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Judge rules Wisconsin man can't hand out Bibles inside MN gay pride fest
WSAU (WI) ^ | June 12, 2012 | news

Posted on 06/12/2012 8:12:26 AM PDT by kevcol

MINNEAPOLIS (WTAQ) - A federal judge says a Wisconsin man cannot hand out Bibles inside a gay pride festival this month at a public park in Minneapolis.

Brian Johnson of Hayward sought an injunction giving him unfettered access to the festival grounds.

(Excerpt) Read more at wsau.com ...


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Culture/Society; Government; US: Minnesota; US: Wisconsin
KEYWORDS: 666; antichristian; atheismandstate; christians; freedomfromreligion; gaymafia; gaypridemonth; homosexualagenda; judges
This is a follow-up to this article posted in April:

Now Johnson is filing a federal lawsuit against the Board, claiming it can’t banish First Amendment free speech rights to a 10′ x 10′ square off the beaten path, especially during a major public event in which organizers have a non-exclusive permit to use the park.

This is normally a story out of the UK, not the US. Liberal incrementalism at work again...
1 posted on 06/12/2012 8:12:39 AM PDT by kevcol
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To: kevcol

Could he pass out free copies of the Koran?


2 posted on 06/12/2012 8:16:33 AM PDT by Hodar (Talent hits a target no one else can hit; Genius hits a target no one else can see.- A. Schopenhauer)
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To: Hodar
Could he pass out free copies of the Koran?

Since we're talking Minneapolis, I'm sure Keith Ellison is already on it.
3 posted on 06/12/2012 8:20:11 AM PDT by kevcol
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To: Hodar

Now that would be an interesting move.


4 posted on 06/12/2012 8:20:34 AM PDT by ReformationFan
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To: kevcol

So be it. He should shake the dust off his feet and move on to others who want to hear the Gospel and have ears to hear.

http://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Matthew+7:6&version=KJV

Matthew 7:6

King James Version (KJV)

6 Give not that which is holy unto the dogs,
neither cast ye your pearls before swine,
lest they trample them under their feet,
and turn again and rend you.


5 posted on 06/12/2012 8:24:36 AM PDT by F15Eagle (1 John 5:4-5, 4:15, 5:13; John 3:17-18, 6:69, 11:25, 14:6, 20:31; Rom10:8-11; 1 Tim 2:5; Titus 3:4-5)
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To: Hodar

Could he pass out free copies of the Koran at a Christian rally?


6 posted on 06/12/2012 8:39:12 AM PDT by stuartcr ("When silence speaks, it speaks only to those that have already decided what they want to hear.")
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To: kevcol
Another communists liberal jackass of a judge. He needs to be kicked off the bench.
7 posted on 06/12/2012 8:40:23 AM PDT by Logical me
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To: kevcol
organizers have a non-exclusive permit to use the park.

That's the money-shot right there. If the park is open to the public, government has no business judging the content of someone's free-speech. Eventually the USSC is going to boot this ruling to the moon.

8 posted on 06/12/2012 8:51:07 AM PDT by ElkGroveDan (My tagline is in the shop.)
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To: kevcol

Use leftist aka progressive perverted homosexual tactics. Do it anyway! How many political and public gatherings have perverted homosexual disrupted in the name of their perversion? What goes around, comes around!


9 posted on 06/12/2012 8:51:07 AM PDT by DMG2FUN
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To: kevcol
...gay pride fest

As I've asked repeatedy, and will continue to ask, what exactly do they have to be proud of?

Proposed bumper sticker, if you want your car trashed:
HOMOSEXUAL. Because there's nothing GAY about it!

10 posted on 06/12/2012 8:58:10 AM PDT by JimRed (Excising a cancer before it kills us waters the Tree of Liberty! TERM LIMITS, NOW AND FOREVER!)
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To: stuartcr
Could he pass out free copies of the Koran at a Christian rally?

In a PUBLIC place, that is reserved for a NON-EXCLUSIVE meeting of Christians, I fail to see how he would be prohibited from passing out anything at all. Koran, Buddhist, Wiccan or Athiest.

11 posted on 06/12/2012 8:58:37 AM PDT by Hodar (Talent hits a target no one else can hit; Genius hits a target no one else can see.- A. Schopenhauer)
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To: JimRed

We asked that same question to a Gay man we know. We said that if we saw a group of Gay men, wearing suits, or a group of Lesbians in business attire, all clean and neat - walking with a Gay Pride sign - we could respect them.

