Charges dropped against men who read Bible

[Christian News NetworkMURRIETA, Calif. – Two men who were arrested for reading the Bible aloud outside of a California Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) office were found not guilty today in a state superior court.

Riverside County Judge Timothy Freer agreed with attorneys for Pastor Brett Coronado and Mark Mackey that the prosecution failed to prove that the men had violated the law with their evangelistic activities.

As previously reported, the incident occurred in February 2011 when Coronado and Mackey, along with their friend Edward Florez, Jr., went to the DMV in Hemet early one morning to evangelize those who were waiting for the facility to open. As they stood in the publicly-owned parking lot, approximately 40 feet from the entrance, Mackey began to read out loud from the Bible.

Missionary Joel Michel killed

Missionary Joel Michel

[BIMI] Joel Michel, BIMI missionary to the Netherlands, went Home to be with the Lord early Tuesday afternoon, August 13, 2013. Joel was killed in a car accident at the Holland/Belgium border when his car struck a semi-trailer truck. He was alone in the vehicle and died on impact. BIMI is working with FaithWay Baptist Church, Ontario, Canada, to assist in any way we can to help his wife, Collette, and their three young children: Annita, age 4; Timothy, age 2; and Annalise, age 10 months. Collette and the family covet your prayers.

High School Valedictorian Silenced During Speech About ... Free Speech!

[Fox News] A Texas high school cut the mic of its valedictorian when he went off script during his graduation speech. Remington Reimer, who is heading to the Naval Academy in the fall, diverted from his pre-approved script to speak about the Constitution.

Reimer’s original speech included God, which was okay with the officials at Joshua High School.

MyFoxDFW.com reports: "He was talking about getting constitutional rights getting taken away from him," Colin Radford, a Joshua H.S. graduate, said. "And then he said, just yesterday they threatened to turn my microphone off, and then his microphone went off."

Pray for Evangelist Mike Patterson

Brother Mike needs our prayers for a heart problem. He is currently in Michigan and cannot travel to meetings because his heart is not beating right.

His doctor is treating him with medication to make his heart beat stronger, and once that medication shows that is is working right, probably in about two weeks, they will apply an electrical shock to his heart to attempt to "reset" it to the right rhythm.

He is still able to make nearby meetings in the meantime, but cannot travel to keep his regular schedule until his heart is beating right again. Please keep him and his family in your prayers.

Brother Mike is a missionary-evangelist with COME International Baptist Ministries, an independent Baptist, KJV mission agency for full-time evangelists. Bro. Mike can be reached at:

Mike Patterson
3590 Ross Road
Muskegon, MI 49445
231-578-7267
evangelistmp@afo.net

Judge Finds Preacher Guilty of ‘Disorderly Conduct’ for Preaching to Patrons Near Noisy Bar

[Christian NewsBryn Mawr, Pennsylvania – A Christian preacher who engaged in street preaching to patrons of a Pennsylvania bar district last month has been found guilty of disorderly conduct  for his activities.

Jim MacPherson told Christian News Network that he joined other local Christians on April 13th to share Gospel on the streets of Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania out of their desire to be a light in the darkness. It was his first time ever to street preach.

“God placed a heavy burden on my heart to minister to the lost people who are out in the world, because that’s who I was three years ago,” he said.

The men originally set up down the street from Kelly’s Taproom, a popular hangout for college students, especially on the weekend. One man stated that he could hear the song “Sweet Caroline,” which was being played inside the bar, all the way at the end of the street. He also noted that the establishment has a history of complaints over its rowdy night club atmosphere, which continues into the early hours of the morning.

Preachers Brutally Beaten at Gay Pride Festival

[Fox News]

Two street preachers were brutally beaten — punched and kicked — by a crowd at a gay pride festival in Seattle and the entire melee was captured on video.

The preachers were holding signs reading “Repent or Else” and “Jesus Saves From Sin.” The video shows a group of people initially screaming and threatening the men during Pridefest at the Seattle Space Needle.

Television station KOMO reported that some of the attackers belonged to a group called NOH8

A group of women tried to steal their signs but were unsuccessful. The video then shows a group of men grabbing onto one of the preacher’s signs and dragging him to the ground. At some point he was punched in the back of the head a number of times while others can be seen kicking the man.

Boy Scouts Vote to Admit Homosexuals

[Fox News Radio]  The Boy Scouts of America have voted to allow openly gay scouts. Delegates approved a resolution to remove the restriction denying membership to youth on the basis of sexual orientation alone.

FOX News Radio’s Jessica Rosenthal reports:

The Boy Scouts have voted to allow gay members into their ranks.  The Boy Scouts of America say it was adopted with 60% of the vote. Rob Schwarzwalder with the Family Research Council had said that he didn’t think this would happen, mostly because he says a poll of scout members and parents indicated a few months ago that they didn’t want gays in the Boy Scouts. However he still thinks:

Schwarzwalder: “Hundreds of thousands of scouts and their families will leave. The Scouts themselves estimate that up to 400,000 will leave. We think that’s probably modest.”

Famous breakfast cereal ‘comes out of closet’

[WND]  Did the Supreme Court’s recent decision to unleash same-sex marriage on America leave you hungering to celebrate lesbian, “gay,” bisexual and transgender pride? Well, look no further than your cereal bowl!

General Mills, the company that introduced the nation’s children to characters like the Honey Nut Bee, the silly Trix rabbit and Lucky the Leprechaun, has come out in support of the “gay” community by filling boxes of their cereal brand Lucky Charms with rainbow-colored marshmallows.

The “magically gaylicious” cereal is serving as the face of the new #LuckyToBe campaign which encourages people “lucky enough to be different” to use the hashtag #LuckyToBe when tweeting and posting online.