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Case Page: Churches “Violate” Zoning by Meeting in Theater

by | Jan 16, 2009 | Case | 0 comments

Two churches have been in contact with the Independence Law Center after they were told they were violating zoning by meeting in a theater. One of the churches, meeting in a theater in Montgomery County, was told that they were in violation because “religious uses” were not permitted in a “shopping” zone. The Independence Law Center contacted the Township solicitor, explaining that the ordinance violated federal law when discriminating against a church in that way. After a number of discussions, both churches have been allowed to remain.