Skip to comments.Court: Evangelism is free speech [Dearborn, Michigan]
Posted on 06/02/2011 3:36:58 AM PDT by GonzoII
Charlie Butts - OneNewsNow - 6/1/2011 3:55:00 AM
A Christian pastor who ministers to Muslims has won a free-speech victory against Dearborn, Michigan.
The Thomas More Law Center's (TMLC) Richard Thompson reports that Sudanese Christian Pastor George Saieg ministered at the International Arab Festival in Dearborn for five years, until 2009. (See earlier story)
"The police department issued a ban on leafleting on the public sidewalks," Thompson reports. "As a result of that ban, the Thomas More Law Center sued the city of Dearborn and its police chief on behalf of Pastor Saieg."
The Sixth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals has ruled that the pastor's constitutional rights were violated.
"The court said that basically, his right to free speech was violated when they restricted the manner in which he could exercise his rights to leaflet [or] pass out religious leaflets on the public sidewalks in Dearborn," the TMLC attorney explains.
The court recommended that he go back to the lower court and obtain an injunction against the city to prohibit enforcement of the ban in the future.
Dearborn is one of the most densely populated Muslim cities in the U.S.
(Excerpt) Read more at onenewsnow.com ...
A victory for spreading the good news of the Gospel.
What he was doing was not free speech. It was free exercise, a right which is still in grave jeopardy.
Good news. But the fact Christians even have to fight for their religious freedoms in the courts shows just how far down the slippery slope we are. America has never been in greater danger than we are now.
boiling frog alert.
Great! But the fight is never over....
Agree, big victory. But to even question whether evangelism is “free speech?” Duh?
Next test will be will they prosecute the mullah when he murders the evangelist?
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