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Speech Now Free at Klyde Warren Park

Dallas, Texas — February 7, 2018.  The Center for Religious Expression (CRE) has secured an agreement with the City of Dallas on behalf of CRE client Rick Moore, allowing him to return to Klyde Warren Park and share his religious beliefs.

Moore likes sharing God’s love with others in a fun and casual way, illustrating a series of word puzzles on a sketch board and telling a story leading into a discussion about life after death.  Because of its popularity, Moore went to Klyde Warren Park on April 30. 2015, to peacefully share his faith with park attendees.  But, he was soon approached by members of the park’s management who ordered him to cease sharing his views immediately.  According to the park officials, Moore’s expression was prohibited unless he paid $1,500 to $5,000 just to speak for four hours.  And, Dallas police backed up the command, issuing Moore a trespass notice banning him from the park for 90 days.

CRE sent a letter on Moore’s behalf to Dallas officials, requesting they cease violating Moore’s constitutional rights.  But Dallas officials offered no relief.  With no other recourse, Moore filed a lawsuit in federal court to secure his constitutional rights.  And, after years of litigation, Moore’s constitutional rights have finally been restored through a private settlement agreement, allowing him to return to share his faith in the park.

“Mr. Moore’s constitutional rights have been restored,” said CRE Chief Counsel Nate Kellum.  “We are pleased that speech is finally free at Klyde Warren Park.”

Center for Religious Expression is a servant-oriented, non-profit 501(c)(3) Christian legal organization dedicated to the glory of God and the religious freedom of His people.  For more information, visit http://www.crelaw.org.

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