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New Orleans ends ban on nighttime preaching

Catholic World News - July 30, 2013

The New Orleans city council has voted unanimously to end a 2011 ban on disseminating “any social, political, or religious message between the hours of sunset and sunrise” on Bourbon Street.

In 2012, three street preachers who denounced homosexuality during a gay pride festival were arrested under the ordinance. A federal judge soon blocked enforcement of the measure, which also banned “conduct which reasonably tends to arouse alarm or anger in others.”

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  • Posted by: TheJournalist64 - Jul. 30, 2013 6:07 PM ET USA

    What? Government with respect for the first amendment? What will be next?

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