The city of Portland, Oregon, has agreed to pay a street preacher $50,000 after a law enforcement officer infringed on his speech rights.
The Pacific Justice Institute negotiated the settlement for street evangelist Mark Mayberry in his federal lawsuit against the city.
"The city of Portland unfortunately has a well-earned reputation for being hostile toward Christians who share their views in the public square," explained Ray D. Hacke, PJI‚Äôs Oregon-based staff attorney. "But throughout our negotiations, the city‚Äôs attorney sincerely expressed that Portland truly wants to be a better, more tolerant city. Approving the settlement is an important step in that direction."...
Good call. That is a good way to make a living. More pastors should go to the streets. God's people should keep police in prayer. I often thank them for putting their lives on the line for us. Then I tell them that Jesus gave his life for us. A fervent hand clap for the preacher.