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Texas AG Warns School District Not to Ban Churches From Renting Buildings

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Posted: Sep 24, 2018 11:41 AM
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Texas AG Warns School District Not to Ban Churches From Renting Buildings

The Texas Attorney General’s office is warning the Austin Independent School District not to ban churches from renting facilities because their views might conflict with LGBT groups.

“The District should not make any changes to its facilities use policy that would prevent churches from renting those facilities on the same terms as other community organizations, lest it violate state and federal law,” First Assistant Attorney General Jeff Mateer wrote in a letter obtained by The Todd Starnes Radio Show.

Last August Celebration Church began holding services at a performing arts facility owned by the school district. The so-called mega-church is a well-respected and long-established congregation in the Austin area. The church also holds to traditional and biblical views on issues regarding marriage and homosexuality. 

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