A pastor and five members of his ministry team were arrested Friday night in New Orleans, Louisiana for preaching on Bourbon Street after sunset.
Pastor Troy Bohn of RAVEN Ministries (Restoring a Vision and Evangelizing Nations) and his ministry associates were taken into custody as they were sharing the Gospel of Jesus Christ after 10:00 p.m. with the many men and women who had gathered on the infamous street.
“Jesus saw the multitudes and was moved with compassion for them. … [Similarly], he’s given us a love for the city and the people here… Would I be willing to go through somebody tossing beer in my face or cursing me out to reach somebody? Yes.”
“We had our cross set up, and one young man that works with us [named Logan] was sharing the Gospel … Some of the girls were talking to others.”
“Are we the threat preaching Jesus? No, I kind of like to think that we are holding back the darkness.”
“A young lady had come by [one night] who was working at one of the strip clubs…Something spoke to her that said, ‘Get out of there,’ and then she saw the cross and gave her heart to Jesus that night. … She’s just a totally changed person.”
“There’s a lot of Kelsey’s out there that are just looking for somebody in a dark place…So many of the girls are hooked on drugs, abusive situations and backyard prostitution.”
A similar story in Arizona: Pastor Michael Salman was sentenced to sixty days in jail for hosting a backyard bible study. Lutzer argues in his book that Judgement Day comes on a nation that forgets God.