Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Court: Evangelism is free speech

A Christian pastor who ministers to Muslims has won a free-speech victory against Dearborn, Michigan.

The Thomas More Law Center's (TMLC) Richard Thompson reports that Sudanese Christian Pastor George Saieg ministered at the International Arab Festival in Dearborn for five years, until 2009. (See earlier story)

"The police department issued a ban on leafleting on the public sidewalks," Thompson reports. "As a result of that ban, the Thomas More Law Center sued the city of Dearborn and its police chief on behalf of Pastor Saieg."Link

The Sixth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals has ruled that the pastor's constitutional rights were violated.

"The court said that basically, his right to free speech was violated when they restricted the manner in which he could exercise his rights to leaflet [or] pass out religious leaflets on the public sidewalks in Dearborn," the TMLC attorney explains.

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