(Times-Picayune ) Judge blocks New Orleans law that prevents preaching in French Quarter

Posted by Kendall Harmon

A federal judge has temporarily blocked enforcement of a New Orleans law recently used to arrest Christian evangelists preaching on Bourbon Street during Southern Decadence, the annual celebration of gay culture in the French Quarter. Part of the city's recently enacted "aggressive solicitation" ordinance orders people not to "loiter or congregate on Bourbon Street for the purpose of disseminating any social, political or religious message between the hours of sunset and sunrise."

"That's no longer in effect," ACLU lawyer Justin Harrison said.

Harrison sought a temporary restraining order from U.S. District Judge Eldon Fallon.

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Posted September 25, 2012 at 12:10 pm [Printer Friendly] [Print w/ comments]

1. Undergroundpewster wrote:

It sounds like a good decision by the courts (for the time being).
At least the Quarter folks admit that this is decadent by the use of the “Southern Decadence weekend” label, and aren’t trying to pass it off as God’s blessing.

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