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COLLEGE CAMPUS TOUR COMES TO NEW ENGLAND, WITNESSING IN 'WITCH CITY' & MORE! 11/24/13

(RA UPDATE) ------ Read about the ministry's campus tour in New England, its witness in the "Witch City" on Halloween and its outreach at the World Series in Boston. Read More



REPENT AMERICA TO WITNESS IN 'WITCH CITY,' MAYOR CONFRONTED FOR CONDUCTING SAME-SEX 'MARRIAGES' & MORE! 10/24/13

(RA UPDATE) ------ Read about the ministry's upcoming outreach in "Witch City," its stand for Christ as New Jersey performs its first homosexual "weddings," its evangelism at "OutFest" in Philadelphia, its efforts to expose America's abortion holocaust, its work on the Seaside Heights boardwalk, which was recently affected by fire and its visit to Washington, D.C. to evangelize Muslims on the anniversary of 9/11. Read More



WORD OF GOD PROCLAIMED IN THE 'CESSPOOL OF SIN,' TRUE LIBERTY DECLARED ON INDEPENDENCE DAY & MORE! 07/27/13

(RA UPDATE) ------ Read about the ministry's outreach this weekend in Asheville, North Carolina, its Fourth of July proclamation in the birthplace of America, its evangelistic efforts during two prominent homosexual pride parades, its Gospel work on the Jersey beaches and its counter to a national production promoting evolution. Read More



EVANGELISTS ATTACKED BY VIOLENT MOB, JUDGE RULES STREET PREACHING IS DISORDERLY CONDUCT & MORE! 05/27/13

(RA UPDATE) ------ Read about a Philadelphia strip club's violent reaction to public preaching, the conviction of an evangelist for preaching near a noisy bar, the ministry's recent outreach at a local ball game, its efforts outside of the trial of abortionist Kermit Gosnell and its witness to homosexuals at Equality Forum. Read More



REPENT AMERICA TALKS 'MORALLY STRAIGHT' SCOUTING, PHILADELPHIA BAR DISTRICT RAGES AGAINST THE WORD OF GOD & MORE! 05/04/13

(RA UPDATE) ------ Read about the ministry's recent television appearance regarding open homosexuality in the Boy Scouts, its outreach in a popular bar district in Philadelphia, its exaltation of Christ at one of Philadelphia's largest mosques and its public proclamation of the Gospel near the Liberty Bell. Read More



RA DENOUNCES OBAMANATION AT INAUGURATION, GOSPEL TO GO FORTH AT SUPER BOWL XLVII & MORE! 01/28/13

(RA UPDATE) ------ Read about the ministry's recent trip to Washington, D.C. to preach the Gospel at the inauguration of Barack Obama, its upcoming outreach at Super Bowl XLVII in New Orleans, and the continued growth of Christian News Network as it delivers news and information from an uncompromising Biblical worldview. Read More



REPENT AMERICA REACHES OUT AT 'OUTFEST,' APOSTASY EXPOSED AT 'AMERICA FOR JESUS' & MORE! 10/14/12

(RA UPDATE) ------ Read about the ministry's recent outreach at the homosexual celebration "OutFest," its warning against apostasy at "America for Jesus" and its stand for Biblical truth and voice for the unborn at the Democratic National Convention. Read More



REPENT AMERICA DENOUNCES ARREST OF CHRISTIANS IN NEW ORLEANS, CALLS FOR DOJ INTERVENTION
09/17/12

(Christian News) ------ A national evangelistic group is denouncing the recent arrest of six Christians in New Orleans' French Quarter and is seeking intervention from the federal government, including the Department of Justice. Read More



EVANGELISTS DESCEND UPON DEMOCRATIC NATIONAL CONVENTION TO PREACH REPENTANCE AND FAITH IN CHRIST
09/04/12

(Christian News) ------ A number of evangelists from across the country have descended upon the streets of Charlotte, North Carolina to reach out to attendees of the Democratic National Convention. Read More



REPENT AMERICA PROCLAIMS TRUTH IN LAWLESS STREETS OF ASHEVILLE, BURNING OF ABORTED BABIES EXPOSED IN NORTH CAROLINA & MORE!
08/14/12

(RA UPDATE) ------ Read about the ministry's recent outreach on the lawless streets of Asheville during a popular public festival, its work to expose and reprove Stericycle's incineration of aborted babies in North Carolina, the exciting launch of the Christian News Network and RA's witness last month to thousands in the birthplace of America on Independence Day. Read More



U.S. SUPREME COURT SHOWS INTEREST IN CASE OF EVANGELIST ARRESTED NEAR LIBERTY BELL
08/02/12

(Christian News) ------ A civil liberties organization states that the United States Supreme Court is showing signs of interest in a case involving an evangelist that was arrested while preaching near the Liberty Bell. Read More



EXTRA! EXTRA! REPENT AMERICA LAUNCHES CHRISTIAN NEWS NETWORK
07/18/12

(RA) ------ Repent America recently launched the Christian News Network, a daily online news source that provides up-to-date news and information affecting the body of Christ worldwide from an uncompromising Biblical worldview. Read More



SYRACUSE POLICE SERGEANT WHO 'LIKELY' VIOLATED EVANGELISTS' RIGHTS RELIEVED OF DUTIES
06/12/12

(Christian News) ------ The City of Syracuse has relieved one of its officers from his enforcement duties following a civil challenge presented by two evangelists in federal court. Read More



FEDERAL COURT: EVANGELISTS HAVE 'STRONG CASE' AGAINST CITY OF SYRACUSE
05/23/12

(Christian News) ------ A federal judge has granted a temporary restraining order to two evangelists that filed suit against the City of Syracuse, New York, stating that they have a "strong case" against its officials. Read More



DESIGNATED ZONES TARGET RELIGIOUS SPEECH 04/15/12

(RA Update) ------ A Christian organization is asking Williamsburg, Virginia, to repent of a proposed ordinance to limit free speech. The ordinance would ban free speech in Market Square and the historical areas of the city. Read More | Listen Now



REPENT AMERICA TARGETS SECOND ABORTION COLLABORATOR, NYPD CONFRONTED FOR STIFLING GOSPEL & MORE!
01/29/12

(RA Update) ------ Read about the ministry's launch of the Campaign to Stop Curtis Bay Energy as it works to save babies' lives, its challenge against a New York City ordinance that stifles the Gospel and its recent outreach in Haw River, North Carolina, where the medical waste giant Stericycle is operating an incineration plant like a modern-day Auschwitz. Read More



REPENT AMERICA PROCLAIMS TRUTH IN VIRGINIA, ABORTION COLLABORATION INVESTIGATED IN MISSISSIPPI & MORE!
12/28/11

(RA Update) ------ Read about the ministry's recent outreach efforts in Virginia; its investigation in Mississippi as it works to end the abortion holocaust in the state, and take a stroll down memory lane as we reflect on the events of the past year. Read More



REPENT AMERICA SHARES TREASURE WITH 'BLACK FRIDAY' CROWDS, ROB BELL SUPPORTERS HEAR THE GOSPEL & MORE!
11/29/11

(RA Update) ------ Read about the ministry's tract distribution on "Black Friday;" its proclamation of the Gospel to those gathered to hear popular emergent author Rob Bell speak in Philadelphia; its outreach to thousands of homosexuals at OutFest, and more. Read More



REPENT AMERICA WARNS OF THE TERROR OF THE LORD, WORD OF GOD PROCLAIMED TO WALL STREET OCCUPIERS & MORE!
10/27/11

(RA Update) ------ Read about the ministry's recent visit to the historic Eastern State Penitentiary to warn about the terror of the Lord; its proclamation of the Word of God to Wall Street occupiers; its evangelistic outreach on Capitol Hill; its travels to a number of college campuses to preach to students, and its work to save the lives of preborn babies through the Campaign to Stop Stericycle. Read More



REPENT AMERICA TEACHES THE GOSPEL TO NEW ENGLAND STUDENTS, VICTORY IN WINCHESTER! & MORE!
09/20/11

(RA Update) ------ Read about the ministry's recent outreach on college campuses in New England; its victory in its civil challenge against the City of Winchester; its visit to Virginia to proclaim Christ throughout the state, and its evangelistic efforts in New York City. Read More



CITY TO ALLOW SPEECH THAT MAY EVEN 'ANNOY'
09/01/11
09/20/11

(WorldNetDaily) ------ Officials in Winchester, Va., will alter their noise ordinance and adjust its enforcement following a First Amendment lawsuit against city procedures that censored speech that might annoy some people, according to a legal team fighting the battle. Read More



