Originally published: Aug. 9, 2012, 8:55 p.m.
Updated: Aug. 10, 2012, 1:35 p.m.

CHARLOTTE — Anti-gay street preacher Flip Benham of the Concord, N.C.-based Operation Save America, convicted of stalking an abortion doctor last July, will be allowed to remain on bond after a judge ruled Friday afternoon that Benham did not violate any written orders releasing him from custody while his trial is on appeal.

Rev. Flip Benham, Operation Save America leader, seen at a protest. Photo Credit: Mark Lyon, via Flickr. Licensed under Creative Commons.

Mecklenburg County prosecutor Kristen Northrup had argued that Benham violated his bond order by publishing and distributing any posters with the face and name of the abortion doctor Benham was convicted of stalking through the use of “Wanted”-style posters.

Superior Court Judge Joseph E. Turner had said after the original conviction that Benham could not distribute “Wanted” or other posters. Though ordered verbally in court, that specific order was not included in written orders provided to Benham, defense attorney David Redding told the judge. Redding’s motion to dismiss the bond hearing was upheld after over an hour of witness testimony.

more: Stay tuned to goqnotes.com for more on this story, including Benham’s plans now that he is free to remain on bond.

Matt Comer

Matt Comer previously served as editor from October 2007 through August 2015 and as a staff writer afterward in 2016.

3 replies on “Street preacher Flip Benham allowed to remain on bond”

  1. Flip Benham – and both sons – need to be locked up for psychological evaluation. The result of which would probably see all three of them in long-term, custodial care at Broughton Hosp. or someplace similar. These people are seriously ill…

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