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Houston to Bulldoze Historic Churches

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CITY OF HOUSTON THREATENS TO BULLDOZE HISTORIC CHURCH TO GIVE LAND TO FOR-PROFIT BUSINESS

At Issue: Government Violation of a Church’s Religious Liberty
Case Status: Ongoing

Summary

On August 4, 2015, Liberty Institute filed a lawsuit against the City of Houston for threatening to take the property of two historic Houston churches. The City of Houston is threatening to bulldoze the historic Christian Fellowship Missionary Baptist Church and condemn the property of the Latter Day Deliverance Revival Center. The city’s actions violate Texas’ religious freedom law, including the Texas Religious Freedom Restoration Act.

Meet The Churches

Houston’s Fifth Ward is known for its history of violence and crime. In 1979, Texas Monthly called it “Texas’ toughest, proudest, baddest ghetto.” But this is exactly where Bishop Roy Lee Kossie felt called by God to plant a church. The Latter Day Deliverance Revival Center opened its doors on Lyon Avenue in 1965.

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Source: https://www.libertyinstitute.org/

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