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Preachers arrested at Southern Decadence in New Orleans
Gay Star News ^ | Sep 3 2012 | GREG HERNANDEZ

Posted on 09/03/2012 3:14:52 PM PDT by scottjewell

Police say they yelled anti-gay slurs over bullhorns during a demonstration

Using a city law passed just last year, police in New Orleans arrested nine preachers for an anti-gay demonstration during Southern Decadence festivities in the French Quarter over the weekend.

Eight of the men were arrested on suspicion of aggressive solicitation under an ordinance that prohibits 'any person or group of persons 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.'

A ninth man was arrested on suspicion of battery, resisting an officer and interfering with a law enforcement investigation. Justin Craft, 31, allegedly punched an officer who was attempting to confiscate his bullhorn, according to the New Orleans Times-Picayune.

Police said they did not know which organization the men represented.

Southern Decadence is gay festival which draws over 100,000 LGBT people to the state. This year's event took place as Isaac, now a tropical storm, caused heavy flooding in areas around the state and damage around the Gulf Coast - nearly seven years to the day after the devastating Hurricane Katrina.

Christian extremists pointed to the festival as evidence it was God punishing the United States for pushing the ‘homosexual agenda.'


TOPICS: Culture/Society; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: homosexualagenda; neworleans; southerndecadence

1 posted on 09/03/2012 3:14:59 PM PDT by scottjewell
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To: scottjewell

“I believe in traditional marriage” is now an anti-gay slur. I am sure “repent” is also.


2 posted on 09/03/2012 3:15:59 PM PDT by ilovesarah2012
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To: scottjewell

As it was in the Days of Lot, so shall it be in the days of the coming of the Son of Man:

http://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Luke%2017:28-30&version=KJV

Luke 17:28-30

King James Version (KJV)

28 Likewise also as it was in the days of Lot; they did eat, they drank, they bought, they sold, they planted, they builded;

29 But the same day that Lot went out of Sodom it rained fire and brimstone from heaven, and destroyed them all.

30 Even thus shall it be in the day when the Son of man is revealed.

http://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Genesis+19:5&version=KJV

Genesis 19:5

King James Version (KJV)

5 And they called unto Lot, and said unto him,
Where are the men which came in to thee this night?
bring them out unto us, that we may know them.


3 posted on 09/03/2012 3:16:13 PM PDT by F15Eagle (1 John 5:4-5, 4:15, 5:13; John 3:17-18, 6:69, 11:25, 14:6, 20:31; Rom10:8-11; 1 Tim 2:5; Titus 3:4-5)
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To: scottjewell

Deadly hurricanes hit NO...hmmmm....

I know, I know...just sayin


4 posted on 09/03/2012 3:17:16 PM PDT by ilovesarah2012
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To: scottjewell

I just heard on the news that Obama was going to Louisiana. I couldn’t figure out why until I saw this thread.


5 posted on 09/03/2012 3:17:49 PM PDT by PAR35
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To: PAR35

Mystery solved. ;-)


6 posted on 09/03/2012 3:18:56 PM PDT by scottjewell
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To: scottjewell

Is this “festival” not a social event? Seems like the ordinance could be applied to the freakshow.


7 posted on 09/03/2012 3:20:27 PM PDT by Chipper (You can't kill an Obamazombie by destroying the brain...they didn't have one to begin with.)
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To: ilovesarah2012

Don’t tell Samuel L. Jackson.

He “can’t understand god’s plan” (using little “g” on purpose), as to why what he calls “god” didn’t wipe out folks at the RNC in Florida.

But as an Obama-supporter, he probably is in favor of this “festival”.


8 posted on 09/03/2012 3:22:27 PM PDT by F15Eagle (1 John 5:4-5, 4:15, 5:13; John 3:17-18, 6:69, 11:25, 14:6, 20:31; Rom10:8-11; 1 Tim 2:5; Titus 3:4-5)
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To: scottjewell
" that prohibits 'any person or group of persons to loiter or congregate on Bourbon Street for the purpose of disseminating any social, political or religious message"

LOL

A bunch of weinie rump rangers and dykes, parading openly, and there were NO ARRESTS of the sex deviates, who I'm SURE didn't exhibit or utter 'social messages'.....

America; we've lost our way.......

9 posted on 09/03/2012 3:22:47 PM PDT by traditional1 (Don't gotsta worry 'bout no mo'gage, don't gotsta worry 'bout no gas; Obama gonna take care o' me!)
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To: traditional1

Ironic, ain’t it?


10 posted on 09/03/2012 3:24:28 PM PDT by scottjewell
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To: traditional1

So you don’t have 1st Amendment rights on Bourbon Street between sunrise and sunset? This won’t survive a court challenge.


11 posted on 09/03/2012 3:25:38 PM PDT by I Shall Endure
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To: scottjewell

I guess if they’re so in love with decadence that they want to revel and party in it, they’ll have all eternity to continue in it. But all alone, in the darkness, without peace, company, love, sympathy or hope. God bless those ministers. I hope they reached at least one soul.


12 posted on 09/03/2012 3:26:09 PM PDT by jiminycricket000 (MO)
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To: traditional1; All

“Eight of the men were arrested on suspicion of aggressive solicitation under an ordinance that prohibits ‘any person or group of persons 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.’”
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Right - the more you examine it, the less sense it makes because the LGBTs do in fact hold their pride festivals and marches with a definite social and political message to be gleaned thereof. It seems that this ordinance holds true only for the Christian preachers and not for the preachers of LGBT pride.


