Pastor Stephen Joiner Arrested and Jailed for Holding ‘Abortion Kills Children’ Sign

Capt. Fred Shelton places pastor Stephen Joiner under arrest for disobeying a police officer. (The Packet)
Capt. Fred Shelton places pastor Stephen Joiner under arrest for disobeying a police officer. (The Packet)

Pastor Stephen Joiner was arrested and jailed for four hours simply for holding a sign stating that abortion kills children alongside a busy intersection in the city.

Now he’s filing suit.

Liberty Counsel filed a federal civil rights lawsuit against the City of Columbus in Mississippi and police Capt. Frederick Shelton on behalf of Joiner.

The pastor from Church of the Nazarene in Columbus was charged with failure to obey Capt. Shelton, who ordered him to leave the area because Shelton thought he was obstructing traffic, even though Joiner was well back from the curb and peacefully holding his sign.

At trial, Shelton also claimed that Joiner had violated the city parade ordinance, even though he was standing alone at the time of his arrest. The charges were ultimately dismissed on July 25.

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SOURCE: Charisma News

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