Mall preachers should shut up


Quite frequently as we walk down the Mall, just minding our business, we overhear the yelling "praise God" and "Do you believe?" As we walk a bit farther, we get fliers stuffed in our faces and poorly-dressed missionaries tell their stories about how they saw the light and how we should follow them. Personally, I have no problem with religion. I am a Lutheran myself, but that is insignificant to whether or not I have to be burdened by these various holy rollers. Yes, everyone has a right to their own religion and to live their own lives with the freedom of speech and all, but isn't there something about noise pollution? I thought you had to have a special permit to pass out fliers on the Mall. Yes, I realize that we can just ignore them, but I wish I just didn't have to deal with them at all.

Carina Lee Thomas

BPA Freshman

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