Group Protests Against Bentleyville Preachers

By KBJR News 1

December 8, 2012 Updated Dec 8, 2012 at 11:45 PM CDT

Duluth, MN (NNCNOW.com) - A group is speaking out against the preachers who have fought to proclaim their religious beliefs at Bentleyville.

The group was along Railroad Street outside Bentleyville Saturday, advocating for the light display. They say they want to see Bentleyville become a Northland tradition and don't want distractions like the preachers to get in the way of the good it's doing.

They say they are all for freedom of speech, they would just like the preachers to do it in a less disruptive way.

"We'd be a lot better if they were over there where people would see them and they wouldn't be interrupting people having a good time," said organizer Brandon St. Germaine, "The kids wouldn't have to ask questions. At Bentleyville it's supposed to be fun. It's not supposed to be a big dramatic deal."

This was the group's first night of the protest.