REPENT AMERICA PREACHES ABOUT TRUE FREEDOM ON INDEPENDENCE DAY, THOUSANDS HEAR THE GOSPEL DURING SUMMER OUTREACHES & MORE!
08/15/11

(RA Update) ------ Read about RA's evangelistic outreach at the Liberty Bell on Independence Day; the ministry's travels this summer to preach the Gospel to thousands; its pending appeal in the Pennsylvania Supreme Court; its ongoing civil challenge in Winchester, Virginia and the behind-the-scenes counseling that takes place all year through RA's partnership with the website hopeforhomosexuals.com Read More



RYDER TO ABORTIONISTS: 'NOT WITH OUR TRUCKS!'
06/25/11

(RA Update) ------ In a major victory for the pro-life movement, Ryder System, Inc., one of the nation's leading truck leasing companies, has notified the Campaign to Stop Stericycle that the corporate giant no longer will allow medical waste disposal company Stericycle to use its trucks to service abortion clinics. Read More



REPENT AMERICA REPROVES 'PROSPERITY' PREACHERS, GREEKS HEAR THE GOSPEL & MORE!
06/14/11

(RA Update) ------ On June 4th, Repent America (RA) ministered outside of the so-called "Holy Ghost Headquarters Revival Center" in Philadelphia, which had been hosting a month-long series of services that featured a number of prominent speakers, many of which teach false doctrines. Read More



REPENT AMERICA GOES BACK TO SCHOOL, WINCHESTER POLICE SPY ON CHRISTIANS...AGAIN & MORE! 05/19/11

(RA Update) ------ Warmer weather enables greater opportunities for evangelism, and so with the arrival of Spring, Repent America (RA) returned to area college campuses to preach the Gospel. Read More



MAY CHRISTIANS PREACH OUTSIDE A PHILADELPHIA MOSQUE? 05/01/11

(American Thinker) ------ Law enforcement scrutiny, detainment by police, and a court date to answer trumped-up charges: these are the consequences of preaching Christianity to Muslims not only throughout much of the Islamic world, but sometimes even in America as well. Read More

'FREE-SPEECH ZONE' NOT REALLY FREE, SAYS PRO-LIFE PREACHER 04/10/11

(OneNewsNow) ------ Michael Marcavage of the organization Repent America is a street preacher who had argued that in several events, his group's constitutional right to free speech was violated by Philadelphia authorities. Read More



EVANGELISTS ARRESTED AND BANNED FROM UNIVERSITY CAMPUS 04/07/11

(RA Alert) ------ Officers at the University of Delaware arrested three evangelists while they were ministering the Gospel of Jesus Christ to students on campus. Read More



REPENT AMERICA RELEASES STATEMENT ON TRAGIC LOSS OF LONGTIME ATTORNEY SCOTT SHIELDS 03/26/11

(RA Alert) ------ Repent America (RA) is saddened by the sudden and tragic loss of longtime defense attorney for the ministry, C. Scott Shields. Read More



REPENT AMERICA BRINGS HOPE TO THE HURTING, JUDGE DISCARDS LIBERTY BELL SUIT, SUPERIOR COURT TO HEAR EVANGELIST'S CASE & MORE! 03/22/11

(RA Update) ------ In this update: Repent America Brings Hope to the Hurting, Judge Discards Liberty Bell Suit, Superior Court to Hear Evangelist's Case & More! Read More



CAMPAIGN TO STOP STERICYCLE HURLS STONE AT GOLIATH, THANK YOU CORPORAL STEVEN ARMBRUSTER & MORE! 02/08/11

(RA Update) ------ In this update: Campaign to Stop Stericycle Hurls Stone at Goliath, Thank You Corporal Steven Armbruster, Lifting Up the King of Kings on Martin Luther King Day and Help Repent America Capture the Truth. Read More



PROTESTERS LAUNCH CAMPAIGN TO EXPOSE ABORTION 'PROFITEERS' 01/30/11

(WorldNetDaily) -- A Christian organization with the politically incorrect name Repent America has launched a campaign that chief Michael Marcavage says could be the one to bring the abortion industry in the United States to its knees. Read More



COP'S RIGHT TO PROTECT GOSPEL PREACHERS ASSERTED IN COURT 01/28/11

(WorldNetDaily) -- Does a police officer have the right to disobey an order that would cause him to violate the constitutional rights of, say, a Christian open-air preacher at a public university? Read More



EVANGELISTS NOT GUILTY OF 'DISORDERLY CONDUCT' 11/17/10

(OneNewsNow) - Following their July 3 arrest for sharing the gospel outside a Philadelphia mosque, two evangelists say they have been vindicated by a recent community court ruling. Read More



UPDATE - EVANGELISTS ARRESTED AT MOSQUE PREPARE FOR TRIAL, WITNESSING IN 'WITCH CITY' & MORE!
11/05/10

(RA Update) - In this update: Evangelists Arrested at Mosque Prepare For Trial, Witnessing in 'Witch City', Repent America's Campus Tour Exposes Reality of Abortion, Outrage Turns Into Outcry at 'OutFest' & More! Read More



GROUP TAKING BIBLICAL, PRO-LIFE MESSAGE TO SCHOOLS 10/21/10

(AFR) - Repent America has kicked off its annual evangelism tour of high school and college campuses across Pennsylvania to inform youth and young adults about the realities of abortion. Read More Listen



UPDATE - NEW FILM ON BIBLICAL EVANGELISM RELEASED, PROSECUTOR PROLONGS TRIAL OF EVANGELISTS ARRESTED AT MOSQUE & MORE! 09/03/10

(RA) - In this update: Order your copy of the new film: Go, Stand, Speak: The Forgotten Power of the Public Proclamation of the Gospel. Learn about the upcoming trial of two evangelists who were arrested for preaching Christ at a Philadelphia mosque and how you can help, and much more! Read More



COPS ACCUSED OF ERASING STREET PREACHER'S EVIDENCE 07/09/10

(WorldNetDaily) - A Christian missionary who preaches the Gospel message in public places across the nation says officers from the University of Pennsylvania illegally arrested him and tampered with evidence about their actions during a preaching mission on public walks in front a Philadelphia mosque. Read More



UPDATE - CONVICTIONS FOR PREACHING NEAR LIBERTY BELL OVERTURNED, PHILADELPHIA JUDGE: PREACHING IS 'DISORDERLY CONDUCT' & MORE! 06/24/10

(RA) - In this update: Convictions for Preaching Near Liberty Bell Overturned, Philadelphia Judge: Preaching is 'Disorderly Conduct' & More! Read More



FREE SPEECH RESTORED AT LIBERTY BELL 06/18/10

(WorldNetDaily) - A federal appeals court has restored to the public First Amendment speech protections at the historical Philadelphia site where the Liberty Bell - which carries the biblical admonition from Leviticus 25:10 to "Proclaim liberty throughout the land unto all the inhabitants thereof" - is on display. Read More



GOVERNMENT CALLS PREACHING 'CLEAR AND PRESENT DANGER' 04/13/10

(WorldNetDaily) - A panel of judges at the 3rd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals today heard arguments that free speech should be allowed on public property at the site of the famous Liberty Bell, which itself quotes from the Bible in stating, "Proclaim liberty throughout the land unto all the inhabitants thereof." Read More



UPDATE - SUPER BOWL OUTREACH, ABORTION COLLABORATOR PROJECT & MORE! 02/05/10

(RA) - Repent America (RA) recently returned from preaching the Word of God and the Gospel of Jesus Christ to tens of thousands of Super Bowl fans in Miami Gardens, Florida. In addition to ministering... Read More



MINISTRY FOR LIFE IN SUPER BOWL CITY 02/05/10

(OneNewsNow) - Super Bowl revelers in Miami are likely to be confronted about the value of life as the game approaches. Read More



CLOSING A DEADLY LOOPHOLE 01/27/10

(OneNewsNow) - Virginia lawmakers are working on proposals to close a loophole in current law that purportedly let a mother get away with killing her newborn child. Read More

UPDATE - WITNESS AT 'OUTFEST,' IN 'THE WITCH CITY' & MORE! 12/17/09

(RA) - Repent America (RA) has had a very productive fall season in our work for the Gospel of Jesus Christ. The following are several highlights of our various outreaches. Read More

PASTORS TO HOLDER: BIBLE STILL CONDEMNS HOMOSEXUALITY 11/18/09

(WorldNetDaily) - A former U.S. Navy chaplain who was removed from the service after he exercised his right to pray "in Jesus' name" against the wishes of his chain of command read the biblical condemnation of homosexuality at a rally in front of the U.S. Justice Department to protest the nation's new "hate crimes" law. Read More

