(Al Jazeera English) Murtaza Hussain at Alter Net: The US government extensively monitors its citizens’ internet activities, with dangerous effects on personal liberties.
Religion Clause: “A federal civil rights lawsuit was filed in Richmond, Virginia by five Christian evangelists some of whom were charged with creating loud and disturbing noise for preaching at downtown . . . Alliance Defense Fund issued a press release on the case earlier this week.”
Richmond Times-Dispatch: Five street evangelists have filed a federal lawsuit against the city of Richmond, claiming their civil rights were violated by police officers enforcing the city’s noise and trespassing ordinances . . . ‘These are important, fundamental First Amendment rights,’ said attorney Steve C. Taylor, who filed the suit with support from the Christian Rights Ministries of Chesapeake and the Alliance Defense Fund of Arizona. ‘Christian speech is not second-class speech.’”
The Church Report: “Alliance Defense Fund allied attorney Steve Taylor filed a lawsuit Friday against the city of Richmond on behalf of five Christian men threatened with arrest for sharing their faith on public property and at public events . . . ‘Christians shouldn’t be threatened with arrest and silenced for expressing their beliefs at public events and on public property,’ said ADF-allied attorney Steve Taylor, of Chesapeake.”
ADF allied attorney Steve Taylor filed a lawsuit Friday against the city of Richmond on behalf of five Christian men threatened with arrest for sharing their faith on public property and at public events.