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Riverside Church Legal Battle

February 13, 2018
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Riverside Church in Big Lake, Minnesota outside of Minneapolis is one of the most vibrant, compassionate and community-friendly churches I have worked with, yet they found themselves being flagrantly discriminated against by the local city government in their pursuit of purchasing a local theater for a multisite campus.

Reluctantly, Riverside entered into a legal battle to protect the constitutional right of every local church to secure facilities for local worship and community service.

Riverside paid a huge financial and emotional price, but won a legal case that has far reaching implications for churches nationwide.

Here’s their story that had an amazing outcome. . .

 

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  • Skipp Machmer

    Thanks for sharing the Riverside story Jim. We appreciate your support and encouragement. We are grateful for the stories of how this ruling has already opened doors for churches around the county to be able to reach their communities for Christ. Blessings.

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