Losing my religion…
Being something of a Free Speech absolutist, I question the fairness of this (when proselytizers show up at my door, I find a simple “I’m not interested, thank you” works pretty well) but it seems to be a popular measure.
From Denuncias.mx (my translation):
The Senate is working on a new bill, designed to respect “dominciliary privacy” in religious matters.
The bill would provide for sanctions, and possible jail terms, for those who harrass people in their homes for religious reasons. This follows a recent survey which identified religious propaganda as a major concern in some communities.
People complained about proselytizers making them feel as if they were prisoners in their own homes, or waking people early on Sunday morning, or even threatening to return when told that the householder is not interested.
Under the proposed Ley para la Protección Doméstica, unwanted intrusion by vendors, bill collectors, and even the police would also be covered. Scheduled for a vote on 25 May, the law would provide for jailing the offender up to six weeks, if they return after being told not to, when the householder files a complaint with the public prosecutor.
The Jehovah’s Witnesses, the Church of the Third Day, and the Church of the End Times, have all been mentioned a the most likely to be affected by the new regulation.
I know these kinds of regulations sound as if they’d be “unconstitutional”, and they probably would be (or at least challenged) in the United States, but the Constitution here gives one not just the right to religion belief of one’s choice, but also specifies the right to DISBELIEF. Subtle, but important.