We're all for freedom of speech, but we have to admit we enjoy being able to celebrate our Southern Decadence in peace.
Nine preachers (of course claiming to be men of God) were arrested on Saturday for yelling anti-gay slurs over bullhorns during New Orlean's annual celebration of the gays in the French Quarter.
More after the jump.
The New Orleans Times-Picayune names Patrick O'Connell, 45, Rolando Igleasias, 31, Cesar Chavez, 22, Daniel Hoogerhuis, 26, Danny Guevera, 20, Larry Craft, 52, Montes Diego, 32 and Gary Brown, 33 as those arrested on suspicion of aggressive solicitation, a city law passed last October.
Justin Craft, 31, was arrested on suspicion of battery, resisting an officer and interfering with a law enforcement investigation. In a genius move, he allegedly punched an officer when he tried to take possession of his bullhorn.
The "aggressive solicitation" law 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."
We guess that means if you're going to preach hate, you better do it before sundown?
Plan out your harassment better next time, boys!