by Nathan A. Cherry, 08/21/2012
If you wonder why we, the Family Policy Council of West Virginia, exist, it’s to ensure nothing like this ever happens here in WV. A local county in California has proposed a zoning ban that would make it illegal for churches to be started in the county and illegal for the county’s only existing church to expand. An article at WND.com states: “Though the church was allowed to construct its building, the county shortly thereafter passed an ordinance banning any further church construction in the Wine Country – a fact Calvary Chapel didn’t discover until its zoning request to expand facilities was denied earlier this year. Now Riverside County is looking to expand Wine Country by nearly 12,000 acres to allow growth of another 60 wineries and construction of roughly 1,000 homes. But if Wine Country expands, so expands the reach of the ban on churches.” This is an obvious violation of religious freedom and equal access land use and zoning by the county. I am sure many people would never guess something like this could happen here in America. It’s time to wake up and realize there is an all out assault on religious freedom taking place. Click here for original article.
About Nathan Cherry
Nathan Cherry is the chief editor and blogger for the Engage Family Minute blog, the official blog of the FPCWV. He serves also as the Regional Development Coordinator as a liaison to the pastor's of West Virginia. He is a pro-life, pro-traditional marriage, pro-religious freedom conservative. He is also a husband, father, pastor, author, musician, and follower of Jesus Christ.