A "Witch City" trial is scheduled Monday for a street preacher who was arrested and accused of disorderly conduct for expressing his belief in the Gospel of Jesus Christ on a public street in Salem, Mass., on Halloween night in 2007.
"Michael [Marcavage] is guilty of nothing more than preaching the Gospel," said Ben DuPre, an attorney with former Alabama Supreme Court Chief Justice Roy Moore's Foundation for Moral Law, who is representing Marcavage.
"The city of Salem does not have the right to arrest Mr. Marcavage simply because his religious message is not welcome there. The police should have been protecting Mr. Marcavage's right to speak instead of targeting him for the Christian content of his speech. Preaching the Gospel is not disorderly conduct, even on Halloween night," he said....
This street preacher should not have been arrested. And if this does not get settled in court it will allow police to do what they want. Psalms 105:15 Saying, Touch not mine anointed, and do my prophets no harm.
It is interesting, and the video did leave some questions unanswered where was preacher doing his preaching? [URL=http://www.siouxcityjournal.com/articles/2008/02/06/news/nebraska/4a132aa2fe6333a2862573e7001bfa7f.txt]]]Sidewalk preacher, city of Hastings reach settlement[/URL]
"Witch City" has an even sadder distinction of being a Romanish town, and as such would be hostile to many democratic principles, q.v., [URL=http://www.ianpaisley.org/article.asp?ArtKey=dabney]]]The Perils of Popery [/URL]