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Traveling preachers spark uproar at Winthrop 

Oct 14, 2010 11:08:00 AM - thestate.com
See video from the protests at the end of this story (for Flash enabled devices).

A few hundred Winthrop University students in protest swarmed a group of traveling preachers shouting their message from footstools on the sidewalk in front of Byrnes Auditorium on Wednesday.

The traveling street preachers, many who hold down regular jobs from Idaho to Orlando, Fla., converged at Winthrop on Wednesday and set up their demonstration in a “free speech zone,” campus officials said.

The group of eight took turns preaching about the spiritual dangers of drunkenness, drug use, premarital sex, homosexuality, pornography and abortion. One demonstrator held a graphic picture of what was called an aborted fetus.

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