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Oracle Institute appeals case, citing discrimination

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Spiritual retreat organizer says the Grayson County Board of Supervisors denied a permit request based on her group's beliefs, thereby violating the U.S. Constitution.

By Ben Bomberger, Reporter and Brian Funk, Editor

INDEPENDENCE — The woman behind a spiritual retreat planned for Grayson County says she was discriminated against and her constitutional rights were violated when the board of supervisors unanimously voted to deny her a special use permit last month.
Laura George, president of the Oracle Institute, had requested the permit to build a spiritual education center on an 11-acre property in the Wilson District. The center would have taught spirituality and ethical environmental practices.


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