Jews for Jesus Sues New York Over Free Speech


The worldwide ministry Jews for Jesus recently filed a lawsuit against the Long Island, New York, community of Oyster Bay for violating the free-speech rights of one of its evangelists.

As part of Jews for Jesus “Behold Your God” campaign last summer, Susan Mendelson attempted to distribute gospel tracts and talk to people about Jesus in a park in the township of Oyster Bay. But Mendelson says police repeatedly escorted her out of the park and eventually ticketed her for “distributing leaflets at a public event.” In April, a Nassau County judge threw out the citation, ruling it violated Mendelson’s constitutional rights.
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