A church in Laurel, Maryland opened a coffee shop and planned to serve coffee six days a week, and hold worship services at the shop on Sundays.  But soon after Ragamuffins Coffee House opened its doors, city officials told them to stop using the space for worship services or face steep weekly fines. The church filed a discrimination case against the city in February after relocating its church there

with the hopes of reaching the underprivileged and homeless seven days a week.  The Alliance Defending Freedom (ADF) recently presented oral arguments before the Federal District Court of Maryland on behalf of Redemption Community Church. “We’re trying to represent the tremendous love of God,” Rev. Jeremy Tuinstra told the Baltimore Sun about the church. READ MORE