HATE CRIMES LAW - UNGODLY, UNCONSTITUTIONAL, UNNECESSARY 10/29/09

(OneNewsNow) - A Christian evangelist who was once arrested, jailed, and charged under Pennsylvania's hate crimes law says the federal hate crimes bill signed into law by President Obama is one of the most dangerous laws in the history of the United States. Read More

OBAMA GETS 'PEDOPHILE PROTECTION ACT' 10/26/09

(WorldNetDaily) - A Christian minister who has spent time in jail because of a state "hate crimes" law is warning that the federal legislation, now pending on President Obama's desk, is "one of the most dangerous pieces of federal legislation in the history of our nation." Read More

REPENT AMERICA TO WITNESS IN 'THE WITCH CITY' & LIBERTY BELL CIVIL RIGHTS SUIT FILED 10/20/09

(RA) - Repent America (RA) will be returning to Salem, Massachusetts, also known as "The Witch City", to witness for Christ on October 29 through October 31 during the city's annual Halloween festival called "Haunted Happenings". Read More

UPDATE - BELIZE REACHED & LIBERTY BELL TRIAL APPEAL 9/01/09

(RA) - Repent America (RA) director Michael Marcavage, South African missionary Vincent Piater, along with Miles Lewis, recently returned from ministering the Word of God and the Gospel of Jesus Christ in the Central American country of Belize. During this month-long evangelistic effort... Read Details

REPENT AMERICA TO WITNESS FOR CHRIST IN BELIZE 6/17/09

(RA) - On June 23rd, Vincent Piater, a missionary from South Africa, and Miles Lewis, a youth pastor from New York will be working and traveling with me to Belize, the only English-speaking country located in Central America, to preach the Word of God and the Gospel of Jesus Christ. Read Details

PHILADELPHIA POLICE SUED FOR BADGERING PREACHER 6/5/09

(WorldNetDaily) - A Christian evangelist who has taken the word of God's salvation offer to celebrations of homosexuality and witchcraft while calling the nation of the United States to repentance has filed a lawsuit against the city of Philadelphia and several police officials for their alleged concerted campaign to halt his speech and restrict his movements. Read Details

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BREAKING NEWS: U.S. HOUSE PASSES 'HATE CRIMES' LEGISLATION 4/28/09

(OneNewsNow) - The U.S. House of Representatives has approved legislation that one conservative Christian activist says protects bizarre sexual orientations and threatens the free speech of those who dare speak out publicly against homosexuality. Read Details

SPRING-BREAKERS NEED TO HEAR FULL COUNSEL OF GOD 3/19/09

(OneNewsNow) - The director of an outreach ministry is disturbed at the evangelistic efforts of some organizations during Spring Break. Read Details

SPRING BREAK - MINISTRY IN A CHALLENGING SETTING 3/16/09

(OneNewsNow) - Members of Repent America are ministering to Spring Break crowds in Florida. Read Details

ON FACEBOOK? JOIN US THERE! 2/23/09

(RA) - If you are a Facebook user, we invite you to join the cause Repent America. This way we can keep you informed and organize efforts to reach as many people as possible with the Word of God and the Gospel of Jesus Christ. Join Us!

INAUGURATION WITNESSES HEAR THE GOSPEL 1/20/09

(OneNewsNow) - Repent America (RA) attended the inauguration of Barack Obama to share the gospel with many of the spectators filling the National Mall. Read Details

OHIO TOWN VIOLATED PRO-LIFE ADVOCATES' FREE SPEECH RIGHTS, FEDERAL COURT RULES 1/06/09

(LifeNews) - A federal court has ruled than an Ohio city violated the First Amendment rights of pro-life advocates when police officers threatened them with arrest for engaging in pro-life speech. Read Details

'PUSHING BACK' DURING THE INAUGURATION 1/05/09

(OneNewsNow) - On January 20, Repent America will spearhead a massive evangelism effort in Washington, DC. Church groups and individuals are encouraged to hand out tracts and engage in one-on-one witnessing efforts during the event. Read Details



WITCH CITY PREACHING CONVICTION CHALLENGED 11/01/08

(WorldNetDaily) - The disorderly conduct conviction of a Christian preacher who delivered a Gospel message in Salem, Mass., the self-described "Witch City," on Halloween one year ago is being appealed. Read Details



REPENT AMERICA ANNOUNCES PENNSYLVANIA CAMPUS TOUR 09/29/08

(RA) - Repent America (RA) has announced that its annual campus tour will take place from October 1 through October 10. The tour will bring the Gospel of Jesus Christ to tens of thousands of students and expose the reality of abortion on high school and college campuses throughout Pennsylvania. Read Details



WILD CROSSDRESSER HECKLES PREACHER 08/24/08

(RA) - Wild crossdresser heckles RA's Michael Marcavage as he open-air preaches at the NEPA Rainbow Alliance's 2008 PrideFest in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania at Kirby Park on August 10, 2008. Read Details
WARNING: Strong language and behavior



VICTORY: PENNSYLVANIA "HATE CRIMES" LAW STRUCK DOWN BY PENN. SUPREME COURT 07/24/08

(Firm Foundation) - In a significant victory for freedom of thought and the rule of law, the Pennsylvania Supreme Court ruled yesterday in favor of Michael Marcavage and other Christian evangelists with Repent America, affirming in Marcavage v. Rendell that the state legislature violated the Pennsylvania Constitution... Read Details

Also see the following articles:

Court Voids Pennsylvania Hate Crime Law Chalcedon Report

Pennsylvania Supreme Court Rules "Hate Crimes"
Passed Unlawfully
CWA

Hate crime amendments are struck down by court DelcoTimes

Evangelists cleared of 'hate-crime' charges OneNewsNow

Pa. Hate Crimes Law Struck Down The Bulletin

Pa. hate-crime protections weakened Philadelphia Inquirer

Supremes strike 'hate crime' statute WorldNetDaily

'Hate Crimes' Law Violates PA Constitution CBN News

Pa. High Court Strikes Down Homosexual
'Hate Crimes' Law
Christian Post

Pennsylvania Supreme Court Rules that Homosexual
'Hate Crimes' Law Violates Pennsylvania Constitution
LifeSite

Pa. court upholds gay-rally ruling Intelligencer Journal

Top state court backs Christian group
in hate-crimes case
Pittsburgh Tribune-Review



COURT SAYS 'GAY' RIGHTS TRUMP CHRISTIAN RIGHTS 07/18/08

(WorldNetDaily) - A federal appeals court has ruled the First Amendment rights of homosexuals at Philadelphia's taxpayer-funded "Outfest" celebration in 2004 trumped the First Amendment rights of Christians, and has dismissed the civil rights complaint the Philadelphia 11 had filed. Read Details



LIBERTY BELL CASE APPEALED 06/30/08

(The Bulletin) - Attorneys for a nationally-known street preacher have filed papers appealing a decision issued this month declaring the public sidewalks outside the Liberty Bell at Independence National Historical Park off limits to free speech and penalizing the outspoken Christian activist for exercising his First Amendment rights outside the national landmark. Read Details

Also see the following articles:

Freedom of speech trampled in Philly One News Now

Fine for preaching in public challenged WorldNetDaily




MARCAVAGE FOUND 'GUILTY' FOR MINISTERING ON PUBLIC SIDEWALK OUTSIDE OF LIBERTY BELL CENTER 06/14/08 Updated: 06/17/08

(RA) - Repent America (RA) director Michael Marcavage was found 'guilty' yesterday for rejecting a "verbal permit" and refusing to relocate to a "free speech zone" while preaching on the public sidewalk outside of the Liberty Bell Center. The case is being appealed and an injunction against the unconstitutional policy will be filed. Click here to view our news update and watch video of the arrest.

The Liberty Bell Silenced? By Street Preacher Ruling The Bulletin

Free speech squelched near Liberty Bell One News Now

Man fined for preaching near Liberty Bell WorldNetDaily

Preacher fined for Independence Mall violation Phila Daily News

Preacher gets fine, probation Philadelphia Inquirer




LIBERTY ON TRIAL TOMORROW 06/12/08

Repent America (RA) director Michael Marcavage will stand trial tomorrow in federal court for his arrest in October of last year for rejecting a "verbal permit" and refusing to relocate to a "free speech zone" while preaching on the public sidewalk outside of the Liberty Bell Center. Video of his arrest can be viewed here. Please pray that the Lord's will be done in this situation.



