A church in Washington state has canceled and event featuring TPUSA’s Charlie Kirk after members of Antifa threatened to burn it down. Motion church planned the event with Kirk as a Christian speaker for May the 2nd. The church is in a community in south Seattle and ministers to the homeless, lost, and addicted people in addition to the housing services it provides.
From PJ Media:
On Friday, Motion Church Pastor Roger Archer posted a video announcing that he was being forced to cancel the May 3 event because “the soft targets of churches, the elderly, women, children, and law-abiding citizens are vulnerable to anarchists who live free of the fear of reprisal. [T]he cops don’t have the manpower to protect the several properties used by the church.”
DEVELOPING: Antifa radicals from Seattle threatened to burn a church & harm staff after learning @charliekirk11 was coming to speak in Puyallup, Wash.
The event was cancelled under the threat of violence.https://t.co/1colKlc8rv
— (((Jason Rantz))) on KTTH Radio (@jasonrantz) April 24, 2021
It’s unclear how the terror threats were communicated to the church leadership, but Pastor Archer said the fact that the cops don’t have the manpower to help and the governor doesn’t have the political will to fight back means the church would have been left to the antifa arsonists and vandals of antifa and BLM.
What a state of affairs.
@charliekirk11 and his #racism will be speaking at the #motionchurch in #southhill #puyallup on 5/2. #BlackLivesMatter @ProjectLincoln @MeidasTouch #LGBTQ HELP US SHUT THIS [email protected] down please! pic.twitter.com/ky7JrgcRvk
— Shannon SHE/HER (@shannon_rants) April 19, 2021
According to reports the church was not the only target in threats, properties around the church and homes were also targeted. The city of Seattle has been subject to rioting, protests, takeovers, and freeway blocking for almost an entire year and local officials seem to be unable to handle it.