Lost (Losing) Liberties: Too Loud Preacher


A clergyman who was forced on several occasions to turn off a speaker used to amplify his preaching in public has filed a lawsuit challenging a Jacksonville, Alabama, noise ordinance — one that prohibits any amplified speech that can be heard from more than ten feet away.

On two occasions this past March, Wesley Sewell attempted to share his faith in the vicinity of a local post office and was told by police that his speaker would have to be lowered or turned off — and on one of the occasions, he was told he needed a permit to speak, although another city employee later told him there was no official mechanism to obtain such a permit. To continue reading this report from One NewsNow click here!

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