CHRISTIAN PUTS 'FREE SPEECH ZONES' ON TRIAL 4/22/08

(Paleo Place) - A Christian evangelist who sought to spread the Gospel message of life to those on the public walkways outside the Liberty Bell Center in Center City was put on trial yesterday for engaging in protected First Amendment activities outside the Liberty Bell�s designated �free speech zone.� After federal authorities... Read Details



ARLENE GOES HOME (1931 - 2008) 4/21/08

(RA) - Arlene Elshinnawy, who worked regularly with Repent America, died suddenly on April 20th to go home to be with the Lord. Arlene was a faithful witness of Jesus Christ who loved to serve and reach out to others with the Gospel. She was a committed voice for the unborn, counseling women outside of abortion clinics, and thereby, helping to save countless babies from being murdered at the hands of abortionists. As one of the Philadelphia 11, Arlene was wrongfully arrested and charged with a "hate crime" in 2004 for attempting to share the Gospel at a homosexual event. As a result, Arlene was featured on various news programs and documentaries, speaking on the dangers of "hate crimes" laws. Those who knew Arlene personally have been deeply impacted by her life of service. She will be missed greatly.



MESSIAH COLLEGE SLAMMED FOR HOSTING 'COMPASSION FORUM' 4/15/08

(OneNewsNow) - A Philadelphia-based Christian ministry contends Messiah College in Pennsylvania reaffirmed its departure from the Christian faith when it hosted Sunday night's "Compassion Forum" featuring Democratic presidential candidates Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton. Read Details



REPENT AMERICA REBUKES MESSIAH COLLEGE FOR HOSTING �COMPASSION FORUM� 4/14/08

(RA) - Yesterday, Repent America was present at Messiah College in Grantham, Pa. for the so-called �Compassion Forum� to show the reality of abortion and to call upon event attendees to repent and be moved with compassion for the thousands of unborn children who continue to be murdered at the hands of abortionists on a daily basis. Despite much opposition from Messiah College, a college that has drifted far from Biblical Christianity, RA was successful in its efforts to expose Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton as promoters of the abortion holocaust while calling college administrators, faculty, and students to return to the God of the Bible. Messiah College alumni and current students worked with RA's efforts.



MARCAVAGE GRANTED NEW TRIAL FOR CONSTITUTIONAL VIOLATIONS 4/01/08

(Legally Speaking) - On April 1, the Third Circuit Court of Appeals issued a decision reinstating the case that Michael Marcavage of Repent America had brought against the City of Philadelphia for violations of his First Amendment rights. Read Details



WHEN PREACHING BECOMES A CRIME 3/19/08

(WorldNetDaily) - In 1774, a young James Madison, while traveling through Culpeper County in Virginia � well before he became our fourth president � passed by a jail where a number of Baptist preachers had been incarcerated... Read Details



SPEECHLESS: GRANDMAS BEHIND BARS 3/28/08

(RA) - Speechless...Silencing The Christians is a powerful 13-week television series airing on the Inspiration Networks. Episode 3 - Grandmas Behind Bars will air this weekend at 8:30 p.m. EST on INSP. This episode features RA director Michael Marcavage and ministry team members' Arlene Elshinnawy and Linda Beckman who discuss their arrests for "hate crimes" for ministering at a 2004 homosexual event in Philadelphia. Don't miss this eye-opening episode! Watch Trailer



WHEN PREACHING BECOMES A CRIME 3/19/08

(WorldNetDaily) - In 1774, a young James Madison, while traveling through Culpeper County in Virginia � well before he became our fourth president � passed by a jail where a number of Baptist preachers had been incarcerated... Read Details



WITCH CITY JUDGE: PREACHING IS 'DISORDERLY CONDUCT' 3/11/08

(WorldNetDaily) - A judge in Salem, Mass., which calls itself "Witch City," has found a street preacher guilty of disorderly conduct for preaching the Gospel on Halloween night 2007. Read Details

Click here to listen to RA's Michael Marcavage and Ben Dupre of the Foundation for Moral Law discuss this case on Faith 2 Action with Janet Folger.



SPECIAL UPDATE - SPEECHLESS TV SERIES, TRIAL IN 'WITCH CITY', VICTORY IN ATLANTIC CITY AND MORE! 3/08/08

(RA Update) - Read our March 08, 2008 ministry update by clicking here.



PREACHER ON TRIAL FOR MINISTERING IN 'WITCH CITY' 3/07/08

(WorldNetDaily) - A "Witch City" trial is scheduled Monday for a street preacher who was arrested and accused of disorderly conduct for expressing his belief in the Gospel of Jesus Christ on a public street in Salem, Mass., on Halloween night in 2007. Read Details



SPEECHLESS...SILENCING THE CHRISTIANS 2/28/08

(RA) - Speechless...Silencing The Christians is a powerful eye-opening 13-week television series premiering this weekend. The program, hosted by Janet Parshall, will feature RA director Michael Marcavage and ministry team members' Arlene Elshinnawy and Linda Beckman, and provide a host of case examples that show how Christians across America are being targeted and silenced because of their faith in Jesus Christ. Watch Trailer


JUDGE ROY MOORE JOINS FIGHT OVER HATE-CRIMES LAW 2/23/08

(Intelligencer Journal) - The former Alabama chief justice who was forced out of office when he refused a federal judge's order to remove a monument bearing the Ten Commandments from the state courthouse will assist Christian evangelists in a constitutional challenge to Pennsylvania's hate-crimes law. Read Details

Click here to listen to RA's Michael Marcavage on American Family Focus with Host Diane Gramley discuss this story and more!


'PHILLY 11' CHRISTIANS APPEAL LAWSUIT OVER ARRESTS 2/12/08

(OneNewsNow) - Eleven Christians arrested for expressing their beliefs publicly during a so-called "gay pride" festival in Philadelphia several years ago were in court Monday, seeking to have their lawsuit against the city reinstated. Read Details


ANNOUNCEMENT: REPENT AMERICA TO HELP IN EXPOSING THE WEITZ COMPANY 1/28/08

(RA) - Repent America (RA) is in complete support of the efforts of the Collaborators Project in opposition to The Weitz Company. It is our hope that The Weitz Company will honor the Collaborators Project deadline of January 31, 2008 by immediately removing itself from the construction of the Planned Parenthood abortuary in Denver, Colorado. If The Weitz Company fails to remove itself from the building project by the deadline, RA will be involved in organizing efforts against the company for being collaborators in the Abortion holocaust.


FOUNDATION TO DEFEND EVANGELIST IN PUBLIC PREACHING ARREST 1/17/08

(Firm Foundation) - The Foundation for Moral Law announced yesterday that it has agreed to defend evangelist Michael Marcavage of the evangelistic organization Repent America against the misdemeanor charges filed against him for preaching in a Salem, Mass. public square on Halloween night... Read Details


LIBERTY BELL SPEECH LIMITS CASE DELAYED 1/10

(WorldNetDaily) - Court arguments over speech restrictions imposed by the National Park Service in Philadelphia have been delayed by a request from the prosecution for a continuance in the case... Read Details
Watch video footage of the arrest


UPDATE: The government was not prepared to proceed to trial and requested a continuance, which was granted. There will now be a new trial date set.

CHRISTIAN ACTIVIST TO BE ARRAIGNED TODAY FOR REFUSING TO HONOR 'FREE SPEECH ZONE' 1/9/08

(OneNewsNow) - The director of Christian activist group Repent America will be arraigned today in a Philadelphia courtroom on charges of unlawful preaching. Read Details


LIBERTY ON TRIAL AGAIN IN PHILADELPHIA 1/3/08

(RA) - Freedom of religion and speech will go head-to-head with the government again on January 9 as ministry director Michael Marcavage is hauled before a federal judge for preaching to those waiting in line at the Liberty Bell Center. In October of last year, Marcavage had been arrested for continuing to preach on public property after refusing to move to a so-called �free speech zone�. Watch Video and read our press release for hearing details.


CONGRESSIONAL 'HATE CRIMES' PLAN DROPPED � FOR NOW 12/7/07

(WorldNetDaily) - An amendment that would have set up new federal law to apply penalties for politically incorrect "thoughts" under a "hate crimes" plan has been stripped from a defense spending authorization bill, delaying at least for now the application... Read Details


'HATE CRIMES' CRITICS ALARMED OVER COMING VOTE 12/5/07

(WorldNetDaily) - Congressional Quarterly is reporting a defense reauthorization bill could come up for a vote as early as today, with a "hate crimes" provision that would apply penalties for politically incorrect "thoughts" still attached. Read Details


THANKS BE TO THE LORD JESUS CHRIST! 11/21/07

Thank you Jesus for taking our place on the cross when we deserved to die. Thank you for paying for our sins. Thank you for being our friend and our teacher. Thank you for giving us life and it more abundantly. May we increase in our thankfulness to you for our many blessings, and in our love for you, our neighbor and one another.

A sincere thank you to all of our supporters, and to those who are keeping us in prayer as we continue to labor to reach the lost for Christ.


