Archives for September 23, 2012

New Orleans, Bourbon Street and Street Preaching: A Case of Religious Persecution?

According to several news reports I have read, the City of New Orleans and its police department are attempting to stop street preaching on Bourbon Street after dark. Some preachers have been arrested, but a judge has slapped an injunction on the city to stop it from enforcing the ordinance until a hearing can be held on the preachers' claim that their freedom of speech is being abridged.Here is what one GLBT community leader said about preaching on Bourbon Street: "I certainly have issues … [Read more...]