Skip to comments.Mall to Christians: God talk banned!
Posted on 01/29/2010 10:50:00 PM PST by bogusname
Arguments have moved to the appellate court level in a California case in which a man talking to two willing strangers in a shopping mall was arrested because the subject of the conversation was God.
The case developed several years ago when a youth pastor was arrested at the Galleria Mall in Roseville, Calif., for having a conversation about religion with two other people.
Matthew Snatchko, who works with youth at his church, was interrupted in the middle of a conversation by a security guard. A second guard joined the confrontation and told Snatchko he was being placed under citizen's arrest for "trespassing."
The pastor said he agreed to leave but instead, the guards grabbed him, roughly shoved him against a storefront window and handcuffed him tightly enough to draw blood. Snatchko later was taken to the police station where he was booked on charges of battery and trespassing...
(Excerpt) Read more at wnd.com ...
I would own the mall. See several of it’s former employees in jail for false arrest and kidnapping then tear it down abd build a church.
LOL! That sounds good.
Yeah, if they won’t have our God they shouldn’t have our money either.
I wonder if any of their stores sell the ever popular Che T-shirts.
I think that shirt may be disqualified on both counts.
That is interesting. The Promenade Mall in Temecula allows a Christian clothing store (C28) to host(at least once a year) a one day Christian music festival and outreach concert at the mall, with Pastors speaking, testimonies and altar calls. The get thousands people who show up every time.
Far cry from this stunt at Roseville, and yeah they guy should sue.
the mall also bans any clothing with religious or political messages.
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What??? That is almost enough to make me drive up there with my Christian t-shirt collection and my lawyer.
“Christian music festival”
That’s pretty cool. I wish our local mall would have something like that.
It is cool. There is one coming up in February. I would love to see more of them and they get a great response.
Off topic, when did WND start carrying anti-tea party ads?
Thanks for the link.
“anti-tea party ads?”
You caught me completely off guard. I never read their ads so I’m in the dark. I’m going to go look and see what you’re talking about. :-O
Whoa...you are dead right. They sure do. What is up with that? Is Farah that hard up for cash? That is very bad news.
If the malls don’t want you to teach, legally, they can do it. However, almost the precise thing happened to Peter & John in Acts 4. I suggest when anyone tries to stop you that you quote verses 19 & 20, then get ready for Revelation 2:10.
First time I went to the page, there was an ad for “theteapartyisover.org” or about how we are dangerous and they shouldn’t let our “ideas get a foothold”.
I’ll try to get a capture.
Is this the Simon family again....no rest for the wicked in their case.
I appreciate reaganaut. Much thanks for the heads up.
I was just as shocked as you were to see the ad.
Back on topic, the Christian clothing store C28 does NOT have a store in this particular Westfield mall (no surprise there) but they do have stores at some other Westfield malls.
Does anyone know if this policy is set mall by mall or by corporate?
Well....an ass kicking might have taken place if that were me.
But, we are just talking hypothetically.
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