Preachers Arrested During Southern Decadence New Orleans Gay Pride...

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NEW ORLEANS Nine preachers and activists who were arrested on Sept. 1 after they allegedly yelled slurs during the Southern Decadence gay pride festival plan to sue the city of New Orleans over the constitutionality of part of its ordinance banning "aggressive solicitation" in the city's storied French Quarter.

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hi hi

Philadelphia, PA

#1 Sep 13, 2012
Marjorie Esman, executive director of the state chapter of the American Civil Liberties Union, said she is concerned about any law that prohibits political speech and religious exercise. "This is a very problematic law," she said.

Oh, really? The very issue in the prospective lawsuit here is free speech and that means the pro-gay can TEACH TOLERANCE -- in exaaaactly the same manner that these "preachers" (quotation marks very, very badly needed) can preach intolerance.

The antigay have lost this particular battle. Please, go sue. You *will* establish or reestablish a precedent that allows the pro-gay to teach what *THEY* believe publicly, and *WITHOUT* your consent, cooperation or liking.

Dear antigay people: Every, last, law, you, fight -- works in the reverse against you, as well. Every last one. You do not have some exclusive right(s) which are not also extended to those who *vehemently* disagree with you and will *never* be quiet about it.

“Luke laughs at hypocrites!”

Since: Sep 10

Palm Springs, California

#2 Sep 13, 2012
hi hi wrote:
Marjorie Esman, executive director of the state chapter of the American Civil Liberties Union, said she is concerned about any law that prohibits political speech and religious exercise. "This is a very problematic law," she said.
Oh, really? The very issue in the prospective lawsuit here is free speech and that means the pro-gay can TEACH TOLERANCE -- in exaaaactly the same manner that these "preachers" (quotation marks very, very badly needed) can preach intolerance.
The antigay have lost this particular battle. Please, go sue. You *will* establish or reestablish a precedent that allows the pro-gay to teach what *THEY* believe publicly, and *WITHOUT* your consent, cooperation or liking.
Dear antigay people: Every, last, law, you, fight -- works in the reverse against you, as well. Every last one. You do not have some exclusive right(s) which are not also extended to those who *vehemently* disagree with you and will *never* be quiet about it.
Wasn't one of those very same preachers arrested for pulling his pud in a kid's playground? Ah, nothing finer than Christian values!

(The question was rhetorical, he WAS arrested for wankin' it in a kids' playground. To be fair, he did NOT jizz on any little girls, but he still thought that behavior appropriate, by the way, this was after drinking BEERS in that same park. Christian values on the hoof.)
Junior Esquire

El Segundo, CA

#3 Sep 13, 2012
Taking exception with the ACLU probably means you don't work for them?
buck

AOL

#4 Sep 13, 2012
I recall someone stating some time ago, be careful of what you say, you're free speech may not be free speech. and look what has happened here!
or is is because they are preachers? and it's a bash against those that uphold Bible scripture.
Funny how gays can hold marches every year in washington dc and get married to say the least.
hi hi

Philadelphia, PA

#5 Sep 13, 2012
Curteese wrote:
<quoted text>Wasn't one of those very same preachers arrested for pulling his pud in a kid's playground? Ah, nothing finer than Christian values!
(The question was rhetorical, he WAS arrested for wankin' it in a kids' playground. To be fair, he did NOT jizz on any little girls, but he still thought that behavior appropriate, by the way, this was after drinking BEERS in that same park. Christian values on the hoof.)
That's for sure. Their values constantly and eternally indict others, never themselves.
hi hi

Philadelphia, PA

#6 Sep 13, 2012
Junior Esquire wrote:
Taking exception with the ACLU probably means you don't work for them?
I'll say this gently:

You really ought to stop.

None of our personal lives have *anything whatsoever to do* with our discussions here; those are known as *argumenta ad hominem*.
hi hi

Philadelphia, PA

#7 Sep 13, 2012
buck wrote:
I recall someone stating some time ago, be careful of what you say, you're free speech may not be free speech. and look what has happened here!
or is is because they are preachers? and it's a bash against those that uphold Bible scripture.
Funny how gays can hold marches every year in washington dc and get married to say the least.
How "funny" that gays can marry -- how outlandish and jaw-dropping a premise that they should have rights *identical* to those of ALL, repeat ALL other citizens.

“Luke laughs at hypocrites!”

