Shirlyn Pappas and Laurence Schmahll pose with offending scriptures after his court victory.
In a case sure to have local religious freedom advocates abuzz a man was charged by Redding California Police Department for holding a sign by the road in the Walmart area.
The sign did not ask
for money, or state that he would work for food, but contained Bible verses which the man was charged for of all things soliciting.
Laurence Schmahll stated that he received a ticket from Redding Police Officer "Marks, badge number 183" for the dastardly Christian crime of displaying two Bible verses in public written down on cardboard.
Fortunately for Mr. Schmahll the case was taken up by Redding attorney Timothy Pappas and Pacific Justice Institute , a non-profit 501(c)(3) legal defense organization specializing in the defense of religious freedom, parental rights, and other civil liberties.
Of course with Mr Pappas's legal council the case was quickly thrown out of the Shasta County courtroom.
Now that homelessness is a crime in Redding and Shasta County it is good to see that so far Christian evangelism is not.