a church is sent packing

I'm not trying to people riled up, but I thought this was very noteworthy.

Last year the Supreme Court issued a wildly unpopular decision that enabled governments to seize property for no other reason than economic development. A recent New York Times article says that almost every state legislature in the country is advancing bills or constitutional amendments to limit the spread of this ruling. Despite the tenuous legal state that the ruling (Kelo v. New London) is in, a Long Beach, Calif., government is using it to replace a church with an apartment complex.

The Long Beach Redevelopment Agency voted 6-0 March 13 to condemn the Filipino Baptist Fellowship’s church building, ostensibly because it does not produce enough economic benefit for the city.

This is definitely something to keep an eye on. If you'd like to do something about it, read another version of the same article here, it's got some great action steps along with phone numbers, etc.

In my opinion, this is unbelievable and needs to be fought against. Spread the word.

source: Get Religion via Bob.blog


Kent said...

yeah, that ruling has been in talks around the New Orleans area for awhile, when talking about a new place for Wal-Mart downtown. This ruling is horrible, and really is only to produce more money for the fat bureaucrats... they can eat it!