Vile moment furious Christian screams at elderly woman and tells her she’s ‘going to hell’ for trying to make her church more inclusive – before a group of men return to vandalise her artwork
- Churchgoer painted steps rainbow for Mardi Gras
- She was pestered by man questioning her faith
Shocking footage has captured the moment an elderly woman was pestered for painting her church steps rainbow in support of World Pride and Mardi Gras.
The woman was among several people who had been painting the steps outside of Pitt Street Uniting Church in Sydney in the lead-up to Mardi Gras on Saturday.
An outraged man then confronted the woman demanding to know why she was painting the steps rainbow.
He filmed the shocking confrontation while the woman remained calm and composed even as she was threatened with eternal damnation by the man.
Shocking footage has captured the moment an elderly woman was pestered for painting her church steps rainbow in support of World Pride
‘Are you, are you, is this Christian?’ the man asked.
‘What are y’all doing here … Is God for this?’
The woman smiled as she responded in a calm and measured voice.
‘Absolutely. God is for love, for welcome, for hospitality,’ she said.
‘God is very hospitable towards this.’
The man demanded the woman to back up her claim asking her where in the Bible it said God supported same-sex marriage.
‘God is love? Of course he is, but he’s holy too,’ the man responded.
‘You believe God is holy, you believe he’s got commandments, and do you believe we should obey them?
‘Because God says, if you love me, keep my commandments. But love is not at the expense of truth, is it?
‘This is an abomination to God. Do you read the Bible? Do you read your Bible?’
The woman reiterated that God was love and politely said she needed to finish painting the steps.
‘I don’t think these are Christian questions that you’re asking,’ she said.
‘A Christian is a Christ-follower. You’re not really following Christ,’ the man responded.
‘Without Christ, you’re going to a devil’s Hell, did you know that? You’re being deceived man, and I don’t want to be deceived. I’m worried for your soul.’
Another video showed several men visiting the church at night before painting over the rainbow colours.
‘F**k the LGBT,’ one of them said.
Another video showed several men visiting the church at night before painting over the rainbow colours
The woman was among several people who had been painting the steps outside of Pitt Street Uniting Church in Sydney in the lead-up to Mardi Gras on Saturday
Social media users were quick to support the woman and slam the man who confronted her in the video.
‘Props to the lady for showing kindness and grace when faced with a confrontation like this, she did amazing!’ one wrote.
Another added: ‘Such vile and destructive hatred.’
Both videos were shared on social media by Charlie Bakhos, the organiser of the Facebook page Christian Lives Matter.
Mr Bakhos praised the vandals calling them ‘superheroes’.
‘This time adding their artistic touches to the church steps,’ he wrote.
Daily Mail Australia is not suggesting Mr Bakhos was involved in either of the videos and contacted him for comment.
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