However, what we see is an outlandish caricature of “Pride” as one could have. When you behave like a circus with drunken “faries” (complete with pink wings) prancing about - you become a laughing stock, a parody of what you are attempting to achieve.

He had to agree.


12 posted on 06/12/2012 9:03:08 AM PDT by Hodar (Talent hits a target no one else can hit; Genius hits a target no one else can see.- A. Schopenhauer)
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To: kevcol

What is sad is that there are not entire churches of people who are willing to, on their own, simply walk into that public park as is their right, and while walking through that public park, offer bibles to every person they pass by, as is also their right.

Let the judge try to imprison a million Christians. But apparently, we don’t have any who are free, just this one man.

We need to stop asking permission, and move in force to exercise our rights and responsibilities.


13 posted on 06/12/2012 9:14:02 AM PDT by CharlesWayneCT
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To: kevcol

Would the judge then agree to ban display of gay signs or gay literature at a Christian event?


14 posted on 06/12/2012 9:19:26 AM PDT by henkster (Wanted: Politicians willing to say "No" to people. No experience required.)
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To: kevcol

These are the freaks who insist on being married in the eyes of the church yet they do not want the Bible near them. Their demands on the clergy are done out of spite.


15 posted on 06/12/2012 9:21:54 AM PDT by formosa (Formosa)
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To: Hodar

I wonder how open carry of a pink pistol with a rainbow triangle would go over?

that would leave them dazed and (even more) confused!


16 posted on 06/12/2012 9:31:47 AM PDT by TurboZamboni (Looting the future to bribe the present)
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To: JimRed

How about a t-shirt that reads: Heterosexual Pride


17 posted on 06/12/2012 9:40:19 AM PDT by From The Deer Stand
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To: DarthVader; left that other site
if this man wanted to hand out condoms and books teaching children its ok to be queer, this sin-loving judge would be the first one out there helping pass them out.

"Woe to those who call good evil and evil good....."

18 posted on 06/12/2012 9:40:45 AM PDT by kingattax (99 % of liberals give the rest a bad name)
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To: kingattax

When Lot and his family were delivered from Sodom, they were not called upon to preach to or attempt top save the Sodomites. They were commanded to LEAVE and NOT look back.

Sometimes it just has to be that way.

However, on Constitutional Grounds, this man has EVERY RIGHT to pass out literature on public property. So, although his desire to pass out Bibles at a “Gay Pride” event is on shaky ground Scripturally, it is his Constitutional Right.

Anyway, just my humble opinion.


19 posted on 06/12/2012 9:57:25 AM PDT by left that other site
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To: From The Deer Stand

20 posted on 06/12/2012 10:04:30 AM PDT by TurboZamboni (Looting the future to bribe the present)
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To: kevcol

If a homersexual wanted to pass out stuff at our church celebrations what would we want the ruling to be?


21 posted on 06/12/2012 10:11:30 AM PDT by PeterPrinciple ( (Lord, save me from some conservatives, they don't understand history any better than liberals.))
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To: stuartcr

I need some paper to use in starting the wood stove. Pulp korans are as good as any for that purpose. But slick coated paper- not so much.


22 posted on 06/12/2012 10:13:22 AM PDT by theBuckwheat
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To: PeterPrinciple
If a homersexual wanted to pass out stuff at our church celebrations what would we want the ruling to be?

You mean, if your church was holding a celebration at a public park, and had a non-exclusive permit to use the park, and a homosexual wanted to pass out non-pornographic literature that met community standards of decency....right?

Because the argument you made (as stated) leaves out that bit. Did you do that on purpose?
23 posted on 06/12/2012 10:35:44 AM PDT by kevcol
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To: PeterPrinciple

“If a homersexual wanted to pass out stuff at our church celebrations what would we want the ruling to be?”

I believe the difference here is between public and private property.

They are meeting on public property, therefore, it should be accessible to the public.

If they rent their own hall or meet in their own house, it’s different.


24 posted on 06/12/2012 10:49:20 AM PDT by Persevero (Homeschooling for Excellence since 1992)
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To: kevcol
A federal judge says a Wisconsin man cannot hand out Bibles inside a gay pride festival this month at a public park in Minneapolis.

