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Church Property - Part 3

A California court ruled that a trial court’s order prohibiting an abusive 84-year-old church member from entering church property was reasonable and valid.

Key point 7-17. Churches do not have to tolerate persons who disrupt religious services. Church leaders can ask a court to issue an order barring the disruptive person from the church's premises. If the person violates the order, he or she may be removed from church premises by the police, and may be found to be in contempt of court.
Removing Disruptive Individuals

* A California court ruled that a trial court's order prohibiting an abusive 84-year-old church member from entering church property was reasonable and valid. An 84-year-old man (James) had been a member of a church for 50 years. In recent years, he continually disturbed services, told sexual jokes in the church lobby, called the pastor vulgar names, made improper comments to women about their bodies, and touched women inappropriately. In addition, he exhibited a temper when others disagreed with him, and hit a church elder. ...

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  • November 1, 2005

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