Retired pastor says he was threatened with eviction for organizing Bible study events

Retired pastor says he was threatened with eviction after attending Bible study sessions at his retirement home

  • Kenneth and Liv Hauge have accused Community Realty of discrimination
  • Retired minister Kenneth claims that the couple has been deported for conducting Bible studies
  • They have been living there since 2017 and claim that building management has discriminated against them – first by forbidding someone to say grace and then Bible study
  • Community Realty claims that they have received a number of complaints from other residents who said the couple had harassed them and put them under pressure
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A Christian couple in Virginia filed a lawsuit against the owners of an old-fashioned apartment complex after they claimed they were evicted from the building for weekly Bible studies.

Kenneth and Liv Hauge, both in the 1980s, have accused Community Realty of home discrimination after being forced to leave their home on the Evergreens near the Smith Run complex in Fredericksburg.

Retired Lutheran minister Kenneth organized the lessons in the common area of ​​the complex with the help of Liv, but the couple reportedly had to leave if they didn't stop.

The couple have been living in the facility since 2017 and say that building management has discriminated against them – first by forbidding someone to say grace for their meal and then blocking Bible study meetings.

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Retired minister Kenneth claims the couple has been evicted from their home on the Evergreens at the Smith Run complex in Fredericksburg for Bible study

Retired minister Kenneth claims the couple has been evicted from their home on the Evergreens at the Smith Run complex in Fredericksburg for Bible study

Kenneth would host the classes in the common area of ​​the complex, but the couple reportedly had to leave if they didn't stop

Kenneth would host the classes in the common area of ​​the complex, but the couple reportedly had to leave if they didn't stop

Kenneth would host the classes in the common area of ​​the complex, but the couple reportedly had to leave if they didn't stop

& # 39; Management Company's hostility toward religious residents violates federal law and affects Virginia & # 39; s long history of religious freedom & # 39 ;, said Lea Patterson, associate counsel at First Liberty Institute, who filed the lawsuit Fox news.

& # 39; We ask the court to hold the management company responsible for violating the Hauges' right to exercise their faith in their home and to ensure that no other residents suffer from what the Hauges have endured & # 39;

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However, Community Realty claims that they have received a number of complaints from other residents who said that the couple had harassed them and put them under pressure to join Bible study.

The couple have since left the Evergreens in the Smith Run complex in Fredericksburg and lived there for two years

The couple have since left the Evergreens in the Smith Run complex in Fredericksburg and lived there for two years

The couple have since left the Evergreens in the Smith Run complex in Fredericksburg and lived there for two years

Community Realty claims that they have received a number of complaints from other residents who said that Kenneth and his wife Liv had been harassed and pressured to join the group

Community Realty claims that they have received a number of complaints from other residents who said that Kenneth and his wife Liv had been harassed and pressured to join the group

Community Realty claims that they have received a number of complaints from other residents who said that Kenneth and his wife Liv had been harassed and pressured to join the group

The couple have been living in the facility since 2017 and say that building management has discriminated against them - first by forbidding someone to say grace for their meal and then blocking Bible study meetings.
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The couple have been living in the facility since 2017 and say that building management has discriminated against them - first by forbidding someone to say grace for their meal and then blocking Bible study meetings.

The couple have been living in the facility since 2017 and say that building management has discriminated against them – first by forbidding someone to say grace for their meal and then blocking Bible study meetings.

However, Hauge emphasizes that the complaints were only a huge misunderstanding.

& # 39; This was a mixed group. Protestants from all regions and Roman Catholics and I don't know who else. We have not made a point of it. It was open to anyone who wanted to participate and was welcome to do so, & he said FOX partner WTTG.

First Liberty said it has asked the US Department of Housing and Urban Development to investigate whether Community Realty practices religious discrimination.

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According to Kenneth, Liv is said to have tried to solve the problem directly with the building manager, but to no avail.

"It seems so obvious to me why people should be free to express their fundamental beliefs, their basic understanding of philosophical, theological, cultural without any limitation," said Kenneth.

& # 39; I believe that we are legally guaranteed and I think that is sufficient reason to hold our hand. & # 39;

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