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Rough Road for the Gospel: New York Tries to Censor Evangelist’s Truck

It’s Daniel Burritt’s truck. It’s his land. It’s his personal religious belief.

It’s just not his legal right, says the New York Department of Transportation, to share that belief on that property, using that truck.

For the last 17 months, Burritt has stored supplies for his company, Acts II Construction, Inc., in a strategically parked trailer – on his private business property – facing traffic from both directions along U.S. Route 11. On that trailer, in large capital letters, is a message:

YOUR WAY OR GOD’S WAY? JESUS SAID, “I AM THE WAY, THE TRUTH, AND THE LIFE. NO MAN COMES TO THE FATHER EXCEPT BY ME.” WILL YOU SPEND ETERNITY WITH JESUS?

Not long after he posted that message, officials from the nearby town of Gouverneur tried to force him to remove it but backed off after Alliance Defense Fund allied attorneys contacted them. Then, in May of last year, Burritt received a letter from the New York State Department of Transportation accusing him of violating state law by posting his message without a permit. More than that, they said, the message-bedecked trailer was a “public nuisance.” Either Burritt could remove the message, or they would. Full story HERE

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January 9, 2009 - Posted by | trucking | , , , , , , , , ,

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