Christine Weick

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Christine Weick (born 1964) is a controversial and outspoken American Christian activist and author who gained national exposure during the 2010s. She protested against Muslims inside Muslim places of worship, against gay rights, and holiday traditions like Santa Claus and the Easter Bunny. She asserted in a now-viral video that the logo of Monster Energy sports drink depicts the Number of the Beast. She has been spoofed on Comedy Central. Her life and activities have been profiled in The Washington Post[1] among other places.

Biography[edit]

Christine Weick is from Michigan.[2][3] She was born in approximately 1964.[3] Weick has given a number of interviews over the years describing growing up in a strict Christian Reformed family.[1] She was not allowed to watch TV or listen to music.[1] At some point she rebelled and turned to witchcraft.[1] "It was the ultra-form of rebellion against God, to worship the devil outright," she said.[1] She had a baby in high-school out of wedlock, was convinced by her mother to marry the father, than proceed to cheat on him regularly.[1] After their divorce she married a second husband. Her new step-daughter owned a heavy-metal music CD by White Zombie which contained satanic lyrics that she found shocking; from that point in 1995 onward she turned to God.[1] Her husband divorced her citing "spiritual conflict" and her family disowned her over "moral issues."[3] She was homeless and living out of her SUV at the time of the 2014 National Cathedral incident.[3][1]

Activism[edit]

In 2011 she published the book Explain This! A Verse by Verse Explanation of the Book of Revelation.[4]

In October 2013 she drove to Detroit from Hopkins, Michigan to protest against same-sex marriage in Michigan with a sign which said "God opposes gay marriage".[5]

In May 2014 Weick protested against gay rights on Mother's Day in Grandville, Michigan, holding a sign that read "Thank your mom today for not being gay."[6] The protest was filmed by a local news station, who also filmed an angry woman who threw a strawberry-flavored slush beverage at Weick.[7]

In November 2014, a video of Weick speculating a relation between Monster Energy and Satan was published on YouTube, garnering over eleven million views as of 2018.[1][8][9] The "success" of the video got her on Comedy Central's Tosh.0 Web Redemption.[10] This was not the first time she had made this claim. She speculated the same thing on a podcast several years earlier.[11] Monster Energy denied that her complaints reflected their product.[12]

Also in November 2014, Weick protested at a Muslim prayer service at the Washington National Cathedral.[13][2] Weick stood up and shouted, "Jesus Christ died on that cross. He is the reason we are to worship only Him. Jesus Christ is our Lord and Savior."[14] She was promptly escorted out. She was reportedly living out of her car at the time of this incident.[1]

In January 2015, Christine attended the 7th Annual Texas Muslim Capitol Day with several other protestors who carried pro-Christian signs. At one point during a speech, Christine interrupted the speaker by taking the microphone away from her and proclaimed Jesus Christ as the Savior and said that Islam would never take over Texas or the United States. Weick approached a speaker at the event from behind and grabbed the microphone, declaring that "Islam will never dominate in the United States, and by the grace of God it will not dominate Texas."[15][16][17]

In February 2015, she interrupted another event, referred to as "Muslim Day" at the Oklahoma State Capitol in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. She was removed from the building while trying to recite the Lord's Prayer during a Muslim call to prayer.[18][19][20]

On October 30, 2015, Weick protested the Greater Church of Lucifer located in Spring, Texas. During the TV interview, she said, "This is what we get when we have Freedom of Religion!" [21]

