A town in central Pennsylvania that tried to shut down a church-run homeless shelter citing zoning code violations has agreed to pay the church and its lawyers $100,000 to settle a civil suit. “I’m just thankful,” the Rev. Jack Wisor, pastor of First Apostles’ Doctrine Church in Brookville, Pa., said Tuesday after the settlement was announced. “I knew in my heart that once the truth was exposed, God would show we were doing the right thing.”
The church, which runs the Just for Jesus shelter in a century-old church building just off the Main Street business district, sued the town in November, saying it was infringing on the church’s religious liberty by forcing it to stop housing homeless people.
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