Ohio judge extends limit on megachurch protests
Written by JULIE CARR SMYTH, Associated Press   
Tuesday, 09 July 2013 15:36

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A Columbus judge has left a temporary restraining order in place barring protests by a conservative Christian group in front of one of Ohio's largest churches.

Franklin County Common Pleas Judge Charles Schneider agreed Tuesday to continue final arguments in the dispute until later this summer.

Until then, members of Minutemen United must protest only across the street from the 8,500-member Vineyard Columbus church.

Minutemen leader Jim Harrison said demonstrators want greater church activism in "the culture war" on abortion and homosexuality. He said their concern is with "the church corporate," not just the Vineyard.

Vineyard pastor Rich Nathan grew tired of the graphic displays and sought court intervention last week. He says the Vineyard opposes abortion and homosexuality but also has a mission to be "broad and inclusive."


Copyright 2013 The Associated Press.

 

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