She has protested some church Easter events. She yelled at a person dressed as the Easter Bunny in a Tennessee church parking lot, "You are nothing more than Santa Claus coming into a Christian Church! Shame on you!"[22] She protested at the First Freewill Baptist Church's Easter egg hunt.[23]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i j Carman, Tim (October 23, 2018). "The woman who claims Monster Energy drinks are a tool of the devil is back, just in time for Halloween". The Washington Post.
  2. ^ a b Ohlheiser, Abby (17 November 2014). "Why a woman drove to Washington from Tennessee to protest Muslim prayers at the National Cathedral". The Washington Post. Washington DC: WPC. ISSN 0190-8286. Retrieved 30 January 2015.
  3. ^ a b c d Hohmann, Leo (15 November 2014). "Christian booted from National Cathedral speaks out". wnd.com. WorldNetDaily. Retrieved 30 January 2015.
  4. ^ Woerpel, Herb (3 November 2011). "Local author uses commonsense approach to explain the Book of Revelation". mlive.com. Booth Newspapers. Retrieved 31 January 2015.
  5. ^ "Dozens rally in Detroit favoring same-sex marriage". WXYZ-TV. Associated Press. 2013-10-16. Retrieved 2018-11-19.
  6. ^ Sieczkowski, Cavan. "Anti-Gay Mother's Day Protester Gets Slushie Thrown At Her". Huffington Post. Archived from the original on 2015-01-28. Retrieved November 21, 2018.
  7. ^ Hillen, Tom (11 May 2014). "Slushie thrown on anti-gay demonstrator". WOOD TV8. Archived from the original on 2015-02-13. Retrieved 30 January 2015.
  8. ^ Williamson, Todd (12 November 2014). "Woman claims that Monster Energy drinks push a Satanic agenda". abc7.com. KABC-TV. Retrieved 30 January 2015.
  9. ^ "MONSTER Energy drinks are the work of SATAN!!!". YouTube. Archived from the original on 2016-03-10.
  10. ^ Comedy Central (2015-03-04), Tosh.0 - Web Redemption - Monster Energy, retrieved 2018-11-19 – via YouTube
  11. ^ "Monster Energy Drinks - Say What?? 666?". Blog Talk Radio. September 24, 2012. Archived from the original on 2016-03-04. Retrieved 2015-10-17.
  12. ^ Funaro, Vincent (17 November 2014). "Monster Energy Shoots Down Viral Video Accusing Company of Using Satanic Imagery". The Christian Post. Retrieved 30 January 2015.
  13. ^ Murashko, Alex (17 November 2014). "Woman Who Proclaimed Jesus During Islamic Prayer Service at National Cathedral: I Love Muslims!". The Christian Post. Retrieved 30 January 2015.
  14. ^ Boggioni, Tom (November 17, 2014). "Disrupter of Muslim prayer at National Cathedral: God and Drudge sent me". The Raw Story. Archived from the original on 2015-02-19.
  15. ^ "Christine Weick interrupts Texas Muslim Capitol Day speaker". Austin: KTBC (TV). 29 January 2015. Retrieved 30 January 2015 – via youtube.com.
  16. ^ Gettys, Travis (30 January 2015). "After shouting down Texas Muslims, activist dares Franklin Graham to take over a mosque". The Raw Story. Retrieved 30 January 2015.
  17. ^ Moravec, Eva Ruth (January 29, 2015). "Dozens of Protesters Heckle Texas Muslim Capitol Rally". Dallas Forth-Worth: KXAS-TV. Archived from the original on 2015-02-19.
  18. ^ Boggioni, Tom (February 28, 2015). "Woman who thinks Monster Energy drinks are 'work of Satan' crashes Oklahoma Muslim event". The Raw Story. Archived from the original on 2015-03-02. Retrieved 2015-03-01.
  19. ^ Patterson, Zack (February 27, 2015). "Woman disrupts Muslim Day with the Lord's Prayer". KOCO-TV. Archived from the original on 2015-04-02. Retrieved 2015-03-01.
  20. ^ Shanahan, Kristen (2015-02-28). "Anti-Islamic protests at first Muslim Day at Oklahoma Capitol". KFOR-TV. Retrieved 2018-11-21.
  21. ^ Clemons, Tracy. "Protest and prayer fill air outside Greater Church of Lucifer". KTRK-TV. Archived from the original on 2015-11-02.
  22. ^ Hartley-Parkinson, Richard (2016-04-03). "Is this extreme Christian more irritating than Westboro Baptist Church?". Metro. Retrieved 2018-11-19.
  23. ^ Moore, Jordan (2016-03-29). "Easter bunny protesters defend ambush activism at Tri-Cities church event". WJHL. Retrieved 2018-11-22.

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