San Antonio Police arrested Todd Leibovitz, a recent Bible college graduate, for sharing his faith on a public sidewalk. Leibovitz was jailed for 16 hours and cited for peddling without a license.
-- From "Christians Persecuted By Police For Sharing Christ On American Streets" by Karyn Brownlee, BrighterWalk.com posted at Everyday Christian 9/10/10
"This is America. No citizen should be threatened for engaging in free speech in public," said Kelly Shackelford, the President and CEO of Liberty Institute. "This was a flagrant violation of the Constitution." The charges were eventually dropped for Leibovitz, but this is not an isolated case of Christian persecution in this historically Catholic city.
San Antonio Police also threatened on multiple occasions to arrest Jose Muniz, a full-time minister with Jesus Crew Street Ministries, for handing out Bible tracts and sharing his faith with people in the public square. Police claimed he was in violation of Section 21-4 of the city municipal code, an ordinance which prohibits handbills to be issued in public areas for commercial or business interests.
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