Monday, August 22, 2005

Seniors, Others Benefit from 'Church in the Park' Reversal
By Allie Martin
August 22, 200

(AgapePress) - Owners of a mobile home park in one California city have backed down from a decision that shut the doors on a ministry to senior residents.

Earlier this year, an outreach was begun for seniors at a mobile home park in Lake Forest, California. The congregation became known as "The Church in the Park," and received permission to meet in the clubhouse on Sunday mornings. However this summer the park's management said the church could not have any more meetings in the clubhouse, although other organizations were allowed to meet there.

Church members then contacted the
Pacific Justice Institute, which intervened on behalf of the congregation. Brad Dacus, president of the Pacific Justice Institute, sent a demand letter to managers of the park, explaining that viewpoint discrimination is violation of state law.



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