So what's the harm?
Gotta say that this guy is no better than the lefties who want to turn parks all over the US into latrines. A DMV has a specific purpose and it's not to be a venue for whoever wants to deliver his message to an essentially captive audience no matter how noble the message. (Would anyone want to listen to some Islamic diatribe while waiting on such a line?)
Street corner preachers have been around for a long time, for several decades Pittsburgh had one delivering his message across from Kaufmann’s clock.
Its protected activity, freedom “from” religion isn’t protected.
Everybody knows you can’t bring a Bible, let alone read it aloud, in Saudi Arabia. What were these fools thinking?
What?, California? Here in the US? Arrested for reading the book the presidential oath of office is sworn by?
Really? Doesn’t the first amendment say something about freedom speech and religion?
If he had been a bum begging for money his speech would be politically protected.
I don’t see how the “trespass” charge could possibly stick. I mean, if you’re going to charge the preachers with trespass, then why weren’t the other people waiting in line for the DMV to open also charged? If they’re not going to charge those people, then it’s selective prosecution against the preachers, and a judge is never going to stand for that.
Classic case of cops over=reacting. I dont like what you are doing. MUST be against the law! What law. Well SOME law, because I dont like it. Watch California legislature passi a law establishing Bible free zones around public buildings! The same thing happens in schools all the time. Some dumb educator sees a kid doing something he/she doesnt like and thinks it MUST be against some rule or even the law. Well, everyone knows that schools are already Bible free zones.
When I start my Occupy movement the DMV will be on my short list.