Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Brazilian Court Affirms Right of Adventist To Close His Service Station For Sabbath

Adventist Review reported yesterday that a court in Brazil has issued an injunction upholding the right of a Seventh Day Adventist to keep his service station closed from sunset Friday to sunset Saturday, despite a rule promulgated by the Brazilian oil industry regulator ANP that gas stations must be open Monday through Saturday for 14 hours per day. João Francisco do Nascimento began his gas station business in the city of Lagarto some six months before ANP adopted the rule he is contesting.