WATCH: Wisconsin Bible Reader Stuns Council Meeting After His Arrest

Sarah Merly | August 3, 2023
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When Watertown, Wisconsin police arrested Marcus Schroeder for reading the Bible at an “all ages”  Saturday drag event, the news stunned conservatives. Now, less than a week after his arrest, Schroeder has changed the tone from one of shock to one of hope.


The Christian protester stood before the Watertown Common Council on Tuesday. There he used the headline grabbing Nazi presence at the drag queen event to give an example of what leftists and Nazis have in common.

“I know a Nazi group showed up at the event Saturday, and people were talking about that. And I just wanted for all of us to really think about this: what’s wrong with Nazism?” Schroeder asked. “Imagine for a moment that there is no God above us, no hell below us, no heaven to live for, as John Lennon wanted to imagine. If we are truly the result of evolved stardust and our ancestors were fish and we’re the descendants of monkeys, then where do we find our value as human beings? What’s wrong with Nazism, unless you understand that the God of Scripture says that we are made in His image, and so to murder innocent people is a violation to God’s commands?”

Schroeder then argued that his protest was completely peaceful, one established in love. 

“When I showed up Saturday, all I did was read from Scripture on the sidewalk, from Galatians,” he said. “By the way, I wasn’t reading Romans 1–I wasn’t reading any passage that spoke against homosexuality or anything like that. I was reading a passage from the Bible about love, and I was arrested. No reason, not given any warning, not told anything about my amplification needing to be turned down.”


He also clarified that he did not share his side of the arrest to conjure pity. Instead, he used his testimony to shed light on the connection between pride celebrations, Christianity, and crime.

“You see, as we become more and more tolerant of sexual immorality in our culture, we become more and more intolerant toward Christian morality. The more we become intolerant toward Christian morality, the more we’re going to see lawlessness in our streets. The more we become intolerant of Christian morality, the more we’re going to see Nazis. The more we’re going to see people who don’t hold to a Christian worldview who think that everybody is a result of animals, and therefore, if we are animals, why can’t we just act like animals?”

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“We can have our disagreements, but there comes a time when we have to understand that we are all going to stand before God one day,” Schroeder concluded. “We’re going to have to give an account for what we have done with the children in our society–the innocent minds who deserve to be protected.”

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