Muslims Object to "Growing Christian Community"

February 3, 2010 at 11:31 am (Christian news) (, , , , , )

Lancaster, CA

Lancaster, CA

The mayor of Lancaster, California is being criticized for telling residents that their town is a growing Christian community and they should be proud of that.

Mayor R. Rex Parris made the remarks at the end of his annual State of the City address last week.

The Greater Los Angeles area office of the Council on American-Islamic Relations has denounced the comments. The chapter says it plans to file a civil rights complaint with the U.S. Justice Department. Executive director Hussam Ayloush says elected officials shouldn’t be using their public positions to impose their religious beliefs.

Mayor Parris told the Los Angeles Times that he had no such intentions and says he won’t apologize.

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