by Kay B. Day
I've never wanted to live in Dearborn, Michigan, and after learning local authorities are acting as enforcers of religious law, I don't think I want to even visit there. Apparently Christian missionaries have tried to hand out copies of the Gospel of John to visitors heading to the Dearborn Arab International Festival.
Local law enforcement arrested these people even though the missionaries were not aggressive, did not break laws and were on a public street. I'm sure the officers were just carrying out orders from the top. It's obvious whoever enacted this policy should be fired and even better, whacked on the head with a copy of the US Constitution.
The Thomas More Law Center is representing these missionaries and also a pastor who tried to hand out literature at last year's festival.
I hope the city of Dearborn pays through the teeth. I don't care if Jews, Christians, Muslims or Wiccans want to hand out literature in a peaceful manner on a public street. Atheists either. This is America. We better focus on hanging on to it because there is an effort underway to undermine everything our Constitution stands for.
Shame on the city of Dearborn and shame on media like the Associated Press. Shame on every voice that remains silent about this trampling of freedom. And shame on the US Dept. of Justice for ignoring this. Same goes for the ACLU. Shame on all of you.