Reader Adam Smith sent me this article on Pastor Bori Oginni of Lighted Path Ministries in Florissant, Mo:
Oginni pastors Lighted Path Ministries International, a non-denominational Christian church, serving St. Louis, Missouri, and neighboring cities for the past six years. The church had been using a day care facility for church services for more than two years.
During a church anniversary celebration, a local police officer stopped by to inquire about the event and left. Three days later, the owner of the day care center was summoned to appear in court to answer questions about the religious service. Later, a police officer arrived at a Sunday morning service and asked to speak with the pastor and have him fill out a form at his office. Pastor rode in the car with the officer to city hall (since the officer had blocked the pastor’s vehicle with his police car).
Once they arrived, the officer arrested the pastor. The violation was described as “conducting business/service without proper license.” Pastor Oginni is awaiting trial while our legal teams are already preparing for the case.
I look forward to hearing how this turns out.
If you would like to help out the pastor, you can send a contribution to the American Center for Law and Justice (ACLJ) here.
Thanks Adam for the story!