Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Church place signs at plaza warning that anyone can be barred for any reason

New signs at Mormon plaza say anyone can be barred

(AP) – 6 hours ago

SALT LAKE CITY — New signs at a Mormon church-owned plaza in downtown
Salt Lake City put visitors on notice: Anyone can be asked to leave
for any reason.

The change follows a much-publicized incident this summer in which two
men were cited with trespassing on the plaza after sharing a kiss.
City prosecutors did not pursue the charges, saying signs at the plaza
failed to adequately warn the couple they were entering private

Church spokesman Scott Trotter says the new signs include extra text
at the suggestion of the Salt Lake City prosecutor's office. They now
say the church reserves the right to refuse access to anyone.

City prosecutor Sim Gill says the new signs provide clarity. He says
with the new signs in place, visitors who refuse to leave could be
prosecuted for trespassing.

Information from: The Salt Lake Tribune, http://www.sltrib.com

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