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    Taking Liberties: Arrested for reading the Bible?

    Now this is going to interesting to see how this plays out. "Captive audience". What exactly does that mean? Who determines exactly what a "captive audience" is and isn't? Fascinating. Here is an exerpt from the story.

    "The video begins with Mark Mackey opening his Bible.

    “Good morning, everyone,” he says to a crowd of 15 onlookers waiting outside the Hemet California Division of Motor Vehicles. “I would like to read a little bit of the word of God this morning.”

    The video, shot in February of last year, ends with Mackey’s arrest.

    “You can preach on your own property,” an officer from the California state patrol tells Mackey as he leads him away in handcuffs. “Folks, this is what the United States is coming to,” Mackey says to the crowd, who were standing outside waiting for the DMV to open. “You can talk about anything you want, but you can’t talk about the Bible.”


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    Re: Man Arrested For Reading The Bible Out Loud

    Quote Originally Posted by Neal N. Bloeme View Post
    Now this is going to interesting to see how this plays out. "Captive audience". What exactly does that mean? Who determines exactly what a "captive audience" is and isn't? Fascinating. Here is an exerpt from the story.

    "The video begins with Mark Mackey opening his Bible.

    “Good morning, everyone,” he says to a crowd of 15 onlookers waiting outside the Hemet California Division of Motor Vehicles. “I would like to read a little bit of the word of God this morning.”

    The video, shot in February of last year, ends with Mackey’s arrest.

    “You can preach on your own property,” an officer from the California state patrol tells Mackey as he leads him away in handcuffs. “Folks, this is what the United States is coming to,” Mackey says to the crowd, who were standing outside waiting for the DMV to open. “You can talk about anything you want, but you can’t talk about the Bible.”


    Read more: Taking Liberties: Arrested For Reading The Bible? | Fox News
    This is just silly. People stand outside businesses all the time protesting things, pushing their ideas, chanting, rallying, ect. What this man is doing is no different other than his faith. This is further suppression of the christain faiths because here in America it is wrong to be openly religious if you are Christian or similar faiths (other religions are ok and encouraged). If this guy was reading from the Koran he would be ok and any attempt by the police to remove him would have been deemed racist and intolerant.

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    Re: Man Arrested For Reading The Bible Out Loud

    Misleading thread title.

    Quote Originally Posted by muciti View Post
    This is just silly. People stand outside businesses all the time protesting things, pushing their ideas, chanting, rallying, ect. What this man is doing is no different other than his faith. This is further suppression of the christain faiths because here in America it is wrong to be openly religious if you are Christian or similar faiths (other religions are ok and encouraged). If this guy was reading from the Koran he would be ok and any attempt by the police to remove him would have been deemed racist and intolerant.
    Everything you wrote is complete horse****. When your argument depends on hypothetical hypocrisy, you don't have an argument.
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    Re: Man Arrested For Reading The Bible Out Loud

    Ya know what, nevermind.
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    Re: Man Arrested For Reading The Bible Out Loud

    what this preacher was doing was rude & unfair.

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    Re: Man Arrested For Reading The Bible Out Loud

    Quote Originally Posted by Deuce View Post
    Misleading thread title.



    Everything you wrote is complete horse****. When your argument depends on hypothetical hypocrisy, you don't have an argument.
    Care to elaborate on what in my statement is false?

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    Re: Man Arrested For Reading The Bible Out Loud

    Ill use what the anti OWS crowd used: He was on private property he had it coming....


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    Re: Man Arrested For Reading The Bible Out Loud

    Quote Originally Posted by Thunder View Post
    what this preacher was doing was rude & unfair.
    Would you agree that muslims should not be allowed to preach in public anymore either then? What about anti/pro abortion rallies? Tea party? Any group or person that decides to put on a public display should be arrested unless they have the proper permits?

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    Re: Man Arrested For Reading The Bible Out Loud

    Quote Originally Posted by TheDemSocialist View Post
    Ill use what the anti OWS crowd used: He was on private property he had it coming....
    So you agree with the anti OWS crowd?

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    Re: Man Arrested For Reading The Bible Out Loud

    Quote Originally Posted by muciti View Post
    Would you agree that muslims should not be allowed to preach in public anymore either then? What about anti/pro abortion rallies? Tea party? Any group or person that decides to put on a public display should be arrested unless they have the proper permits?
    If they're on other people's property, then it's up to the owner.
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