Where Are the Delancey Ministers?

Posted on: August 12th, 2010 at 6:14 am by

Saturday afternoons this summer have been pretty quiet on Delancey between Orchard and Ludlow.  Well, aside from the usual traffic noise and excessive horn-honking, of course.  Our question is, where have all the ministers gone?

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In the past, two clusters of robe-wearing Hebrew Israelites would always congregate on either side of Delancey to film their militant gospel.  Each group was composed of about a dozen folks holding signs and bibles while yelling into the camera.  And the weather was never an impediment to preach, whether it was freezing cold or hot as hell. Yet this summer, the groups are nowhere to be found.  The sidewalks are clear again.  What happened?

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[July 2009]

None of the so-called ministers were friendly, and scoffed at us each time we photographed. This video was shot last summer, and as you can see, one of the men wished us harm.

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