Activists, fans of the Christian singer, collide on a slide over the COVID-19 ‘superspreader’ concert

Dozens of evangelical Christians and activists rowed the streets of skid on Wednesday night when controversial evangelical Christian singer Sean Feucht’s followers showed up for a homeless outreach campaign.

Activists gathered dozens of vehicles to try to get to Feucht, which hosted largely maskless concerts nationwide to protest COVID-19 restrictions on religious worship. The protesters were concerned that the outreach could catalyze a coronavirus superspreader event among the vulnerable homeless population of Skid Row.

Los Angeles police officers were ready to stop violence, Mayor Eric Garcetti said earlier in the day. Protesters spilled from the vehicles and sang, “No mask, go home” and “You do not look like Jesus. You came here to kill us. ‘

Feucht apparently moved the outreach a block further in response to the outreach. One maskless worshiper, wearing a T-shirt with the words “Jesus is my lifesaver,” laid his hands on a homeless man lying on the sidewalk and said, “Satan, be quiet. Go away.” She waves down the hand sanitizer and throws a mask that a protester gives her on the ground and prints on it.

But many of Feucht’s followers were in masks, although social distance did not exist. However, it was unclear whether Feucht was present.

Feucht is planning another outreach for Thursday in a city without a homeless tent in Echo Park, and a concert and party are planned that evening for a church parking lot in Valencia.

Stephen “Cue” Jn-Marie, pastor of Skid Row’s church without walls and a blockade organizer, said activists plan to bring their protest to Garcetti’s home.

“They should have closed it,” Jn-Marie said. “I’m angry.”

Pete White, executive director of the Los Angeles Community Action Network, added: ‘You can not bring a superspreader event into a community as vulnerable as skid row and think people will not show up. Even when the city refuses to stop the event, the people will do it. ”