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Legislators approve final version of religious practices bill

JACKSON — Mississippi lawmakers yesterday passed the final version of a bill that says state and local governments cannot put a substantial burden on religious practices, a measure that sparked debate about possible discrimination against gay people and other groups. An early version of the bill, considered weeks ago, was similar to one that Arizona’s […] [...]

Judge nixes plan to convert church into new city hall

DIAMONDHEAD — A Chancery Court judge has blocked the city of Diamondhead’s plans to purchase a Baptist church building as part of an estimated $1.6 million project to convert it into City Hall. The Sun Herald reports Judge Jennifer Schloegel ruled that since the lease-purchase agreement was finished after April 1, the project couldn’t move […] [...]

Church still defiant as court hears congregation’s appeal

HOLLY SPRINGS — A tiny Mississippi congregation is fighting a city’s attempt to ban churches from the town square, a move that the pastor said is aimed at preventing the church from taking up valuable space for shops and other businesses. The 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals heard arguments in the case Wednesday. The […] [...]

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