Pastor Ticketed for Feeding Homeless People Sues St. Louis
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Two men, including a pastor, who were ticketed for feeding St. Louis’ homeless population are suing the city in federal court, alleging their right to practice their religion was violated.
The Reverend Ray Redlich and Chris Ohnimus regularly travel the city, praying with people, distributing literature and passing out bologna sandwiches. “We minister to people,” says Redlich, who helped run the New Life Evangelistic Center homeless shelter before the city shut it down.
It is what they believe God called them to do, according to the suit filed this morning on their behalf by attorney Dave Roland of the Freedom Center of Missouri.
On Halloween, however, a bike unit police officer stopped the duo outside of Christ Church in the Downtown West neighborhood and told them they were breaking the law. Other officers arrived, and the two men estimate that four police cars along with bike unit officers responded before it was over.
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January 11, 2019 at 11:02 PM #11380NV WinoModerator
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This leaves me speechless.
January 12, 2019 at 12:14 AM #11397sonofspy777Participant
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The homeless can have a place in the zoo so long as no one feeds them…
Ooh I smell some irony coming on…
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January 12, 2019 at 6:01 AM #11429EnthusiastParticipant
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I love it when the hypocrisy is exposed! Following the command of Jesus is against the law, LMAO!
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January 12, 2019 at 7:19 PM #11706A Simple GameParticipant
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Other officers arrived, and the two men estimate that four police cars along with bike unit officers responded before it was over
If this is the typical response for handing out bologna sandwiches then St. Louis has way too many cops and the money saved by laying off half of them could go a long way towards solving their homeless problems.
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