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Convictions For PREACHing Near Liberty Bell

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  • Gary D
    U.S. Appeals Court Overturns EVANGELIST s Convictions For preaching Near Liberty Bell If the government is looking for prejudice, it need look no further than
    Message 1 of 2 , Jun 20, 2010
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      U.S. Appeals Court Overturns EVANGELIST's Convictions For PREACHing Near Liberty Bell

       

      "If the government is looking for prejudice, it need look no further than its having sought and obtained Marcavage's conviction on a fatally flawed legal premise." - Judge Michael Fisher

       
      PHILADELPHIA -
      A three-judge panel with the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit has unanimously overturned the federal convictions of Michael Marcavage of Repent America (RA) for preaching the G-spel of J-sus Chr-st on the public sidewalk near the Liberty Bell. Judges Michael Fisher, Thomas Hardiman and Robert Cowen issued the opinion of the Court yesterday, striking down both of the prosecution's criminal claims against Marcavage, while upholding his constitutionally protected right to preach and speak on the public sidewalks surrounding Independence National Historical Park.     
       
      The Scripture-inscribed Liberty Bell reads: "Proclaim liberty throughout the land unto all the inhabitants thereof..." - Leviticus 25:10
      Liberty Bell

      Marcavage had been arrested by supervising U.S. Park Ranger Alan Saperstein in October 2007 after rejecting a "verbal permit" to move to an unconstitutional "free speech zone" away from where he had been preaching. As a result, he was charged under the Code of Federal Regulations for violating the terms of the so-called "verbal permit," even though he expressly rejected it, citing constitutional protections. Nearly six months later, Marcavage was issued a citation by certified mail with an additional federal criminal charge of "interfering with an agency function" for his preaching that day.

       
      - Click here to watch a video of the encounter and
       Marcavage's arrest by the U.S. Park Service.


      http://archive.constantcontact.com/fs005/1102142477002/archive/1103487580457.html
    • dave
      It s all part of the illusion. One trip to Philadelphia s historical sites will reveal that even though those sites reside within the geography of the City
      Message 2 of 2 , Jun 20, 2010
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        It's all part of the illusion.



        One trip to Philadelphia's historical sites will reveal that even though
        those sites "reside" within the geography of the City of Philadelphia
        boundaries, that ALL national sites reside on federal territory. Which of
        course is an island of such territory within the bigger geography of
        Pennsylvania. Such territory collectively summed together forms the United
        States and is territory owned by and ceded to the United States of America.
        The Park Rangers were explaining to the Yogi Bear preacher what happens when
        you visit or reside on a territory owned by another with proprietary rights.



        BOO BOO BEAR: "Oh Yogi...you'd better not do that..the ranger won't like
        it!"
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