4 students at Wheaton College in Illinois accuse city of Chicago of infringing on free speech rights claiming that newly implemented rules prohibit them from congregating and handing out religious pamphlets in Millennium Park [#WheatonCollege #CityOfChicago #MillenniumPark]
[September 20, 2019]
4 students at Wheaton College in Illinois are accusing the city of Chicago of infringing on their free speech rights, claiming that newly implemented rules prohibit them from congregating and handing out religious pamphlets in Millennium Park.
According to the students, who are all members of the Christian college’s Chicago Evangelism Team, their mission is to “proclaim the gospel in the city of Chicago to whomever we find there.”
The lawsuit alleges that the students were approached by park supervisors on several occasions beginning in December 2018 and told them to stop handing out pamphlets and free religious literature or preaching their evangelical message.
The supervisors informed the group members that they were “‘soliciting’ the public to subscribe to their beliefs and therefore in violation of a Chicago ordinance.”
Christian students sue Chicago after city blocked them from handing out religious pamphlets:
New York Post