Sunday, February 22, 2009

Street Preachers: Free Speech or Harassment?

What's up, friends?

I will talk about this on my youtube channel tomorrow, but I'm going to go ahead and post the discussion here as well. As Wiccans, no matter which denomination, we tend to face harassment from the radical Christian community. But do not be fooled, we are not the only ones. I have seen them go after anyone who is not of their religion. I think they have a lot of nerve the way they harass people. I have seen them tear people down and harass them simply because they have a different religious belief, and I am sure you have too. I am a Christian Wiccan, but I'm not going to try to force my beliefs on others and I don't believe everything in the Bible.

I think many of these street preaching Christians are so dedicated because they know that their religion is no longer dominant. In terms of percentage, Wicca is the fastest growing religion in the USA. We had 134,000 members in 2001, and our numbers doubled every 30 months after that.

But what I want to discuss here is "Is there a fine line between free speech and harassment?" Do you think these street preachers should be able to go after people like they do? Do you think they should be able to tear people down in public? Do you think they are overstepping their boundaires by trying to force their beliefs on others? Do you think that everyone has the right to go out in public without being faced with preachers harassing them? I think this will make for a good discussion.

Blessed Be.