Brother Mark and I were in court on Thursday for a citation we received for preaching on Venice Beach. Our Attorney from the ADL http://www.alliancedefensefund.org/
named Aaron (a Christian himself) was ready to argue our Free Speech case and after the officer saw that the penal codes she wrote on the ticket were the wrong city code against any Free Speech. All charges were dropped. Now, keep in mind we were cited on that day, then sent another citation with new regulations we had broken and those were the ones dismissed on Thursday. We never got involved having an attorney speaking on our behalf, in fact we were like a third party watching them talk about us.
Having an attorney in court is liken to having Jesus on Judgment Day and standing before the Judge. Having the accuser of brethren our adversary falsely accusing and pointing out your sins, then when the books are opened our lawyer Jesus says those charges are blotted out.
We will be pursuing an offensive role now and going after the city and the two officers for future precedent on the Venice Beach Boardwalk.
WALKING DOWN THE BOARDWALK IN VENICE BEACH, WHERE WOMEN CAN ALMOST WALK NUDE, SMOKING DRUGS IS SEEN IN PUBLIC, CUSSING IS FINE, BUT JUST DON'T PREACH THAT JESUS IN PUBLIC.
MARK YOUR CALENDAR
The dates are going to be July 13-17 2011 for our yearly Street Preachers Convention known as SOPA, with the host city Las Vegas. Come, bring your family for teaching, fellowship with some West Coast boyz who have been preaching with holy Hubert since the 60’s, classes on knowing current laws on the sidewalk and street preaching nightly on Las Vegas Blvd and Freemont Street.
PRAY FOR BROTHER JED AS HE NOW LEAVES FOR TEXAS
Brother Jed stayed at my house again this past week as he and his daughter Martha preached on campuses here in the Los Angeles area and after preaching for three weeks in Southern California he is now headed towards Texas this weekend. This man has been preaching Monday – Friday on campus for decades, teaching in Churches on Sunday’s and Wednesdays and any spare time is responding to students via internet. He is pushing 70 and works as hard as a 30 year old. Keep Jed in your prayers as God has used him for almost 40 years on campuses across America with one message.
We met while preaching at the Super Bowl last month and after we fellowshipped on the sidewalk with his dog, he asked me to preach against his Baptist church on Sunday. This Baptist church is pro homo and it was the first Baptist church in America that allowed sodomite ministers to teach from behind the pulpit. Rusty himself is an ex-homosexual and has since repented with fruit meet for repentance. I told him that we would go to that church before we preach the Super Bowl and I gave Rusty my business card and asked him to email me the address and time.
Below was his email to me:
I am a friend of Wiley Drake... Bible Bob,... Elsman,... well, you know the guys... AND I DID NOT KNOW WHOM I WAS IN THE PRESENCE OF.....WOW....YOU are THAT Ruben!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! My giant schnauzer didn't eat you....he knows CHARACTER!!!! all good! The address of BroadGay Baptist Church is 305 W. Broadway Ft.W, 76104 I WILL BE HONORED TO JOIN YOU. THEY WILL ARREST ME... and i will GLADLY STAND WITH YOU UNTIL THAT MOMENT!!!!!!!!!!!!! my cell 214-287-****. Sunday School is at 9:30, Service at 10:45. let's DO THIS!!!!!!!!!! This is so of our Lord....WOW!!!!! HE LED ME TO YOU TONIGHT!!!! Count me IN...you give me marching orders, i am YOURS! Rusty”
THIS IS A PHOTO TAKEN OF THAT VERY CONVERSATION WHERE RUBEN AND RUSTY MET.
On Sunday morning, we showed up to reprove that moose lodge with a cross called Broadway Baptist Church what God says about homosexuality and we were soon met with security. As we stood arguing First Amendment with Church officials, Rusty comes walking up the street raising his voice against his Church that has outgrown the Bible.
THIS IS RUSTY’S TESTIMONY:
Rusty loves this Church so much he is willing to rebuke it openly as found in Proverbs 27:5 and Revelation 3:19.
“Open rebuke is better than secret love”
“As many as I love, I rebuke and chasten: be zealous therefore, and repent”
Rusty and I tagged teamed in front of his Church and soon the police were called as Rusty has been threatened with arrest for standing on the sidewalk and now there are a group of us outside, reproving those walking in. Rusty is living proof of the mercy and grace of God, as he also understands the need to rebuke such sin with this method. He is not ashamed of the Gospel and we will try to have Brother Rusty join us to preach at sodomite parades and perhaps the southern decadence weekend in New Orleans.
I am a member of the Broadway Baptist Church in Fort Worth, Texas. But I am not allowed to enter my own church. Militant homosexuals have "thrown me out" of my church because of my positionings against sodomy. Jesus has delivered me from perversion, and they hate my testimony. A lesbian leader hated my statement that "we must repent of sin, not affirm it." But they can't deny my story. It brings conviction. It makes them angry.
