Evangelists get assaulted and sometimes killed for expressing their faith. Even in the USA.
In a later related story from the same paper:
Tite Sufra and Stephen Ocean, both 24, were shot around 8 p.m. on Jan. 30, after they preached to a young man for about 15 minutes near the public library. On Feb. 3, Jeriah Woody, 18, was arrested for their murders. Police have characterized the incident as possibly a revenge killing based on a gang-related grudge. Sufra and Ocean, who both had previous criminal records, converted to a church whose mission is to save young people from lives of crime.
"We have spoken with numerous witnesses," Boynton Beach Police Chief G. Matthew Immler said Friday, "as well as the suspect, and at this point we have no reason to believe that the victims' religious activities or beliefs factored into the commission of this crime."
That's not to say that explicitly religious killings have never happened--I'm sure it must have at some point--but in this case, the victims willingly engaged and provoked likely dangerous people. They obviously shouldn't have been killed, but to compare that with the abuse gays and other minorities get for just living their lives is unwarranted.