David Wells was sharing his faith in the Monmouth Mall in Eatontown, New Jersey. He would approach individuals and inquire if he could ask a question. If they said no, he would leave. If they said yes, he would ask his Gospel question. He had no sign, no microphone and was just speaking in normal conversational tone. A mall security person came over and asked him to stop. The Mall guard said the mall was private property and he could not distribute tracts.
When Mr. Wells told the guard that Malls have be held to be a quasi-public venue, the police were called. They told Mr. Wells to leave under threat of arrest. They refered to the Mall as private property. When Mr. Wells declined to leave, he was arrested, put in cuffs and taken to the Police Station for processing. He was charged with trespassing and has a triall date of 12/5/13.
We have an individual sharing the Gospel at a Mall in normal conversational tone. Somehow this activity causes his arrest. Can any of you remember when we had Freedom of Religion?