Thursday, June 17, 2010

Religious Freedom and the Mosque

This morning's Tennesseean has a story about another Mosque, this one in Rutherford County, seeking approval from zoning authorities. We've discussed Tenn RFRA before, but it is worth reiterating that the new statute here in Tennessee makes it very difficult for a city or county to turn down a zoning application made by a religious entity. Still no litigation that I'm aware from Tennessee concerning zoning issues under the terms of the statute, but certainly we will see some very soon.

Sam Edwards and I are doing a short seminar down in Rutherford County, coincidentally, about Tenn RFRA in a couple of weeks. I'm sure we'll get a chance to discuss this and other similar issues.

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