Daryl Banther is so mad at Ringgold, GA - he's talking about suing the city.
Parents complained when Banther, who was handing out religious pamphlets at the city's annual festival, started approaching children about Jesus Christ last Friday.
After parents complained about a strange man bothering their children in the parking lot, he was approached by the police chief and city manager who asked him to leave. After multiple requests, he finally acquiesced and left, vowing to return the next day. Which he did and was not harassed by anyone for harassing others.
Organizers explained that like most festivals, “Those exhibiting must have prior approval, and have a booth to operate the activity they are conducting.”
Regardless, Banther insists:
“They were all harassing me because I have a constitutional right to do what I was doing.”
1. It sounds like he was doing the harassing.
2. It doesn't sound like people were upset by his "constitutional right" so much as being unnerved by the crazy man approaching children in the parking lot of a city festival.
3. If one has the constitutional right to bother people, one also has the constitutional right to ask you to not bother people. Banther was not arrested or fined.
Still, Banther claims:
“If I’m anything else, I have rights. ...But as a Christian, we have rights no more. They’re taking all the Christian rights away and I’m going to stand for what’s right this time.”
What exactly are "Christian rights" and how do they differ from non-Christian rights?
Regardless, I'm sure Mr. Banther would strenuously defend my right to inform his children that there is no god.