“We want Vintage Church to be treated fairly,” Justin Butterfield, senior counsel for Liberty Institute, told the Baptist Message. “The noise ordinance that the parish is enforcing against them permits much louder volumes for jackhammers, construction noise and lawnmowers.” Read full article »
A New Orleans pastor who spent seven years rebuilding the city after Hurricane Katrina says he is now being bullied by local officials and intimidated by cops in a classic case of discrimination disguised as a noise dispute. Read full article »
“If the government is going to be putting this kind of a burden on peoples exercise of their religious faith, they can only do so if it’s the least restrictive means to serve a compelling public interest,” said Ken Klukowski. Watch Video »
After Vintage Church pastor issued criminal summons for violating a noise ordinance, First Liberty Institute files a lawsuit to protect the church.