If any can say they were born gay, it would be me. As early as I can remember, I had a desire for this. I dreamt it. I cried for it. I craved it. But I realize the void was a deep, gaping hole in my heart that was created by my abusive dad. The needs for love, for affirmation, for closeness were real. How i tried to fill this void was demonic. And then came "that day."
Paul had the "Damascus Road Experience." I had the "Oak Lawn Road" experience in the heart of Dallas, Texas. Being paid $200.00 an hour for sexual appointments with various men solicited on the internet, to me, was just simply payment for having fun. On "that day", I was confronted with the realization that I was a male prostitute. Standing on Oak Lawn with fresh monies in my hand, "fun money," I found myself wanting to thank God for the increase. I called to Him. He answered. Standing before my Father, my sin was made visible . I saw my thoughts, my desires, heaped as a huge dung pile to my left. The Lord made very clear the distinction between that pile on my left side, and His thoughts and ways on my right. My first honest prayer,... "Lord, these thoughts that I think, these things that I love... you call them filth, abominable. But I love them. They are all I ever think about. I crave these things... You say if I love you, I would think on THESE things (those "bright" things on my right). I must not love you as I thought i did. I must hate you. Lord, I HATE YOU." Try praying an honest prayer before all-knowing perfect God! He spoke Words of LOVE over me as I had never heard. The louder I prayed my HATE, the more i heard and received His LOVE. With tears flowing, I declared my desire to walk in His love, to truly love Him, and to stay in this WONDER, but i knew I was powerless to let go of this pile of perversion which I'd claimed as my identity. How could I let go of these, serve and love God, and think on these other things, the Words of Life?
LAW & GRACE COLLIDE
Then came the 911. 911 "coming and going", thus 11911. God spoke to me Ps119:11 "Thy Word have i hid in my heart, that I might not sin against Thee." As honest as I was about my hate for God, I knew I had no love for the Word. I asked God to give me a love for his Word, that I might have victory over filthy perversion. The Word is the key! HOW FREE DO YOU WANT TO BE? WE either walk in the Word, or in a turd. "Thou wilt keep him in perfect peace whose mind is stayed on Thee, because he trusteth in Thee" Is.26:3. The peace and joy that I walk in, ie. the mind of Christ, is a result of staying committed to the perfect, inspired, inerrant, infallible Word of PERFECT GOD. Freedom from all darkness, all sin,.. found only in Him. Meditating , MEMORIZING KJV will MAKE you FREE!!!! God reverses curses with verses. Demons hate the Word, and will FLEE from the mind that is full of LIFE giving WORD.
Homosexuality is demonic. Repent from sin, turn to Him. Jesus WILL DELIVER YOU by His Word. "Receive with meekness the engrafted Word which is able to save your soul!" I can't sing enough praises about my Jesus who gives me a new mind, a new heart. I know the joy unspeakable and full of GLORY that scripture speaks of. There is no turning back. Only running into the arms of my sweet saviour. More, more about JESUS! Acts 3:16 "And His name through faith in His name hath made this man strong whom ye see and know. Yea, the faith which is by HIM hath given him this perfect soundness in the presence of you all." Homosexuality is reversible. I AM PROOF!
STREET PREACHING IN THE NEWS
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Mardi Gras in New Orleans 2011
“The last photo is of some street preachers trying to save some lost souls on Bourbon Street … they really had their work cut-out for them and I don’t know if they succeeded or not, but they sure were trying!”
City's feud with street preacher costs $65,000
“The prosecution of street preacher Artur Pawlowski and his church over the use of loudspeakers to spread his message hasn't come cheap - costing the city's legal department more than $65,000….”
Photos from Southern Decadence in New Orleans now available for viewing in JustCircuit's photo section
“….Not to be outdone, and learning from the best, the protesters were back with their own bullhorn to get their message across to the thousands of people on the street…”
Street preacher to argue against Easton Heritage Day citation
“A man who claimed God led him to the city's Heritage Day to save "the lost" will argue today in Northampton County Court against criminal charges related to his street preaching…..”
2nd Circuit Upholds Dismissal of Street Preacher's Challenge To Noise Ordinance “…the U.S. 2nd Circuit Court of Appeals upheld, as applied, Burlington, Vermont's noise ordinance that was invoked by a police officer to issue a written warning to plaintiff, a street preacher, who was preaching in a loud voice outside places of business on a pedestrian mall….”
Street Preacher Strikes Gay-Hating Gold: 'Two Homosexuals Kissing...in the French Way'
“Look everybody! Get your cameras out! We're gonna get that on Facebook tonight!"
