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  • Kutztown University of PA And Homo-Fascism

    09/03/2007 2:05:15 PM PDT · by kcp01 · 1 replies · 134+ views ^ | 09-03-2007 | kcp01
    Kutztown University Police have arrested several open air preachers for standing on the grass and holding signs (this is a state school). They also suspended a police officer who told them that they were vilolating the preachers civil rights. This happened while the police and school officials allowed the universities Gay and feminist groups to protest and taunt them. A Pennsylvania judge has thrown out all charges. See the article and video....
  • Christian Belief a 'Hate Crime' Under Plan

    03/04/2007 6:03:32 PM PST · by peggybac · 15 replies · 1,098+ views
    The National Prayer Network is promoting a campaign aimed at defeating "hate crimes" proposals Americans worried about new "hate crime" legislation that could be used to make criminals of those whose religious faith doesn't endorse homosexuality could be facing a two-pronged attack, according to groups that monitor those developments. The newest threat is being prepared by U.S. Rep. John Conyers, the head of the House Judiciary Committee, whose work is being called "The Local Law Enforcement Hate Crimes Prevention Act of 2007," according to the Rev. Ted Pike, of the National Prayer Network. He said a letter to other members...
  • Suit Filed On Behalf of Ministry Volunteers Arrested in Chicago

    07/21/2006 3:58:56 PM PDT · by DBeers · 22 replies · 572+ views
    Agape Press ^ | July 20, 2006 | Jim Brown
    Suit Filed On Behalf of Ministry Volunteers Arrested in Chicago (AgapePress) - Volunteers with a Philadelphia-based Christian ministry claim they were harassed by authorities in Chicago, Illinois, for sharing the gospel with homosexuals who were in town for the city's "Gay Games," an Olympics-style sports event series for homosexuals. Three people with the evangelical group Repent America say they were handcuffed and arrested by Chicago police officers for passing out Christian literature to homosexuals and holding up signs with Bible verses near Navy Pier. The evangelists had been warned that they would be arrested if they were caught handing out...
  • Christian Group Files Suit To Preach At Navy Pier

    07/18/2006 5:58:47 PM PDT · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 9 replies · 369+ views
    Group Says City's "Free Speech Zones" Stifles Their Religious Mission (STNG) CHICAGO -- A Philadelphia-based evangelical Christian organization filed suit in federal court Tuesday seeking an emergency restraining order to allow them to preach and hand out their literature at Navy Pier. The plaintiffs are five members of the group Repent America, which, according to the suit, seeks "to proclaim the gospel of Jesus Christ in the public square." The group contends they have "approximately 10,000" members "who live across the United States." The members of the group listed as plaintiffs are, according to the suit, residents of Pennsylvania and...
  • Militant Mob of Homosexuals Targets Repent America

    06/17/2006 9:41:41 AM PDT · by found_one · 32 replies · 1,099+ views ^ | 7-17-2006 | Michael Marcavage
    Militant Mob of Homosexuals Targets Repent America Kerry got it wrong. There aren't 2 Americas. There are 3. The third America is that of strong, uncompromising men of principle, like Mark Marcavage, who believe in absolutes, a doctrine that is now threatened by our legal system. Fox News' O'Reilly, for example, calls himself a conservative and a Catholic. Yet he chides the MA diocese for not accepting homosexual adoption, at variance with 2 millenia of church doctrine, Biblical doctrine that millions of protestants and catholics accept today around the world. O'Reilly is blind to the fact that Biblical doctrine tallies...
  • 2005 Philadelphia Outfest Outreach

    10/09/2005 5:04:31 PM PDT · by 4lifeandliberty · 13 replies · 659+ views
    Life and Liberty Ministries ^ | 10/9/05 | Dennis Green
    Life and Liberty Ministries This years outreach at the Philadelphia Outfest went quite differently from last years event. We had a tremendous six-plus hours of ministry without interuption. The police worked with Repent America's Michael Marcavage to ensure that the outreach participants would be unmolested by some of the more hostile hearers. The preaching was powerful and thousands of the celebrants went home having heard the powerful message of salvation. Pray for those who stood around to hear the preaching, those who we had conversations with, and and those who were convicted by the large presence of Gospel messages on...
  • TESTING THE FAITH Philly group to protest 'Outfest' again

