Should Churches be required to apply for permits for the use of public water spaces (rivers, lakes, etc.) for baptism by Park Services
I said no....but if the church wanted to "reserve" space on the shore line, etc then they would need to
If permits are required from citizens, then permits should be required for churches.
Are permits required to boating, canoeing, tubing, playing in the water? Why would dunking in the water require a permit? How would it be different than teach people to swim in the same location? I see a spiritual diff, not a physical one.
Agreed, January, plus perhaps depending on the size of the crowd.
But what happens with the sins that are washed away? Gotta think of the environment!
Both good points. :)
I voted no, but really my answer is "It depends." Are permits required for water space usage by other groups for other purposes? If so, then the church should follow suit and get a permit. If not, then no, the church should not have to have one.