Campus would be a welcome addition Scott Toney opposes a new campus for Colorado Christian University (CCU) because he erroneously believes The …
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Campus would be a welcome addition
Scott Toney opposes a new campus for Colorado Christian
University (CCU) because he erroneously believes The Religious Land
Use and Institutionalized Persons Act (RLUIPA) would allow CCU to
bypass zoning laws. Thus, he wants a secular university campus.
Anyone who has read RLUIPA knows it simply prevents local
governments from implementing discriminatory zoning requirements
against religious institutions. It says nothing about bypassing
local zoning laws.
Mr. Toney then wonders how wildlife would react to a CCU campus.
Perhaps he has a fox and coyote opinion poll that shows whether
they prefer a secular or a religious university campus.
Lastly, he opines about the effects of CCU, a tax-exempt
organization, not sharing the financial burden of police and fire
protection. Mr. Toney has obviously overlooked the huge sales tax
receipts the county will get from retail purchases made by faculty
and students of CCU. Having CCU in our community will be a big
boost to the cultural and fiscal aspects of Highlands Ranch.
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