The Michigan town where only Christians are allowed to buy houses

Source: The Guardian

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Bay View is for many an idyllic community – but a lawsuit will test its rule that only practicing Christians can own property

Prospective homeowners, according to a bylaw introduced in 1947 and strengthened in 1986, are required to produce evidence of their faith.
 Prospective homeowners, according to a bylaw introduced in 1947 and strengthened in 1986, are required to produce evidence of their faith. Photograph: Alamy Stock Photo

Tucked away in Michigan’s Lower Peninsula, somewhere along the winding roads that hug Great Lakes shores, is an idyllic town named Bay View. For more than a century, generations of “Bay Viewers” have congregated here to share in summer activities.

What started out as a modest camping ground for Methodist families 140 years ago has quietly developed into a stunning vacation spot for people who can afford the upkeep of a second home. Streets named Moss, Fern and Maple are dotted with impeccably maintained century-old gingerbread cottages. Over the horizon, residents can watch lifelong friends sail their boats across the water.

But this paradise is not open to all.

 

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2 replies

  1. You delate my respond, it is not nice at all. We should resprct Pro and Con in this Ahmadiyyah Forum. Justice for all. May God bless you all
    All ❤️

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