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Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Do Christians go through persecution in America ?

ELMIRA, NY — A man who had been arrested after praying in 2007 at a public park was suddenly arrested again last week by Elmira police while his case is still on appeal. The arrest of Julian Raven came suddenly on March 15 while he was at his office. According to his wife, police escorted him out of a court hearing Tuesday in handcuffs in front of his crying children to begin serving his 9-day jail sentence.

“Christians shouldn’t be punished for expressing their religious beliefs. It’s ridiculous to consider the act of peacefully exercising one’s faith in a public park to be ‘disorderly conduct’ worthy of a jail sentence,” said ADF Senior Legal Counsel Joel Oster. “We are surprised at how eager the city was to arrest Mr. Raven again in light of his appeal. Now he will serve time in jail; however, we will continue to aggressively pursue his appeal in court.”


  1. The reason that this man was arrested is not because he was praying.

    It was because there was a protest, that he disrupted, police try to keep opposing sides in a protest separated to prevent violence. he ignored this and led his group into the middle of the protest and started praying.

    He was then fined, he was jailed because he refused to pay the fine.

    Get your facts straight. Stop lying.

  2. What is your name ?...why anonymous ?