PENNSYLVANIA'S COMMONWEALTH COURT STRIKES DOWN "HATE CRIMES" LAW EXPANSION 11/15/07

(RA) - Today, in a 4-1 decision, the Pennsylvania Commonwealth Court struck down the state's expanded "hate crimes" law, declaring it to be "unconstitutional and therefore null and void." The legal action was filed by Repent America, stemming from the arrests of eleven Christians with the ministry who were jailed and charged under the law while they were ministering at a homosexual event in Philadelphia in 2004. Read Opinion


LIBERTY BELL RANGERS HALT MINISTER'S SPEECH 10/10/07

(RA) - A street preacher whose annual fall campaign often includes a stop in Philadelphia, the self-described "Birthplace of Liberty," has been arrested for speaking against abortion on public property outside the building housing the Liberty Bell. Read Details


MARCAVAGE ARRESTED FOR PREACHING ON SIDEWALK AT LIBERTY BELL CENTER 10/06/07

(RA) - On October 6, Ministry Director Michael Marcavage was arrested for preaching on a public sidewalk at the entrance of the Liberty Bell Center near Independence Hall in Philadelphia by National Park Service Rangers. On a number of occassions, as Michael preached to those waiting in line to see the Liberty Bell, Ranger Alan Saperstein, interrupted him and ordered that he and the other members of the ministry team relocate to a "free speech zone" nowhere near the area. Watch Now


CHRISTIANS TO WITNESS AT HOMOSEXUAL PRIDE EVENT, DESPITE JUDGE'S RULING 10/05/07

(One News Now) - The threat of arrest will not stop pro-family activists from bringing a gospel witness to a homosexual pride event this weekend in Philadelphia. Read Details


2007 PRO-LIFE EVANGELISM TOUR 9/19/07

(RA) - Repent America (RA) is gearing up for its 5th annual pro-life evangelism tour next month, which will be visiting a number of high school and college campuses around Pennsylvania. The tour will expose the gruesome reality of abortion, and call for an end to this holocaust in our nation. Please pray and consider making a donation to support this powerful effort. We need your help! Make a Donation

"Open thy mouth for the dumb (voiceless) in the cause of all such as are appointed to destruction. Open thy mouth, judge righteously, and plead the cause of the poor and needy." (Proverbs 31:8-9)


KENNEDY 'HUMILIATES' SOLDIERS TO FURTHER HOMOSEXUAL RIGHTS 9/27/07

(WorldNetDaily) - Sens. Edward Kennedy, D-Mass., and Gordon Smith, R-Ore., have trashed the collective reputations of millions of U.S. military service members in order to advance their "hate crimes" legislation, which would make it a crime to utter a negative opinion about homosexuals or their lifestyle... Read Details


2007 PRO-LIFE EVANGELISM TOUR 9/19/07

(RA) - Repent America (RA) is gearing up for its 5th annual pro-life evangelism tour next month, which will be visiting a number of high school and college campuses around Pennsylvania. The tour will expose the gruesome reality of abortion, and call for an end to this holocaust in our nation. Please pray and consider making a donation to support this powerful effort. We need your help! Make a Donation

"Open thy mouth for the dumb (voiceless) in the cause of all such as are appointed to destruction. Open thy mouth, judge righteously, and plead the cause of the poor and needy." (Proverbs 31:8-9)


WHY SHOULD GOD BLESS AMERICA? 9/17/07

(RA) - The Church of God Choir of Springfield, Ohio offers new lyrics for "God Bless America". Watch Now


MARSHALL STUDENT EXPRESSES APPRECIATION FOR RA 9/16/07

"I just wanted to let you all know how much it meant to me that you came to the Marshall University campus on 9/11 to preach the word. I stayed through the whole thing and even missed a class for it. It really meant a lot to me that you came into such an evil and messed up place to share the light of the world..." Read Details


REPENT AMERICA IN WEST VIRGINIA 9/9/07

(RA) - Repent America will be ministering the Gopsel throughout West Virginia this week while exposing the reality of abortion. The tour will include Marshall University and West Virginia University. We ask that you would spend some time in prayer for this ministry effort.


PHILLIES LOSE 5 YEARS IN A ROW ON "GAY NIGHT"

REPENT AMERICA TO SPEAK THE TRUTH AT THE PHILLIES "GAY NIGHT" 8/9/07

(RA) - Tonight, Repent America will speak the truth about homosexuality at the 5th annual Philadelphia Phillies "Gay Night" at the ballpark. RA has been ministering at this event each year since it started in 2003. Please pray for this important effort.


LOOMING "HATE CRIMES" BILL DISCUSSED 7/16/07

(RA) - Repent America director Michael Marcavage, along with Bob Knight and Joe Glover, speak with Janet Folger of Faith 2 Action about the looming federal "hate crimes" bill. Listen Now


CALL TO WASHINGTON: "HATE CRIMES" PRESS CONFERENCE 7/13/07

(RA) - On July 10 and 11, Christians from across the country united together on Capitol Hill to expose the dangers of the proposed federal "hate crimes" bill (S. 1105). The two-day event organized by Repent America and Elijah Ministries concluded with a "hate crimes" press conference, which is now available online. Watch Now


CHRISTIANS WARN AGAINST DANGERS OF PROPOSED 'HATE CRIMES' LAW 7/12/07

(OneNewsNow) - A Philadelphia Christian activist who was once charged under Pennsylvania's hate crimes law for preaching scripture at a "homosexual pride" event has spoken at a Capitol Hill rally denouncing federal "hate crimes" legislation. Read Details


CHRISTIANS LOBBYING SENATORS ON "HATE CRIMES" 7/10/07

(OneNewsNow) - Several Christian groups will be holding a press conference and rally Wednesday on Capitol Hill to lobby senators to oppose a bill that would include crimes against homosexuals, bisexuals, and transgender people in federal "hate crimes" statutes. Read Details


CALLING ALL CHRISTIANS TO WASHINGTON 6/21/07

(RA) - On July 10 and 11, Repent America, along with members of the Philadelphia 11, and other concerned Christians will be gathering in Washington, D.C. to rally on Capitol Hill against "hate crimes" legislation. Please review our "Hate Crimes" Packet for further information. If you are interested in joining us in this important effort, please contact us to register.


"HATE CRIMES" TV SPECIAL THIS SUNDAY 6/08/07

(RA) - This Sunday, Dr. D. James Kennedy�s Coral Ridge Hour will air an educational �hate crimes laws� special, featuring an interview with Repent America director Michael Marcavage, and members of the Philadelphia Eleven, concerning the dangers of �hate crimes� legislation. Check your local television listings for time and channel.


JUDGE: EVANGELISTS NEED NOT REPENT 6/08/07

(RA) - A district judge this week dismissed disorderly conduct charges against two Christian evangelists kicked off the Kutztown University campus... Read Details


CHARGES DISMISSED AS BEING WITHOUT MERIT

UPCOMING TRIAL OVER REPENT AMERICA'S VISIT TO KUTZTOWN UNIVERSITY
6/01/07

(RA) - On June 6, a criminal trial will be held in a Pennsylvania District Court over the April arrests of Repent America's Michael Marcavage and James Deferio for sharing the Gospel with students on the state-owned and operated campus of Kutztown University. Please pray for their attorney, and for the judge who will be hearing this case. More Information


BRIEF FILED IN SUPPORT OF PHILADELPHIA 11 APPEAL 5/22/07

(RA) - Today, attorneys for Repent America filed a brief in support of the need for a new trial in the civil case of the "Philadelphia Eleven". Read Brief


REPENT AMERICA CHALLENGES STATE 'HATE CRIMES' LEGISLATION 5/16/07

(One News Now) - A pro-family activist from Pennsylvania says conservative, Bible-believing Christians throughout that state must stand against "hate crimes" legislation. The Commonwealth Court of Pennsylvania will hear oral arguments next month in a lawsuit brought by Repent America in an effort to overturn hate crimes laws in the state. Read Details

REPENT AMERICA TO WITNESS AT PHILADELPHIA HOMOSEXUAL CELEBRATION THIS WEEKEND 5/05/07
(RA) - On Sunday, May 6, 2007, Repent America (RA) will be ministering from the Word of God at Equality Forum, a taxpayer-funded celebration of homosexuality, on the streets of Philadelphia near Independence Hall. Please pray for a successful outreach.

