We aren’t wanted at the fair.
We’re going anyway!
This Saturday, Sunday, and Monday, we will have a booth just outside the Fiesta Hermosa at the base of the Hermosa Beach Pier, from 8am to 5pm. We plan on handing out thousands of Gospel tracts, conducting “good person” interviews, and preaching in the open air at the shuttle stops. We also expect trouble…
The officials of the fair have a brand new policy (probably written after our evangelistic presence was made known last year), that states: “All groups or individuals desiring to leaflet, distribute written materials or engage in any political, religious, charitable or other form of solicitation activities must register with the Chamber [of Commerce].”
We have chosen to set up outside the fair because “Engaging in these activities at any location other than the Free Expression Zone [which by the way, is located behind the vendors’ booths, on a side street], is grounds for removal from the festival.”
The right to free speech on a public street is one of the most protected rights of the First Amendment; that is why we will be there.
A lawyer friend told me that he believes this little rule is not enforcible.
Read about the success we had at the Fiesta Hermosa last year by clicking 15,000 Seeds Planted
And read about the extreme measures brought against us at a later visit to the Fiesta by clicking Pest of Hermosa Part 1
To see all other upcoming evangelism events, go to our new web page by clicking here!