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Is Handing Out the Gospel "Disorderly Conduct?"

06/24/2010 Comments (26)

This story should alarm Christians all over America.

It all started a few years ago with pro-life free bubble zones where pro-lifers weren’t allowed to discuss abortion with people going into an abortion clinic. But that was only the start. Now heavily Muslim Dearborn Michigan apparently has “Jesus free” zones.

Powerline reports:

Police in the heavily Arab Detroit suburb of Dearborn say they arrested four Christian missionaries for disorderly conduct at an Arab cultural festival… The “disorderly conduct” consisted of handing out copies of the Gospel of John outside the festival.

The problem with the disorderly conduct charge is that the protestors videotaped the kerfuffle and it shows absolutely ZERO disorderly conduct.

Now let me caveat that there could be more to the story but the only reason we couldn’t see the rest of the story was that the police put their hand over the lens of the video camera before confiscating it and arresting the Christians. Here’s the video:

The Thomas More Law Center which is now representing the Christian missionaries referred to the arrest as “police enforcement of Sharia law at the annual Dearborn Arab International Festival.”

In America, free speech isn’t supposed to be free only if everyone wants to hear what you have to say. We’re incrementally turning America into a no Jesus zone and transforming the country into a no Constitution zone.

 

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Matt Archbold graduated from Saint Joseph's University in 1995. He is a former journalist who left the newspaper business to raise his five children. He writes for the Creative Minority Report.