Seventh Day Adventists will be able to continue going door-to-door in Alabaster, at least for now.
The South Central Conference of the Seventh Day Adventists filed a lawsuit on July 13 challenging two city ordinances. The ordinances ban door-to-door sales and require anyone seeking door-to-door solicitations to register and pay for a permit.
His statement says in part:
"Both Alabama state law governing door-to-door charitable solicitation, and the ordinances of the city governing the same, have been and will continue to be applied neutrally to all individuals and groups who solicit sales and charitable contributions door-to-door within the city, as well as paid solicitors for nonprofit organizations and groups. The city does not and will not tolerate any form of discrimination against any group or individual on any basis."
At a federal hearing held July 19, the city agreed to allow missionary students to continue knocking on doors until a judge makes a final ruling. The ruling is expected to be made before March 2013.
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