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Evangelism Destinations: LAX—Is it Legal?

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This Saturday we are going to attempt to reach all those coming in for the holidays on the fly at Los Angeles International Airport. Ever tried an airport? Is it legal?

Here is what the American Center for Law and Justice writes:

You are not merely limited to streets, parks, and sidewalks for tract distribution; courts have found many other places to be appropriate.  Subject to local laws and ordinances, airport terminals, bus and train stations, and walkways surrounding government-owned coliseums, stadiums, and memorials may be appropriate locations for leafleting. See, e.g., Bd. of Airport Comm’rs v. Jews for Jesus, 482 U.S. 569 (1987) (resolution banning all first amendment expression in the public forum of an airport was unquestionably overbroad); Grace, 461 U.S. at 180 (holding that the sidewalks surrounding the Supreme Court constitute a public forum); Jews for Jesus v. Mass. Bay Transp. Auth., 984 F.2d 1319 (1st Cir. 1993) (overturning a complete ban on noncommercial expressive activity in a train station).

MEET AT HOPE CHAPEL  ON
SATURDAY, DECEMBER 22,
AT NOON TO CARPOOL.

3 Comments

  1. I handed out tracts at LAX during the 1984 Olympics. Never had a problem of any kind!

  2. Just because you can doesn’t imply you should…

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