Federal Judge Halts New Orleans’ Ban on After-Sunset Evangelism

Federal Judge Halts New Orleans’ Ban on After-Sunset Evangelism

A national legal organization has announced that it has obtained a temporary restraining order against New Orleans’ Aggressive Solicitation ordinance, which bans evangelistic activity and all free speech after sunset on Bourbon Street. The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) of Louisiana states that it obtained the restraining order during a brief telephone hearing this afternoon. […]

Pastor Threatened With Arrest for Preaching on Bourbon Street After Sunset Files Federal Lawsuit

Pastor Threatened With Arrest for Preaching on Bourbon Street After Sunset Files Federal Lawsuit

A pastor that was threatened with arrest for preaching on New Orleans’ Bourbon Street after sunset has filed a federal lawsuit challenging the city’s Aggressive Solicitation ordinance, and is seeking a preliminary injunction against its enforcement. Attorneys with Alliance Defending Freedom (ADF) filed a complaint in district court yesterday on behalf of Pastor Paul Gros, […]

National Evangelistic Group Denounces Arrest of Christians in New Orleans, Calls for DOJ Intervention

National Evangelistic Group Denounces Arrest of Christians in New Orleans, Calls for DOJ Intervention

A national evangelistic group is denouncing the recent arrest of six Christians in New Orleans’ French Quarter and is seeking intervention from the federal government, including the Department of Justice. As previously reported, this past Friday, Pastor Troy Bohn of Raven Ministries and five members of his ministry team were arrested while ministering the Gospel […]

Christians Arrested for Preaching in New Orleans After Sunset; Police Vow to Target Churches Next

Christians Arrested for Preaching in New Orleans After Sunset; Police Vow to Target Churches Next

A pastor and five members of his ministry team were arrested Friday night in New Orleans, Louisiana for preaching on Bourbon Street after sunset. Pastor Troy Bohn of RAVEN Ministries (Restoring a Vision and Evangelizing Nations) and his ministry associates were taken into custody as they were sharing the Gospel of Jesus Christ after 10:00 […]

Utah Church Sues City for Restricting Gospel Tracts Near Mormon Temple to ‘Free Speech Zone’

Utah Church Sues City for Restricting Gospel Tracts Near Mormon Temple to ‘Free Speech Zone’

A non-denominational church in Utah has filed a federal lawsuit challenging an ordinance in Brigham City that restricts speech to designated “free speech zones.” Main Street Church, which has been active in the community since the 1960’s, says that it sought to distribute Gospel literature specific to its concerns about Mormonism outside of a newly-constructed […]

World Trade Center Survivor Turned Evangelist Remembers 9/11: ‘Your Community is Ground Zero’

World Trade Center Survivor Turned Evangelist Remembers 9/11: ‘Your Community is Ground Zero’

While many remember the terrible tragedy the struck America eleven years ago today as airplanes sliced through the World Trade Center and the Pentagon, for some, this day will forever be etched in their mind as they narrowly escaped with their lives on that dreadful morning. Evangelist Sujo John says that he had just moved […]

Christians Condemn Idolatrous ‘Queenship of Mary’ Observance, Emphasize Need for Evangelism

Christians Condemn Idolatrous ‘Queenship of Mary’ Observance, Emphasize Need for Evangelism

Christians nationwide are expressing concerns following Wednesday’s Catholic observance of the Feast of the Queenship of Mary — one of a number of holidays on the liturgical calendar — and are emphasizing the need for evangelism. On the Roman Catholic holiday, Pope Benedict addressed a crowd of international followers at the courtyard of the Castel […]

Nepal Hindus Honor ‘Holy Cows’ in Annual Festival Hoping to Help Dead Reach Heaven

Nepal Hindus Honor ‘Holy Cows’ in Annual Festival Hoping to Help Dead Reach Heaven

Families in Nepal are celebrating the annual Hindu festival Gai Jatra, or the “Procession of Cows,” in an effort to help deceased loved ones reach heaven. The festival is said to have its roots in ancient times when Hindus worshiped Yamaraj, the “god of death.” According to Hindu beliefs and legend, people would hold the […]

Philadelphia Police Cite Preacher for Being Flashed By Female Heckler

Philadelphia Police Cite Preacher for Being Flashed By Female Heckler

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania — An evangelist was cited with disorderly conduct Friday night after a woman passing by stopped and exposed herself as he was preaching. Mike Stockwell of Cross Country Evangelism says that he was open-air preaching on the infamous South Street in Philadelphia late Friday, which is a popular downtown area known for its […]