Anti-LGBTQ Christian group buys shuttered gay bar building

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A Christian group that considers homosexuality to be immoral has bought a building that until late last year housed one of Ohio's oldest gay bars.

The Blade reports property records show the Bretz Nightclub building in Toledo was bought last month for $148,000.

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The Greater Toledo House of Prayer says in a statement the previous owner had tried to sell the building for three years so it could remain open as a gay club. The group says it has no role in closing the club and bought the building because it needs more space for worship services.

The chairwoman of a nonprofit group that helps runaway and homeless LGBTQ youths says she has concerns about House of Prayer's motivations for the purchase and challenges the religious organization to "embrace" it.


Information from: The Blade,

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