This is really unbelievable: The Norco City Council in California unanimously rejected a proposal to build a Hindu temple in the community — even though the developers were following all the rules — because it’s probably won’t fit in with the rest of the community.
“We fight to bring in the right sorts of businesses that won’t hamper our lifestyle,” Mayor Kevin Bash told faith leaders standing at the podium. “Why the heck would you spend so much money on such a terrible site to put that building? There’s lots of hills where you could put that dome and nobody would care, but you chose a city where it’s probably not going to fit.”
In any case, it’s hard to see this as anything but anti-Hindu discrimination. No word yet on whether there will be a lawsuit, but we’ve seen people file suits over far less.
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