Judge Rules That Preaching Must Be Allowed Inside Bentleyville
For the second year in a row, a judge has ruled that Bentleyville cannot keep preaching outside of the popular attraction. It has come up in the past as the preaching in question is viewed as a distraction by some attending Bentleyville.
DuluthNewsTribune.com is reporting that the preachers — Steve Jankowski of Duluth and Peter Scott of Hibbing, along with the religious freedom groups Alliance Defending Freedom and the Center for Religious Expression — filed a motion last month in federal district court in Minneapolis asking a judge to order the city of Duluth to let them into Bentleyville.
The operators of Bentleyville and the city of Duluth had hoped that changing the wording of their contract would prevent the ruling. It basically states that Bentleyville is not in a partnership with the city, but is simply a private parting using the property for an event. Obviously, the judge did not agree.