He'd also be charged with a crime for photographing public sex in the park washrooms.

The national gay rights lobby has been seeking to decriminalize washroom sex since it "unfairly" prosecutes members of the same sex (since they are the only ones who can legally enter the washroom).

They say it leads to embarrassment, public scorn and ridicule, and criminal prosecution.

Down is up. It's is too late to save this nation.

25 posted on 06/12/2012 10:50:38 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (The media ignored the 40th anniversary of Bill Ayers' Pentagon bombing but not Watergate. Ask Why.)
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To: PeterPrinciple

Your church is on private property.

The godless Atheist brigade has already seen to it that religious gatherings on public property are shunned and prohibited.

But the lavender mafia has their taxpayer and corporate sponsored gay pride orgies nationally this month. Weeeee.


26 posted on 06/12/2012 10:52:11 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (The media ignored the 40th anniversary of Bill Ayers' Pentagon bombing but not Watergate. Ask Why.)
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To: JimRed
what exactly do they have to be proud of?
That they are a tiny minority forcing the majority to bend to their will?
27 posted on 06/12/2012 10:56:31 AM PDT by samtheman
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To: From The Deer Stand
How about a t-shirt that reads: Heterosexual Pride

You intolerant BREEDER!

How dare you impose your own sexual identity on gays, lesbians, transgenders, transvestites, bisexuals, trisexuals,...?

This is about UNITY. Except for heterosexuals. They only get derision. The Lavender Mafia has spoken.

Really though, if you look at it, the closest homosexuals come to "tolerance" is accepting someone of the same sex who's had cosmetic surgery and hormone treatments to resemble a member of the opposite sex. Seek out a loving relationship with someone of the OPPOSITE sex without butchering the sexual traits? Not so much. "Ewww".

Tolerance my butt. They are vain and seek someone like themselves.

28 posted on 06/12/2012 11:01:03 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (The media ignored the 40th anniversary of Bill Ayers' Pentagon bombing but not Watergate. Ask Why.)
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To: a fool in paradise

Your church is on private property


A church conference or activity may or may not be on private property. I am not in favor of homersexuals but trying to get back to equality before the law. We do not like this ruling but I don’t want homersexuals promoting their agenda at my gatherings either.


29 posted on 06/12/2012 11:38:36 AM PDT by PeterPrinciple ( (Lord, save me from some conservatives, they don't understand history any better than liberals.))
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To: PeterPrinciple

It’s not a Federal offense if a homosexual DOES step into a religious gathering and push his position.

But this Federal judge thinks it is a federal offense to promote religion at a gay pride event.

Does this mean there won’t be any ministers trying to advance same sex marriage there?

The group has non-exclusive access to the park, by the way. Homosexuals apparently have exclusive control on what is SAID in that park.


30 posted on 06/12/2012 11:58:52 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (The media ignored the 40th anniversary of Bill Ayers' Pentagon bombing but not Watergate. Ask Why.)
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To: Hodar

If one really wanted to hurt the gay pride movement, just nationally expose the San Francisco Fulsom Street Parade in all it’s infamy.


31 posted on 06/12/2012 12:00:16 PM PDT by Molon Labbie (Prep. Now. Live Healthy, take your Shooting Iron daily.)
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To: PeterPrinciple
I don’t want homersexuals promoting their agenda at my gatherings either

On what basis do you conclude that this judge's order would protect you from such activities at your gatherings?

32 posted on 06/12/2012 12:06:33 PM PDT by Zeppo ("Happy Pony is on - and I'm NOT missing Happy Pony")
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To: From The Deer Stand
How about a t-shirt that reads: Heterosexual Pride

Oh, hate speech?

;^)

33 posted on 06/12/2012 2:30:23 PM PDT by JimRed (Excising a cancer before it kills us waters the Tree of Liberty! TERM LIMITS, NOW AND FOREVER!)
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To: kevcol
federal judge says a Wisconsin man cannot hand out Bibles

I understand that a person has the right not to accept something offered but I cannot understand how a judge can prohibit someone from offering something.

If it is just a gay thing what will the judge do about the presence of a bible when a gay person rents a hotel room to attend the event?

34 posted on 06/13/2012 11:00:34 AM PDT by MosesKnows (Love many, Trust few, and always paddle your own canoe)
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