    10/08/2005 3:52:29 AM PDT · by DirtyHarryY2K · 9 replies · 566+ views ^ | October 8, 2005
    Members arrested last year after confrontation with 'militant gays' -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Posted: October 8, 2005 1:00 a.m. Eastern © 2005 A Christian group whose protest of a Philadelphia homosexual event one year ago resulted in criminal charges for some of its members will be present again tomorrow at the annual celebration despite threats of violence. Repent America says it will be on the streets of Philadelphia to "minister the life-changing Gospel of Jesus Christ and to take a stand against the public celebration of sin" at "OutFest 2005." As WorldNetDaily reported, on Oct. 10, 2004, Repent America had a group...
  • Christians Coming Out of the Closet Sunday Despite Threats of Violence

    10/07/2005 11:41:05 AM PDT · by Antoninus · 61 replies · 1,395+ views
    PHILADELPHIA - On Sunday, October 9, Repent America (RA) will be coming out of the closet to minister the life-changing Gospel of Jesus Christ and to take a stand against the public celebration of sin at "OutFest 2005," an annual homosexual celebration in the public streets of Philadelphia, despite threats of violence by a militant group of homosexuals. This will be the first year that the Christians with RA will return after being arrested, jailed for 21 hours, and charged with a hate crime for evangelizing at last year's festival. At the event last year, six men and five women...
  • Repent America

    09/02/2005 11:19:37 AM PDT · by DirtyHarryY2K · 26 replies · 402+ views
    Harry's Soapbox ^ | Friday, September 02, 2005 | DirtyHarryY2K
    There's more than devastating destruction in the wake of hurricane Katrina that roared ashore on the gulf coast, the controversial comments made by some are having a negative effect and creating collateral damage as well. For example, in his "puff piece" (pun intended) titled “For They That Sow the Wind Shall Reap the Whirlwind” on Its Robert F. Kennedy Jr's ludicrous opinion that hurricane Katrina is a direct result of The Bush administration's and Mississippi Governor Haley Barbour's neglect concerning global warming. At one point Kennedy makes a reference to Pat Robertson's 1998 comment suggesting that hurricanes were likely...
  • Gay Pride Supporters,Protesters Clash(City of Brotherly Love)

    08/19/2005 8:10:09 PM PDT · by hercuroc · 40 replies · 940+ views
    As the Phillies played the Washington Nationals, a confrontation broke out in the upper deck of Citizens Bank Ballpark between Repent America, a fundamentalist Christian group, and fans, many of whom were in attendance as part of a gay pride group. It's the third season for Gay Day in Philly, featuring a national anthem performance by the Philadelphia Gay Men's Chorus and a first pitch from Cyd Ziegler of But as the Inquirer points out, it is also the third season Repent America's Michael Marcavage has attended in protest of the event. Marcavage and another fan held a sign...
  • 'Gay pride' features simulated sex, attacking 'mob'

    06/14/2005 6:14:00 AM PDT · by murphE · 14 replies · 604+ views
    World Net Daily ^ | June 14, 2005
    A group of Christian protesters claims a "militant homosexual mob" threatened them with physical violence at Philadelphia's Gay Pride parade, a city-funded event that included simulated sex acts on some of the floats. Repent America, a local organization that saw four of its members acquitted of criminal charges after a similar confrontation last fall, says one float at the parade Sunday featured women, partially dressed in tight leather, bending over with their buttocks exposed and being spanked with hands, whips, and other objects. "It is absolutely astounding that this type of illegal behavior is being permitted by city officials and...
  • Parents Sue N.J. School for 'God' Song Ban

    05/20/2005 8:38:59 PM PDT · by Crackingham · 64 replies · 1,285+ views
    Yahoo News - AP ^ | 5/20/05 | Jeffrey Gold
    A public school prohibited a second grader from singing a religious song at a talent show, prompting a lawsuit Friday alleging violation of the girl's constitutional rights. A federal judge declined an emergency request to compel Frenchtown Elementary School to allow 8-year-old Olivia Turton to sing "Awesome God" at the Friday night show, but allowed the lawsuit to go forward. School officials in the western New Jersey community had said the performance would be inappropriate at a school event. A message seeking comment from a school board attorney about the judge's ruling was not immediately returned. The decision by U.S....
  • 'I Will Defend To Keep It Based On Free Speech'

    05/16/2005 12:23:19 PM PDT · by Irontank · 50 replies · 1,171+ views
    KOMO News ^ | May 13, 2005 | Liz Rocca
    A Tacoma woman says she feels violated by a complaint about her vanity plate. It simply reads: "John 3-16" But someone found the Bible verse offensive and now the state is deciding whether she can keep the plate. "The verse in the Bible says 'For God so loved the world that he gave his only begotten son,' " says Jane Milhans. To her, John 3:16 is a message of love, and a great vanity plate. But now, someone has told the state Jane's plate is offensive. "My first reaction was I was in shock," she said. Jane says she's had...
  • Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Advocates Step Up Efforts to Counter Anti-Gay Religious

