Defending the Right to Preach


Steven Brown is a street preacher in Vancouver, BC. He regularly and peacefully shares the Gospel of the Bible on the streets of Vancouver, refusing to impede members of the public, block passageways, or indeed, to engage in anything other than the preaching of the Gospel message to those who may listen. Steven is unaware of any legal demands he has not adhered to or of any laws he has broken.

Despite this, along with some other street preachers, Steven was charged with mischief and causing a disturbance for simply continuing to share a Biblical message on Vancouver streets. This case affects every Canadian who believes that no one should be punished for the simple exercise of the Charter rights to freedom of expression and religion.

The Advocate is supporting Steven in defending against these charges.