Here's a little fun for the Friday fishwrap: a Bible-thumper finds a captive audience of people waiting in line outside a government office and starts reading the Bible in a loud voice. He refuses to leave when asked, and is arrested a few minutes later by the California Highway Patrol.
What happens next? Why, the video goes viral on YouTube of course!
I don't know about you, but I don't want to be preached at by a religious fanatic when I have to do business with my government. If a preacher is shouting on a street corner, I can just walk on by. But if I have to stand in line for an hour, does that give another citizen the right to force his religious ideas on me for that hour? Remember, this isn't optional. This is the Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV). The government requires Californians to visit the DMV office from time to time. Most of the people in that line had no choice.
This sort of Christianity should embarrass all civilized Americans, Christian or otherwise. Is Christianity so unappealing that it has to be force-fed to unwilling, captive victims? Does spreading the gospel require one to accost unwilling listeners? I'd be ashamed if my religion was so poor that I had to resort to this sort of trick.
By the way, this was obviously staged. I know a bit about filmmaking, and this whole episode looks like it was made by a group of professionals who wanted to be arrested so they could go viral on YouTube. The fact that it was put together by "Advocates for Faith and Freedom," a group of radical evangelical Christian attorneys, should tell you what's behind this. It's not about freedom or even Christianity. It's about publicity.