A St. Louis pastor was told he preaches too loudly on the streets. They won’t give him his bible back.
A St. Louis pastor said he’s called to preach the good news not just in his church but also on the streets of his city.
Aaron Brummitt said he won’t be silenced, despite the fact that police confiscated his Bible and amplifier. The city said they simply responded to complaints.
"Yes, we filed the charges but there are citizens who are claiming he is disturbing their peace. So, it doesn’t matter what he is saying — the issue is how loud it’s being said," Dan Wichmer, Springfield City attorney, said
Brummitt said from the very beginning he’s been careful to obey the law.
"We can do it at no higher than 75 decibels, which we’ve followed from the beginning, so we’ve never broken any laws…and we’re not using the city’s power to conduct our event, we’re not blocking traffic. So, we’re following what the city has asked us to follow," Brummitt said.
Brummitt has been ticketed nine times. According to an Associated Press report, he still hasn’t gotten his Bible and equipment back.