Judge Sides With Columbus Church, Bans Protesters

A Columbus judge has banned members of Minutemen United in front of Vineyard Columbus.(Photo: Vineyard Columbus/Minutemen United)
A Columbus judge has banned members of Minutemen United in front of Vineyard Columbus.(Photo: Vineyard Columbus/Minutemen United)

A Franklin County judge has ruled that members of a national conservative Christian group cannot protest in the land in front of one of the region’s largest churches.

Franklin County Common Pleas Judge Charles Schneider on Wednesday wrote that Minutemen United protesters were trespassing when they held their demonstrations in front of Vineyard Columbus.

The protesting group had argued that it was expressing its message within the public right of way. But Schneider ruled that the public’s right of way ends at the edge of the road along the church, which has no curb or sidewalk.

Vineyard is an orthodox, evangelical church. Members of Minutemen United have said they’re targeting Vineyard because it’s been too passive when it comes to fighting “the culture war” against abortion, homosexuality and same-sex marriage.

Comments
  • William Savola

    What is WOSU’s association with the Jakarta Philharmonic Orchestra in Indonesia?

    Do you have the name and email contact of the President of the JPO Foundation.

    Do you have the name and email contact of the Conductor of the JPO ?

    Please give your response within 24 hours or by 11:00 EST on Aug 31.

    Thank you,