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PJI Successfully Defends Youth Minister Arrested For Mall Evangelism
(AgapePress) - Charges have been dropped against a California evangelist who was arrested for witnessing at a local mall. Nevertheless, a pro-family attorney says the mall authorities may have to answer in court for this violation of the Christian man's clearly established rights.
The Sacramento-based youth pastor, who regularly leads a group of young adults to a shopping mall to hand out tracts and take part in one-on-one witnessing, was talking with someone at the mall when he was interrupted by a security guard and was ordered to leave. Although no one had complained, the guard demanded that the pastor vacate the premises because he had been "walking around and talking to people."
The evangelism-minded minister replied that he was not doing anything wrong and politely declined to leave. However, another security guard joined the first and the two informed the youth pastor he was being placed...
"Rejoice when men shall revile you and say evil of you." This brother has had the glorious opportunity to be persecuted for the gospel. Let him not act as the heathen and seek retribution from the courts but rather let him humble himself and seek the Lord and his mercy. "Let your LIGHT so shine..."