    04/19/2005 12:27:44 PM PDT · by Clint N. Suhks · 42 replies · 840+ views
    US Newswire ^ | 4/19/05 | AP
    To: Assignment Desk, Daybook Editor Contact: Inga Sarda-Sorensen of the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Transgender Community Center, 212-620-7310, ext. 230 News Advisory: -- Timely Issue of Anti-Gay Religious Bigotry is the Focus of April 21 Forum; Leaders from All Faiths are Urged to Join the Effort and Reclaim the Notion of What it Means to be 'Moral' in America Fed up with being portrayed by conservative and right-wing religious leaders as the antithesis of all things moral, lesbian and gay people are stepping forth to shatter the notion that they are somehow "ungodly," "unworthy" and incapable of possessing spiritual and...
  • Police Search for Pennsylvania Prosecutor Missing Since Friday

    04/16/2005 9:26:19 PM PDT · by TheOtherOne · 23 replies · 3,759+ views
    AP ^ | AP-ES-04-16-05 2345EDT
    Police Search for Pennsylvania Prosecutor Missing Since FridayBy Mark Scolforo Associated Press Writer Published: Apr 16, 2005 BELLEFONTE, Pa. (AP) - With helicopters and road patrols, police searched across central Pennsylvania on Saturday for a prosecutor who was reported missing after he failed to return home from a drive the day before. Centre County District Attorney Ray Gricar, 59, had taken Friday off from work and said during a cell phone call at about 11:30 a.m. that he was heading toward Lewisburg on Route 192 in Union County, police said. He did not return home that night and has not...
  • Activist: Assault On Christians Exposes Homosexual Movements Violent Heart

    03/04/2005 4:38:27 PM PST · by Lindykim · 145 replies · 2,023+ views
    --- Activist: Assault on Christians Exposes Homosexual Movements Violent Heart By Allie Martin March 4, 2005 Police in one Wisconsin city are being asked to look into the alleged assault of two Christians who claim they were attacked while sharing a biblical message about homosexuality. Earlier this week, two member of Wisconsin Christians United (WCU) were in Burlington distributing a brochure titled "Homosexuality: The Truth." After leaving literature at homes throughout the city, the pair stood on a busy street, holding signs which read "Homosexuality is Sin" and "Christ Can Set You Free." After a short time, a car with...
  • Case Dismissed for Philly 5, But Battle Has Just Begun

    02/22/2005 4:59:57 PM PST · by DirtyHarryY2K · 9 replies · 842+ views
    AgapePress ^ | February 22, 2005 | Allie Martin and Jenni Parker
    Pro-Family Leader Demands Apology; Christian Group Pursues Legal Redress - The American Family Association of Pennsylvania is demanding that a judge apologize to members of a Christian group who were arrested during an outreach to homosexuals for comparing the street ministers to Nazis and the Ku Klux Klan. Meanwhile, though acquitted, the Christian activists may be heading back into court. Last week, Judge Pamela Dembe of the Philadelphia County Court of Common Pleas dropped all charges against adult defendants belonging to the Christian group Repent America, who were arrested last fall for witnessing during a homosexual pride event in Philadelphia....
  • 'Philly 5' Are Free! -

    02/20/2005 9:21:00 AM PST · by UnklGene · 8 replies · 632+ views
    Agape Press ^ | February, 20, 2005 | Allie Martin
    'Philly 5' Are Free! - Philadelphia Judge Clears Christian Demonstrators of 'Hate Crimes' Charges By Allie Martin February 17, 2005 (AgapePress) - All charges have been dropped against four Christians who were arrested in October for sharing the gospel at a pro-homosexual event in Philadelphia. Charges pending against a minor who was also arrested at the time are expected to be dismissed as well. Last fall, Philadelphia police arrested 11 Christians as they were taking part in street witnessing on a public sidewalk at a "gay pride" event. Charges were dropped against six of the believers in January, but the...
  • Philly Judge Applauded for Ruling in Favor of Christian Protestors

    02/20/2005 9:25:57 AM PST · by DirtyHarryY2K · 59 replies · 1,013+ views
    AgapePress ^ | February 18, 2005 | Jody Brown
    (Still, One Group Concerned by Dembe's Comparison with KKK, Nazis) The Philadelphia judge who on Thursday dismissed "hate crime" charges against a group of Christians is being praised for her decision. But one pro-family group in that state is a bit miffed by a statement the judge made in explaining the rationale behind the ruling. Calling the charges against the group of Christian demonstrators "ludicrous" and an "abuse of power," family advocates are expressing their pleasure about this week's developments in the "Philly 5" case. Four members of the Philadelphia-based group Repent America who had been arrested in October faced...
  • Charges against anti-gay activists dropped (Repent America)

