MINNEAPOLIS (AP) – A last-minute court injunction allowed a Wisconsin man to give away Bibles at the Twin Cities Pride Festival.
Organizers had restricted Brian Johnson to a booth outside the festival. His request for an injunction against the restriction was denied by a federal judge about two weeks ago.
Johnson’s attorneys filed an emergency appeal and asked the court for a quick decision. The U.S. Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals granted a temporary injunction that allowed the Hayward taxidermist and his family full access to the park Sunday. Johnson’s attorney, Jonathan Scruggs, tells the Star Tribune they will go back to court to argue that Johnson have access to future Pride Festivals.
Johnson’s lawsuit says festival organizers banned him from the property after 2009 following an exchange about his views on homosexuality.