Christians who were arrested for reading their bible in front of dmv found not guilty

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  1. Revmitchell

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    Feb 18, 2006
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    Two Christians who were arrested and charged after reading the Bible outside of a DMV location in Hemet, Calif., have been found not guilty. As TheBlaze previously reported, Mark Mackey, 60, a member of Reconciled Christian Fellowship and Pastor Bret Coronado, 44, were facing misdemeanor charges after reading the gospel outside of the public building back in 2011.

    The men have now been cleared of these charges, according to the Advocates for Faith and Freedom, a non-profit law firm that represented them. On Tuesday, a judge ruled in favor of Mackey and Coronado, as prosecutors failed to prove that the men needed a permit before reading the Bible to a line of people waiting outside of the DMV (they were charged under a trespassing law).

    After Mackey began preaching on Feb 1., 2011, it only took about 15 minutes before a California Highway Patrolman grabbed the Bible and arrested him. His crime? Preaching to a “captive audience.”
  2. Judith

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    May 22, 2012
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    I am glad this verdict was given, but this is just the beginning. We send men and women to fight and die in other countries for their freedom under the guise of protecting us, while our freedoms are being trampled on.

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