Months after being suspended by his high school for challenging his school’s transgender bathroom policies and making non-politically correct statements about the issue, Canadian teenager Josh Alexander was detained by the Canadian police while handing out free Bibles at a protest.
That protest was organized by Liberty Coalition Canada and was called “I Stand With Josh Alexander.” Alexander, during the protest, was attacked and pushed by counter-demonstrators while handing out free Bibles, yet though assaulted, he was the one detained by the police.
Speaking about the incident during “Fox and Friends Weekend” on Saturday, he said, “I certainly don’t think it was a coincidence that after four minutes at the protest, police standing by witnessing me being assaulted by a mob with my hands in the air and they decide to arrest Josh Alexander at the I Stand with Josh Alexander rally. So I don’t think there is any coincidence there.”
He also described the reason for the protest, saying, “It was called the ‘I Stand with Josh Alexander’ walk-out protest… It was because I had been kicked out of my Catholic school in Ontario and I was actually arrested at my high school after being kicked out for saying that there was only two genders.”
And for what was he kicked out of school? “I quoted Mark 10:6 after a teacher told us that there was as many genders as we want there to be and we should explore ourselves. And I said, ‘No, God created male and female,” he said.
“Some female students complained to me about males using their washrooms. They were concerned about this. So I stuck up for them and I voiced my views on that. And ever since I’ve been kicked out,” he added.
Alexander also posted a video of the incident on Twitter, captioning it by saying, “Today I was handcuffed and put in a paddy wagon for offering students bibles on a public sidewalk in Calgary. I was released and told if I returned I would be arrested and charged. I continued handing out bibles. For I am not ashamed of the Gospel of Christ.”
Today I was handcuffed and put in a paddy wagon for offering students bibles on a public sidewalk in Calgary.
I was released and told if I returned I would be arrested and charged.
I continued handing out bibles.
For I am not ashamed of the Gospel of Christ. pic.twitter.com/5y7US5DV6m
— Josh Alexander (@officialJosh_A) May 17, 2023
Following the incident, Calgary police said, “Officers were on the scene to support public safety during a protest… During the event, a fight broke out between several individuals of opposing views. Two people were taken into custody and released without charge… The investigation remains ongoing… The Calgary Police Service recognizes the Charter rights of everyone to freedom of expression and peaceful assembly… We police behavior, not beliefs.”
Alexander’s legal complaint about his suspension argues that he was arguing against the transgender bathroom policy is on religious grounds, saying, “Josh believes he is called by the Lord Jesus Christ to proclaim the truth which includes telling those around him about the Lord’s design for gender and to openly oppose the School Board’s policy of permitting males to enter the girls’ washrooms. Josh believes he would commit a sin if he disregarded the Lord’s calling on his life and remained silent.”
Featured image credit: screengrab from the embedded video
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