ADF asks Georgia court to dismiss charges against Christian jailed for distributing religious tracts

From the Alliance Defense Fund.

“Alliance Defense Fund Senior Legal Counsel David Cortman will be available to answer questions from the media following a hearing Monday regarding the constitutionality of a local parade ordinance.  The hearing will address ADF’s petition to dismiss the charges filed against a Christian arrested, jailed, and convicted for distributing religious tracts on a public sidewalk.

“The government should not require Christians to obtain ‘permission’ before engaging in free speech on a public sidewalk,” said ADF Senior Legal Counsel David Cortman. “City officials violated Mr. Baumann’s constitutional rights when they charged him with a crime.”

On April 22, Frederic Baumann was arrested for distributing religious tracts on a public sidewalk outside the City of Cumming fairgrounds.  Officials told Baumann he violated a city ordinance requiring parade and demonstration organizers to obtain a permit prior to such activities.  However, the permit only applies to private organizations or groups of three or more persons.”

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