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Postby frrostedman » Wed Apr 04, 2012 10:22 pm

And again, the glaring double standard of the progressive left, rears its ugly head. When is everyone going to finally wake up to the fact that the Progressives' demands for freedoms guaranteed in the Constitution, are nothing but a ruse to get THEIR agenda forced upon everyone; obviously there is no want for bona fide free speech or the very same people would fight for the right of everyone to be heard. No. If you're Christian? Conservative? Well that's a different story; you are a danger and should be forcibly silenced--even arrested as this man was--for trying to voice an opposing opinion.

I'm so sick of these Progressive thugs and the destructive impact they are having on our country. :thumbdown:

Man sues after being restricted from passing out Bibles at gay pride parade
By Joshua Rhett Miller
Published April 04, 2012 | FoxNews.com


A man who has passed out Bibles at a Minnesota gay pride parade for years is suing after city officials restricted him from giving out the book at this year's event.

Brian Johnson, of Hayward, Wis., started handing out Bibles at the Twin Cities Pride Festival in 1995, and three years later, gave out the books in Minneapolis' Loring Park from a booth approved by parade organizers. But in recent years, the people behind the event, which draws as many as 300,000 people, have tried to oust him, first nixing his bid for a booth and then having him arrested in 2009.

Johnson, a taxidermist by trade and an evangelical by calling, sat out last year's event for fear of arrest, according to his attorney. But the legal wrangling has continued behind the scenes, and this year parade organizers, at the suggestion of a federal judge, designated "free-speech zones" on the Pride Festival grounds, where people like Johnson could distribute literature the organizers wouldn't otherwise approve.


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Postby at1with0 » Thu Apr 05, 2012 12:32 pm

When he was arrested, what were the charges and how much time did he spend in jail? Did a conviction follow?
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Postby frrostedman » Thu Apr 05, 2012 8:22 pm

He was falsely accused of "trespassing," and arrested, but then freed as the charges were dropped. I don't know how long he spent in jail but I presume it was a few days or less. He was probably released right after the Gay Pride Parade ended. :roll:
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Postby at1with0 » Fri Apr 06, 2012 10:31 am

So the charges had nothing to do with free speech violations and he didn't spend much time in jail. Sounds like trumped up charges.
It would be more noteworthy, imo, if he spent considerable amount of time in jail. I wonder what was the police's agenda when arresting him.
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