No voodoo allowed !
It’s against the law to practice voodoo within the cityÂ limits of New Orleans.
Sec. 54-312. Fortunetelling. It shall be unlawful for any person to advertise for or engage in, for a monied consideration, the business of (chronology, phrenology, astrology, palmistry), telling or pretending to tell fortunes, either with cards, hands, water, letters or other devices or methods, or to hold out inducements, either through the press or otherwise, or to set forth his power to settle lovers’ quarrels, to bring together the separated, to locate buried or hidden treasures, jewels, wills, bonds or other valuables, to remove evil influences, to give luck, to effect marriages, to heal sickness, to reveal secrets, to foretell the results of lawsuits, business transactions, investments of whatsoever nature, wills, deeds and/or mortgages, to locate lost or absent friends or relatives, to reveal, remove and avoid domestic troubles or to bring together the bitterest enemies converting them into staunchest friends. But nothing herein contained shall apply to any branch of medical science, or to any religious worship. (Code 1956, Â§ 42-91)
Don’t you just love communism? They are slowly trying to take away our rights to believe in whatever we want too. Just wait until the tanks come in and the secret police breathe down your neck.
Obviously you aren’t aware of the definition of Voodoo (a religious practice, specifically excluded from this law). This statute targets real or fake psychics and fortunetellers, an entirely different animal.
And, of course, THAT law is never enforced, because it’s been ruled unconstitutional under the First Amendment.