and the club has been escalating through the years, as church members usually protest by standing at the club’s parking lot to voice their disapproval of the strip joint or persuade incoming customers as to why they should not enter the establishment.
Source : Christian Post