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South Carolina Supreme Court Says Street Preacher Can Resume Screaming At Lesbians

South Carolina street preacher Joseph Bane received a welcome reprieve from the state’s Supreme Court this week when it overturned his conviction tied to screaming at a lesbian couple in 2007 about homosexuality’s evils. (Fellow street preacher Joshua Glidewell was also arrested but not convicted.) A Greenville city ordinance that bans humiliating, offensive, scary or obscene comments is too vague to be considered constitutional, and thus unenforceable.