That's terrible. So, what if you had a logo on your T-Shirt? What if it said "God bless the USA?" Would that be banned, as well?
You know I was upset this morning,....because my city has taken the no-texting-while-driving law a bit further. We can't read, groom, text, dial, answer the phone, or EAT. While it all makes sense...and one should always be conscious of safety while driving.... you could now be pulled over for stuffing a french fry in your mouth, or taking a sip of water.
However, after reading the above article...I can see that it can always be worse!
To my mind, this is a totally different issue than that raised by the original post. This is a safety issue. Texting while driving, along with a lot of other distracting crap, SHOULD be illegal. I don't want anyone t-boning my car because some ditz thought that telling her girlfriend "txt momz ASAFP goin 2 *$" was more important than watching the road, or have anyone run me down because they were dialing a telephone number, checking their lipstick in the rearview, brushing their hair, or cramming a 7-Eleven hotdog in their face with one hand while holding a Slurpee in the other Maybe I'm just a little sensitive right now because a friend of mine (a young father) was recently killed on his motorcycle by a distracted driver doing something she obviously thought was "within reason" behind the wheel, but I say, if you can't wait until you're in park to make that text, eat that food, or dial your phone, you need to get pulled over.
As far as the issue raised by original post is concerned, I guess it depends on how aggressive the "street preacher" in question is being. If they're like the guy in the article, just handing out literature or talking to people who are interested in their message, cool, but in my city, I've seen self-appointed street preachers straight up harrassing people, following young women down the street chiding them loudly for the way they're dressed or standing on the corner with microphones and step-ladders hollering about how the Ashkenazi aren't really Jews at all while pointing at a Hasidic guy walking down the street minding his business. There's gotta be a line. I believe in free speech but I don't want to be harassed by every cultist with a weird costume or a handful of Chick tracts on my way to the train station.