Church, Mountain Home Settle Dispute


A week after a church alleged that the City of Mountain Home had infringed its "religious freedom," the No Limits Ministry and Mountain Home officials came to a settlement today in a Boise courtroom.

"We are thankful to God that we are now allowed to worship," said Pastor Clark Williams of No Limits.

The suit filed in the U.S. District Court of Idaho alleged First and Fourteenth amendment violations by requiring the church to have a conditional use permit to open its worship and counseling location in the former Salvation Army building on North Main Street in downtown Mountain Home.

In response to the suit, the city and church came to an agreement that, simply put, allows worship at the facility. The order was entered today by U.S. District Court Judge Edward Lodge.