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Much thanksgiving is ascending to God this week from a church in California, after a campaign to exclude it from the community failed. The ruling from the court allows the church to rent a former YMCA building in Thousand Oaks, rejecting arguments from an organized association that the congregation should not be allowed into the community. The Ventura County Superior Court decided in favor of a nonprofit foundation which bought a former YMCA building and then agreed to lease it to Godspeak Calvary Chapel. Liberty Counsel Chairman, Mat Staver, said “This is a great ruling by the Ventura County Superior Court in this frivolous lawsuit against a Christian church. It is a violation of the law to welcome a YMCA but refuse a church. The city of Thousand Oaks followed the law, but a small handful of people want the city to violate zoning laws and federal laws to discriminate against the use of the building for religious services. This will not happen.”
The association argued that the church should not be considered a religious organization. But Liberty Counsel argued that the demand of the plaintiffs would have been discriminatory and unconstitutional, because it would have subjected the church and the foundation to different and more onerous burdens, solely because of their religious affiliation. The foundation bought the building in 2018. It is in a commercial area that is part of a larger residential and commercial development. The overall development was approved by the city in 2002. The city approved an environmental impact report and development permit as required under state law, Liberty Counsel explained.
The ruling from Judge Matthew Guasco tentatively decided the Dos Vientos Community Preservation Association cannot force the city of Thousand Oaks to discriminate against the California church and a non-profit organization by requiring it to get a new or amended development permit. The judge said the foundation demonstrated that the city followed all applicable laws and regulations in granting the building permits for Calvary Chapel, without requiring a new or amended development permit. Bottom of Form
Let us celebrate with Calvary Chapel and give thanks to God this Thanksgiving for this victory over the kingdom of darkness. “Come, let us sing for joy to the Lord; let us shout aloud to the Rock of our salvation. Let us come before him with thanksgiving and extol him with music and song. For the Lord is the great God, the great King above all gods.” (Ps. 95:1-3).
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