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Judge says man can't hand out Bibles at Twin Cities Pride fest
http://www.startribune.com/local/minneapolis/158501815.html ^

Posted on 07/05/2012 3:06:16 PM PDT by TigerClaws

A Wisconsin man who wants to hand out Bibles at the 40th Annual Twin Cities Pride festival in Loring Park this month will have to confine himself to a booth just outside of the event.

Chief U.S. District Judge Michael Davis issued a 41-page order Monday denying Brian Johnson's request for an injunction that would force the Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board to allow him unfettered access to the festival grounds, reasoning that his constitutional challenge was unlikely to succeed.

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TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: bibles; homosexualagenda; prideisadeadlysin

1 posted on 07/05/2012 3:06:24 PM PDT by TigerClaws
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To: TigerClaws

And here we go again


2 posted on 07/05/2012 3:09:23 PM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (let me ABOs run loose, lew)
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To: TigerClaws

Won’t be long before Bibles are banned as ‘hate speech’.


3 posted on 07/05/2012 3:10:00 PM PDT by MeganC (January 20, 2013: The End of an Error)
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To: TigerClaws

My position is the same as if a pervert wanted to hand out “Pride” literature during a Christian festival. If the park is open to the public during this event, then he should be permitted to attend. If it’s open to the public, then the government cannot restrict his lawful speech or actions once inside the park. He should be permitted to hand out Bibles from inside the park. I’m not sure it’s the right answer, since the few that are taken will likely be desecrated, but it is protected as free speech.


4 posted on 07/05/2012 3:11:37 PM PDT by Pollster1 (Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. - Ronald Reagan)
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To: TigerClaws

What’s wrong with him?
Why can’t he just hand out Korans?

There is a Communist Muslim in the Whitehouse... sheesh... some people didn’t get the memo...


5 posted on 07/05/2012 3:11:38 PM PDT by Bon mots ("When seconds count, the police are just minutes away...")
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To: TigerClaws

You can be proud of anything you want unless its proud of being a Christian.


6 posted on 07/05/2012 3:12:08 PM PDT by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: TigerClaws

I guess he should have said he was going to hand out Korans


7 posted on 07/05/2012 3:13:03 PM PDT by Pontiac (The welfare state must fail because it is contrary to human nature and diminishes the human spirit.)
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To: TigerClaws

The organizers claim the park is “private property.” If so, then this is probably the correct decision.


8 posted on 07/05/2012 3:14:09 PM PDT by Cyber Liberty (Obama considers the Third World morally superior to the United States.)
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To: Bon mots
Actually, you may have hit on a strategy.

Pit liberal darlings against each other and see who wins. Someone handing our Korans, or carrying a sign with some of the Muslim pronouncements about what should happen to homosexuals, would get darned interesting.

OK Mr. Brain dead liberal - which one you going to slap down?

9 posted on 07/05/2012 3:14:57 PM PDT by I cannot think of a name
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To: TigerClaws

Ah it all makes sense now...constitutional guarantees are only for the rabid left.


10 posted on 07/05/2012 3:15:32 PM PDT by Vaquero (Don't pick a fight with an old guy. If he is too old to fight, he'll just kill you.)
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To: TigerClaws

He should hand out both.

He could put an excerpt from each on the cover. On the Bible it could say “Love thy neighbor as thyself.”

On the Koran it could say “Kill the Infidels!”


11 posted on 07/05/2012 3:16:34 PM PDT by ROCKLOBSTER (Celebrate Republicans Freed the Slaves Month.)
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To: I cannot think of a name
Actually, you may have hit on a strategy.

Pit liberal darlings against each other and see who wins. Someone handing our Korans, or carrying a sign with some of the Muslim pronouncements about what should happen to homosexuals, would get darned interesting.

If I remember correctly, Muslims are not quite decided upon what should be done to homosexuals... they are divided... some feel they should be stoned to death, others feel they should be tossed to their deaths from tall buildings, while others think that hanging is a suitable solution... so the Muslim debate is still quite healthy and active...

I choose to ignore them. But I am not a Muslim.

12 posted on 07/05/2012 3:18:53 PM PDT by Bon mots ("When seconds count, the police are just minutes away...")
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To: MeganC

‘Nother scumbag “judge.” Bet he wouldn’t deny an Imammy handing out Korans.


13 posted on 07/05/2012 3:22:19 PM PDT by citizen (It's no longer Obamacare. It's Robertscare now. He wanted it, he bought it, he owns it.)
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To: TigerClaws

This judge needs to be impeached since he clearly doesn’t understand constitutional rights.

