East Waynesville Baptist Church
What makes me a little nervous, however, is the presence of lawyers in this whole affair. The Baptist denomination has a form of organization known as the "gathered congregation." This means that churches are based not on where you live, as in Catholicism, but on like-minded believers coming to worship together. In this context, I'm concerned about legal - and hence government - intervention in what could easily be seen as a matter of doctrine. It sounds cliche, but the freedom that allows a bunch of right-wing radicals to run a church their way is the same one that allows someone like Hugo Schwyzer to worship where he does. Let's settle this, but let's keep it a religious matter.