Sorry (figuratively.) for being the grammar police here, but that phrase really doesn't sound right. It would make much more sense if you removed the word "but". That word really confused me when I read it and when you are communicating with someone, you want your language to be simple and concise
It was kinda a mixed emotion type thing. Though I am shocked by it, Amercia is a country that was built on freedom and this is denying that pastor freedom to speak with two willing listeners about christianity.
Though your right, I shouldnt be,
“If you were of the world, the world would love you as its own; but because you are not of the world, but I chose you out of the world, therefore the world hates you.”
John 15:19 ESV