Vine of Life News, reported that in early August, the trial began for an incident that occurred in February 2011 when Pastor Brett Coronado, Mark Mackey and Edward Florez, Jr. were arrested for the horrible crime of sharing the love and gospel of Jesus while reading from the Holy Bible aloud outside of a California Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) office in Hemet, California.
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Billy Hallowell of The Blaze reported that Coronado and Mackey (no word at press time was available about Florez, Jr.) have now been cleared of these charges, according to the Advocates for Faith and Freedom, a non-profit law firm that represented them. On Tuesday, a judge ruled in favor of Mackey and Coronado, as prosecutors failed to prove that the men needed a permit before reading the Bible to a line of people waiting outside of the DMV (they were charged under a trespassing law).
Advocates for Faith and Freedom had already filed a federal lawsuit against the California Highway Patrol before the criminal case unfolded. Although it was stayed until the end of the criminal case, that complaint will now move forward. Perhaps the arresting officers with the California Highway Patrol will now learn that denying an American Citizen the First Amendment right to Free Speech and the right to Freedom of Religion makes him or her subject to federal penalties, as such an act violates freedoms granted in the Bill of Rights of the Constitution of the United States of America.
(H/T: Vine of Life News and Billy Hallowell/ The Blaze)