WPR News
8:09 am
Wed June 28, 2006

Court Rules Against Church Day Care

Laramie, Wy – This week the U-S Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals upheld its own ruling against a church in Cheyenne. The church wanted to build a day care center in a residential neighborhood, but the city and the court denied that effort.
The case started in 2001 when the City of Cheyenne rejected a plan by the Grace United Methodist Church to open a day care facility.
Neighbors opposed the center. The church planned to operate from 6 a-m to midnight, seven days a week.
Opponents said it would bring increased traffic and noise to the
neighborhood.
The pastor of the church, says he's working to appeal the case to the U-S Supreme Court. He says the appeals court has ignored a federal law intended to protect the rights of religious institutions.