Profanity as used in public drunkenness statute refers to irreverence toward God or other holy things.

March 29, 2011

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76A Chemical DependentsThe term “profane,” as in statute defining offense of public drunkenness, means irreverent toward God or holy things, speaking or spoken, acting or acted, in manifest, or implied contempt of sacred things, blasphemous, or words importing imprecation of divine vengeance.
Thompson v. State, 42 So. 2d 640 (Ala. Ct. App. 1949)