- Point Pleasant Beach Blocked Boardwalk Religious Demonstration, Lawsuit Claims | American Center for Law and Justice
  Search  |  Login  |  Register

ACLJ Profile Completion


Religious Demonstration Blocked


By Seth Augenstein,

A Ewing man is suing Point Pleasant Beach, saying the town made him jump through extra hoops to hold signs and speak about his Christian beliefs during peak summer times on the borough’s boardwalk.

Joseph Paolella asked the borough for permission to exercise his Christian belief, hold a sign at the side of the boardwalk, speak about God and hand out religious literature to those who expressed interest, according to his lawsuit.

However, the borough asked him to fill out forms including a hold harmless agreement, a religious activities application, a memorandum of understanding, and a proof of insurance document, which effectively violated his First Amendment rights, according to the lawsuit. . . .

The suit was filed on Paolella’s behalf by the American Center for Law and Justice, a Virginia-based legal center founded in 1990 by evangelist Pat Robertson.

Edward White, one of the attorneys for the ACLJ on the case, said Paolella has not previously had to sue at any of the various places where he's demonstrated with his message based on the Gospels. . . .

Continue reading this article here.

Latest in
Free Speech

Corrupt IRS Exposed in Making Bogus Refunds

By Miles Terry1501269216663

In an explosive new revelation reported earlier this week, it was reported by the Washington Times that the former Obama Administration gave out more that “$24 billion in potentially bogus refunds claimed under several controversial tax credits in 2016, according to a new audit that said $118...

read more

Another Victory Against the IRS

By Miles Terry1500415692542

It has long been established that IRS officials under the Obama Administration “orchestrated a complex scheme to dump conservative and Tea Party non-profit applicants into a bureaucratic ‘black hole.’” Hundreds of documents have been uncovered in recent years that clearly establish that “top IRS...

read more

The Assault on Freedom of Speech Escalates

By Harry G. Hutchison1493826433697

As a raft of leftist news media outlets, commentators and administrators renounce their support for the First Amendment in order to censor free speech, the escalating war on freedom of speech and the Constitution threatens everyone. Craven assaults on the Constitution and our civil liberties by...

read more

Lois Lerner Got off Easy in the IRS Scandal

By Jay Sekulow1492440006970

The Trump administration is prompting a lot of change in Washington. Now, there’s a new call to get to the bottom of the corruption inside the Internal Revenue Service's well-coordinated scheme to target conservative organizations. House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Kevin Brady and Tax Policy...

read more