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Missouri Police Descend Upon, Arrest Evangelists Preaching Gospel in Public Square

SPRINGFIELD – Three Christians with a church in Springfield, Missouri were arrested on Friday night while preaching the Gospel in the public square. The situation is part of an ongoing battle between members of Lighthouse Anabaptist Church and the Springfield Police Department. “This is coming to a head,” Pastor Aaron Brummitt told Christian News Network […]

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Harvest Crusade’s Invite to ‘Crossover’ Band Who Dressed Like Women Questioned

PHILADELPHIA – Questions are being raised over the decision by Greg Laurie’s Harvest Crusade to invite a band whose members dressed as women for Halloween to perform at their city-wide evangelistic event this past weekend. NEEDTOBREATHE is a multiple Dove Award-winning band from South Carolina, and is comprised of brothers Bear and Bo Rinehart, who […]

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Scottish Police Arrest Preacher Again for Proclaiming Gospel in Street

PERTH – Police in Scotland have again arrested and jailed an open-air preacher for proclaiming the Gospel in the street. As previously reported, Josh Williamson of Perth states that he was preaching from Scripture about man’s enslavement to sin last Wednesday when he was taken into custody, interrogated and later released with the warning to stop […]

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Trucker Buying Bible Billboards Across Wisconsin to ‘Help Save People From the Sins of the World’

GREEN BAY – A 72-year-old trucker from Wisconsin is on a mission to share the truth and hope of the Gospel by purchasing billboards throughout his state. Harold Scott of Green Bay has spent over $600,000 purchasing billboard space over the past two years, all of which he has paid for almost entirely with his […]

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Scottish Street Preacher Arrested For ‘Breach of the Peace’ Over ‘Illegal’ Gospel Message

PERTH – A street preacher in Scotland was arrested this week for ‘breach of the peace’ and advised that the content of his sermon was illegal after an anonymous bystander complained to police about his activities. Josh Williamson of Perth states that he was preaching from Scripture about man’s enslavement to sin when he was […]

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Federal Court Affirms Christian’s Right to Distribute Bibles at Homosexual Pride Festival

ST. PAUL – The 8th Circuit Court of Appeals has affirmed the right of a Minnesota Christian to distribute Bibles at Twin Cities Pride Fest, a celebration of homosexuality held each year in Minneapolis. In 2012, the Minnesota Park and Recreation Board (MPRB) had issued a regulation prohibiting literature distribution during the free festival, which […]

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NC Police Claim Christian Carrying Cross Violates ‘Dangerous Weapons’ Law

MORGANTON, North Carolina – A Christian evangelist witnessing at a public festival in North Carolina this past weekend was forced to put away a wooden cross that he was holding as police asserted that it could be considered a “dangerous weapon.” Brothers Jesse and Matthew Boyd, along with friend Kent Blalock, attended the 32nd annual […]

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Pastor Threatened With Arrest for Distributing Bibles at Festival Regains Rights From Police

GREENFIELD – The City of Greenfield, Wisconsin has agreed to allow a local pastor and his evangelistic associate to distribute Bibles at its annual Harley-Davidson festival after officers initially threatened them with arrest for their activities. Pastor David Murray had visited the free public festival last month with a friend, Dan Lawrence, to distribute Scripture to attendees. However, they were […]

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Christian Charged With ‘Disorderly Conduct’ After Preaching Gospel Near Noisy Bar Found Not Guilty

BRYN MAWR, Penn. – A Christian street preacher who was cited for disorderly conduct this past spring for preaching to patrons of a Pennsylvania bar district has been vindicated of the charge. As previously reported, James MacPherson joined other local Christians on a Saturday night this past April to share the Gospel on the streets of Bryn […]

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Trial Begins for Christians Arrested for Reading Bible Outside California DMV

MURRIETA, Calif. – The criminal trial for two men who were arrested for reading the Bible aloud outside of a California Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) office began on Monday. The incident occurred in February 2011 when Pastor Brett Coronado, Mark Mackey and Edward Florez, Jr. went to the DMV in Hemet early one morning to […]

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