Saturday, May 25, 2002
Irony in Memphis. What's ironical about the story about the Memphis Police Department's inviting ministers in to a big public event like the Tyson-Lewis fight (this entry, below) is how several years ago organizers of the annual Memphis in May get together went through one or more lawsuits with local street preachers trying to get onto the grounds of various Memphis in May events.
Our old neighbor in Memphis was the plaintiff on the lawsuit against Memphis in May. His copy of the Commercial Appeal's article (2000?) on the lawsuit is here.
If the city is taking public action in banning street preachers, then isn't it almost certainly taking public action in inviting preachers in?