Coyboy Church told to stop meeting
A Virginian Farmer in Bedford County has been holding church services in his barn since March.
Now, the county building official and one of the county planners has told him to stop.
Excerpts:

[the building official] wrote that, by hosting the Cowboy Church on his property, Simmons is using it in a manner contrary to its agricultural (AR) zoning.
He also wrote that the building in which the Cowboy Church is being held, is defined as a farm building by the Virginia Uniform Statewide Building Code. The Cowboy Church constitutes a change of use for the building.
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[The property owner's Lawyer] said that the issue is whether or not we have government authorized churches. He feels the zoning restriction on churches puts the government in a position of authorizing, or not authorizing, a church.

Link: Cowboy Church to challenge ruling
ROUS  Annette Collins, Friday, 5-12-06 1:24 PM
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