Missionaries Approaching Residents On The Street

missionaries clifton avenue tlsTLS has learned that at least one Missionary is approaching residents in the streets attempting to talk to them about Christianity. In one incident, a parent relates to TLS how a man stopped his his teenage son on Central Avenue on Friday and began chatting to him about the new testament and other non-Jewish material.

The man is described as a white male approximately 25 years old, and ridingĀ a bicycle.

Last week, TLS reported about a Missionary DVD being distributed in Lakewood.

Last July, police quieted preachers standing on Clifton Avenue loudly preaching about Christianity to passing residents. (See video here).

It’s unknown if the incidents are related. TLS-CP.

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  1. And what you say is no thanks, I have my own beliefs which I follow just as you follow yours. If they persist, you just walk away. Problem solved!

  2. #1- agree

    The problem is not when they target Yeshiva bochurim. The missionaries have nothing to offer them and are just wasting their time. When they go to a nursing home to a resident whose relatives do not visit them, then there is a problem.

  3. Exactly, they are protected under the !st ammendment. There is no reason why they cannot do this type of thing, all you have to do is say no thank you. It is very simple and polite.They are not breaking any law in America.

  4. i agree with #1, sooner or later they will see that this town is mainly orthodox and that have their own beliefs, just be kind and tell them that your are not interested

  5. And since when do our kids just stop to listen to yenem boich sefures -our kids know better then that -guy starts to talk to u u ignore and walk further. Our kids should know not to talk to strangers anyway forget missionaries!! And if 2 goiyim wanna strike up a conversation about sports -your kids would stop for a chat ?? Mine wouldn’t

  6. I am protected by the first amendment to have freedom of religion. These losers are trying to enforce their garbage on me and disrupting my right to my own religion.

  7. to # 7

    First of all, them talking to you about their faith is not preventing you from freely exercising your religion. Second, if you want to debate constitutional law then the United States Supreme Court made a series of rulings starting in 1878 in regard to a “separation of church and state” which anyone who has spent 5 minutes in Lakewood can tell you does not occur here. The fact is I don’t want to be bothered by these street preachers either but they have a freedom of speech and I am free to either stop and listen or to keep going and pay them no mind. If they follow and hassle me then they are guilty of harassment and I can call the police. On another note, I am not Jewish but I have taken the time to learn and have and open mind about the Jewish faith and Jewish people; why is it wrong for the Jewish community to learn about other faiths? How can you expect the tolerance of others if your not open minded to them.

    to # 6

    Why can’t you or your children stop for a friendly chat with a goy about sports, I find that really insulting and know many members of the frum community that would disagree with you as they stop to catch up or chat with me. I don’t teach my kids, friends or co-workers to be tight lipped around the Jewish community. Theres good and bad in every group, teach your children and friends that as well as how to tell the difference; not to blacklist a whole group.

  8. Simply say you are no interested in disgussing religion with him. Thank him and move on. Do not antagonize them. They have the same rights you do to practice any religion and to preach about it.

  9. #11:

    Not sure why you’re so taken by #6’s comments? He didn’t say anything about goyim, but about his kids talking to strangers. I thinks thats something we all would agree to: teach your kids that if a stranger starts talking to them walk (or run) the other way. Logical, and very sensible in the world we live in today.

  10. There is nothing wrong with this practice. A couple of years ago in town center Masiac Jews were doing the same thing.

  11. two non Jewish men are standing in town preaching their religious beliefs. SO?

    Does the Frum community really think that this town belongs to only FRUM? and that anyone non jewish is some kind of a criminal?
    broadcasting their descriptions, locations, like its a police issue of some form.

    -anyone who demands world-wide tolerance, and has no tolerance for anyone else: LOOSES ALL CREDIBILITY FROM EVERYONE.

  12. @ onthescene: Do you read? #6 stated explicitly that if two goyim want to strike up a conversation on sports, his kids would not respond.

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