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-- there is -- a controversy hovering in California over police arresting a pastor for reading a Bible in front of a motor vehicles office.
When he gets hers Jesus delivered him to be crazy and in the look you're -- I think you're not allowed -- He even though they wanted it now that absolutely I live is what the United States having him you every time you get -- and are probably that you want him.
So what came of all this Douglas Kennedy live on -- in our New York newsroom Douglas.
-- build a pastor says he was on public property but the police say he was too close to the public.
Who they say had no choice but to listen.
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Creates a world isn't physical attributes are clearly see it go from.
There in February of last year -- Pastor Mark Mackey was a -- yeah.
After reading the Bible in front of this DMV office in -- California.
This is what the United States telling him you'd agree it's time you can hear and are probably things.
Lawyer calls it another example of Christian persecution.
In modern day America -- he was cited for impeding an open business.
But the DMV office was closed.
Well it's crazy.
MacKey says he thought his speech was protected because he was standing here on public property.
He says he wasn't blocking anyone and he was standing over fifty feet.
From the entrance of the DMV is creating an intimidating situation.
For people who simply want to get their driver's licenses renewed Dan Conway is a constitutional attorney and he says preaching in public is okay and you -- -- haven't had not when your audience has no choice but to listen.
You're -- there and does not have the right to intimidate others -- force them to listen and impede their ability to do normal daily business activities.
So let's go to the BM now the police say by preaching in front of the DMV.
MacKey is forcing people to listen to him and that is not a tax.
If that in the doctrine of the captive audience is going to apply broad brush no one's going to be able to go to a public park where people are having picnics.
Playing football and read from the Bible.
He says reading the Bible out loud is protected speech especially says if you're doing it outside.
That's it from here bill back to you all right Douglas thank you follow that for us William Douglas Kennedy here in new.
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