who love the Lord must stand up for their beliefs says a Christian
woman who recently took on an Arizona city and won the right to stage
a “March for Jesus” parade.
Christian, Alice Benson, sought legal help when city officials in
Douglas, Arizona refused to issue her a permit for the March for Jesus.
The city relented, and the parade was held on May 18, 2002,
because the city was faced with going to federal court for violating
Benson’s constitutional rights.
solely on the fact that it was a Christian event, Benson says the
city was discriminating. It
is vital for Christians to take a stand and not be denied says Benson.
“I believe very strongly that as a Christian you do have to stand
up for what is rightfully yours in this country.
If we don’t, we’re going to lose our rights.
As Christians, it is very important because we do love and
want to show Him off. Yes,
you do whatever it takes to get your rights filled.”
1998, the battle with Douglas officials has been going on says Benson. However, she decided to enlist the help of
the Alliance Defense Fund, which won her the right to hold the parade
Pugh, “Christian Parade Organizer Wouldn’t Take ‘No’ for an Answer,” AgapePress, May 23, 2002)
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