SAINT LOUIS, MO (KMOX) - A federal appeals court in St. Louis rules on the case of the minister who was ticketed for handing out bologna sandwiches to the homeless.
The 8th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals sides with the police, who ticketed pastor Ray Redlick of the New Life Evangelistic Center on Halloween of 2018, when he was handing out bologna sandwiches to the homeless downtown.
The court ruled that Redlick's freedom of religion was not violated, because under the law he is permitted to share food that is "not hazardous."
Redlick's Attorney Dave Roland says that means religious groups can still hand out pre-packaged foods that don't have to prepared in an approved kitchen.
Roland says it's a path forward for the ministry to continue, but he's still planning an appeal.
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