CHRISTIANS IN BULL'S-EYE IN NEW 'HATE CRIMES' PLAN 4/26/07

(WorldNetDaily) - A fast-tracked congressional plan to add special protections for homosexuals to federal law would turn "thoughts, feelings, and beliefs" into criminal offenses and put Christians in the bull's-eye, according to opponents. Read Details

CHRISTIANS BOOTED FROM PENN. COLLEGE CAMPUS 4/24/07

(One News Now) - Two Christian groups say they were ejected from a Pennsylvania university campus for preaching the gospel... Read Details

PASTORS: ACT NOW OR PREPARE FOR JAIL 4/24/07

(WorldNetDaily) - I've already told you about how H.R. 1592 will destroy equal justice (setting up a victim hierarchy), set up a Gay Gestapo with unlimited funds and send grandma to jail for sharing her faith on the public sidewalk, as happened in Philadelphia. But what you may not know is how this bill... Read Details

CONGRESS DEBATES 'JAIL GRANDMA' HATE SPEECH 4/18/07

(WorldNetDaily) - Debate has been launched in Congress on a federal "hate speech" proposal similar to a state law that already has been used to send grandmothers to jail for their "crime" of sharing the Gospel of Jesus on a Philadelphia public sidewalk. Read Details


'JAIL GRANDMA' HATE SPEECH DEBATE BEGINS 4/17/07

(WorldNetDaily) - Debate is to begin today in a congressional subcommittee on a federal "hate speech" proposal similar to a state law that already has been used to send grandmothers to jail for their "crime" of sharing the Gospel of Jesus on a Philadelphia public sidewalk. Read Details


REPENT AMERICA COUNTERS HOMOSEXUAL ACTIVISTS AT MESSIAH COLLEGE 4/15/07

(RA) - On March 13, Repent America was at Messiah College in Grantham, Pa to counter the homosexual propaganda of Mel White's Soulforce Equality Ride, which was welcomed by college administrators. Please watch this report for further details.


REPENT AMERICA SET TO COUNTER HOMOSEXUAL ACTIVISTS AT MESSIAH COLLEGE 3/12/07

(RA) - Repent America will be at Messiah College in Grantham, Pa. on March 13 to counter the homosexual propaganda of Mel White's Soulforce Equality Ride. The group has been traveling the country to Christian-based colleges and universities to encourage policy change to affirm homosexual behavior, and is now being welcomed by Messiah administrators in the name of "gracious Christianity" while asking Christians who "confront" homosexual behavior as sinful not to be on the campus during their visit. Please pray for this important effort.

Jesus' doctrine on homosexuality is obviously harmonious with the Word of God, as cited in Lev. 18:22, Matt. 19:4-6, 1 Cor. 6:9-11, Romans 1, etc. Considering this, the Scriptures instruct: "Whosoever transgresseth, and abideth not in the doctrine of Christ, hath not God. He that abideth in the doctrine of Christ, he hath both the Father and the Son. If there come any unto you, and bring not this doctrine, receive him not into your house, neither bid him God speed: For he that biddeth him God speed is partaker of his evil deeds." (2 John 1:9-11)


CHRISTIAN BELIEF A 'HATE CRIME' UNDER PLAN 3/03/07

(WorldNetDaily) - Americans worried about new "hate crime" legislation that could be used to make criminals of those whose religious faith doesn't endorse homosexuality could be facing a two-pronged attack, according to groups that monitor those developments. Read Details


UPDATE: PHILADELPHIA ELEVEN APPEAL, GO WEST CAMPUS TOUR & MORE! 2/20/07

(RA Update) - Read our February 20, 2007 ministry update by clicking here.


PHILADELPHIA 11 APPEAL FREE SPEECH LIMITS 2/16/07

(WorldNetDaily) - A notice of appeal has been filed with the 3rd U.S. Court of Appeals over actions by city officials in Philadephia who not only refused to protect the speech rights of 11 Christians at a public homosexual festival, but arrested them for quoting the Bible and speaking against the behavior. Read Details

Listen to Repent America (RA) director Michael Marcavage discuss this decision, appeal and the dangers of federal hate crimes bill H.R. 254 with Concerned Women for America's (CWA) Martha Kleder and Matt Barber, CWA's Policy Director for Cultural Issues.


DISS A 'GAY'? GO TO JAIL! 2/15/07

(WorldNetDaily) - Two Christians in Australia have been indicted for criticizing Islam, and another for criticizing Zionism. A filmmaker has been threatened with arrest for using the word "homosexual" rather than "gay." Read Details


'PHILADELPHIA 11' TOLD 'GAYS' LIMITED SPEECH 2/14/07

(WorldNetDaily) - A new federal court decision in the case of the Philadelphia Eleven could send Christians' free speech rights another step towards extinction, according to group members who have been told police officers had a right to silence their biblical messages at a public homosexual festival. Read Details

Click here to listen to RA director Michael Marcavage discuss this decision on The Heart of the Matter program.


REPENT AMERICA TO WITNESS DURING SUPER BOWL WEEKEND 1/31/07

(One News Now) - Despite opposition to their efforts at last year's Super Bowl, a Philadelphia-based Christian group will be at this year's NFL championship game in Miami. Their minds, however, will not be on the game, but on a much more important matter: people's relationship with their Creator. Read Details


HOM INTERVIEW ON STENGEL DECISION 1/26/07

(HOM) - Click here to listen to Pastor Ralph Ovadal's recent interview with RA director Michael Marcavage on The Heart of the Matter concerning the recent court decision against the Philadelphia Eleven.


FEDERAL JUDGE THROWS OUT CHRISTIAN GROUP'S LAWSUIT 1/25/07

(One News Now) - A federal judge has dismissed a lawsuit by volunteers with the Christian activist group, Repent America, who were arrested at a street festival for homosexuals in Philadelphia. Read Details

For further details, please see our release:
Federal Court Rules Against Philadelphia Eleven



PRAY FOR ABORTIONIST DANTZIC 1/5/07

(RA) - Abortionist Sondra Dantzic, who kills babies in the womb at Planned Parenthood in West Chester, PA and in Trenton, NJ, has been attempting to have us permanently remove information from our website relating to our 2006 pro-life evangelism tour. At this time, certain information has been temporarily disabled. However, we will not be silenced for the Scripture declares, "Open thy mouth for the dumb (voiceless) in the cause of all such as are appointed to destruction. Open thy mouth, judge righteously, and plead the cause of the poor and needy." (Proverbs 31:8-9) Please pray for abortionist Dantzic and for this situation. A more detailed update is forthcoming.


EVANGELIST GETS OK TO PURSUE CIVIL RIGHTS SUIT AGAINST CHICAGO 12/20/06

(AgapePress) - A judge has allowed a Philadelphia evangelist to continue with his lawsuit against the City of Chicago over his arrest during the "Gay Games 2006," which was hosted by the Windy City this summer. Read Details


FEDERAL LAWSUIT FILED AGAINST DETROIT FOR HARASSMENT OF CHRISTIANS 11/21/06

(LifeNews.com) - A leading pro-life law firm has announced it will step up to defend a handful of Christians who say local police harassed them as they protested abortion outside the Super Bowl this year. Read Details Read the Complaint


PHOTO GALLERY OF 2006 PRO-LIFE EVANGELISM TOUR RELEASED 11/15/06

(RA) - Repent America conducted its annual pro-life evangelism tour from October 23 through October 27 of this year, visiting a number of high schools and college campuses with the truth about abortion and the Gospel of Jesus Christ. From West Philadelphia High School to Princeton University to Independence Hall, the tour photo gallery will provide an account of what happened during this powerful five-day presentation. View the galley or Watch the slideshow


PHILADELPHIA HOSTS OUTFEST 2006 10/19/06

(CWA) - In 2004, 11 Christians witnessing to attendees of Philadelphia�s homosexual OutFest, were arrested. However, while that matter must still be dealt with in civil court, volunteers with Repent America attended the city�s 2006 OutFest and received an entirely different reception. Michael Marcavage, director of Repent America, credits the change to prayer. He also shares Repent America�s pro-life evangelism tour of high school and college campuses. Click here to listen.


CHICAGO ENDS PROSECUTION AGAINST MARCAVAGE 10/19/06

(Agape Press) - The criminal case against a Christian activist accused of disorderly conduct during the recent "Gay Games" in Chicago, Illinois, has been dropped. But after being arrested and charged for ministering outside the homosexual event, he does not plan to let the matter end there. Read Details.


