LDS church sues city over land-use permit

by | Nov. 04, 2011

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Keeping with its promise, the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints sued the city of Mission on Monday for denying a permit to build a church.

On Aug. 23, attorneys for the Mormon church sent a notice of claim to the city of Mission giving council members 60 days to allow two congregations to build a church on Bryan and Mile 2 roads or they would sue. The deadline was Oct. 22, and the church filed a lawsuit in federal court Monday, Oct. 31, alleging that the Mission City Council violated its own ordinances and broke several laws that protect practicing religion.

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