by Moody Adams If Bourbon Street in New Orleans was not depraved enough they have past a city ordinance against preaching on the street.
The patrons of the street will not have the Bible interfering with the drinking, the strippers and the drug pushers.
When the New Orleans City Council passed an ordinance in October prohibiting "aggressive solicitation" by people who allegedly harass or intimidate French Quarter residents and tourists while asking for money, it included a seemingly unrelated provision that attracted no attention at the time.
On page eight of the ordinance its declares, "It shall be prohibited for 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."
I remember when I was a student at seminary holding street meetings on Bourbon Street. One night a middle age couple came up to the street. I handed them a tract and started witnessing to them. The man starred at the tract, hesitated, and then said to his wife, "I am a Baptist Deacon and I don?t have any business here. Let's go." They walked back to their car and left.
The Lord's message is bad for the Devils business.