    02/17/2005 3:23:44 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 18 replies · 849+ views
    Bakersfield Californian ^ | 2/17/05 | AP - Philadelphia
    PHILADELPHIA (AP) - A judge dismissed all charges Thursday against four members of a conservative Christian group who were arrested last fall while picketing a street festival for gays. After watching video footage of the event, Common Pleas Judge Pamela Dembe said that while the protesters' message that homosexuality is a sin clearly enraged the crowd, the bullhorn-wielding demonstrators did not incite violence. "We are one of the very few countries that protect unpopular speech. And that means that Nazis can March in Skokie, Ill. ... That means that the Ku Klux Klan can march where they wish to," Dembe...
  • Judge drops all chargesagainst Philly Christians

    02/17/2005 9:55:43 AM PST · by 26lemoncharlie · 141 replies · 2,597+ views ^ | February 17, 2005 |
    TESTING THE FAITH Judge drops all charges against Philly Christians Adults who evangelized at homosexual event vindicated, teen girl likely off hook tomorrow -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Posted: February 17, 2005 12:33 p.m. Eastern © 2005 In what is being hailed as a victory for free speech, a judge in Philadelphia today dismissed all criminal charges against four Christians who were arrested for evangelizing at an outdoor homosexual event. Judge Pamela Dembe of the Philadelphia County Court of Common Pleas dismissed the charges, saying that she found no basis whatsoever for any of them. "We are one of the very few countries...
  • The Criminalization of Christianity

    02/12/2005 6:08:43 AM PST · by DirtyHarryY2K · 38 replies · 1,494+ views
    CBN News ^ | Wendy Griffith
    (CBN News) - It is a story that has the Christian community on the edge of its seat. In Philadelphia, 11 Christians were arrested and charged under Pennsylvania’s hate crimes law (the Ethnic Intimidation Act), for preaching the Gospel. The arrests took place at a homosexual event last October, and five of the 11 still face serious criminal charges. Twenty-five-year-old Michael Marcavage is at the center of a case that could determine whether preaching the Gospel is a hate crime; specifically, whether preaching against homosexuality is a hate crime. Marcavage, who has a ministry called Repent America, and 10 other...
  • Muzzled Speech: Christians tried for anti-gay preaching

    02/08/2005 4:03:32 PM PST · by gobucks · 21 replies · 756+ views
    Christianity Today ^ | 8 Feb 05 | Sheryl Henderson Blunt
    During Philadelphia's annual homosexual "Outfest" rally, 11 Christians were herded into a police truck for refusing to obey a police order to relocate, and for using signs and megaphones to proclaim Scripture verses during the gay-pride celebration. The Christians are members of the evangelistic group Repent America. Repent America director Michael Marcavage, 25, is facing three felony charges and five misdemeanors. The felonies include conspiracy, inciting to riot, and ethnic intimidation-a charge filed under the state's hate-crimes law, which specifically mentions sexual orientation as one object of hate speech. Charges against seven of the Christians were dismissed. The others are...
  • 'Philly 5' win 1 in court

    01/21/2005 1:22:40 PM PST · by w13gav · 19 replies · 1,533+ views
    World Net Daily ^ | Posted: January 21, 2005 | By Ron Strom
    The four adult defendants who are part of the "Philadelphia 5," Christians who have been criminally charged for preaching at a homosexual event last fall, won a court battle today when a judge removed the bail requirement that they stay at least 100 feet away from any homosexual gathering. "The judge dissolved the bail restriction," the defendants' attorney Scott Shields told WND. Court of Common Pleas Judge Pamela Dembe ruled the bail requirement was an "unusual restriction on a person's right to speech." "We're gratified with the ruling," Shields said. "This judge recognized that my clients definitely do have the...
  • PHILADELPHIA: Testing the Faith. Christian group gets obscene, hateful messages

    01/20/2005 9:16:17 AM PST · by sionnsar · 9 replies · 435+ views
    VirtueOnline-News ^ | 1/18/2005 | Ron Strom
    The man who led 11 Christians in protesting a homosexual event in Philadelphia and is one of five criminally charged for his actions is now receiving hateful, vulgar messages via his website and voice-mail system. Michael Marcavage, the head of Repent America, received an obscenity-laced voice-mail message on Thursday in which the caller expresses his hope that the Christian activist will serve time in prison and be raped there. "Michael, I hope you enjoy your time in prison, you piece of s--t," the caller said. "You are a worthless piece of s--t." As WorldNetDaily reported, on Oct. 10, a group...
  • Christian group gets obscene, hateful messages

