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Maryville City Council enables beer drinking bikers to violate ordinances, while women and children in crisis pregnancies or homeless are without their support.
In the Winter of 2013 Maryville's Mayor Tom Taylor's council rejected the invitation, by 24 year organiser of the Prayer Chain for Life to Co-Sponsor the event so
it could continue praying within the new "free speech zone'' of 250 feet from the intersections to Lamar's Parkway.
If you have not participated you are invited as a matter of fact every church in Blount County for 24 years has been sent an invitation every in August to join the Prayer Chain on Lamar's Parkway inviting them to PRAY JUST ONE HOUR, between two and three pm on the first Sunday in October.
Only now it is called a Prayer Meeting because the City Council Ordinance prohibits Praying within 250 feet of the intersections. However when the biker's "Hog Ralley" wants to carry open beer containers from one end of downtown Maryville on Broadway to the other, Mayor Tayor Council will co-sponsor the event so they can violate the City's ordinance. But when the Pray Chain asked them to co-sponsor Prayer they
refursed, saying the risk is to great. Apparently Mayor Taylor and his Council believe drinking beer
is better for Maryville than praying for mother's and their unborn in crisis pregnancies.
If your Pastor hasn't shared the invitation with your church to participate in this year's 24th Annual Prayer Meeting for Life and you would like an invitation call 984-1470.
The hypocritical actions of Mayor Taylor's Council doen't stop there unfortunately, last month the fund raising Yard Sales for the Heaven Sent Homes for women and men were ticketed by the Maryville Codes enforcement because they are only allowed two yard sales a year at any address in the city.
The Heaven Sent Homes have operated on donations from these yard sales and a couple of churches for 12 years sheltering up to 15 women and their children,
plus 7 men in their own home helping them get their lives together.
In 2012 the Maryville City Council and Mayor changed the ordinance on yard sales saying you can only have two yard sales per address per year. However they changed the ordinance for the Saturday Morning Farmers Market at Plantation Square on Broadway proving they can make exceptions when they want to.
If you would like to support the Heaven Sent Homes for the homeless call Currently only two churches are supporting these homes on a monthly basis, The Lords Desciples, pastor David Hutsell and New Hope Baptist , pastor Mike Parker. Mount Vista Baptist, Jerry Mantooth, pastor is organizing a yard sale for the Heaven Sent Homes October 16 and 17 and if you could donate to that event call for more information 982-6070 before bringing anything to the church. The address for monetary donations is Heaven Sent Homes P.O. Box 7054 Maryville, TN 37802.
So editorially speaking what have we learned about Maryville's City Council policies? They are willing to accepting the liability risk of supporting beer drinking bike riders, and farmers on Broadway as long as they stay on the plantation. But they are unwilling to accept the liability risk of praying for those in crisis pregnancies or helping the homeless.
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