Street preacher

HE'S back! No, not Elvis, James Dean or anyone you'd welcome, but our unfriendly neighbourhood street preacher.

HE'S back! No, not Elvis, James Dean or anyone you'd welcome, but our unfriendly neighbourhood street preacher.

I can't speak for others, but I am personally offended when I hear his tapes playing incessantly opposite Poundland as he stands there with a miserable face handing out leaflets. Surely this is tantamount to noise pollution?

Would someone be afforded the same tolerance if they were representing the Church of Satan? I think not, although to me it's all made up nonsense and would annoy me equally whichever deluded buffoon was doing it.

So do we, as a community, have the right to obstruct the public highway and play spoken word tapes at an annoying volume? I was thinking maybe next Saturday I could play some Bill Hicks recordings next to him, a man who spoke more sense than any religious preacher ever did.


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ALAN BAGNALL

Alma Street, Weston

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