Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Christian Proselytizing Group Sues Dearborn, Michigan Over Arrests At Arab Festival

Yesterday a Christian group that seeks to convince Muslims to convert to Christianity filed a lawsuit in federal district court against the city of Dearborn, Michigan, city police officers and executives of the Dearborn American Arab Chamber of Commerce.  The complaint (full text) in Acts 17 Apologetics v. City of Dearborn, (ED MI, filed 2/22/2011) alleges a dozen claims-- including claims under the 1st and 14th Amendments-- growing out of two incidents at last year's Dearborn Arab International Festival.  In both cases, police arrested Christians who were proselytizing Muslims at the Festival. The complaint asks for a declaratory judgment, an injunction and damages.  Thomas More Law Center issued a press release announcing the filing of the case.