“But before all these things, they will lay their hands on you and persecute you, turning you over to the synagogues and prisons, [l]bringing you before kings and governors on account of My name. It will lead to [m]an opportunity for your testimony. So [n]make up your minds not to prepare beforehand to defend yourselves; for I will provide you [o]eloquence and wisdom which none of your adversaries will be able to oppose or refute. But you will be betrayed even by parents, brothers and sisters, other relatives, and friends, and they will put some of you to death, and you will be hated by all people because of My name. And yet not a hair of your head will perish. By your endurance you will gain your [p]lives.
(Luke 21:12-19 New American Standard Bible)
Teen reportedly arrested after handing out bibles in Calgary
Josh Alexander, a 16-year-old follower of Christ, wasn’t at a bar when he was arrested on Wednesday: He was handing out Bibles at a protest in Canada.
But despite his apparent peaceful protest against aggressive counter-demonstrators, Alexander was the one who ended up in handcuffs.
At some point, a fight broke out between a number of protesters and counter-protesters in a crowd of about 80, the Calgary Herald reported.
Alexander wrote in a tweet that the police said his views were too “inflammatory” to express near the school.
Alexander was arrested in February for his biblical-based views.
According to New York Post, he was suspended from his Catholic high school for rejecting transgender bathrooms and saying there are only two sexes.
After trying to attend school despite his suspension, he was arrested.