Arrested for handing out Bibles


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More so-called tolerance from Islam, this time helped by the secular authorities in Deerborn, Michigan. Four men were arrested and charged with misdemeanor charges because they stood on a public street and offered the gospel of St. John to passersby. The news article states the following:

The behavior of these individuals drew and incited a large crowd to a point where they were in violation of city ordinances, including breach of peace and failure to obey the lawful order of a police officer, according to the city’s public relations department. . . . Festival rules require religious groups to distribute information at paid booths or outside the event.

However, the video below paints a very different picture. It appears that at least two of the men were on public property, just outside the festival and no crowd appeared (except for a lot of cops). I find it especially disgusting how the cops force them to stop filming the event.

Update: In restrospective, it is very possible the video below was not shot at the same time the men were arrested. Even so, if the court documents do describe the events accurately, there is something disturbing about the response of the people at the Islamic festival. Why should they be so offended, almost to the point of violence, merely because others are passing out Christian literature? Moreover, the video below still shows a clear violation of the Christian activists’ freedom of speech and assembly, since they were standing on public property and had not caused any disturbances when the police moved in to harass them.

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  • Kelly Starks

    > July 13, 2010 at 12:20 PM
    > The Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter has sent back some amazing pictures of some
    > recently discovered caves on the Moon. I like this one the best.

    Oh no — new Caves for Bob!

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    As for “Arrested for handing out Bibles” — I suppose going to a Islamic event to hand out bibles could very easily be seen as disrespectful and provocative. “IF” that started causing problems authorities would want to separate folks.

    As is though its hard to tell what’s really the story — and yes, normally provocative jerks don’t get carted off. Course in Islamic countries they kill you for handing out bibles, so Michigan still come out ahead.

    ;)

  • Rene Borbon

    Where’s the ACLU when you need them?

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