Pastor's wife fined $150 for praying too loudly outside of home
theGRIO REPORT - Martha Nagbe, a pastor's wife who moved from Africa to North Dakota, has been fined $150 for allegedly for praying too loudly...
Martha Nagbe, a pastor’s wife who moved from Africa to North Dakota, has been fined $150 for “unnecessary noise” for praying too loudly.
“In the United States it’s one nation under God,” Nagbe told KVLY-TV.
Nagbe moved from Liberia to the United States in search of more freedom and opportunity but now says she is being denied her rights.
But the police say it’s not the prayers that are the problem but how loud Nagbe is praying.
Police Chief Jeanette Person said they had received complaints from neighbors “that have been woken up and she is standing outside of their house shouting… It’s not that she just walks by, but she will stand out there for a lengthy period of time.”
Person noted, however, that she had only seen Nagbe outside praying during the day.
Watch the full report on the woman’s arrest below:
Nagbe’s husband, meanwhile, claimed that the two court dates and fines were uncalled for and that claims that she was too loud were nothing but excuses for the fines.
“For them to antagonize her, to make her look like a bad person, sometimes makes me angry,” said Pastor Juwle Nagbe. “Somebody should give her the respect that she deserves.”