Monday, August 25, 2008

Indiana Town Denounces Loud, Praying Christians

Crown Point church monthlong prayer festival cited ten times by police for cheering Christians

-- From "Crown Point tells church to quiet down" by Kathleen Quilligan, 8/19/08

At an emergency meeting of the Board of Works on Monday night, the city offered Living Stones Fellowship, 909 N. Pratt St., an ultimatum: Follow our rules or we'll pull your permit.

In July, the city issued a permit to allow the church to erect a tent for a monthlong festival from July 31 to Aug. 31. Daily events run from 5:30 p.m. to about midnight.

Although some City Council members speculated that the Board of Works would pull the permit Monday night, the board voted to allow the church to keep the tent permit if it would agree to hold the nightly meeting indoors Monday through Thursday and keep the noise level below 40 decibels.

The council chambers was so packed with church members and residents who live near the church that Fire Chief Greg DeLor had to usher attendees out of the aisle and around the room after all the seats were full.

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