I saw no less than four separate groups of religious demonstrators out and about on Lundi Gras.
We had the guys below, which was the same group that visited this great city during Southern Decadence festival. They were walking around Canal St. while the Krewe of Orpheus rolled by. Even with the megaphone and giant signs, count how many people in this picture are paying any attention to them. Zero (other than me). That's generally what annoys them most; being ignored.
Here's another demonstrator from a different group. That's the usual sign, pretty much saying "we're all screwed."
In the distance of this one you see an "end is nigh" group. I enjoy the people that are bold enough to pick a date for the end of the world, especially if it's something soon. I've got some friends getting married on May 21st. Sorry guys, I can't go. I'll be witnessing the apocalypse that day.
Side note about this picture, the two people in the foreground were part of a group of blind people making their way through the quarter. I can barely make it through the Quarter on my own. What kind of badasses are these guys that they can do it without seeing?
The most disturbing group to me was the giant congregation of people set up outside of Jackson Square, singing along to light Christian rock music. Maybe I'm missing something. I'm sure they'd tell you that they were being touched by the divine or something, but to me it just looks like emotionally unstable people flailing and crying because they're stuck listening to such crappy music.
Regardless of their message, all of these groups were probably still paying Mardi Gras rates for hotel rooms and food while down here, so come back any time!