MIDLAND, Texas (Big 2 / Fox 24) – Mayor Patrick Payton held a second news conference on Thursday about the ongoing protests of Pastor Bob Fu.
Mayor Payton stared off tonight’s conference by apologizing to Bob Fu’s neighbors who have unfortunately been caught in the middle of these protests. The mayor says the city is doing everything they can to try settle the protesters, but they are still honoring the first amendment.
For the past few weeks protesters have been gathering outside the home of pastor Bob Fu located on Bishops Castle Drive.
These protests started after claims surfaced on social media of pastor Fu being a communist spy for
China. Fu is the founder of China Aid an organization that promotes religious freedom in China.
Mayor Payton says police have been arresting protesters who have trespassed on to other propertie. So far police have made four arrested.
Mayor Payton said he’s also been the target of threats on social media. Even though Payton said Bob Fu is being victimized by the communist party of China, Payton said the protesters are also victims.
“As much as they are an extreme irritant to to every single on of us, they are all victims of Miles Quak and everything he’s doing,” Payton said. “They are literally victims being paid, many of them asylum seekers who are here for a while to do the bidding,to get the pay check to go somewhere else and try to make a life for themselves.”
Bob Fu has been moved to a secure unknown location after receiving death threats on social media… Mayor Payton said he hopes this situation gets the attention of Senator Cornyn or someone from Washington D.C so more action can be done to stop these threats.