Cops arrest street preacher using vague ‘disorder’ law

A Chattanooga city police officer serving Mayor Andy Berke presses close to Ray Nix, a street preacher declaiming homosexuality and declaring that God is angry at homosexuality and the gay lifestyle. He was cited to court and is charged with disorderly conduct on a nearly illegible pink copy of a charging instrument. (Photo David Tulis)
Street preacher Ray Nix discusses his arguments for Christian living with a woman at a concert on M.L. King Boulevard in Chattanooga. (Photo David Tulis)
Two police officers chat while Ray Nix of East Ridge uses his sound system to condemn sin in the name of Jesus Christ at an evening concert at the Bessie Smith hall in Chattanooga. (Photo David Tulis)
Ray Nix, holding a sign, talks with police prior to his arrest Friday in Chattanooga. He was arrested, taken to the jail, but released on promise that he would go to his own residence. The charge under the state disorderly conduct statute is so weakly carboned from the pen of the officer as to be illegible. (Photo David Tulis)
Ray Nix runs a Go-Pro to record police activity against his right to speak freely on the public sidewalk as a demonstrator and protestor. His arrest occurs in the last two minutes of this 11-minute clip.

Ray Nix, David Tulis talk about arrest

City uses vague "disorderly conduct" law to stifle Christian street preacher Ray Nix, who annoyed people at a concert.

Posted by NoogaRadio 92.7 FM on Friday, October 4, 2019
Here is a link to the Ray Nix interview on NoogaRadio 92.7 FM. The statute is unconstitutionally vague, but remains standing because it has not be challenged in court.

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  1. jon luman October 6, 2019 Reply

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