A few weeks later our Project Truth team stood in the gap on the San Jose State University campus. Every two years when we go onto this campus we get push back from the administration ... and this visit would not be an exception.
The second day in the main walking area of the school, the police, doing the bidding of the college president and some angry faculty, told us that we could no longer show our display by order of the president. I let Matt take over the dialogue with the police to get more experience with these kinds of occasional hurdles.
So what does he do? Matt gets us both arrested.
OK. To be fair Matt handled the police very well and the police told us if we did not take down the display
(that was in a public walkway section of the college) we would be violating
a "presidential directive." Now that sounds scary to some, but we have heard that warning before. We tried to reason with the police, but to no avail ... they were just following orders. So the unconstitutional policy got us both arrested because we refused to take down the display.
To shorten the story, we have a great set of attorneys through Life Legal Defense Foundation whom I trust will be able to stop this false arrest from going to court.
This is my sixth arrest in my 36 years of ministry and the Lord has always been there through the victories.
Our team handled themselves well and we continued to dialogue with the students having some great conversations next to our display that we never took down. After the police arrested Matt and me they just left. There is a new policy where you are supposed to
self-book yourself within a few weeks of a hearing. So we didn't get taken to the slammer that day. Go figure.