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Redemption Community Church v. City of Laurel

ADF attorneys file suit against city of Laurel for discriminatory zoning practices

Debunking the Top 5 Myths about Churches’ 501(c)(3) Status


Laurel, Maryland, officials adopted a series of unconstitutional zoning code changes to stop Redemption Community Church from operating in the city’s downtown area. The law forces houses of worship to submit to an expensive, time-consuming, and uncertain special exception process that is not imposed on nonreligious organizations.

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Christiana Holcomb
Christiana Kiefer
Senior Counsel
Christiana (Holcomb) Kiefer serves as senior counsel with Alliance Defending Freedom, where she is a key member of the Center for Conscience Initiatives.