MARCAVAGE PROSECUTION CONTINUES IN CHICAGO 9/29/06

(AgapePress) - A Christian activist accused of disrupting the 2006 "Gay Games" in Chicago, Illinois, insists he was arrested while lawfully expressing his pro-traditional marriage viewpoint at the pro-homosexual event. And now, he claims city officials are moving forward with the case against him -- a case he feels should be dismissed. Read Details


PHILLIES BLASTED FOR PROMOTING HOMOSEXUALITY, BARRING BIBLICAL VIEWS FROM BALLPARK 8/23/06

(AgapePress) - A Christian ministry says the Philadelphia Phillies organization is helping to advance the homosexual agenda while discriminating against those who express biblical views on homosexuality. Read Details


JUDGMENT HAILED UPHOLDING STREET PREACHERS' FIRST AMENDMENT RIGHTS 5/12/06

(AgapePress) A federal district court judge has ruled that actions designed to prevent two Christians from preaching and proselytizing near a homosexual event in a Pennsylvania city park were unconstitutional restrictions of free speech. Read Details


REPENT AMERICA QUESTIONS EASTERN UNIVERSITY'S WELCOME OF HOMOSEXUAL ACTIVISTS 5/5/06

(AgapePress) The leader of a Philadelphia-based Christian group says a private Christian university in Pennsylvania seems to be embracing homosexuality, and he believes the school is on the verge of abandoning the very biblical principles... Read Details


SYRACUSE PRO-LIFE TOUR IMPACTS CITY 4/24/06

(RA) Repent America traveled throughout Syracuse, NY from April 17-21 to show the reality of abortion at high schools, college campuses, and heavily trafficked areas. The pro-life tour received much attention from the media, including particular attention from one news station that broadcasted the images of the murdered preborn children during all their newscasts.


SYRACUSE PRO-LIFE TOUR THIS WEEK 4/16/06

(RA) Repent America will be in Syracuse, NY this week from April 17th - 21st to conduct a pro-life evangelism tour. Please pray for all those we speak with about the holocaust taking place in America, that they would repent, trust Christ, and be moved with compassion to be a voice for these voiceless children who are being murdered by the hands of abortionists. Over 45 million dead... and counting.


CREATION SEMINAR A SUCCESS! 3/20/06

(RA) On March 17 and 18, over 1,000 people came out to the Dover Area High School auditorium for a two-day creation seminar sponsored by Repent America. Dr. Kent Hovind spoke on the Age of the Earth and the Lies in the Texbooks. You may click here to view photographs of the event.


REPENT AMERICA BRINGING CREATION SEMINAR TO DOVER AREA HIGH SCHOOL 3/14/06

(RA) Repent America is bringing a creation seminar to the Dover Area High School by Dr. Kent Hovind this Friday and Saturday. The event is open to the public and admission is free. Read Details


'DR. DINO' OFFERS STRATEGY FOR ADDRESSING DARWINIAN INACCURACIES 3/6/06

(Agpae Press) A Christian evangelist known as "Dr. Dino" advocates a three-pronged approach to countering public school textbooks that use faulty evidence for Darwinian evolution. Read Details


MARCAVAGE IN THE AIR TODAY 3/13/06

(RA) Today, Michael Marcavage will be a guest on the Alex Jones radio program (listen live) at 2 p.m. EST. Marcavage will also be a guest on the Pastor Butch's Call to Decision program at 9 p.m. EST.


TOWN COUNCIL SETTLES WITH REPENT AMERICA LEADER AFTER BARRING HIS FREE SPEECH 2/21/06

(Agpae Press) Officials in one Pennsylvania town have admitted they were wrong not to let a Christian activist speak during an open comment period at a public meeting. Read Details


CREATIONIST: REQUIRE ACCURACY IN TEXTBOOKS AND EVOLUTION WILL CRUMBLE 2/13/06

(Agpae Press) An evangelist who travels and speaks around the world on creation, evolution, and dinosaurs will be holding a seminar at a Pennsylvania high school that was recently ordered by a federal judge not to mention "intelligent design" (ID)... Read Details


PRO-LIFE MESSAGE SHUT DOWN AT SUPER BOWL

(RA) Repent America joined Christians from across America for evangelism and to be a voice for the voiceless at this year's Super Bowl. However, Detroit police shut down the pro-life message... Read Details

33 YEARS OF THE AMERICAN HOLOCAUST

(RA) On Friday, January 27, RA showed the reality of abortion at Independence Hall in Philadelphia to memorialize 33 years of "legalized" child killing in America. The holocaust continues; the church is silent.

DA ESCALATES CHARGE 1/17/06

(RA) The Chester County District Attorney's Office in Pennsylvania has escalated a "Defiant Trespass" charge against Michael Marcavage for standing on a public sidewalk near a college campus... Read Details

CHALLENGE TO PA 'HATE CRIMES' LAW PERMITTED TO CONTINUE 12/22/05

(The Legal Intelligencer) Conservative activist Michael Marcavage and a group of his fellow Christians have won the right to bring their case against the state�s �ethnic intimidation� act to the Commonwealth Court after the court ruled today against Gov. Edward G. Rendell and state legislators� preliminary objections... Read Details

'HATE CRIME' LAWS THREATEN RELIGIOUS FREEDOM By Robert Knight and Lindsey Douthit

Proponents of "hate crime" laws say they are needed to protect minorities from acts of violence. But "hate crime" laws are unnecessary. Criminal acts are already illegal. What's more, "hate crime" laws violate the constitutional right to equal protection, create the un-American offense of "thought crime," and abridge the freedoms of speech, religion and association. Read Details


SENATOR ALLEN SWITCHES POSITION ON 'HATE CRIMES' 12/13/05

(Family News In Focus) Virginia Senator George Allen will not vote for any hate crimes legislation that includes gays and lesbians as a special class of protected citizens. His decision is, in part, based on the experience of eleven Christians who were arrested for preaching the Gospel... Read Details

HOMOSEXUAL CHARGED WITH PUNCHING COP 12/13/05

(WorldNetDaily) A homosexual protester who was part of a demonstration outside the home of a Christian activist near Philadelphia has been jailed for allegedly punching a policeman who responded to the scene. Read Details

THANKS BE TO THE LORD JESUS CHRIST! 11/23/05

Thank you Jesus for taking our place on the cross when we deserved to die. Thank you for paying for our sins. Thank you for being our friend and our teacher. Thank you for giving us life and it more abundantly.

May we increase in our thankfulness to you for our many blessings, and in our love for you, our neighbor, and one another.

A sincere thank you to all of our supporters, and to those who are keeping us in prayer, as we continue to labor to reach the lost for Christ.

CONNECTICUT WILL NO LONGER PROSECUTE MARCAVAGE 11/17/05

(RA) - In July of 2004, Michael Marcavage and Dennis Green of Life and Liberty Ministries (LLM) were returning from several days of ministry work at the Democratic National Convention in Boston, MA. Read Details

MARCAVAGE FOUND 'NOT GUILTY' 11/4/05

(RA) - Michael Marcavage, who was arrested last month for criminal trespass during the Chester County Pridefest in Phoenixville, PA, was found not guilty by Judge Ted Michaels in district court Thursday afternoon.

Marcavage was arrested by police around 2:15 p.m. on Oct. 2 while holding his Bible and attempting to minister the Gospel to those in attendance at the annual homosexual event. Police arrested Marcavage at the public event because organizers ordered his removal.

PHOTOS FROM SALEM OUTREACH ONLINE 11/3/05

(RA) - View the photographs from the Salem, Massachusetts evangelistic outreach from October 30 through November 1 by clicking here.

LAWSUIT CHARGES PUBLIC OFFICIALS VIOLATED CHRISTIAN ACTIVIST'S FREE-SPEECH RIGHTS 10/25

(Agape Press) - Officials in one Pennsylvania borough are being accused of violating the free-speech rights of a local Christian who was ejected from a public meeting after he tried to read from the Bible. Read Details

CHRISTIANS' LAWSUIT ALLEGES PHILADELPHIA OFFICIALS CONSPIRED AGAINST THEM 10/19/05

(Agape Press) - A lawsuit has been filed against the city of Philadelphia on behalf of 11 Christians who were arrested when they tried to preach on a public street during a homosexual pride event. Read Details

PHOTOS NOW AVAILABLE OF RA's 2005 PRO-LIFE TOUR 10/17/05

(RA) - View the pictures of RA's 2005 pro-life evangelistic tour from October 10 - October 14 throughout the Philadelphia region. Click here to view.

"OUTFEST 2005" A SUCCESS! 10/10/05

(RA) - On October 9, RA had a tremendous six-plus hours of ministry without interruption at "OutFest 2005". Although two homosexual groups were hostile toward RA, thousands heard the Word of God preached.

Robert Breaud from New Orleans shared his testimony of how Jesus Christ set him free from nearly 20 years of homosexuality. At one point, an enraged man shoved Brother Breaud. The police intervened and a scuffle broke out as the man punched a police officer in the face and tried to gain possession of another officer's handgun. The attempt was foiled when about a dozen police officers leapt upon the man and hauled him off to jail. We rejoice and give thanks to the Father for His protection.