But since we only have cowards on the right it won’t happen.

Time to pull out the ammo.


14 posted on 07/05/2012 3:24:43 PM PDT by Fledermaus (Democrats are dangerous and evil. Republicans are useless and useful idiots.)
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To: cripplecreek

One should not be proud of being a Christian, but be grateful instead.

But for the grace of God one could be an atheist or worse.


15 posted on 07/05/2012 3:28:36 PM PDT by 353FMG
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To: TigerClaws

It’s time for the new media to start calling these judges ANTI-RELIGIOUS BIGOTS. And then let’s start calling their phones and letting them know that they are ANTI-RELIGIOUS BIGOTS.


16 posted on 07/05/2012 3:36:54 PM PDT by struggle (http://killthegovernment.wordpress.com/)
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To: MeganC

Actually this already happened in Canada. A guy was convicted of “hate speech” for quoting the Bible’s view of homosexuals.

Once “gay marriage” is the law of the land here ANY church refusing to perform the ceremony for them will lose its tax exempt status.


17 posted on 07/05/2012 3:37:12 PM PDT by TigerClaws
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To: TigerClaws

I believe you are right. I also believe that Christians, in particular, will be arrested for refusing to acknowledge gays in their churches, Boy Scout troops, and etc.


18 posted on 07/05/2012 3:40:01 PM PDT by MeganC (January 20, 2013: The End of an Error)
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To: TigerClaws

Do It Anyway !!


20 posted on 07/05/2012 3:44:49 PM PDT by theDentist (FYBO/FUBO; qwerty ergo typo : i type, therefore i misspelll)
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To: TigerClaws

But...as the Supreme’s just decided...you CAN Lie about your military service....Free Speech and all....


21 posted on 07/05/2012 3:49:00 PM PDT by goodnesswins (What has happened to America?)
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To: TigerClaws

This is not news. This happened three weeks ago or so. Still bad, but not news.


22 posted on 07/05/2012 3:52:22 PM PDT by mplsconservative (Impeach Obama Now!)
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To: TigerClaws

Another judge who doesn’t understand or follow the US Constitution. *sigh*


23 posted on 07/05/2012 4:36:49 PM PDT by rockrr (Everything is different now...)
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To: TigerClaws

If American flag burning is judged to be free speech (by lib judges) and protected then how can handing out Bibles not be free speech?


24 posted on 07/05/2012 4:48:04 PM PDT by dennisw
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To: mplsconservative; cripplecreek

Yep, really old story. The judge then went on to allow him to do so...and he did!


25 posted on 07/05/2012 4:54:01 PM PDT by ButThreeLeftsDo (FR: Now, More Than Ever.)
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To: ButThreeLeftsDo

Thanks BTLD! My over 50 brain does still work! I don’t watch the TV nooz or read the Star and Sickle but I thought I heard Bob and Tom talking about this issue awhile back. Whew!


26 posted on 07/05/2012 5:18:14 PM PDT by mplsconservative (Impeach Obama Now!)
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To: TigerClaws

His name is Bill Whatcott.


27 posted on 07/05/2012 5:55:48 PM PDT by JCBreckenridge (Texas, Texas, Whisky)
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To: TigerClaws

If the general public is allowed him, he cannot be denied entrance. Also, he has 1st admendments right to offer bibles to anyone who willingly takes one.


28 posted on 07/05/2012 7:18:54 PM PDT by rawhide
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To: TigerClaws
F the judge. Do it.


29 posted on 07/05/2012 7:32:16 PM PDT by ex91B10 (We've tried the Soap Box,the Ballot Box and the Jury Box; ONE BOX LEFT!)
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Homosexuality and abortion will be the two clubs used by totalitarians to try to crush free speech and religious liberty in America. Those who lead the Democratic Party today would clearly prefer a secularized America, perhaps allowing a few Vichy, state-worshiping Christians like the Black Churches, main line Episcopalians and ECLA. Will we let them?
30 posted on 07/05/2012 9:18:32 PM PDT by Godwin1
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To: TigerClaws

Let me see if I have this straight...the Westboro “Baptist” Church can send people to protest and hold up hate-filled signs at military funerals, on a First Amendment basis, but a man who wants to pass out God’s word (to those who desperately need to hear it) can’t. Seems like a bit of a double standard to me. Either we have free speech or we don’t.


31 posted on 07/06/2012 10:53:10 AM PDT by seanmerc
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