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    Re: Man Arrested For Reading The Bible Out Loud

    Quote Originally Posted by Neal N. Bloeme View Post
    The church is going to win this if they use "captive audience" as the reason for arresting these men. This CHP officer is an idiot.

    I don't think they would win. If people testify they felt threatened, they could have a case. I've seen cases with less win.

    Either way, I agree the cop was an idiot for the reason he gave about doing it on your own property as the sole reason.

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    Re: Man Arrested For Reading The Bible Out Loud

    Quote Originally Posted by TheNextEra View Post
    Actually if the guy reading the bible was threatening that people are going to go to hell if they don't repent, that could qualify as captive audience. Yes, I know it's a stretch, but I've seen things stretched way farther and win.
    I rarely see Christians threaten people... it's possible just not very probable.
    I think if Thomas Jefferson were looking down, the author of the Bill of Rights, on whats being proposed here, hed agree with it. He would agree that the First Amendment cannot be absolute. - Chuck Schumer (D). Yet, Madison and Mason wrote the Bill of Rights, according to Sheila Jackson Lee, 400 years ago. Yup, it's a fact.


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    Re: Man Arrested For Reading The Bible Out Loud

    When a Chaplin opens congress with a prayer, is he preaching to a "captive audience"?

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    Re: Man Arrested For Reading The Bible Out Loud

    Quote Originally Posted by Neal N. Bloeme View Post
    It could, but it won't. Not in a court of law.

    Like I said, I've seen less cases win. I wouldn't bet on the church winning that's for sure.

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    Re: Man Arrested For Reading The Bible Out Loud

    Quote Originally Posted by Neal N. Bloeme View Post
    When a Chaplin opens congress with a prayer, is he preaching to a "captive audience"?
    If he is threatening they will go to hell if they don't do something, Yes.

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    Re: Man Arrested For Reading The Bible Out Loud

    Quote Originally Posted by Ockham View Post
    Initially the charges were levied against two men, Meyer being one of them for misdemeanor"conducting a demonstration on state grounds without a permit". That was dropped, per the OP article to simple trespassing... trespassing on public property, allegedly 50 feet from the DMV door.
    Did the police just happen up him reading? If not, then it sounds like someone had an axe to grind. This is just stupid, IMO.

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    Re: Man Arrested For Reading The Bible Out Loud

    Quote Originally Posted by soccerboy22 View Post
    And I would agree with you if they were on public property. But from the link I provided to you in a different response, they still seemed to be on DMV property. But if they were, and it seems they were still on DMV property, you cannot disregard a request to leave by the security officer because of your first amandment rights.
    Nothing has shown the parking low was "owned" by the DMV. If the parking lot is owned by the DMV, yes, the guy could be charged with trespass... but still couldn't be charged with the misdemeanor of illegal organized protest.
    I think if Thomas Jefferson were looking down, the author of the Bill of Rights, on whats being proposed here, hed agree with it. He would agree that the First Amendment cannot be absolute. - Chuck Schumer (D). Yet, Madison and Mason wrote the Bill of Rights, according to Sheila Jackson Lee, 400 years ago. Yup, it's a fact.


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    Re: Man Arrested For Reading The Bible Out Loud

    Quote Originally Posted by TheNextEra View Post
    I don't think they would win. If people testify they felt threatened, they could have a case. I've seen cases with less win.

    Either way, I agree the cop was an idiot for the reason he gave about doing it on your own property as the sole reason.
    Okay. What is the "threat"?

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    Re: Man Arrested For Reading The Bible Out Loud

    Quote Originally Posted by Neal N. Bloeme View Post
    Okay. What is the "threat"?
    Threatening they will go to hell if they don't repent.

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    Re: Taking Liberties: Arrested for reading the Bible?

    What is astounding is we have a clear picture of Big Brother right in front of us and we have people arguing Big Brother's side. Fascinating.

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