Pastor Robert Dekker asked city officials in Rehoboth, Delaware to allow him to hold some religious services on the public beach this summer. He was denied, with the explanation that allowing him to do so would be mixing Church and state. It has been noted that an Easter sunrise service has been allowed on the property.
Pastor Dekker intends to give a “Line in the Sand” Sermon on the public beach on July 4th, and is promoting the event, to draw attention to state efforts to sequester and limit the free expression of faith.
The Blaze is going to follow the story as it unfolds.
UPDATE: A big crowd attended Pastor Dekker’s ‘Line in the Sand’ beach service on Independence day. Law enforcement allowed it to proceed uninterrupted.