Police Chief R.T. Bell said police responded to two complaints of Jehovah’s Witnesses knocking on doors along Pitt Street on two occasions this year. Bell said officers asked the individuals for their permits, and when none was presented, the officers asked them to cease and desist.
Mayor Dave Rhome said “people are frightened” by strangers knocking on their doors. Rhome said the letter, sent from the Watchtower Bible and Tract Society in New York, cited a Supreme Court decision that upheld the religious group’s right to go door-to-door without a permit.
Some 700 deaf and mute members from various congregations of Jehovah’s Witnesses in Pasig City will convene next week for their sign language Circuit Assembly in Tanghalang Pasiguerio. Themed “God’s Word is Beneficial for Teaching,’’ the seminar seeks to educate the participants, including their parents, about God’s words using manual communication and body language to convey a message. The assembly will start at 9 a.m. from April 19 to 20. It will gather speakers who are experts in combining hand shapes, orientation and movement of the hands, arms or body and facial expressions. (FR)