Christian Street Preachers Silenced by court ruling: Adelaide


A group of Christians has been banned from preaching in Adelaide’s main shopping precinct.

The South Australian Supreme Court has backed an application from Adelaide City Council to ban the preachers from Rundle Mall in the city.

The council cites complaints from shoppers and retailers.

The religious group has denied claims its members are too noisy and make racist or sexually-offensive remarks.

It has accused the council of breaching constitutional rights by impeding political free speech.

The council wants a temporary ban made permanent, arguing the men do not have permits so are in breach of council by-laws.

Justice Timothy Anderson imposed an interim injunction while the parties prepare more detailed arguments.

Source: ABC News (Australia)


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