Religious exemptions/denial of use of facilities
Jason Cruse (jcruse@NEMONET.COM)
Wed, 17 Sep 1997 07:29:55 -0500
Before getting all excited and going to some legal aid society, realize
that there are some states that by law regulate money-raising activities by
religions. Here in Missouri, for example, non-profit organizations can't
do money raising projects on church property. Technically, we can't even
talk about popcorn with members of local congregations on Sunday. Car
washes, dinners, anything done to raise money for a troop can't be done on
the property of a church, or else that congregation might lose its
This is something that occurs statewide. I'm don't know, but it seems to
me that some places could do this on a county-wide level, if they choose.
And, you just need to find other places to have your fund-raising
activities. We've done it here for over 15 years.
Jason A. Cruse
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