Local fortune tellers, psychics and mystics are upset over the city council’s decision to update its ordinances. The new fortune telling ordinance requires any person performing practices such as phrenology, astrology, palmistry, soothsaying, fortunetelling, character reading, working as a spirit medium, absent treatment healing, or mental healing to obtain a license.
Local psychics say they feel like they are being discriminated against. As part of the process, they must undergo fingerprinting and background check. Meanwhile, ordained ministers will not be subject to the changes brought about by the new ordinance.
“I think it’s wrong. I think that the ministers should be just as checked out as the fortune tellers. Because human beings are human beings no matter what kind of work they’re in,” says Charles Eminzer, a local tarot card reader and fortune teller.
On the other hand, city council member Bill Dudley says there’s a clear difference between ordained ministers and fortune tellers, which is why he voted for the ordinance.
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