Since: Sep 10

Palm Springs, California

#8 Sep 13, 2012
hi hi wrote:
<quoted text>
That's for sure. Their values constantly and eternally indict others, never themselves.
The more self righteous they are, the more they seem to be hiding. I think they are so conflicted about their own devils, that they take it out on others, trying to prove their moral superiority.

Like Senator Larry Craig, he was one of the biggest scolds of Prez Clinton in his problems, yet Larry had far more to hide all along, didn't he?
hi hi

Philadelphia, PA

#9 Sep 13, 2012
Curteese wrote:
<quoted text>The more self righteous they are, the more they seem to be hiding. I think they are so conflicted about their own devils, that they take it out on others, trying to prove their moral superiority.
Like Senator Larry Craig, he was one of the biggest scolds of Prez Clinton in his problems, yet Larry had far more to hide all along, didn't he?
Thank you!:D

Since: Mar 09

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#10 Sep 13, 2012
In my town, when a permit is acquired for a street party, along with it comes the responsibility to provide security AND the authority to eject anyone who does not live within the party area for disruptive or harassing behavior.

Problem solved.
buck

AOL

#11 Sep 13, 2012
Why not have a permit for everything, in England a person needs a permit to have tv's.
no use in fighting war for freedom when it's all being slowly taken away.
I don't think that solves the problems.

Since: Mar 09

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#12 Sep 13, 2012
snyper wrote:
In my town, when a permit is acquired for a street party, along with it comes the responsibility to provide security AND the authority to eject anyone who does not live within the party area for disruptive or harassing behavior.
Problem solved.
I think you miss the point ... compromise.

The idiots can be annoying elsewhere and at other times. There is nothing about Free Speech that allows a person to crash your party and annoy your guests. A street party permit is the equivalent of renting the neighborhood (in this case, gayborhood) street for the night.

“Luke laughs at hypocrites!”

Since: Sep 10

Palm Springs, California

#13 Sep 13, 2012
snyper wrote:
<quoted text>
I think you miss the point ... compromise.
The idiots can be annoying elsewhere and at other times. There is nothing about Free Speech that allows a person to crash your party and annoy your guests. A street party permit is the equivalent of renting the neighborhood (in this case, gayborhood) street for the night.
Uh, Snype! I'm gonna speak in secret code:

Ou-yay ust-jay ommented-cay on-way our-yay OWN-WAY ost-pay!

Since: Mar 09

Location hidden

#14 Sep 13, 2012
Curteese wrote:
<quoted text>Uh, Snype! I'm gonna speak in secret code:
Ou-yay ust-jay ommented-cay on-way our-yay OWN-WAY ost-pay!
I noticed it after I hit the button.

It's a first for me, but other anomalies are likely also with sleep dep.
hi hi

Philadelphia, PA

#15 Sep 13, 2012
snyper wrote:
<quoted text>
I noticed it after I hit the button.
It's a first for me, but other anomalies are likely also with sleep dep.
I think you do very well. I think you're fantastically humane and polite even when you obviously disagree vehemently with others. It's an art. You really have an art that may well be making the world a better place.
Junior Esquire

El Segundo, CA

#16 Sep 13, 2012
hi hi wrote:
<quoted text>
I think you do very well. I think you're fantastically humane and polite even when you obviously disagree vehemently with others. It's an art. You really have an art that may well be making the world a better place.
It's ironic, you commending someone for qualities totally lacking in your own posts.
hi hi

Philadelphia, PA

#17 Sep 13, 2012
Let's see what the babysittee has to say ... reading now.
hi hi

Philadelphia, PA

#18 Sep 13, 2012
Junior Esquire wrote:
<quoted text>
It's ironic, you commending someone for qualities totally lacking in your own posts.
I laughed, got annoyed, and started laughing harder. You win this one. I disagree vehemently, but you def. win.

Since: Mar 09

Location hidden

#19 Sep 14, 2012
hi hi wrote:
<quoted text>
I think you do very well. I think you're fantastically humane and polite even when you obviously disagree vehemently with others. It's an art. You really have an art that may well be making the world a better place.
I just have to watch my blood pressure.
buck

AOL

#20 Sep 14, 2012
you missed my point too, lol
why have permit for something like that, if it gets that bad to require a permit for such an occassion. where is this freedom that we are fighting for in wars?

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