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Religious Freedom for All - As long as you're Christian (Beebe AR Church dispute)

[quote]Bertram and Felicia Dahl initially got a supportive response from the local government of Beebe, Arkansas, when they announced their intentions to open a church in the garage behind their home, but Mayor Mike Robertson completely changed his mind upon hearing that the Dahls' place of worship was a pagan church, reports Arkansas Matters.

...During a meeting with Robertson, he reportedly told them that they "would not be opening a Pagan anything" in the town, and that they would be barred from the docket if they tried to attend a town meeting.

City Attorney Barret Rogers told Arkansas Matters that the property could not operate as a temple due to the zoning laws. However, the property's R-2 zoning designation allows places of worship and private nonprofits with conditional and special use permits, a category which Seekers Temple falls into.[/quote]

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/06/19/pagan-seekers-temple-arkansas_n_5511213.html

Another link to the story, with a interview by Bertram - http://wildhunt.org/2014/06/update-on-beebe-that-mans-god-is-not-my-god.html
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