Austin Community Newspapers Staff
After the denial of a Fourth of July parade application led to a rocky start in their relationship, the Round Rock Sertoma Club and Bait-ul-Muqeet Mosque are vowing to work together, for the betterment of each organization and the community as a whole.
The mosque and Sertoma issued a joint statement this week, promising to partner on a school supply campaign and a blood drive.
As previously reported in the Leader, the controversy began when Will Williams – representing Sertoma – denied the mosque’s application to be in the annual Fourth of July parade the local Sertoma sponsors through downtown. Williams cited “safety reasons,” but members of the mosque said they felt they were being discriminated against because of their religion.