“Its great news for the Church, and for churches everywhere,” said Hiram Sasser, Liberty Institute Litigation Director. “This case sets valuable precedent. Religious freedom is an inalienable right that should not be granted or prohibited at the whim of a single government official.”
Opulent Life had filed a federal lawsuit against the city claming its ordinance no allowing churches to locate on the square was unfair. Last October Liberty Institute got a temporary restraining over and a preliminary injunction in the case. “We were heading for the trial, and we were able to resolve all the rest of the issues, and get the church some damages money to be able to get started,” Sasser explained.
Opulent Life members are doing some renovation work on their new building on the town square and hope to move in soon.