Notorious Hate Preacher Ruben Israel Dies At Age 62

The Christian Post reports:

Ruben Israel, a well-known traveling street preacher who made headlines by pursuing and winning a free speech lawsuit after an altercation with Muslim protesters in Michigan, has died suddenly.

On his official Facebook page, Israel’s family announced Sunday that the Los Angeles, California native unexpectedly died last Saturday at 5 a.m. but did not disclose the cause of death. He was 62.

“We are shocked and devastated by the loss of our beloved husband, father, brother and uncle,” they stated. “Yet, we take comfort in knowing that he was a dedicated servant of God, and we find peace and solace in understanding that he is now in God’s loving arms.”

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Ruben Israel appeared on JMG many times over the last decade, usually after he screamed abuse at Pride parades around the country or at passersby on Bourbon Street during Mardi Gras, where he often held banners reading “G.A.Y. = Got AIDS Yet?” Some of you might recall that I drunkenly confronted Israel at Southern Decadence in 2017, offering to “fuck the shit out of him” in a nearby bar if he’d just shut up. He did not like that at all. The photo below is from moments later.