Spiritualist Leader Sues County to Be Allowed to Build Church

June 11, 2001

Source: The New York Times

On June 11, 2001, The New York Times reported that "the Volusia [Florida] County Council voted, 4 to 3, to deny [the Rev. John A.] Ferro's Dunamis Community and Outreach Ministries an exception to zoning rules to build a 130-seat church on the site" they chose. They wanted to build near the Cassadaga Spiritualist Camp, a settlement for Spiritualists. Mr. Ferro is now suing the county in federal court.