13 posted on 09/03/2012 3:28:21 PM PDT by scottjewell
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To: I Shall Endure
"This won’t survive a court challenge"

Don't bet on it.....How can we have "Hate Crime" Laws, if 1st Amendment Protection allows Free Speech?

ONLY when we remove all Leftist Judges from EVERY Court will we get back to the PLAIN LANGUAGE of the Constitution, instead of contorted "interpretations", IMHO.

14 posted on 09/03/2012 3:30:01 PM PDT by traditional1 (Don't gotsta worry 'bout no mo'gage, don't gotsta worry 'bout no gas; Obama gonna take care o' me!)
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To: jiminycricket000

It sounds as though the preachers were carted off before they had a chance to be properly heard. I think the LGBT community views them as nuisances and little more than that. They tried and that is all that can be expected of any of us. But their audience was not receptive, of that you can be sure.


15 posted on 09/03/2012 3:33:14 PM PDT by scottjewell
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To: ilovesarah2012

Absolutely. I have seen this kind of thing in action: Asking someone to take a look at the dissenting perspective is “homophobic” and “against equality” if not out and out “hate speech”.


16 posted on 09/03/2012 3:34:40 PM PDT by scottjewell
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To: Chipper

Of course one can make a very strong case that the festival itself is shot through with political and social speech and hence is in violation of the ordinance. However in this and increasingly more and more cases it only applies to the tiresome and out-of-step Christians and not the prideful and politically correct gays.


17 posted on 09/03/2012 3:36:47 PM PDT by scottjewell
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To: traditional1

You don’t think the parade had the necessary permits?


18 posted on 09/03/2012 3:39:52 PM PDT by newzjunkey (Election night is 64 days away.)
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To: newzjunkey
"You don’t think the parade had the necessary permits?"

I don't CARE about the "Permits"....the point is that the whole decadent event was a social statement, politically-motivated, and there was no PROBLEM WITH THE LAW which supposedly prevents it. The establishment owners on Bourbon Street are surely in cohorts with law enforcement, when it comes to potential patrons, regardless of what sex deviates show up. We can't have honorable people messin' with their incomes, can we?

19 posted on 09/03/2012 3:44:51 PM PDT by traditional1 (Don't gotsta worry 'bout no mo'gage, don't gotsta worry 'bout no gas; Obama gonna take care o' me!)
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To: scottjewell

No wonder the place fills up with water. I’d build an ark if I lived around there.


20 posted on 09/03/2012 4:12:40 PM PDT by kaehurowing
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To: scottjewell

I won’t ask how you stumbled into the “Gay Star” web site...


21 posted on 09/03/2012 4:17:24 PM PDT by TheBattman (Isn't the lesser evil... still evil?)
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To: scottjewell

This ordinance would be unlikely to survive a serious 1st amendment challenge.


22 posted on 09/03/2012 4:27:17 PM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (let me ABOs run loose, lew (or is that lou?))
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To: traditional1

Perfection is the enemy of good.


23 posted on 09/03/2012 4:27:54 PM PDT by Balding_Eagle (Liberals, at their core, are aggressive & dangerous to everyone around them,)
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To: TheBattman

ha, I don’t stumble, I actually subscribe to their feed along with many others. I get many interesting articles this way FWIW ;-)


24 posted on 09/03/2012 4:33:28 PM PDT by scottjewell
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To: TheBattman

ha, I don’t stumble, I actually subscribe to their feed along with many others. I get many interesting articles this way FWIW ;-)


25 posted on 09/03/2012 4:33:28 PM PDT by scottjewell
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To: scottjewell
an ordinance that prohibits 'any person or group of persons to loiter or congregate on Bourbon Street for the purpose of disseminating any social, political or religious message

So a bunch of half-naked queers bumping and grinding on a public street isn't, in and of itself, a social/political message???

Talk about "down the rabbit hole..."

26 posted on 09/03/2012 4:37:45 PM PDT by workerbee (June 28, 2012 -- 9/11 From Within)
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I found myself in the unfortunate position of being in the French Quarter one year when Southern Decadence was going on. Actually, I was trying to get through the Quarter and to the bus station, to get back to Little Rock for the weekend. It was weird, no women anywhere. I wrote this:

I’m the only girl in the Quarter tonight
That should be a delight
But something’s not right
Can’t get no attention from all these gents
On a weekend they call Southern Decadence.

Could never finish it, but it makes its point.


27 posted on 09/03/2012 5:03:11 PM PDT by smalltownslick
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To: smalltownslick

You might carry on by pointing out how things would differ on a lesbian night....


28 posted on 09/03/2012 5:21:53 PM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (let me ABOs run loose, lew (or is that lou?))
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To: smalltownslick

Makes the point quite well and poetically!


29 posted on 09/03/2012 5:21:53 PM PDT by scottjewell
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To: traditional1

“America; we’ve lost our way....... “

That we have. Instead of freedom of speech and religion, we now have freedom from offensive speech. It’s just what the progressive legal scholars have been pushing. So many people see it as caring and compassionate, a few, like me, find that it is chilling to the bone.


30 posted on 09/03/2012 6:14:49 PM PDT by JimSEA
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