Preacher arrested for yelling downtown
“A street evangelist was arrested at the corner of East Clayton and North Jackson streets around 10:45 Friday night when he refused to stop shouting or sign a noise violation citation, according to an Athens-Clarke County police report….”
Louisville's 'little monsters' go gaga over Lady Gaga
“….Gaga songs echoed down the blocks from a karaoke booth, and a handful of street preachers stood across Main Street reading Scripture…..”
Lakeland Street Preacher's Noise Case in Court
“A judge is considering whether to dismiss a criminal case against a Lakeland street preacher accused of being too loud when delivering the gospel.
Anthony Lowery is charged with violating the city's noise ordinance, which carries a maximum of up to 60 days in jail……”
Councils' crusade against street preachers ruling
“LOCAL councils have been asked to help fund the city council’s court fight to ban preaching on its streets without a permit. The Local Government Association has asked all metropolitan councils to contribute money to the city council’s appeal against a District Court decision that ruled its by-law banning preaching without a permit was invalid…”
Street preachers coming to save souls among the swashbucklers of Gasparilla
“TAMPA — Amid the drunken, sailor-mouthed, chest-flashing ruckus invading the city Saturday, you might be surprised — or not — to see quite a few God-fearing folks ready to save souls…”
A call for the end of violent rhetoric
“At the university I attended, every fall, without fail, a street preacher would arrive to spout his sermons in front of the student union. This middle-aged man would spew out verses from Revelations - not with love but to demonize each and every one of us "liberal, hippy" students, with our freedom to express such horrid ideas like love and acceptance….”
Court to judge right to spout gospel
“THE Supreme Court will be asked to decide if freedom of speech extends to religious intolerance. Christian street preachers say they will argue they have a "constitutional right" to "spread the gospel" to Rundle Mall shoppers. The group, who allegedly shout "you are all sinners who will be killed by God", are in a legal battle with Adelaide City Council….”
Court upholds police warning to street preacher
“….A police officer told Costello to lower his voice, but Costello said he had a right to preach the gospel with a loud voice. After being given a written warning, he filed a civil suit challenging the constitutionality of the ordinance…..”
Street preacher's penalty reduced
“A street preacher with a microphone stands in Easton's Centre Square during a Heritage Day event and rails about Sodom and Gomorrah, the wrath of God and the "lake of fire."…..”
OPEN SHAME IN THE NEWS
HERE IS SOME NOT GOOD NEWS REGARDING 2 STREET PREACHERS, BOTH I KNOW PERSONALY IN THE NEWS.
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1) This is Grant Strom’s mug shot
Grant an ex-pastor in New Orleans whom God used to almost close the event known as ‘southern decadence’ an annual event that is liken to a homosexual Mardi Gras. Pastor Grant had a radio program at drive home time Monday-Friday and was a well known name in the New Orleans area. But since Katrina he has been very quiet and maybe with reason. He was in the news just before Mardi Gras for masturbating in his van at a park near a playground, he says he is not a pedophile but admits to problems with pornography.
We took a lot of hits for Grant’s sin on the streets during this years Mardi Gras and no doubt he shamed the Name of Jesus as sinners mocked him and used him as a reason not to believe. I do pray that God deliver him as his reputation is destroyed, marriage shattered, business damaged and his life in general is ruined. Let this be a lesion to you active Christians, if God will use you He will also remove you, you can be replaced.
Southern Decadence protest leader booked with masturbating at Metairie park
“….The Rev. Grant Storms, the Christian fundamentalist known for his bullhorn protests of the Southern Decadence festival in the French Quarter, was arrested on a charge of masturbating at a Metairie park Friday afternoon…..”
2) This is Daniel Lee mug shot
This alleged street preacher that never gets counsel nor sits under anyone and for lack of a better word, he is a wild card. He is the poster child for those are nut cases. Something is missing in his Christianity because he thinks he must be Jewish to get saved. He must keep the Torah, speak Hebrew and even considers himself to be a prophet……because, he prophesied the winner of the Super Bowl. If we lived under the Old Testament, this Daniel would have been stoned to death for his false prophecies years ago. He could not keep his family together and his wife has since divorced him and due to circumstances within his control he is in jail. He lives in a lie and actually believes those lies. He started to threaten his ex wife, her family and city officials, then resisted arrest and ran from the police thinking himself to be Elijah. The realty was, he was more like Joseph Smith running.
Deputies search for 'street preacher'
“Clackamas County Sheriff’s Deputies are searching for a man who has been using “violent and threatening rhetoric” directed at Clackamas County officials through Facebook……”
Man Wanted In Oregon Found In Alaska
“…He was arrested Tuesday afternoon, but deputies have not said what he was doing in Alaska or how police tracked him down there. Lee, who deputies describe as a “street preacher who believes that God speaks through him,” is now awaiting extradition back to Oregon….”