Free speech zones suspended in Brigham City

Published: Friday, Sept. 14 2012 8:05 p.m. MDT

"I personally felt the restrictions were unwarranted," he said. "I thought they were a deliberate move to restrict our freedoms. … It was very broad. Generic."

Still, Pilch said he was able to talk to several people from his post on the corner and that he has been able to engage people and distribute the newspaper he carried with him.

"I've had people get upset," he said. "I understand that. We're challenging their core belief."

Ellis Howard, of Tremonton, was working as a security officer Friday and said he had heard there had been minor problems — a woman trying to enter the temple with a camera or a man who was yelling. For the most part, he said, "it's been pretty peaceful."

"It's just routine," Howard said. "It doesn't bother me in any way. We live in America, and we believe in freedom of speech and freedom of religion."

The LDS Church is scheduled to dedicate the temple on Sept. 23.

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