Man Allowed to Pass Out Bibles at Gay Festival

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A last-minute court decision has allowed a Wisconsin man to give away Bibles at a Minnesota gay pride celebration.

Brian Johnson, a taxidermist, requested he be allowed to set up a booth outside The Twin Cities Pride Festival in Minneapolis.

"I do this once a year. I talk to people about the love of Jesus Christ," he told the Star Tribune.

Organizers responded by restricting his access to the event, a move that was upheld by a federal judge.

"They did not like his beliefs regarding homosexual conduct and the Bible and they rejected his application," Jonathan Scruggs, an Alliance Defense Fund attorney representing Johnson, told The Christian Post.

But on Thursday, after Johnson's attorneys filed an emergency appeal, the U.S. Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals granted the taxidermist temporary access to the event.

Johnson will still have to go to court for future access to the event.

"I think it's a good sign, but it's far from decisive," Scruggs remarked. "The appeal is still ongoing."

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