Monday, October 17, 2011

Church Sues New Jersy City Over Zoning Delay

According to North Jersey's The Record, last week the Harlem-based Israelite Church of God in Jesus Christ filed a civil rights lawsuit against Hackensack, New Jersey and 5 city officials over a lengthy delay in approving the church's use of a former school as a school for its clergy.  The complaint in the federal lawsuit claims that the zoning delays were due to antagonistic views of city officials toward the church's teachings and ethnic discrimination against the church's largely Latin American, African American and Native American membership.