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Below is a link to an article this morning regarding the development of the Assembly Hall in Southwest Ohio. This city has been very difficult to work with and this article reflects the attitude of the officials,
 
One thing is for sure... the branch would never play "Dirty" as referred to in the article. Nor would the branch file a "religious discrimination" claim if the evidence wasn't clearly indicating there was discrimination
 
This project needs to be kept in our prayers!!
 

http://www.theharris...umns&Itemid=141

 
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The JWs played the religious discrimination card.

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Meanwhile, the city wants businesses that yield tax income. City officials also want businesses that attract other tax-yielding businesses. A worship hall is counterintuitive to that position.

 

So the city admits that religions aren't welcome, the article admits that the law is on our side, and both say that we're the bad guys for telling the court about a decision that everyone understands to be a violation of the law?

 

It sounds like the publishers are just trying to stay on the good side of the city, even at the cost of their journalistic integrity. (Assuming they had it in the first place.)

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Well we had to go to court over the fact that the city decided to tax our property ..not the Kingdom Hall itself.. But everything outside of the footprint of the hall.. $35,000 per year..

We lost the court case but the city got such a black eye over some of their sneaky ways .. They rescinded all tax violations and gave us back our money.. It was a clear case of discrimination ...

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