Anti-LGBT church in Maine distributed hate messages and a man who washed them away was issued a trespass order in a public place
The followers of The Mansion Church in Bangor for the last several years spreading anti-LGBT messages in public places, but there was a man, which was identified as Scott Hall, who all this time followed after Christians and washed all their sign with water.
On Friday, between Hall and church follower occurred quarrel. But it didn't come to a fight, two officers, Jarid Leonard and Ryan Jones arrived at the scene and banned Hall from appearing in Pickering Square for one year.
The activist exercised his right to free speech and refused to stop doing so, which forced the police to restrict not only his right to free speech, but also restrict his right to free movement.
“The officers attempted to resolve the issue through conversation. Both men were told their activity is in fact a protected exercise and warranted neither restriction nor police engagement. The only reason the police were present was because of the reported dispute,” the Sergeant Wade Betters said in a statement. “One of the men was cooperative. The other was not. The man who remained uncooperative, continued to escalate the situation and engage in active behavior was told to leave the area so to avoid continued confrontation. He refused. He was issued a trespass order for that particular area.”
Following Hall, the former mayor Mayor at City of Bangor, Maine - City Hall, Sean Faircloth decided to exercise his right to freedom of speech. On his Facebook page, Faircloth posted a message in which he said that he repeated Hall's actions, and called the police on his own to receive the same restriction on visiting a public place.
“Last night Scott was issued a trespass order by Bangor PD -- ordered not to return to Pickering Square for a year. At Pickering Square this morning I erased the statement pictured. I simultaneously called Bangor PD, suggesting they issue a one-year no-trespass order against me. They haven’t,” Faircloth wrote.
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