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BIBLE ON TRIAL IN DELAWARE COUNTY, PENNSYLVANIA

Summary: Michael Marcavage, director of Repent America, faces up to 15 months in jail and a $2,800 fine for reading from the Bible at his local borough council meeting. He is a resident of Lansdowne, Pennsylvania, which is the first community in Delaware County to have an open homosexual in public office. Michael attended the July 21, 2004 borough council meeting to share from the Bible his opposition to the council's agenda of attracting more homosexuals to Lansdowne. During the public comment/question period, Michael was ordered not to read from the Bible by the president of the council, who stated that God's Word is "hate speech." Michael was then physically removed from the room and ordered out of the building. Prior to this, he was struck by one of the council members, and further assaulted by the Lansdowne police chief. After being told he is not being charged with any crime, Michael was telephoned the next day by the police chief and informed that he is being charged with "disrupting a public meeting" and "disorderly conduct."

Listen to the actual audio of the July 21, 2004 council meeting where the Bible was referred to as "hate speech" by clicking here.

Read Michael's narrative of the incident by
clicking here.

You can help! Please contact District Attorney Michael Green and Assistant District Attorney Sharon Holefelder-McKenna in the Delaware County District Attorney's Office and ask them not to delay in bringing Michael Marcavage to trial for reading from the Bible (it has been over 7 months) or demand that they immediately drop the charges:

Michael Green, District Attorney
District Attorney's Office
Delaware County Courthouse
201 W. Front Street
Media, Pennsylvania 19063
Telephone: 610-891-4161
E-mail: greengm@co.delaware.pa.us

(and)

Sharon Holefelder-McKenna, Assistant District Attorney
District Attorney's Office
Delaware County Courthouse
201 W. Front Street
Media, Pennsylvania 19063
Telephone: 610-891-4161
E-mail: mckennas@co.delaware.pa.us

-------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Sample Letter

Dear Mr. Green,

Please do not delay in bringing Michael Marcavage to trial for "disrupting a public meeting" for reading from the Bible, which you, the police, and the Lansdowne Borough Council have declared "hate speech". With all of your power, please put the Bible and Michael Marcavage on trial now, or drop the charges against him.
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