Christian preacher Phillip Blair of Torch of Christ faces marchers during the Auckland Pride meeting
Christian preacher is surrounded by angry gay pride march after he interrupted their rally – before he was slammed by a mother trying to talk about sex with her teenage daughter
- Phillip Blair, from Torch of Christ Ministries, preached during a pride rally in Auckland
- He told those present that they “celebrated sin” and “must repent”
- The crowd sang “get out” and surrounded Blair until the police intervened
- Asked by the police to continue, Blair and his followers started praying in the neighborhood
- Just a few days later, Mr. Blair tried to talk about sex and alcohol with a 16-year-old girl
An evangelical Christian preacher was provoked by marchers after interrupting a gay pride parade.
Torch of Christ Ministries leader Phillip Blair appeared at the Auckland Pride meeting on 8 February with a megaphone and accused those present of “celebrating sin.”
Days later he filmed himself trying to talk about sex and intoxication with a 16-year-old girl before her mother intervened and told him to interfere with his own affairs.
“You celebrate sin – you celebrate debauchery, you must repent,” Mr. Blair (right) told rallygoers
Phillip Blair (photo) from Torch of Christ Ministries began preaching a microphone on February 8 during the Auckland Pride meeting
Blair filmed himself for the first time during pride march on OurMarch at Auckland Pride Festival, which celebrates the Gay Liberation Front in New Zealand.
The dissatisfied crowd then surrounded Mr. Blair, Chanting “Get out” and “We’re here, we’re weird, get used to it.”
“You celebrate sin – you celebrate debauchery, you must repent,” Mr. Blair told rallygoers.
“Repent Auckland, repent for your sin – you live in a celebration of your sin.”
“My friends, I bless you in the name of Jesus, but I must also tell the truth.”
After nearly 20 minutes, Mr. Blair continued to preach nearby and his followers began to pray after the police told them to continue.
“That’s not appropriate – we’re here to feel free and safe,” someone in a pink shirt said early.
An OurPride participant used his megaphone to sing “we are here, we are strange, get used to it” in the face of the evangelical American preacher
In the second video from Torch of Christ Ministry, Mr. Blair a 16-year-old girl for an “intelligent discussion” about drinking and sex.
“What happens if you practice a lifestyle of drunkenness, what happens in the long run?” Blair asked the young before her mother defended her defense.
“Friend, she’s sixteen, so she’s not drinking and she doesn’t need these conversations,” her mother replies.
Blair then said the 16-year-old was watching worse things than their talk on TikTok and said that his public intimidation was “an intelligent conversation” before calling the mother a “hypocrite” and running away.
“This goes against my faith, you impose my faith, and this goes against me, you take away my rights,” Blair replied, speaking about the woman.
“You use your body in a way that is unnatural,” he said.
“Jesus is not a hippie, Jesus would not be happy here.”
The notorious Christian evangelical Phillip Blair (photo: head pointing away) is told by police to leave the area after disrupting a Pride March in Auckland on February 8
Mr. Blair’s Torch of Christ Ministries website claims that he and his church have “committed” to “bring the light of Christ to all dark places.”
He appeared on LGBTQI + marches and meetings in New Zealand, Australia, the US, India and Africa.
The group also claims to “change the world one soul at a time by bringing the light of Jesus Christ to all dark places.”
In 2019, Mr. Blair was told to “silence” by commuters on a train in Sydney to a chorus of cheers from the carriage.
Mr. Blair has been contacted by Daily Mail Australia for comment.
Blair also preached on full Sydney trains, to the commotion of frustration