Grayson: courts should decide Oracle's fate

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Supervisors have rescinded their offer to rehear a controversial permit application for the Oracle Institute's spiritual retreat. The question will now be decided in court, as a religious discrimination suit makes its way through the legal system.

By Ben Bomberger, Reporter

INDEPENDENCE — Grayson County leaders have decided to not revisit one of the most heated special use permit applications the county has seen in recent years.
In a reversal of its previous action, the Grayson Board of Supervisors voted last Thursday not to re-hear the Oracle Institute’s application in July 2011.
A couple of days after the board voted to give the non-profit, non-denominational group a second chance, Oracle Institute’s leader filed a religious discrimination lawsuit against the county.

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