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The City of Asheville Shuts Down House Church

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ASHEVILLE — The people of Zacchaeus House will have to find another place to worship after Easter.

The small “house-church” was cited by the city for having a church in a residence, and its two ministers, the Rev. Amy Cantrell and the Rev. Chrystal Cook, were told they would have to bring the house up to code as a public gathering place or close.

“What was ironic to me was that we got the citation on Martin Luther King Day,” Cantrell said.

Cantrell and Cook live in the house and offer their two spare bedrooms to people who need shelter. They open their door to anyone who needs food, clothing or an advocate.

Source: Asheville Citizen-Times
Related: AC-T Topix Discussion

This is not surprising, coming from a city like Asheville, who will bend over backwards to ignore problems or violations committed by people "with the correct political views".

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