Wednesday, September 27, 2006

Florida Church For Homeless Sues For Discrimination In Zoning

In Gainesville, Florida on Tuesday, Fire of God Ministries sued the city in federal court alleging religious discrimination in requiring the church to obtain a special use permit to operate when the city previously allowed a Moose Lodge to hold meetings on the same property without a permit. The Gainesville Sun reports that the church's congregation is largely homeless, and the church feeds them meals as well as holding services.