Last time we checked, this is the United States of America, not China.
But would you believe us if we told you that elderly residents are being threatened with eviction simply for holding a Bible study in their home?
As outrageous as it sounds, these attacks are happening right now in senior living communities, where our parents or grandparents live.
Recently, Ken Hauge – a Virginia retiree in his 80’s – received a threatening letter from his apartment complex telling him that he must stop hosting a Bible study in his community or he would be kicked out of his home.
It’s astonishing that in the home of Thomas Jefferson and the birthplace of religious liberty, citizens – and seniors in particular – face the specter of homelessness simply for living out their faith.
But it’s not only happening to Ken. First Liberty also represents Donna Dunbar, who is in her 60’s, and was outright forbidden from hosting any kind of religious gathering.
Senior living communities aren’t just buildings. They are indeed “communities,” places where people like Ken, Donna, and other senior residents commonly gather together with friends and family over meals, sing hymns around a piano, and yes, even study their Bibles.
After all, these communities are their home. Ask yourself: if Ken and other residents can’t live out their faith in their own homes – where else can they go?
Evicting elderly residents from their home — or denying equal access to common areas — for holding a Bible study is shameful. Not to mention, it’s illegal.
That’s why First Liberty attorneys are urging H.U.D. Secretary Ben Carson to get involved and to put a stop to these maddening and shameful attacks on our seniors. And today, YOU can join us in that effort by signing the petition to say Yes! to senior Bible studies.
No more attacks on senior living communities
Sign the petition to Sec. Ben Carson!