Sunday, Jun 26, 2016
One of America's Great Newspapers ~ Toledo, Ohio

Religion

Adventists challenge door-to-door sales law

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. -- A church group says in a new federal lawsuit that an Alabama city is illegally restricting it and other religious groups from making door-to-door solicitations.

The South Central Conference of Seventh-day Adventists is challenging the constitutionality of two Alabaster, Ala., ordinances. The church says the ordinances bar it from doing door-to-door solicitations unless it first registers and pays license fees.

Church officials say the lawsuit was filed after a member of the church's Summer Student Missionary Program was ticketed in June by an Alabaster police officer for selling books door-to-door without a city permit. The group suspended its local program.

Click to comment

Quis autem vel eum iure reprehenderit qui in ea voluptate velit esse quam nihil molestiae consequatur, vel illum qui dolorem?

Temporibus autem quibusdam et aut officiis debitis aut rerum necessitatibus saepe eveniet.

Copyright © 2015 Toledo Blade

To Top

Fetching stories…