Micah Armstrong

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Micah Armstrong
Micah and Elizabeth Armstrong.JPG
Micah Armstrong (right), with his wife Elizabeth (left), at Florida Atlantic University in January 2007.
Other names Brother Micah
Ethnicity Caucasian
Citizenship American
Occupation Preacher
Known for Preaching Christian fundamentalism in several college campuses in the eastern United States of America.
Spouse(s) Elizabeth Armstrong[1]
Website
http://brothermicah.wordpress.com
Students confront Armstrong at Ohio University (2009)

Micah Armstrong, also known as Brother Micah, is a campus sidewalk preacher.[1] He began his campus ministries full time in 2006, however he visited campuses in his spare time as early as 2004,[2] with visits also possibly occurring as early as the mid-1990s.[3] Armstrong travels with his wife Elizabeth preaching in circuits mostly in the eastern and southern parts of the United States.[1][4][5] Armstrong uses outrageous statements to spark heated discussions. According to Jay Reeves of the Associated Press, Armstrong "holds a near mythic status on college campuses across the eastern United States".[1] In December 1, 2013, Jesse Morrell's OpenAirOutreach.com, published a documentary film on Armstrong's personal life and preaching.[6]

Beliefs[edit]

Armstrong speaks out against sex outside of the biblical context of marriage,[7] drugs, rock and roll, masturbation, smoking, and pornography.[2] He calls himself a "homophobe" and performs a song entitled, The Homo Song.[8] He refers to “real Muslims" as terrorists.[2] On the subject of women, Armstrong has said, "Women have two places: In front of the sink and behind the vacuum."[1] He believes that you can lose your salvation and you must work to maintain your salvation; You will not be saved unless you stop sinning/repent from sinning *and trust in Jesus Christ*.[9][10] In 2009, he debated Mike Sprott, a Baptist campus ministry leader and pastor, at the University of South Florida campus, on confrontational open air preaching and the message of repentance and holiness.[11]

Controversies[edit]

Armstrong's behavior and beliefs are controversial in Christian circles. He exhibits controversial behavior and language during his college campus preaching. His speech contains constant references to homosexuality, masturbation, and other sexual acts in an immodest manner.[12] He claims to be sinless (an unorthodox view called sinless perfectionism), and tells Christian college students if they have sinned since conversion, they are not truly saved.[13] He questions male college students about being "Sodomites" (his preferred term for homosexuals) for no apparent reason.[14] He accuses female students of being "crack whores" and putting whorehouses out of business by giving away free sex. [15] On one occasion, he threatened to hit a female student. [16] On another occasion, he stated that Tim Tebow is not a real Christian due to his attendance at a mixed pool party. [17]

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