Churches deemed as important as ice cream trucks, court rules

Phoenix Religion & Society Examiner: “[Erik Stanley], senior legal counsel for the Alliance Defense Fund which worked on the legal challenge on behalf of three churches that combined efforts to defeat the conviction, said that ‘Churches shouldn’t be targeted and punished for ringing their bells as a public expression of faith that’s been done for centuries. The federal court has made the right decision by declaring that the city’s noise ordinance violates the First and Fourteenth Amendments.’” | ADF News Release