Autistic boy banned from church

Mk 5:1 (GW) They arrived in the territory of the Gerasenes on the other side of the Sea of Galilee. 2 As Jesus stepped out of the boat, a man came out of the tombs and met him. The man was controlled by an evil spirit 3 and lived among the tombs. No one could restrain him any longer, not even with a chain. 4 He had often been chained hand and foot. However, he snapped the chains off his hands and broke the chains from his feet. No one could control him. Mark 5:1-4 (GW)

Mk 5:15 (GW) They came to Jesus and saw the man who had been possessed by the legion of demons. The man was sitting there dressed and in his right mind.

A church that one time practiced exorcism now can not deal with an autistic boy. When the church house looses its power to save those afflicted then it has become worthless only to be turned into a social club.

Only the best dressed and socially acceptable may enter.

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FARGO, N.D. (AP) — A judge has upheld a restraining order barring an autistic boy from attending a northern Minnesota church. His mother said she would continue the legal fight.
Todd County District Judge Sally Ireland Robertson said the behavior of 13-year-old Adam Race during services at the Church of St. Joseph was “repeated, unwanted and intrusive,” and said the Bertha church was justified in keeping him out.

In requesting the restraining order, Walz said Adam has become disruptive and dangerous to parishioners as he’s grown older. The boy is more than 6 feet tall and weighs more than 225 pounds, and has nearly knocked over people, Walz wrote. The complaint said Adam makes nonverbal noises, urinates because of incontinence, and needs to be restrained by having his hands or feet bound together with fleece ties.

Marrin said the church requested the restraining order solely for the safety of its members.

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