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Jul 17, 2012 12:43
Category: Religious News

Lawsuit - City Ordinace

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

The Birmingham News reports that the South Central Conference of Seventh-day Adventists is challenging the constitutionality of two Alabaster city ordinances.

The church says the ordinances bar it from doing door-to-door solicitations unless they first register and pay 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 program in Alabaster after the citation.