    01/17/2005 11:40:19 PM PST · by JohnHuang2 · 40 replies · 1,138+ views ^ | Tuesday, January 18, 2005 | Ron Strom
    The man who led 11 Christians in protesting a homosexual event in Philadelphia and is one of five criminally charged for his actions is now receiving hateful, vulgar messages via his website and voice-mail system. Michael Marcavage, the head of Repent America, received an obscenity-laced voice-mail message on Thursday in which the caller expresses his hope that the Christian activist will serve time in prison and be raped there. "Michael, I hope you enjoy your time in prison, you piece of s--t," the caller said. "You are a worthless piece of s--t." As WorldNetDaily reported, on Oct. 10, a group...

    01/14/2005 9:14:38 AM PST · by dirtboy · 63 replies · 1,770+ views
    Philadelphia Daily News ^ | 1/13/2005 | Michael Smerconish
    PC IS A DIRTY acronym in my house. My negative views of political correctness are so strong that I recently wrote a book on the subject. So when I first heard reports that political correctness stopped Christians from assembling and preaching the gospel at a gay rally, I thought I knew on which side I would stand. Trouble is, I know the players. And politically correct they're not. I refer to the brouhaha over October's Philadelphia celebration of OutFest. Now, months later, because of a combination of criminal prosecutions, Internet kerosene and a segment on "The O'Reilly Factor," there's a...

    01/14/2005 4:46:36 AM PST · by Arthur Wildfire! March · 152 replies · 5,647+ views
    SOUTH BOSTON PHOENIX ^ | January 14, 2005 | Arthur March
    SPECIAL REPORT [Intermediate Draft-- looking for input] In Philadelphia, once known as the City of Brotherly Love, eleven Christian protesters were arrested on October 10, 2004, when they paid a homosexual 'block party' a little visit, wielding bullhorns and Bibles, and singing Christian hymns. Leader of 'the Philadelphia Four', as the press is calling it, is Michael Marcavage, who spent a night in jail, along with 10 other protesters. Marcavage is actually leader of a group called Repent America. He is a Christian who may get as many as 47 years in prison for daring to preach to homosexuals, as...
  • Motion filed for Philadelphia protesters

    01/12/2005 11:48:53 PM PST · by DaveTesla · 10 replies · 450+ views ^ | January 13, 2005 |
    TESTING THE FAITH Motion filed for Philadelphia protesters Christians evangelizing at homosexual event seek federal relief Posted: January 13, 20051:00 a.m. Eastern © 2005 One of the attorneys for the Christian protesters who are criminally charged for evangelizing at an outdoor homosexual event in Philadelphia has renewed an appeal in federal court, citing the Supreme Court statement "Speech cannot be ... punished or banned simply because it might offend a hostile mob." The filing by the American Family Association Center for Law and Policy seeks emergency relief in federal district court based on evidence from a December preliminary hearing. As WorldNetDaily...
  • Christian Group Charged With Hate Crime

    01/13/2005 3:49:07 PM PST · by theusa · 40 replies · 1,355+ views ^ | January 12, 2005 |
    Christian Group Charged With Hate Crime Prosecutors Say Group Tried To Incite Riot At Gay Gathering PHILADELPHIA -- A group of activists have been hauled into court for an unusual reason -- they are charged with hate crimes because they protested at a gay and lesbian rally. Members of the Christian group Repent America face up to 47 years in prison for what the city of Philadelphia calls hate crimes. Four defendants are charged with ethnic intimidation and rioting -- among other things -- after preaching at a gay festival. In October 2004, Michael Marcavage and four other members of...
  • 'Philadelphia 5' arrests like 'Christian Rodney King'

    01/11/2005 11:03:31 PM PST · by JohnHuang2 · 16 replies · 736+ views ^ | Wednesday, January 12, 2005 | Ron Strom
    A documentary filmmaker who happened to be interviewing the leader of 11 Christian protesters on the day they were arrested at an outdoor homosexual event in Philadelphia says the extend of the charges against five of the people – which could lead to 47 years in prison – amounted to a "Christian Rodney King" scenario. As WorldNetDaily reported, on Oct. 10, the group was "preaching God's Word" to a crowd of people attending the Philadelphia event and displaying banners with biblical messages. After a confrontation with a group called the Pink Angels, described by protesters as "a militant mob of...
  • Christians face hearing in felonies at gay rights event

