Can’t Preach in Public…in America?

A Philadelphia evangelist has once again found himself behind bars.

This past weekend, Repent America President Michael Marcavage, along with fellow evangelists Mike Stockwell and Ken Fleck, were sharing the gospel and singing hymns outside an Islamic mosque in Philadelphia. The three were approached by a security guard from the University of Pennsylvania who told them they could not preach on the public sidewalk.

“I told him that this is what we do…I’ve been here before, and that we should have the entitlement to be here,” Marcavage accounts. “So he decided he would radio the University of Pennsylvania police, which cover that area, because this mosque is nearby to the University of Pennsylvania. He ultimately had radioed in more security and more police officers.”

Michael  MarcavageMarcavage and Fleck were arrested and charged with two summary offenses for preaching disorderly conduct and obstructing a highway, and the Repent America president claims the police erased a video of the episode.

He adds that this type of situation is unfortunately not unique to Philadelphia.

“This is becoming all too commonplace, not only in Philadelphia, but across the United States,” he laments. “We’re finding more and more Christians who are being cited for bogus things while they’re out there sharing their faith with people in the public square.”

The evangelists’ trial date has been set for August 10.

http://www.onenewsnow.com/Persecution/Default.aspx?id=1080566

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One Response to Can’t Preach in Public…in America?

  1. Chris says:

    “Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it.” George Santayana, philosopher, essayist poet and novelist.

    Too many times we have seen this play out in History? The Old Testament alone shows folly upon folly of the Israelite’s continuous cycle of forgetting their past, turning from God, becoming a wicked nation, warned by the prophets to repent or face judgement, rived if they listened, or afflicted and/or exiled if they did not listen?

    “After that whole generation had been gathered to their fathers, another generation grew up, who knew neither the LORD nor what he had done for Israel.” Judges 2:10

    Obviously, America has forgotten her history, not only of the Old and New Testaments, but also of the great men and women who collectively helped shape and form America herself into a great pillar of faith! It is my belief, that if we truly want to restore those pillars of faith, then we must first and foremost, realize who our most pressing enemy is; Churches! Not all Churches, but the corrupt, dead, and lukewarm Churches of Revelations!

    Just think about this for a moment; how many Churches, Pastors, leaders, and/or Christians support abortion, gay rights, and the so called “separation of church and state?” How many of the above mentioned, brush aside the teachings of Creationism, and instead, teach evolution? How many of the above do not even talk about the faith of our Founding Fathers? Or the “Laws of Nature, and of Nature’s God?”

    The reason America does not know her history, and is about to repeat all of the follies from the past, is because her education has been corrupted, both in the public sector, as well as within the Churches! I will give you two examples;

    First, in 1963, the Communist Party USA set out to accomplish some goals;
    17) Get control of the schools. Use them as transmission belts for Socialism, and current Communist propaganda. Soften the curriculum. Get control of teachers associations. Put the party line in text books.
    25) Break down cultural standards of morality by promoting pornography, and obscenity in books, magazines, motion pictures, radio and TV.
    26) Present homosexuality, degeneracy, and promiscuity as “normal, natural, and healthy.”
    27) Infiltrate the churches and replace revealed religion with “social” religion. Discredit the Bible and emphasize the need for intellectual maturity, which does not need a “religious crutch.”
    28) Eliminate prayer or any phase of religious expression in the schools on the grounds that it violates the principle of “separation of church and state.”
    29) Discredit the American Constitution by calling it inadequate, old fashioned, out of step with modern needs, a hindrance to cooperation between nations on a worldwide basis.
    30) Discredit the American founding fathers. Present them as selfish aristocrats who had no concern for the “common man”.
    31) Belittle all forms of American culture and discourage the teaching of American history on the ground that it was only a minor part of “the big picture”: Give more emphasis to Russian history since the Communists took over.
    Communist Goals, Congressional Record–Appendix, pp. A34-A35, Thursday, January 10, 1963

    Secondly, for over 100 years, many evolutionists, humanists, secularists, etc., have worked hard to remove the positive influences of God and faith from our schools. Following is just one example out of hundreds;

    “I am convinced that the battle for humankind’s future must be waged and won in the public school classroom by teachers that correctly perceive their role as proselytizers of a new faith: a religion of humanity that recognizes and respects the spark of what theologians call divinity in every human being…
    The classroom must and will become an arena of conflict between the old and new — the rotting corpse of Christianity, together with all its adjacent evils and misery, and the new faith of humanism, resplendent with the promise of a world in which the never-realized Christian ideal of ‘love thy neighbor’ will finally be achieved.” John Dunphy; The Humanist; January/February, 1983

    There are wolves in sheeps clothing amongst our Churches, and the Public Schools have become corrupted! To restore America, we must once again, “remember the past.” We must go back to original documents, and re-learn American History, the Faith of the Founding Fathers, and who our true friends are within the Church.

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