Pastor’s wife fined for ‘praying too loud’

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LISBON, N.D. (KVLY) – A North Dakota woman has been fined for praying too loud on city sidewalks.

After two court dates and paying $150 in fines for “unnecessary noise”, Martha Nagbe isn’t giving up sharing her faith.

“I can’t stop,” said Nagbe. “I’m trusting God.”

Nagbe said police told her to stop praying downtown and in area neighborhoods. She moved from Liberia to this country for opportunity, but feels that she’s being denied her rights.

Lisbon’s police chief told us Nagbe’s loud praying is “disturbing the peace.”

“We all need prayers and great she’s out there praying for all of us, but it’s just the volume of her voice,” said Police Chief Jeanette Persons.


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