    01/10/2005 11:43:31 PM PST · by kattracks · 38 replies · 1,024+ views
    Washington Times ^ | 1/11/05 | Joyce Howard Price
    Four Christian activists face arraignment tomorrow in Philadelphia on felony charges in what they describe as their "peaceful protest" of a homosexual rights event last fall.     The defendants, all members of an evangelical Christian group called Repent America, "exercised their First Amendment rights by preaching the Gospel, and they did it peacefully," said Brian Fahling, an attorney for the American Family Association, who is representing them.     Each has been charged with three felonies — criminal conspiracy, inciting to riot and ethnic intimidation — charges that Mr. Fahling called "the most profound abuse of power I've ever seen." The ethnic...
  • Homosexual Attorneys from Justice Department Advise Philadelphia Police On Arresting Christians

    01/08/2005 4:57:49 PM PST · by Cedar · 84 replies · 2,431+ views
    AFA ^ | Donald Wildmon
    UPDATE: Homosexual Attorneys from Justice Department Advise Philadelphia Police On Arresting Christians One Internet news service says not to expect an investigation because of the involvement of the Justice Department homosexual attorneys A few days ago I wrote you about the situation in Philadelphia in which four Christians were arrested. They are charged with eight crimes, including three felonies: possession of instruments of crime (a bullhorn), ethnic intimidation (saying that homosexuality is a sin), and inciting a riot (reading from the Bible some passages relating to homosexuality) despite the fact that no riot occurred. They face a possible 47 years...
  • U.S. attorneys complicit in arrest of Christians?

    01/05/2005 9:10:36 PM PST · by FreeperinRATcage · 18 replies · 1,127+ views
    World Net Daily ^ | 01/05/05 | Ron Strom
    Homosexual attorneys from the U.S. Justice Department Civil Rights Division not only attended a large homosexual event in Philadelphia last year, but they advised police on the scene who arrested 11 Christian protesters, says a source within the agency. According to the Justice Department employee, who spoke on the condition of anonymity, a number of agency attorneys from Washington, D.C., attended the October "OutFest" event, and, he says, they therefore are not likely to take up the cause of the five criminally charged Christians who believe Philadelphia officials violated their civil rights. As WorldNetDaily reported, on Oct. 10, the group...
  • CWA Urges DOJ Intervention In Philadelphia Hate Crimes Prosecutions

    01/07/2005 8:43:57 AM PST · by tutstar · 39 replies · 1,095+ views
    Concerned Women for America ^ | 1/5/2005 | Concerned Women for America
    Prosecutors continue to press felony charges against 4 Christian men and one juvenile for their activities at Philadelphia’s OutFest in October. The group was organized by Repent America, a Philadelphia-based evangelism ministry. Robert Knight, director of CWA’s Culture & Family Institute, says the Department of Justice (DOJ) should intervene in this case, but there is troubling news from WorldNet Daily that such help may not be offered. Listen to audio Policy Analyst for CWA talk with Robert Knight Director of CWA's Culture & Family Institute about Philly 5(including teen)
  • Christians, Arrested for Protesting Homosexual Street Fair, Now Acquitted

    01/06/2005 11:55:20 PM PST · by paudio · 197 replies · 5,715+ views
    Christian Post ^ | 1/6/05 | Lilia Tse
    "Hate Crime" charges against four Christian men, facing a total of 47 years in prison, were dropped after the judge viewed the tape of the incident. Four Christian men were charged with “hate crime” felony when in fact they were peacefully protesting a homosexual street event on October 10, 2004 in Philadelphia. Concerned Women for America (CWA) urged the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) to intervene. The four adult defendants, who face a total of 47 years in prison if convicted of the three felonies and five misdemeanors, pled not guilty. “The District Attorney’s office went berserk, saddling them with...
  • PA Christians face 47 years for reading Bible in public and condemning homosexuality and abortion

    01/05/2005 11:31:52 AM PST · by bkny23m · 129 replies · 3,843+ views ^ | 1/5/04 | Donald E. Wildmon
    What we have been saying has now happened. You cannot quote what the Bible has to say about homosexuality in public or you will be charged with a "hate crime." Philadelphia is only the beginning. If we fail to take a stand here, this "crime" will soon be applied across America. In the 27 years of this ministry, I have never witnessed a more outrageous miscarriage of justice than what is happening in Philadelphia. Four Christians are facing up to 47-years in prison and $90,000 in fines for preaching the Gospel on a public sidewalk, a right fully protected by...
  • Gross Misuse of Power: Evangelical Christian face 47 years in prison for Witnessing to Homosexuals.

