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April 30, 2007
LAW/RELIGION: Preaching at Volume

So the Ninth Circuit rejects claims that San Francsico discriminated in applying its noise ordinance against roving Christian evangelists, rejecting a rare marriage of evangelical Christians and the ACLU. Maybe it's just me, but my reaction to this case is that I can think of higer-leverage uses for dedicated Christian evangelists than preaching by loudspeaker on the streets of San Francisco.

Posted by Baseball Crank at 1:53 PM | Law 2006-08 • | Religion | Comments (3) | TrackBack (0)


Posted by: PatrickG at April 30, 2007 2:30 PM

We once lived in a city in NJ and were plagued by an evangelist with a bull horn who started his rant at 6:00 AM on Sunday mornings. One of many reasons why we left. I'll bet the decision would have been different if the evangelist did not have the ACLU on his side.

Posted by: jimbo at April 30, 2007 4:57 PM

I wish people would remember that free speech does not mean you can bother everybody whenever you want. Say you evangelize on a public speech in front of a church/synagogue/whatever that is different. You may have the "right" to speech, but the rules of common sense says shuthehellup.

Posted by: Daryl Rosenblatt at April 30, 2007 7:51 PM
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