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The Michigan town where only Christians are allowed to buy houses


Photograph: Alamy Stock Photo Tucked away in Michigan’s Lower Peninsula ... its ruling Bay View Association and a real estate company, claiming the Christian litmus test was illegal and unconstitutional. Is Bay View a religious community simply seeking ...


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