Predjudice? Lawsuit claims Bay View religious requirement is discriminatory (MI)

A group of people who oppose the Bay View Association’s requirement that homeowners in the community must have a formal Christian affiliation has taken their case to federal court.  The Bay View Chautauqua Inclusiveness Group, which includes individuals opposed to the Christian affiliation requirement, on Monday filed a religious discrimination and civil rights lawsuit against the Bay View Association of the United Methodist Church in the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Michigan.  The Bay View Association is a community in which residents are occupy their homes from May to October. Bay View also offers cultural, education and religious programs, which are open to the public. According to information posted on its website, the Bay View Association was founded in 1875 and became part of the Chautauqua Movement, which was an education and religious movement in the United States in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Cottages at Bay View can be individually owned, but the land the buildings sit on belong to the association.    Read the article…………….

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