Judge Rules Man Can Hand Out Bibles at Gay Pride Festival


An appeals court in Minnesota has ruled that a Christian man can continue to freely distribute Bibles at a gay pride festival.

A previous ruling from a lower court was reversed, and now Brian Johnson has the freedom to hand out Bibles at the Twin Cities Pride Festival in Minneapolis, as he had been doing for more than a decade.

Johnson distributed Bibles every year from a booth at the festival from 1998 until 2009, when event organizers took issue with his beliefs and barred his stall.

When Johnson returned the following year to give out Bibles without a booth, he was arrested by police for trespassing, and the Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board said he must stay outside the confines of the festival.

Johnson took the board to federal court, but a district judge ruled they had made reasonable provision for his Bible distribution.

Johnson then appealed the decision to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit, which has now ruled in his favor.

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