Christian protesters preach damnation at University front gates
Update, Wednesday 7:25 pm: In a phone interview with Vox, GUPD Chief Jay Gruber clarified the protester’s removal from campus. He said that the protesters were originally on campus by the gates and Healy Circle but were removed because people who are not members of the community and do not receive University benefits are not allowed to protest or demonstrate on campus. The protesters were removed to the public property outside of the main gates, where they protested for about two hours before leaving the area of their own volition.
Original post: Vox is going straight to Hell. At least that’s what a small group of protesters at the campus front gates were saying earlier today. In fact, anyone who reads this blog probably qualifies for going to Hell as well. Oh well.
GUPD officers responded to the protest (pictured below) and made the group move from the brick area of the front gates onto the street or public sidewalk area.
Getting moved by GUPD from the front gates is probably the only thing these guys have in common with H*yas for Choice. H*yas for Choice mercifully doesn’t use a megaphone.
Vox doesn’t know if this little protest was prompted by anything specific or if these guys just planned a good, old-fashioned, burn-in-Hell protest as part of their family trip to the nation’s capital.
The protesters cleared out relatively quickly and moved away from the front gates.
While Vox enjoys taking Gospel verses extremely out of context as much as the next evangelical, most students were busy going on their way to class and just didn’t really care, although some staged a little counter-protest of sorts and held up a rainbow flag.
Additional reporting by Dan Paradis and Elizabeth Baker
Photos: Elizabeth Baker/Vox Populi and Dan Paradis/Vox Populi