ROBERTS: "I DON'T LOOK TO THE BIBLE" 9/18/05

WE SUPPORT: "Providence has given to our people the choice of their rulers, and it is the duty as well as the privilege and interest of our Christian nation to select and prefer Christians for their rulers." - John Jay, First Chief Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court

WE OPPOSE: "...[M]y faith and my religious beliefs do not play a role in judging. When it comes to judging, I look to the law books and always have. I don't look to the Bible or any other religious source." - John Roberts, Chief Justice Nominee for the U.S. Supreme Court

HOUSE ADDS SEXUAL ORIENTATION TO 'HATE CRIMES' 9/14/05

(WorldNetDaily) - In what is being characterized as an unexpected move, the U.S. House of Representatives today approved an amendment to a child-safety bill that adds "sexual orientation" to the federal "hate crimes" statute. Read Details

Click here to find out how your representative voted.

PHILLIES LOSE; RA WINS 8/19/05

(RA) - Yesterday, August 18 at 7:05 p.m., the Philadelphia Phillies held their third annual "Gay Community Night" at Citizens Bank Park as Repent America (RA) declared the truth about homosexuality outside and inside the ballpark. Read Details

REPENT AMERICA GOING TO BAT FOR JESUS AGAIN THIS YEAR 8/18/05

(AgapePress) - A Philadelphia-based Christian ministry plans to protest the third annual "Gay Community Night" hosted by the Phillies Major League Baseball team. Read Details

RA LAUNCHES PETITION DRIVE URGING PRESIDENT BUSH TO NOMINATE ROY MOORE FOR THE U.S. SUPREME COURT 7/15/05

(RA) - Repent America has launched a petition drive urging President Bush to nominate "Ten Commandments Judge" Roy Moore, former Chief Justice of the Alabama Supreme Court, to fill the vacancy left by Sandra Day O'Connor... Read Details

Click here to sign the petition!

RA EVANGELIZES AT "LIVE 8" EVENT 7/2/05

(RA) - Repent America preached the Gospel at the worldwide "Live 8" event in Philadelphia. The event attracted hundreds of thousands of people to the city. You can view the pictures of the RA evangelistic effort, by clicking here.

RA TO EVANGELIZE AT "LIVE 8" EVENT 7/2/05

(RA) - Repent America will be preaching the Gospel at the worldwide "Live 8" event in Philadelphia from 11:00 a.m. until 6 p.m. The event will attract hundreds of thousands of people to the city. "We must use this as an opportunity to bring the Gospel to the masses," stated Repent America director Michael Marcavage. Please pray for RA.

REPENT AMERICA DENOUNCES THE PLACEMENT OF A HOMOSEXUAL HISTORIC MARKER AT INDEPENDENCE HALL 7/1/05

(RA) - Repent America denounces today's secret ceremony held at the National Constitution Center in Philadelphia under the direction of the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission (PHMC). According to reports confirmed by the PHMC, the purpose of this closed ceremony was to unveil a homosexual historic marker, which will be officially placed within a few yards of Independence Hall. Read Details

SIMULATED SEX, THREATENING 'MOB' AT 'GAY PRIDE' EVENT 6/14/05

(WorldNetDaily) - A group of Christian protesters claims a "militant homosexual mob" threatened them with physical violence at Philadelphia's Gay Pride parade, a city-funded event that included simulated sex acts on some of the floats. Read Details

PHILADELPHIA PRIDE PARADE FEATURED SIMULATED SEX ACTS; CHRISTIANS THREATENED WITH VIOLENCE BY HOMOSEXUAL MOB 6/12/05

(RA) - The annual homosexual pride parade and festival, organized by "Philly Pride Presents" and funded by the City of Philadelphia, featured floats with simulated sex acts, while the Christians with Repent America faced ongoing threats of violence by a militant mob of homosexuals. Read Details

GROUPS PLAN FLIGHT OF HOPE OVER HOMOSEXUAL EVENT IN PHILADELPHIA 6/11/05

(RA) - Through the joint effort of the American Family Association of Pennsylvania (AFA of PA) and Repent America, there will be a flight of hope over today�s Pride Parade and Festival in Philadelphia. A banner-towing plane will fly over the event with the message: JESUS CHRIST - HOPE FOR HOMOSEXUALS.COM Read Details

MARCAVAGE TO SPEAK AT CONFERENCE IN PA CAPITAL 5/28/05

(RA) - Repent America director Michael Marcavage will be speaking on the movement in America to criminalize Christians by way of Hate Crimes Legislation at the American Family Association of Pennsylvania's "Coming Together to Work Together" Conference on Saturday, June 11. If you would like to attend, or for more information, please contact us. Printable Application (.pdf file)

ABORTIONISTS CONFRONTED IN SAN FRANCISCO 5/12/05

(RA) - Repent America joined Christians from across America to confront over 2,000 abortionists at the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists' (ACOG) Annual Clinical Meeting from May 7 through May 11 at the Moscone Convention Center in San Francisco.

REPENT AMERICA MINISTERS AT HOMOSEXUAL STREET FESTIVAL 4/2/05

(RA) - As in previous years, Repent America returned to minister at this year's homosexual street festival called "Equality Forum" on May 1 at Independence Hall in Philadelphia. View Photo Gallery

UPDATE: The Commonwealth of Pennsylvania provides $100K in funding to the homosexual street festival called "Equality Forum". Read Update

PHILADELPHIA FUNDS $80K TO HOMOSEXUAL CELEBRATION AMID HOMOSEXUAL SEX STING AT CITY DEPT. STORE
4/23/05

(RA) - The City of Philadelphia is funding this year's homosexual street festival called "Equality Forum" at $80,000 plus in-kind services. This celebration of sin attracts tens of thousands of homosexuals to the streets of Philadelphia every year. Read Details

Left: Picture from Equality Forum

CHRISTIANS CHALLENGE PENNSYLVANIA'S HATE LAW 4/15/05

(RA) - The Pennsylvania Christians with Repent America who were charged under Pennsylvania's hate crimes legislation in October of last year are now challenging the unconstitutional manner in which the law was passed. Read Details

REPENT AMERICA'S STATEMENT CONCERNING
JOHN PAUL II'S PASSING
4/4/05

Read Our Official Statement

MARCAVAGE SPEAKS AT INSTITUTE ON THE CONSTITUTION 4/1/05

Michael Marcavage, director of Repent America, spoke at the Institute on the Constitution's First Friday Lecture about the movement to criminalize Christians by way of Hate Crimes Legislation this past Friday. Institute on the Constitution (IOTC) is an educational effort on the part of the Law Office of Peroutka and Peroutka in Pasadena, Maryland.

► Picture: Michael Marcavage with Michael Anthony Peroutka, 2004 Constitution Party Presidential Candidate.


ATHEISTS GATHER IN PHILADELPHIA 3/26/05

(RA) - Repent America reached out to the non-existent Atheists at this year's National Convention of American Atheists on March 25 and 26. View Photo Gallery

MARCAVAGE VERDICT RESULT OF EVIDENCE EXCLUSION, SAYS ATTORNEY 3/17/05

(AgapePress) - An attorney for Michael Marcavage says he expects an appeals court to overturn a jury verdict that Temple University did nothing wrong when it tried to have the Christian student committed to a mental hospital several years ago. Read Details

PHILLY COURT NIXES CHRISTIAN'S LAWSUIT AGAINST TEMPLE UNIVERSITY 3/16/05

(AgapePress) - A Philadelphia jury has ruled against a former student of Temple University who sued the school after administrators attempted to commit him to a mental hospital in 1999. Earlier in the day the jury was hung, but ultimately came down on the side of the Philadelphia school. Read Details

Notation: Petrese Tucker, the federal judge who presided over the trial, received both her bachelor's and law degrees from Temple University, was employed as an adjunct professor, and had received awards from the university while the litigation was pending. She refused to recuse herself and clearly affected the outcome of the trial by withholding key evidence from the jury.

CLOSING ARGUMENTS COMPLETED 3/14/05

(RA) - Closing arguments were presented on March 14 in the trial involving Temple University. A decision by the jury is expected soon. Read Details

HIGH RANKING TEMPLE OFFICIALS ON TRIAL 3/4/05

(RA) - Jury selection and trial to began this Monday, March 7 in the Marcavage vs. Temple University federal civil case. Temple University Vice President of Operations, William Bergman, and the Managing Director of Campus Safety, Carl Bittenbender, will stand trial for attempting to have Michael Marcavage committed to a psychiatric ward in 1999.

Temple U. Faces Suit After Trying to Have Christian Student Committed Read Details

Related Press Release from May of 2004 Read Details



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