    01/05/2005 5:41:50 PM PST · by Little_shoe · 7 replies · 415+ views ^ | January 5, 2005 | Jim Brown and Jody Brown
    Report Says Homosexual DOJ Lawyers Complicit in Arrest of Christians Philadelphia Family Advocate Blames Local Clergy, Politicians for Hostile Environment By Jim Brown and Jody Brown January 5, 2005 (AgapePress) - A Christian attorney is expressing deep concern over the latest development in a case involving a group of Christians who were arrested for preaching the gospel at a homosexual pride event in Philadelphia. Four Christians have been bound over for trial and face up to 47 years each in prison after preaching to a crowd of homosexuals at the pro-homosexual "Outfest" event in early October. Michael Marcavage, Mark Diener,...
  • U.S. attorneys complicit in arrest of Christians?

    01/05/2005 12:12:14 AM PST · by JohnHuang2 · 66 replies · 1,551+ views ^ | Wednesday, January 5, 2005 | Ron Strom
    Wednesday, January 5, 2005 TESTING THE FAITHU.S. attorneys complicit in arrest of Christians?Source says homosexual government lawyers advised Philadelphia police at 'OutFest' eventPosted: January 5, 20051:00 a.m. Eastern By Ron Strom © 2005 Homosexual attorneys from the U.S. Justice Department Civil Rights Division not only attended a large homosexual event in Philadelphia last year, but they advised police on the scene who arrested 11 Christian protesters, says a source within the agency. According to the Justice Department employee, who spoke on the condition of anonymity, a number of agency attorneys from Washington, D.C., attended the October "OutFest" event, and, he says,...
  • 'Philly 4' Case Hits Prime Time with O'Reilly

    01/04/2005 2:54:45 PM PST · by St. Johann Tetzel · 39 replies · 1,491+ views
    AgapePress ^ | January 4, 2005 | Ed Thomas and Jody Brown
                          'Philly 4' Case Hits Prime Time with O'ReillyAttorney for Christians Calls Incident Clear Case of 'Anti-Christian Bigotry'By Ed Thomas and Jody Brown January 4, 2005(AgapePress) - The right of Christians to assemble and preach the gospel in public is under examination in Philadelphia. Four of the eleven Christians who preached at the "gay pride" event "Outfest" in early October -- all of whom were arrested -- are now facing prison time of up to 47 years. The "Philadelphia Four", as they have come to known, are facing felony charges -- and are accused...
  • Criminalized thoughts?

    01/01/2005 8:53:00 PM PST · by DirtyHarryY2K · 161 replies · 2,460+ views
    THE WASHINGTON TIMES ^ | December 29,2004 | Amy Doolittle
    Jokes about political correctness have been around for more than a decade, and many Americans now take for granted conflicts over manger scenes on public property and Christmas carols in public schools. [Snip] "Hate-crimes laws are not really hate-crimes laws — they are really hate-thought laws," Mr. Murray says. "We have a movement in the entire Western world ... for people to go to jail for what they think."
  • Justifying Effort to Jail Christians, Officials Make Baseless Claims (Philly)

    12/23/2004 1:49:00 PM PST · by Pyro7480 · 77 replies · 1,742+ views
    Justifying Effort to Jail Christians, Officials Make Baseless Claims Tupelo, MS - “We have videotape of the entire incident, the city has a videotape of the entire incident, the facts are before the nation, and the unimpeachable facts conclusively establish that this City is out of control.” – Brian Fahling, AFA Center for Law and Policy Senior Trial Attorney. Philadelphia city officials now claim that a videotape of the events leading up to the arrests of 11 Christians does not reflect one of the Philly 11, Michael Marcavage, allegedly interrupting an onstage performance at the “Outfest” where the events took...
  • Why A Jew Supports Christian America

    12/23/2004 1:00:54 AM PST · by kattracks · 28 replies · 1,228+ views ^ | 12/23/04 | Don Feder
    In America today, Christians have many enemies and few friends. I would like to be counted among the latter. It might appear odd that, as a Jew, I would support Christians and the concept of Christian America. Once upon a time, it would have seemed equally strange for a Christian to call himself a Zionist.But the world is forever and relentlessly changing. As a member of one of the most persecuted minorities in history, I can relate to what Christians are experiencing in the first decade of the 21st century.In America today, devout Christians are rapidly assuming the roles traditionally...
  • Bible To Be Banned As Hate Speech?

