Attorney: 'Good sense' prevails in Sin City court

Tuesday, September 12, 2017
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Charlie Butts (OneNewsNow.com)

gavel with Lady of JusticeThe Apostle Paul served time in jail and paid the ultimate price for his preaching and teaching – but that's not supposed to happen in the U.S., where the Constitution ought to prevail.

Ron Cardiel frequently travels from his home state of Washington to Nevada in order to preach the gospel on the Las Vegas Strip. But during a preaching trip in April, says Pacific Justice Institute founder Brad Dacus, Cardiel had a really bad experience.

"He was out there preaching on the sidewalk, a traditional public forum, when the police came and arrested him," says Dacus. "Their county ordinance requires that anyone speaking [or] preaching has to keep walking. In essence, [the ordinance says] the speakers have to walk away from their intended audience."

Attorneys with Pacific Justice Institute arrived to defend Cardiel in criminal court, but the prosecutor decided to drop the charges.

Dacus, Brad (PJI)"It's a wonderful victory, not only for Brother Ron," Dacus declares, "but [also] for people who want to be able to live their faith and share their faith without having to fear being arrested and criminally prosecuted.

"I'm glad the Clark County D.A. had the good sense to dismiss Brother Ron's case because he never should have been charged in the first place."

Dacus further explains that if Cardiel had been convicted, he could have spent up to six months behind bars as a criminal for simply sharing the gospel of the Lord Jesus Christ.

PJI contends that the Las Vegas ordinance violates the U.S. Constitution, which not only guarantees freedom of religion but freedom of speech as well. Court precedent on this issue previously defined a sidewalk as a public forum for free speech.

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