    12/22/2004 1:04:04 AM PST · by DirtyHarryY2K · 35 replies · 1,447+ views ^ | December 21, 2004 | Sher Zieve
    On 30 April 2004 Canada passed into law an amendment to its ‘genocide and hate crimes’ legislation, with bill C-250. With C-250, sexual orientation has now been placed in a “protected class” and any and all negative public expression against said orientations will no longer be accepted. If convicted of this public expression, individuals will face up to 5 years in prison. This bill’s initial preparation was largely advanced due to Christian clergy and lay members quoting from the Bible against homosexuality. However, as the Canadian province of Quebec has provided safe haven for the group NAMBLA (North American Man...
  • Video Of Christians Arrested At Homosexual Event In Philadelphia. (For Those Who Haven't Yet Seen It

    12/21/2004 8:22:14 AM PST · by Laissez-faire capitalist · 24 replies · 2,903+ views
    11 Christians now face up to 47 years in jail for protesting at a homosexual event(Outfest!) in Philadelphia. Many know about this, but I think that some still haven't seen the video that Repent America produced when attending this event.
  • The Philadelphia Four

    12/21/2004 6:46:51 AM PST · by budanski · 7 replies · 1,242+ views
    Eleven Christians were arrested on October 10 for praying, singing, and reading scriptures during an annual "gay pride" event known as "Outfest" in Philadelphia. Four out of the eleven were ordered on Tuesday, December 14 to stand trial because they were seen quoting scripture on a video. The charges include three felony (criminal conspiracy, ethnic intimidation, and riot) and five misdemeanor charges. If convicted, they could face up to 47 years in prison! The Philadelphia judge and prosecutor have labeled the Bible hate speech and called Bible verses "fighting words." The Pink Angels, homosexual activists, did everything they could to...
  • 11 Christians arrested at homosexual event Demonstrators spend 21 hours in jail

    10/15/2004 5:34:21 AM PDT · by Russ_in_NC · 26 replies · 1,558+ views
  • Eleven Christians arrested and jailed in Philadelphia

    11/12/2004 2:57:58 PM PST · by 4lifeandliberty · 34 replies · 2,460+ views
    Life and Liberty Ministries ^ | 11/12/04 | Dennis Green
    Christians Jailed In Philadelphia For Preaching God's Word November 02, 2004 The City of Philadelphia has shown itself intolerant of the Gospel and those who proclaim its message. On Sunday, October 10, eleven Christians were arrested on the streets of Philadelphia as they shared the truth of the Scriptures and called upon hundreds of celebrating homosexuals to repent and believe the Gospel. On the first day of the "REPENT AMERICA LIFE AND LIBERTY TOUR" eleven Christians took the Gospel to the Philadelphia Outfest Homosexual Pride Event. The Christians displayed banners with Biblical messages and began to preach the gospel to...
  • Four Christians Face Possible 47 Years in Prison for Actions at Evangelizing at Gay Event

    12/18/2004 7:05:03 PM PST · by DAVEY CROCKETT · 23 replies · 735+ views
    The Christian Post. ^ | Saturday, Dec. 18, 2004 | Susan Wang
    Four Christians will stand trial for preaching the Gospel during and a “gay pride” event in Philadelphia. They could receive a sentence of up to 47 years in prison. Saturday, Dec. 18, 2004 Posted: 2:53:07PM EST On Tuesday, the Philadelphia federal appeals court denied an emergency appeal to halt prosecution of 11 Christians. While charges were dropped against 7 of the participants, four of the Christians are facing trial where they could receive up to 47 years in prison. On October 10, eleven Christians with Repent America were arrested during the annual “Outfest”, a gay pride event held in Philadelphia....
  • Man prosecuted for reading Bible at council meeting

    10/01/2004 6:27:16 AM PDT · by JohnHuang2 · 61 replies · 2,070+ views ^ | Friday, October 1, 2004
    Friday, October 1, 2004 TESTING THE FAITHMan prosecuted for reading Bible at council meetingHead of panel says resident's time at podium amounted to 'hate speech' Posted: October 1, 20041:00 a.m. Eastern © 2004 An evangelical activist is being tried for reading the Bible at a meeting of the Lansdowne Borough Council in Pennsylvania. According to the News of Delaware County, the president of the council called Lansdowne resident Michael Marcavage's reading "hate speech." Marcavage, who is director of the organization Repent America, faces charges for disrupting a public meeting. Michael Marcavage The local paper reports Lansdowne Police Chief Daniel Kortan testified...